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Old 06-05-2014, 03:06 PM
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The 8 always was and always will be cool!

With all the little niche categories BMW has been building cars for, why they wont get back into this niche is beyond me.
I'm pretty sure the talking heads at BMW would say they ARE back in this niche...with the i8.

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I think the looks is timeless.

Was a stunner back then and still is, IMO. Hopefully BMW builds this line again.
I think my "dated" comment really relates to two things - 1) the massive plastic taillights are an anachronism these days; and 2), having seen a few up close, the interior looks period-specific. That being said, I'm just being picky. I still love the 8.
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Some "high-res" promotional pics of the 8 from back in the day:

http://www.netcarshow.com/bmw/1989-8_series/
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I'm pretty sure the talking heads at BMW would say they ARE back in this niche...with the i8.
I think the i8 is cool, but it's not the same category of the 8.
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Originally Posted by Moog-Type-S View Post
I think the i8 is cool, but it's not the same category of the 8.
Oh, I know. I'm just channeling the BMW PR folks. I like the i8, too, but I'd still like to see a legitimate BMW supercar come out of M.
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Originally Posted by Moog-Type-S View Post
The 8 always was and always will be cool!

With all the little niche categories BMW has been building cars for, why they wont get back into this niche is beyond me.

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Cool BMW M8 Makes an Appearance

From here: http://www.bmwblog.com/2011/04/01/bm...er-appearance/

Our first encounter with the on-off BMW M8 took place last year at the BMW Museum in Munich where the M folks decided to surprise the journalists with an unexpected appearance of the long-time rumored BMW M8.

First photos and videos we captured at the time spread throughout the web rapidly and the M8 made waves within the BMW community. Nearly a year later, we had the opportunity to see once again the M8 at the M facility in Garching.

The M8 was equipped with a V12 prototype engine based on the S70 engine, producing around 550 horsepower. For reference, the 850CSi which was a detuned M8 of sorts and carried both M-derived engine codes and VINs had to make due with only 380HP – a mind blowing 170HP less than the rumored 550HP churned out by the M8 Prototype.

The V12 engine was matted to a 6-speed manual gearbox.

More on the V12 powerplant in an upcoming articles, but for now, let’s enjoy one more time the BMW M8.
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BMW 8 Series Coupe 2020



BMW Is Revamping the 8 Series With a New Flagship Coupé for 2020

A new flagship coupé will rival the Bentley Continental GT and Mercedes S Class.

By Ashleigh Kim



Sources from BMW‘s research and development center have revealed the automaker will be resurrecting its 8 Series with a brand new technological flagship model in 2020. The new car will be manufactured at the BMW factory in Dingolfing, Germany as a major upgrade from the current 7 Series and will rival the likes of the Mercedes-Benz S Class Coupe or Bentley Continental GT. Whether it be a two-door coupé (like the original from ’89) or four doors, details of the new 8 Series are still unclear and will most likely be planned out by 2018 along with its first concept preview.
Back in 2013 BMW unveiled the Gran Lusso Coupe concept car (pictured above) that was a solid example of the German carmaker’s ability to make luxury sedans above the 7 Series echelon. Stay tuned as we await more information on the new BMW 8 series.
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Shit... It's still a long ways away though.

BMW needs to cut some models out of its lineup though. It's got waaaay too much going on.
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I like that 8. Taco is correct-at last count, there were 100 different cars BMW offers between coupes, sedans, convertibles, SUV's, hybrids and engine combinations.
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I'm eagerly waiting for the 69-Series.
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Series (# of Models)
2 (8)
3 (13)
4 (12)
5 (12)
6 (13)
7 (3)
X1 (1)
X3 (2)
X4 (3)
X5 (5)
X6 (3)
Z4 (3)
M (9)
i3 (2)
i8 (1)

Total 92 models
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Originally Posted by Joneill44 View Post
Series (# of Models)
2 (8)
3 (13)
4 (12)
5 (12)
6 (13)
7 (3)
X1 (1)
X3 (2)
X4 (3)
X5 (5)
X6 (3)
Z4 (3)
M (9)
i3 (2)
i8 (1)

Total 92 models
Brand dilution has gotten out of control in the roundel brand.
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Originally Posted by Joneill44 View Post
Series (# of Models)
2 (8)
3 (13)
4 (12)
5 (12)
6 (13)
7 (3)
X1 (1)
X3 (2)
X4 (3)
X5 (5)
X6 (3)
Z4 (3)
M (9)
i3 (2)
i8 (1)

Total 92 models
Lol, and you forgot about the 1 series thats available in Europe.
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Not crazy about it

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Lol, and you forgot about the 1 series thats available in Europe.

and when I counted, I included cars you could order with/without a manual trannie.
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One vote for BMW to euthanize the X4 and X6 series...Holy are they ugly-city.
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^ Aside from the i3, the X6 is probably one of my least favorite.
I've only seen 1 or 2 X4s around here, but it's about the same.

I'm of the same opinion with the GLE & GLC Coupes from Mercedes.
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that X6 is the butt ugliest vehicle made since the Pontiac Aztek


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The X6 gets a lot of hate... But if I was looking for a sporty SUV, I'd definitely look at one. I love the way it looks. Always have. And for the record- I think the Aztec is one seriously hideous vehicle, even when it came out.
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That M8 V12 6spd though...
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Originally Posted by Joneill44 View Post
Series (# of Models)
2 (8)
3 (13)
4 (12)
5 (12)
6 (13)
7 (3)
X1 (1)
X3 (2)
X4 (3)
X5 (5)
X6 (3)
Z4 (3)
M (9)
i3 (2)
i8 (1)

Total 92 models
In 2 years you can add a shit load more in different variance:
M2
M7
X7
i5
X4m40
and Alpina
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and subtract all models with a 3.5 liter engine in the meantime
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3.5? which car has 3.5?
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Shit... It's still a long ways away though.

BMW needs to cut some models out of its lineup though. It's got waaaay too much going on.
that is too much to ask. Just pray they can stop adding models.
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3.5? which car has 3.5?
well, before BMW started getting liberal with nomenclature, a 535 had a 3.5 ltr. engine, that's all I meant
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That list is definitely missing the Europe/China only models, and the Alpinas. That would make the total count over 100.
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So much hate. I love the X6
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So much hate. I love the X6
I'm with ya! One of my favorite SUV's.
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well, before BMW started getting liberal with nomenclature, a 535 had a 3.5 ltr. engine, that's all I meant
Oh now everything is 40.... which is even worse since they are all 3.0
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So much hate. I love the X6
That just shows we are not fanboys.. we hatting on every brand including our own!

But yah as purposeless and impractical as X6 is, It is MUCH MUCH better looking the the Mercedes counterpart...
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Oh now everything is 40.... which is even worse since they are all 3.0
Mercedes has done the same. None of the nomenclature means anything anymore.
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I'm with ya! One of my favorite SUV's.
Except it's not an SUV, it's an ugly ass crossover

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Oh now everything is 40.... which is even worse since they are all 3.0
Umm, right!

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That just shows we are not fanboys.. we hatting on every brand including our own!
Precisely, I hate all ugly ass vehicles equally, regardless of badge.
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Except it's not an SUV, it's a bad ass looking crossover
Fixed that for you.
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