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The Worldwide BMW 8 Series Registry
Complete Data and Statistics
1990-99 BMW 8 Series

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Rare and beautiful . . . .

Effortless in design and function.

Ahead of its time when introduced in 1989, the E31 BMW 8 Series is currently enjoying a resurgence in global popularity after the last car was produced May 1999.

The E31 BMW 8 Series Registry's preservation mission is to  catalog, document and promote one of the pre-eminent sought-after collector cars from the late 20th century.

Latest News

Sunday, April 27, 2014
10,000 8-series cars in the archives

The 8Coupe archival team is proud to announce having reached another milestone. 

As of this month we are in the 5 digit range and now hold data for more than 10,000 8-series cars in the 8Coupe archives. 

Within 38GB of E31 related data we now store 280,000 files of which 170,000 are pictures and roughly 33,000 PDF files of advertised 8-series cars. 

One third of the worldwide production (10207 cars) lies ahead, due in Summer this year.

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Catalog Project Update

1990-1999 E31 Registry

8er Catalog Status Report


2014 Year to Date  8er's
Sep 2014 10,424
Aug 2014 10,364
Additions last month 60
Additions 2014 734
Additions 2013 1148
% of Production
33.3% Milestone 102.1%


Selected Salvage Listing

Chassis: CB72383
Source: eBay
Salvage: Rebuilt

Chassis: CC90621
Source: Owner
Salvage: Junked

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Archived 8er VIN Check

We have more than 10,000 8er's cataloged with detailed information. Please make use of the search box below to find out whether a specific car is in the archives. 

To perform a search enter the last 7 digits of the VIN e.g. CC67485. 


 The search result contains the number of archived pictures (JPG) and documents (PDF) along with the first and last archival dates in ISO format YYYYMMDD. 

Archived: 179.325 JPG pics, 34.642 PDF docs

 There is no online repository for the files archived. In case you would like to obtain information about a specific car or  report a VIN not yet in the archive please do so using the contact form!

Last updated: 2014-10-12

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Did you know... ?

The M8 - a singular 8er
Almost forgotten and its existence denied, climaxing in the rumour that it was destroyed long ago, the M8 magically appeared before the eyes of UK BMWCar journalists early in 2010 and was on display locally a few times in 2011. The M8 was built to race but the project eventually abandoned with the engine concept living on in the legendary McLaren F1.

It had another cameo appearance at the BMW CCA "Legends of the Autobahn" concours in Monterey, CA (USA) in August 2012.
According to the cheat sheet of an M-GmbH engineer the kerb weight of the M8 is 1492 kgs - whether this includes the driver and/or petrol is unknown but it goes to show that even the drastic weight saving measures applied for the M8 did not make the car a featherweight.

Some confusion exists regarding the material mix of this one off body shell. Most of the chassis was made from Aluminium alloys (riveted sheets) and only the rear quarters and boot stem from a standard 8-series body. Above is a diagram showing the material mix that can be found on the M8.

Fact Nbr 9 - 2012-08-20

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