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    Posted: 27 Aug 2006 at 5:59pm
Has BMW ever replaced the 8-Series?
I think the new 6-Series is a fine car but isn't a direct replacement...
What do you all think?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Guests Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 Aug 2006 at 4:03pm
The e31 was IMO, a bit of a statement by a newly invigorated and confident BMW, to make a high tech top end car. It was also used as a development car for the e38 (7 series). This all coincided with BMW's new development building known as the 'Fitz' (I think) Centre. Another development car that went into production, that can be traced there, is the Z1.  
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Jeff, I understand that the 8-Series was manufactured for 10-years  (1990-2000). Do have any idea how many were made?
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Found a great site that shows all the shipments around the world  for 8-series models. www.e31.net. It even goes down to shipments of particular models and to which countries........
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hi dose anyone know if they ever did a convertible of the 8 series i was told that they did 1 concept car .can anyone tell me if that is true and if they ever did a m8 and is there  a web site that shows any photos of these great cars
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i want to replace my old front seats with the sport seats but i want to know if they just go in with no ajustments. i have an 840ci 1995and i am getting the seats out of an 1997 840ci will the seat still work the same somebody help me please

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Originally posted by 840 ci baby 840 ci baby wrote:

i want to replace my old front seats with the sport seats but i want to know if they just go in with no ajustments. i have an 840ci 1995and i am getting the seats out of an 1997 840ci will the seat still work the same somebody help me please

 
Waiting with interest, to see reply, as I have a 1994 model, and I think sooner or later I may need to replace the drvier's seat; not much life left in the seat springs..
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Originally posted by 840 ci baby 840 ci baby wrote:

i want to replace my old front seats with the sport seats but i want to know if they just go in with no ajustments. i have an 840ci 1995and i am getting the seats out of an 1997 840ci will the seat still work the same somebody help me please

 
You might find help on here   clubE31
 
or here   roadflyE31
 
Hope this helps,  Steve.
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thanks for that steve great web site still looking for the seat the ones that i wanted were the same colour but with green piping not good my 840 is blue but they do fit
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M8 - of course there is the 850CSi with the V12 M Power engine but BMW shelved plans to make an out and out M car. There is a photo doing the rounds of an M8 in red with a wide bodied kit on it etc but i have never seen this car in BMW Mobile Tradition.
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As a new member to this club I would just like to ask anyone who has an 8 if they get any comments when driving your cars I do all the time it's good to know that we have something other than a euro box
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Welcome aboard. Yes. Quite often get positive comments when filling up at petrol stations, or in carparks. Can be a bit of a head turner too. Once saw a guy do a bit of a wobble on his bicycle.
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The potential new 8 series was on show at Goodwood festival of speed.
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That site is a great find so thanks for detailing it on here.
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when filling up one day, a guy asked why i was letting my wife drive my car- the look of shock when i said because its her car
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