BMW's 8 series announced in 1989. If you look back then it can be said that it was a BMW who challenged Ferrari Look.
Of course, there were beautiful Coupes for BMW before, but it was mostly the image of the 2 door version of the sedan rather than it. However, this 8 series has a retractable headlight, a typical sports car silhouette was a design that interpreted the 12-cylinder Ferrari of that time in Germany.
Looking now, the Kidney grill is also very skillfully incorporated in the nose, and the tail lamp is a good design that makes us feel the continuity with other models of BMW at the time. Moreover, although the silhouette is certainly a Ferrari type, I think that the whole atmosphere is not visible to Italian cars, I think that the smell of German cars is going well.
Moreover, although it was criticized that much at that time, when it sees now, the total width is only 1850 mm, it is no longer smaller than the current 5 series. Although it can be said as an event that symbolizes how the car grew larger in the past 30 years. Performance was also first grade at that time, but I bought it for sale as BMW's expectation, for reasons such as a lot of breakdowns in the V12 engine and heavy car weight and not running like BMW It was said that it was a car that was half-smashed at a moment. BMW may have thought that such a design will not be done again at this time.
And after a long time, BMW was to revive the new 8 series. Will the revenge of a long time really go well?