1995 BMW 8-Series

  • 1995 BMW 8-Series 840Ci Coupe
    • MAX MPG
      24
    • SEATS
      4
    • HP/TORQUE
      282/295
    • ENGINE
      4.0L V8
    • MSRP
      $73,000
  • 1995 BMW 8-Series 850Ci Coupe
    • MAX MPG
      18
    • SEATS
      4
    • HP/TORQUE
      322/361
    • ENGINE
      5.4L V12
    • MSRP
      $93,100
  • 1995 BMW 8-Series 850CSi Coupe
    • MAX MPG
      20
    • SEATS
      4
    • HP/TORQUE
      372/402
    • ENGINE
      5.6L V12
    • MSRP
      $104,650
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1995 BMW 8-Series Review

Luxury and performance incarnate.

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Overview

The 1995 BMW 8-Series is the highest-end option within the automaker's flagship line. It's a well-appointed luxury vehicle; however, the less expensive 7-Series nearly has all the luxury at a lower price. The main distinguishing factor is performance; the least powerful engine option puts out a blistering 282 horsepower. With a well handling body and high quality build, it's a fun vehicle to drive.

The 1995 BMW 8-Series is a very expensive vehicle compared to most other lineups. Although it's best suited for drivers looking for a powerful sports car, they should also actually want a comfortable, practical vehicle. It lacks the variety of some of the other model lines and might not be the best value for the money compared to the 7-Series. However, it is a fun vehicle to drive and capable of things that few vehicles outside true sports cars can.

The Range

Body Styles: coupe
Engines: 4.0-liter V-8, 5.4-liter V-12, 5.6-liter V-12
Transmissions: five-speed manual, four-speed automatic, six-speed manual
Models: BMW 840Ci, BMW 850Ci, BMW 850CSi

What's New

The 1995 BMW 8-Series receives no changes this year.

Exterior

The 1995 BMW 8-Series is only available as a coupe, unlike some other BMW lines. It's a fairly large sized coupe, which is more similar to a sedan in overall length; however, this is quite typical in size for luxury coupes. This is a little unusual since BMW vehicles tend to gravitate to the small side of the scale. The classy aesthetic expected from BMW graces the attractive vehicle, while color choice plays a big role in the overall appearance. The more muted colors tend to look fairly classy and more vibrant colors, especially red, give it a sportier look.

Interior

The 1995 BMW 8-Series has a respectably-sized interior. Standard equipment includes air-conditioning, dual-zone automatic climate control, power heated mirrors, power locks, power windows, power moonroof, power seats, cruise control, trip computer, power seats, leather trim, wood shift knob trim, anti-theft alarm system, keyless entry, leather seating, heated seats, auto-dim mirrors, AM/FM radio, and a cassette player.

Performance & Handling

The 1995 BMW 8-Series has amazing handling and performance. All engine options provide extremely fast acceleration and a blistering top speed. The base engine is the same engine used on the higher-end 5-Series and the entry-level 7-Series. It also offers excellent handling and maneuverability.

Safety

The 1995 BMW 8-Series provides dual-front airbags, traction control, and four-wheel anti-lock brakes as standard features. Stability control is also added on to the 850Ci and 850CSi, which is very unusual for a 1995 vehicle. Overall, it's well above average in terms of safety features compared to many other 1995 near-luxury models.

EPA Fuel Economy

BMW 840Ci: 15/22 mpg city/highway
BMW 850Ci: 12/19 mpg city/highway
BMW 850CSi: 10/18 mpg city/highway

You'll Like

  • Excellent performance
  • Excellent standard features
  • Luxurious

You Won't Like

  • BMW 7-Series offers most of the same luxury for a lower price
  • Poor gas mileage

Sum Up

Luxury and performance incarnate.

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