In the early years of 8er production, there were a large variety of upholstery colors/fabrics to choose from BMW's official catalog. By the 1993-94 model years, BMW re-evaluated the upholstery catalog for the 8er and promptly removed underperforming colors.
This particular upholstery color comprised the largest number cloth equipped 8er's.
Color images were derived from multiple sources, including BMW AG, aftermarket upholstery color charts, and owner vehicles. Republishing content is expressly prohibited.
Source: 2005 BMW 8 Series Inventory Project