In the early years of 8er production, there were a large variety of upholstery colors/fabrics to choose from BMW's official catalog. By the 1993-94 model years, BMW re-evaluated the upholstery catalog for the 8er and promptly removed underperforming colors.
One of these colors was Karmesinrot Mit Schwarz Nappa (code 0361/M5KM). Once BMW ended this upholstery color, it incorporated this color scheme and modified it to become part of a triad of ColorLine interiors (in order of total number produced):
Of the three Colorline options offered, this was the least accepted by dealers and customers. It was offered from November 1991 until July 1996.
Initially this upholstery color was called: TRINIDADROT LEDER COLOR-LINE (0490).
This Colorline interior was mainly matched to Calypso Red (code 252), of which 97 of the 104 8er's built with this combination.
Color images were derived from multiple sources, including BMW AG, aftermarket upholstery color charts, and owner vehicles. Republishing content is expressly prohibited.
Source: 2005 BMW 8 Series Inventory Project