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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

Wednesday, November 11, 2015
11.111 cars in the 8Coupe archives

18 months after passing the 10k cars milestone we are pleased to announce that the 8Coupe team has again added more than one thousand new 8ers to the archive which on this 11-11 coincidentally holds data for 11.111 8-series cars. 

The 8Coupe archive has seen a significant increase in size by and large due to larger sized pictures taken all over the globe and now exceeds 50GB of data. Within the archive we now store 320.000 files of which 200.000 depict 8-series cars and more than 37.000 PDF files of sales ads and supplementing information. appears that following the 25th anniversary in 2014 car collectors have started to smile at the 8-series and prices are finally on the way up.

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Catalog Project Update

1990-1999 E31 Registry

8er Catalog Status Report


2016 Year to Date  8er's
July 2016 11,529
June 2016 11,453
Additions this month 76
Additions 2016 346
Additions 2015 629
% of Production
40% Milestone 94.1%


Selected Salvage Listing

Chassis: CB00892
Source: Owner
Salvage: Junked

Chassis: CB42675
Source: Insurance
Salvage: Rebuilt

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Archived 8er VIN Check

We have more than 11,000 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: 209.875 JPG pics, 38.460 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: 2016-07-31

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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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