Lot 151 - 1992 BMW 850i
|Odometer reading||102,000 miles|
|Result||Sold - £7,560|
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 were 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.
This lovely example is presented in metallic blue with contrasting grey leather interior and comes with a host of extras such as air conditioning, ABS and heated seats. There are many BMW and specialists stamps to be viewed on file; the history also contains receipts, old MoT test certificates including a new MoT test certificate which is valid until January 2018, BMW handbooks and two keys. A striking looking sports car with unparalleled luxury considering its age and representing good value compared to other classic V12 motorcars.