BMW 8 Series Review from Sweden

1991 BMW 8 Series 850 CiA V12

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission V12 Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired16600 kilometres
Most recent distance16800 kilometres
Previous carPorsche 944 Turbo


It's got the looks! Beautiful and comfy


Air conditioning failed, replaced compressor.

Starter failed sometimes, now replaced.

Electrical problems with everything!

Steering feels weird.

Shocks worn.

General Comments:

Comfy ride, don't expect extreme power from the V12 cos the car is HEAVY.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 16th July, 2000

27th Jun 2001, 18:09

From 1998 to 2000 you drove only 200 kilometers??? Was the car in the shop most of the time or what?

Average review marks: 7.8 / 10, based on 1 review