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The Worldwide BMW 8 Series Registry
Complete Data and Statistics
1990-99 BMW 8 Series

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Rare and beautiful . . . .

Effortless in design and function.

Ahead of its time when introduced in 1989, the E31 BMW 8 Series is currently enjoying a resurgence in global popularity after the last car was produced May 1999.

The E31 BMW 8 Series Registry's preservation mission is to  catalog, document and promote one of the pre-eminent sought-after collector cars from the late 20th century.

Latest News

Sunday, April 27, 2014
10,000 8-series cars in the archives

The 8Coupe archival team is proud to announce having reached another milestone. 

As of this month we are in the 5 digit range and now hold data for more than 10,000 8-series cars in the 8Coupe archives. 

Within 38GB of E31 related data we now store 280,000 files of which 170,000 are pictures and roughly 33,000 PDF files of advertised 8-series cars. 

One third of the worldwide production (10207 cars) lies ahead, due in Summer this year.

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Catalog Project Update

1990-1999 E31 Registry

8er Catalog Status Report


2015 Year to Date  8er's
June 2015 10,912
May 2015 10,800
Additions last month 112
Additions 2015 358
Additions 2014 864
% of Production
33.3% Milestone 106.9%


Selected Salvage Listing

Chassis: CC31110
Source: eBay
Salvage: Rebuilt

Chassis: CC89183
Source: eBay
Salvage: Rebuilt

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Archived 8er VIN Check

We have more than 10,000 8er's cataloged with detailed information. Please make use of the search box below to find out whether a specific car is in the archives. 

To perform a search enter the last 7 digits of the VIN e.g. CC67485. 


 The search result contains the number of archived pictures (JPG) and documents (PDF) along with the first and last archival dates in ISO format YYYYMMDD. 

Archived: 193.781 JPG pics, 36.447 PDF docs

 There is no online repository for the files archived. In case you would like to obtain information about a specific car or  report a VIN not yet in the archive please do so using the contact form!

Last updated: 2015-06-30

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Did you know... ?

Tyre Pressure Control (RDC)

The 8-series was meant to be the pinnacle of technical possibilities for BMW in the early 90´s. Numerous hitherto unknown technical features supposedly ought to have been in the E31´s cradle, amongst them a system called Tyre Pressure Control (abbreviated RDC in German).

Tyre Pressure Control was installed in 11 E31 prototypes before the decision must have been made that the system was not yet ready for public consumption. The button depicted above can be seen in the BMW convertible prototype which is currently on display in the Munich BMW World Museum.

The convertible is property of the BMW Classic and can usually also be seen upon appointment. 

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