Lot 250 - 1991 BMW 850Ci
|Result||Sold - £5,600|
Design of the 8-Series began in 1984 with the final design phase and production development in 1986. It debuted at the Frankfurt Motor Show in early September 1989 and was designed to move beyond the market of the original 6-Series. The 8 Series however had substantially improved performance as well as a far higher purchase price. Over DM1.5b was spent on development; BMW used CAD tools, still unusual at the time, to design the car's all-new body. Combined with wind tunnel testing, the resulting car had a drag coefficient of 0.29 and offered the first V12 engine mated to a six-speed manual gearbox on a road car. It was also one of the first vehicles to be fitted with an electronic 'drive-by-wire' throttle.
Presented in metallic green with good paintwork and a contrasting grey leather interior, still looks the modern looking sporting coupé and benefits from a host of extras such as air conditioning, ABS and heated seats. The glass is also lightly tinted with central locking on the doors and alloy wheels fitted. A light history file accompanies the car as does UK registration and a 12 month MoT test certificate. Offered at no reserve, this commanding example represents great value.
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