"It all began in 1975. Like many trends in the motoring industry of that era, the 1973 oil crisis made demand for a small, light, efficient car that could claim the middle ground and make a new benchmark for BMW in terms "
BMW 8 Series
The 8 Series BMW never really took off, but we’re not sure why. Aimed at a more aspirational, higher-end market than the 6 series, its design, without the ‘B’ pillar and with that unusually raked front end with popups was slippery and rigid and, for us, recalled the best of the earlier CS series Beemer coupés.
When we had a go on a ridiculously burly 850 a couple of years ago we were amazed by the positivity of its handling : despite its kerb weight – augmented by every conceivable high-value spec imaginable.
Whether or not they had a place in Beemer’s roster, and whether or not a new 8 series ever makes it to production (which it will, but no V12), we reckon the audacity of owning a V12 Beemer coupé is an aspiration to which every passionate motorist should aspire!
Strangely eighties ad below.https://youtube.com/watch?v=P0keGw2tHCw%26hl%3Den_US%26feature%3Dplayer_embedded%26version%3D3%22+
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