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Fuel type Diesel
Engine size 2993
Fuel type Petrol
Dick Lovett BMW - Bristol
Engine size 4395
Engine size 3000
Engine size 2998
If ever there was a car that said 'conspicuous consumption', this had to be it. Introduced with a gas-guzzling 5.0-litre V12 engine, comparable in size and weight to the biggest luxury saloons of the day, yet with a cabin that is best described as 'cosy', the 8 Series looked very out of place in the economic downturn of the early 1990s.
Had it first appeared in the late 1970s or mid 1980s as a Porsche 928 and Jaguar XJ-S competitor, it probably would have been a huge success. BMW did its best to promote the car, highlighting the advanced electronics and quiet cruising abilities, but most potential buyers steered clear of BMW showrooms; they were far too busy wondering how they could keep their high-flying jobs.
The 8 Series, however, has endured, with used examples now eagerly sought by enthusiasts. Resale values of newer models have strengthened considerably too, so if you're after a Bavarian bargain, you'll need to search hard for an early 1990s model.
A fast and luxurious Grand Tourer? Yes. A sports car? No.
Borrowing £7,500 on a Hire Purchase agreement over 48 months, a representative APR of 18.5% and a deposit of £0.00,
the amount repayable would be £216.89 a month, with a total cost of credit of £2,910.72 and a total amount
payable of £10,410.72.
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