Lot 159 - 1993 BMW 850Ci
|Odometer reading||138,216 miles|
|Estimate||£16,000 - £20,000|
|Result||Sold - £15,848|
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 1.5 billion Deutsche Marks 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 BMW 850Ci is a well presented example offered in a desirable colour combination. Both the paintwork and interior are in very good order and the car comes complete with a history file containing the current MoT test certificate and the UK V5C registration document. Recently treated to a an extensive respray the BMW looks wonderful. A commanding 90's sports car representing great value especially with the prices for modern classic V12's ever increasing.
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