Car & Driver Reminds Us Why The BMW 8 Series Failed

C&D opened the vaults and has recently re-published it’s review of the 1991 V12 850i manual. How BMW got this car so wrong we’ll never know. But suffice to say there’s no 8 series anymore for a reason.

You’d hope that a device for serious driving like the 850i would have sharp-as-a-knife road manners. Hell, BMW practically invented the sports sedan, so that shouldn’t be too pressing an order. But here, too, the 850i disappoints. It feels wide of beam and bulky. Its steering is loose and woozy. On anything but billiard-table-perfect pavement, it simply doesn’t know where straight-ahead is; it sniffs around like a bloodhound in search of a scent and requires constant minding just to keep it centered in the lane. Amazingly, the 850i even stumbles over the seams in the pavement when you change lanes.

Read the full review at Car and Driver

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