BMW created its masterpiece 25 years ago.
The flagship grand tourer topped the BMW product line and could be considered as much a supercar as a family car.
The legend of the BMW 8 Series lasted about a decade, with more than 30,000 copies built between 1988 and 1999. With a starting price of $70,000 and an available V12 sending power to the rear wheels through a 6-speed manual transmission, the car introduced features previously unseen on production cars.
The 8 Series died an untimely death, partly because new emissions standards were too cost prohibitive to meet without extensive re-engineering.
A new 8 Series may or may not ever hit the market, but what are the odds of snagging an old one?