Strong coupe in the style of the nineties

The BMW 850 is a luxury class coupe that was launched by the BMW plants from 1989 to 1999. This makes it one of today’s so-called youngtimers. This cult model is particularly characterized by its immensely powerful engine and enjoys great popularity, especially among enthusiasts. The BMW 850 is a classic coupe of the upper class with an elongated body, low front and two doors. The striking exterior feature is the folding headlights, which allowed for a particularly low, sporty front. The design was the brainchild of BMW design chief Klaus Kapitza, who based it on BMW’s sports car range. Alloy wheels were included. Only 1218 units of the 850 Ci were produced in total and it is now considered a rare collector’s car.

The BMW 850 is a luxury class coupe that was launched by the BMW plants from 1989 to 1999. This makes it one of today’s so-called youngtimers. This cult model is particularly characterized by its immensely powerful engine and enjoys great popularity, especially among enthusiasts. The BMW 850 is a classic coupe of the upper class with an elongated body, low front and two doors. The striking exterior feature is the folding headlights, which allowed for a particularly low, sporty front. The design was the brainchild of BMW design chief Klaus Kapitza, who based it on BMW’s sports car range. Alloy wheels were included.¬†Only 1218 units of the 850 Ci were produced in total and it is now considered a rare collector’s car.

When it was introduced in 1989, the manufacturer offered its BMW 850 exclusively with a gasoline engine. The 850i model boasted a twelve-cylinder gasoline engine with a displacement of 4,988 cubic centimeters and a powerful 300 horsepower. An engine version that had already proven itself in the older 750i sedan. Until production was discontinued, the variant proved to be the best-selling model.

In 1992, BMW introduced the 850CSi model, which surpassed the engine output of its predecessor. The variant put 380 horsepower on the road and featured a twelve-cylinder gasoline engine. Slightly modified, the BMW 850Ci replaced the CSi in 1994. This one provided drivers with 326 horsepower and a modernized V12 engine.

At the beginning of its production, the BMW 850 had a choice of a four-speed automatic transmission or six-speed manual. The 850CSi and 850Ci models were only available with a five-speed automatic transmission. The vehicle also brought its power to the road via rear-wheel drive. All-wheel drive was not available in any version. The top speed was electronically limited to 250 km/h for all models, and acceleration from zero to 100 kilometers was between six and 6.8 seconds. According to the manufacturer, combined fuel consumption was 18 liters per 100 kilometers. With a tank capacity of 90 liters, this gives a range of between 300 and 700 kilometers.

This BMW 850 Ci with original BMW M rims has been in the collection since 2002. With just 3928 km mileage, the coupe is in absolute new car condition and it might be hard to find a comparable vehicle on the market.

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