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The First 8er - CB00000's 20th Anniversary

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.

CB00000's build report:

Colour: DIAMANTSCHWARZ METALLIC (181)
Upholstery: ANTHRAZIT STOFF (0346)
Production date: 1989-07-28

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No. Description

302 ALARM SYSTEM
320 MODEL DESIGNATION, DELETION
401 SLIDING/VENT ROOF, ELECTRIC
416 SUNBLINDS
423 FLOOR MATS, VELOUR
488 LUMBAR SUPPORT DRIVER/FRONT PASSENGER
537 PARK VENTILATION
633 TELEPHONE PREPARATION; SIEMENS KEYPAD HANDSET FRONT
652 BMW BAVARIA C II
940 SPECIAL REQUEST EQUIPMENT

Production was then halted for the annual August vacation closure.  It resumed on August 29, 1989 with 4 more 850i's built (3 Automatics, 1 6spd) in preparation for the IAA Frankfurt Auto Show.

CB00000 was used for quality control evaluation, supplier feedback, and factory training.  Although unconfirmed, CB00000 was reportedly junked and salvaged. 

The earliest confirmed 8er still in existence is CB00044.

posted @ Monday, June 29, 2009 by Registry
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COMMENTS

accessories list in the first production E31 and am so happy to learn the color combinations, I want to thank everyone that contributed.

posted @ Saturday, July 18, 2009 7:45 PM by Fatih


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