The Gran Turismo from Munich with the top engine – without sunroof it fits also tall drivers
– 5 l twelve-cylinder with 300 hp and rare 6-speed manual transmission
– Mileage according to specification of only 109.000 KM
– Diamond black metallic paint – Black leather interior in good condition
– Contemporary telephone, rear armrest, heated outside mirrors
– Electric seats, 4 electric windows, power exterior mirrors
– Automatic climate control, board computer
– German registration, admission as historic vehicle + valid technical control (MOT) until 04/2024
1.8 tons of German cutting-edge technology of the 1990s
The BMW 8 series (E31) was much more than merely the successor to the evergreen 6 series (E24). The Gran Turismo was larger, heavier and it was jam-packed with electronic assistance systems and features which were highly exotic 25 years ago – though many have since become commonplace. Then there’s the 12 cylinder engine, something no German Gran Turismo had boasted for half a century. The 8 series was BMW’s flagship model of the 1990s, a supercar that was set to demonstrate what was technically possible.
It failed to sell as expected. The 1990s brought a global recession and the Gulf War. Energy prices soared. Even people who weren’t scared off by the hefty price tag often considered the 850i a bit too far over the top. BMW reacted and brought on an 8-cylinder variant in 1993, the 840 Ci. But even including this model, no more than 31,062 units of the E31 were built over a full decade, so the 8 series has always been a rare sight. Now that the 8 series is on the verge to become a classic, prices have left the vale of tears behind and make the car a promising investment.