……beemer. This 850i was the first model launched in 1990 with the 5 litre V12 engine producing 296 hp. It was available with either a 4-speed automatic or a 6-speed manual gearbox.
The BMW 8 Series (chassis code: E31) is a V8 or V12-engined 2-door 2+2 coupe built by BMW from 1989 to 1999. While it did supplant the original E24 based 6 series in 1991, a common misconception is that the 8 Series was developed as a successor. However, it was actually an entirely new class aimed at a different market, with a substantially higher price and better performance than the 6 series. It was BMW’s flagship car and had an electronically limited top speed of 155 mph.