The last E24 rolled off the production line in 1989, its replacement was quick on its heels to fulfill the fantasies of those looking for a touring coupe with all of the luxury, performance, and prestige of a BMW, only now with both 8 and 12 cylinder engines. The e31, world wide there was only 30,621 made. The 850csi is a 12 cylinder 380 hp beast. The McLaren F1 uses the same engine but is heavily modified. BMW is rumored to have plans to revive the 8 Series name for a potential "four-door coupe," the CS concept. Which will compete with the same price of Mercedes's CLS.