Entries for 2009
The 8er Options listings are now online. Over 175 different options codes were used during the production of the 8 Series from 1989 to 1999. Currently, the listings are in summary format. In 2010 an updated Options detail listing is planned complete with photos.
The 20th Anniversary of the 8 Series is thoroughly covered in the 12/2009 issue of BMW Car (UK) magazine. This issue is currently for sale now in the United Kingdom and is expected to arrive at international bookstores by early December 2009.
Today is the 20th Launch Anniversary of the E31 platform, or better known as the BMW 8 Series. With much fanfare and anticipation, the BMW 8 Series was introduced to an enthusiastic crowd at the IAA Frankfurt Auto Show.
Mr. Fatih Aloglu joins the Inventory Project Team from Turkey. As the proud owner of a 1990 M70 850iA and a 1996 M73 850CiA Individual, Mr. Aloglu brings his lifelong passion to the E31 Registry by sharing a number of interesting E31's, including a long-lost Alpina B12 5.0 and reportedly the "last" delivered 850CSi by a BMW dealer in Turkey in 1997.
CB00000's 20th Anniversary is coming July 28, 2009.
BMW AG's first production 8er occurred on July 28, 1989, with chassis CB00000. It rolled off the Dingolfing, Bavaria factory assembly line with little fanfare because it was a test run. Although there were other BMW 850 prototypes produced prior to July, 1989, this particular vehicle was the very first factory revenue 8er vehicle.
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