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    The E31 8 series

    Anyone have any dealings with the E31 8 series, owned one or driven one? I've always been a fan of this model. What's everyone else's take on this?

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    A friend of mine had a 850i when everyone else had E36's and E34's. Firstly, that thing weighed too much for a BMW. It's much much lighter than a F12 640i, but it was really heavy for those days.

    Then it's the engine. The V12 in there was gutless for an engine that big and the sound it made wasn't special at all. No matter what, you couldn't gain more HP from that motor. Since it was made out of two M20's, it had 2 ECU's, 2 throttle bodies etc... it was so hard to maintain too at the time.

    But after all, he would have more thumbs up than others from girls. It's clear why, it's a beautiful machine. I would rock a Alpina B12 6.0 (based on 850CSi) all day... Every day.
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    Honestly, it's one of the most beautiful and fresh cars BMW ever made. But the motor is not exactly the selling point. It does sound 'ok' IMO and I would rock one. They are a little underpowered if I remember correctly.
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    Yeah, I heard the engines were difficult to work with. I've seen a few drive by and what not, but never had a chance to see one up close. I though the Koenig kit looked good on it.

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    they make superchargers for them
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    Koenig Specials was more like UGR at the days though no one gives them credit for the work they did. They had twin turbo kits for most Ferraris including F50. They had TT kit for 850 too though most people can't recall but now most people remember them as a company making widebody bodies for cars.

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    There was one at the last meet down here:
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    It was very clean!

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    Moved to general BMW.

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    Nice pictures, really does look clean. Hopefully I get to see one up close sometime. Thanks for moving the thread by the way.

    From what I've heard modifying the engine anymore would just add to the already insanely high maintenance cost this car has :/.
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    From what I've heard modifying the engine anymore would just add to the already insanely high maintenance cost this car has :/.
    The M6X V8's are not that expensive to maintain. But the V12's are. Best is getting rid of those engines and dropping a LS7 in there. Light, powerful, and easy/cheap to maintain compared to the engines that E31 came with.

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    Always loved the design of this car. Just saw one on the road on Friday and it still has a great presence.

    Robert Dinero drove one in "The Score" ... so you know it's cool ; )

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    Have always been a fan of the 8, very good looking car. Saw one today getting detailed.

    Issues with that car which come to mind:
    1. Little electrical things
    2. No legroom in rear
    3. If it's the 850 (V12), the motor is difficult to work on

    Looks really good with wheels!

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    Thanks to all for sharing this such nice details about E31 8 series. This car manufacturer by bmw auto motive company. Its look too amazing and attractive car. Its have best features like Grand tourer class, FR layout, 6-speed manual Transmission, Klaus Kapitza designer of this amazing car.

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