The Elusive BMW 8 Series was built from 1989-1999.
It was a higher performance upgrade from the 6 Series with a sleek body design, meant to hit a different customer base. The 8 series was the first street legal car to incorporate a V12 engine with a 6 speed manual gearbox.
|850ci V12 engine|
Due to global recession, rising energy prices, and the gulf war BMW decided to stop production of these amazing vehicles in the late 90's. BMW may be releasing a new 8 series in 2013 but it will be tough to match the nostalgia of the original.