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“Bought my automatic 850i last year with 28,500 log...”

Written on: 30/04/2010 by Huddo (1 review written)

Bought my automatic 850i last year with 28,500 log book miles. It looks magnificent, but many power accessories were non-operational (to be expected for an 18 year old and lack of use) Also many plastic bits are brittle from age. This is especially a problem in the very hot engine bay

With a few months of weekend tweaking/tinkering, and minimal cost, have got most electric bits to work except the MID which gradually fails in most aged BM's. Design innovation and material quality for a 1980's… Read Full Review

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“I finally found the holy grail of BMWs. I've owned 3...”

Written on: 15/04/2009

I finally found the holy grail of BMWs. I've owned 3 other 8 series BMWs (all of them 840s). I just bought a 1995 Black on Black BMW 850 CSi and am thrilled to own and drive it. I was fortunate to have found one with 28,000 original miles and in perfect condition. For that privilege I paid top dollar but it was worth it. The car handles exceptionally well and is sneaky fast if you know what I mean… Read Full Review

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“The BMW 8 Series 850 CSi is a classic timeless styling...”

Written on: 15/04/2009 by TGMD (1 review written)

The BMW 8 Series 850 CSi is a classic timeless styling with great performance for a hefty car. I finally found the holy grail of BMWs. Having owned 3 other 8 series vehicles (all 840s), I continue to love the classic styling of this car. The 850CSi is a different animal than the others. I was fortunate to find an1995 model with 28,000 original miles. It is in new condition, from the black paint to the new car smell of the black interior. Sound, performance and handling are excellent. The… Read Full Review

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“I have owned my 91 BMW 850i 6 speed 12 cylinder beast...”

Written on: 23/08/2008 by ahouse1 (1 review written)

I have owned my 91 BMW 850i 6 speed 12 cylinder beast for 5 years and I get into the car just to drive when ever it is sunny and dry. The power in every gear is truly amazing and all the systems still work perfectly including the sound system… Read Full Review

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“I would really like to see a v12 engine on the new M3...”

Written on: 07/04/2008 by pankero (1 review written)

I would really like to see a v12 engine on the new M3 body. A v12 engine that propels this car, it is cheaper than other v12 cars, like other BMW cars the suspension train is sweet and lets not forget the good looks… Read Full Review

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“I looked for a used BMW 850 CSi for a long time and...”

Written on: 18/12/2005 by freqtrvlr (1 review written)

I looked for a used BMW 850 CSi for a long time and finally found one and fell in love with it instantly. What a rush it gives you when you have the opportunity to really do what it was designed to do; handle the curves beautifully with power to spare. Have owned many fine autos and this is the best… Read Full Review

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“Development of the 8 series was over the top - 5...”

Written on: 14/10/2004 by M8 (1 review written)

Development of the 8 series was over the top - 5 years. BMW pumped no less than 1 billion DM into it. Some even tag the car as 'over-engineered'. Well it shows. It's superbly built (definitely not Bangled ;-)

The wedge-shaped body oozes style and the design has aged well. It's not uncommon for people to think a nice CSi is a new BMW model. The pop-up lights also look very modern. The build is solid and for a change, BMW seem to have built a solid interior (interior door panels won't fall off… Read Full Review

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“I have owned the BMW 850 CSi for 2 years now, I bought...”

Written on: 22/04/2004 by anthonyhardman (1 review written)

I have owned the BMW 850 CSi for 2 years now, I bought it second hand for £8,500 and I have to say it is one heck of a roadster. It is a gorgeous looking powerful motor. It has 380bhp and 4 massive exhausts on the back making it a really fast car. So I would reccomend this car over most Ferraris. I am very proud to own this motor… Read Full Review

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“It is hard not to compare the BMW 850 CSi line of cars...”

Written on: 30/10/2003 by mrjonesandme (1 review written)

It is hard not to compare the BMW 850 CSi line of cars with performance cars from the here and now. In its original form it was designed to cover large stretches of land in a short amount of time. Get it on the freeway and even newer super cars with gobs of horsepower have trouble keeping up. The off the line performance will have you looking at rear end re-tooling and low end torque improvements. But off the line is not what this car is about. If you want to go long distance in the most… Read Full Review

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476976_Bdavis1950's Response to mrjonesandme's Review

Written on: 09/08/2009

I found this review very helpful because it addressed practical issues.

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“I saw this 850 sitting inside a classic car showroom...”

Written on: 20/09/2003 by charliesgym (1 review written)

I saw this 850 sitting inside a classic car showroom alongside a 328 GTS Ferrari (red of course). I climbed inside and out of both cars, drove each one and guess what? I bought the 850! At first I thought maybe I blundered but after learning how to drive this vehicle, yes, this car has to be learnt how to drive, I've fallen in love with it. I wouldn't trade it for a new one. There's nothing on the road to compare to this work of art. Find one if you can and BUY IT!… Read Full Review

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Merlin4Sc's Response to charliesgym's Review

Written on: 14/01/2004

Your are absolutely correct about learning to drive. Fortunately, I am used to learning to operate new machines having flown most of my life.
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<br>But once you the the hang of the steptronic to the torque curve of the M73 engine, it is great. And you CAN achieve very decent economy on the highway too(i get 22.5 mpg at ISA)

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Charliesgym's Response to charliesgym's Review

Written on: 11/08/2006

To Simon: Sorry I can&#039;t help you in Bristol but I can help you in Palm Springs, CA. I have my own BMW specialist and he is a godsend and does know every nut and bolt. I still have my 850 and love it more today than I did 5 years ago. I still get stopped when locking it or walking away from it by many people who want to know about the car. I recommend you buy a wide kit from Zeemax and the wheels to go along with it. Your 850 will look like it came from Torino but Bavaria is just as good...even better. Charlie

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Simon Wade's Response to charliesgym's Review

Written on: 06/08/2006

I have one also- & could&#039;nt agree more with you. They are beautiful cars & truly a work of art way ahead of its time. The first time I saw one I fell in love with it straight away. People of all ages comment on it all the time, which is a great feeling.
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<br/>I intend to drive it on the continent, ending up in Northern Italy- bit like the Italian job!
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<br/>I would&#039;nt sell mine for anything & intend to keep it indefinately.Its just finding the right specialist to service it, that really does understand every nut & bolt on the car. Do you know anyone in the Bristol area? Simon Wade

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“Owned an 850 for 2 years now, bought used for a little...”

Written on: 30/07/2003 by petrolhead. (1 review written)

Owned an 850 for 2 years now, bought used for a little under £9500, about the price I would have paid for a new low spec ford fiesta. For that money I got a head turning, motor way storming luxury cruiser of impeccable quality. Just amazing. Get the six speed manual to have real fun (accelerating from 10mph in sixth [with ease]) is just one of its party tricks. Mine has done 133000 miles and theres not a squeak or rattle anywear. If you do motor way miles a lot fuel consumption isnt too bad, in… Read Full Review

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“I purchased my 1995 BMW 850 CI from a collector in...”

Written on: 28/06/2003 by SJ Cuban. (1 review written)

I purchased my 1995 BMW 850 CI from a collector in Florida. The car has 34k original miles and is black on black. Everywhere I go the car is a headturner. Great perforamnce thanks to the powerful V-12. Buy one if you can find one , you'll be in an exclusive class… Read Full Review

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“I am a owner of a Bmw 735 with an V12 motor! And i...”

Written on: 09/11/2002 by Chris Lykkegaard. (1 review written)

I am a owner of a Bmw 735 with an V12 motor! And i love BMW! When they don't make luxury cars they make SPORTSCARS! Ain't that right? … Read Full Review

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Terrance Eackles.'s Response to Chris Lykkegaard.'s Review

Written on: 29/04/2003

I drove a 850i BMW and i think it is the best car ever made.

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“I have always admired BMW cars for their clean lines...”

Written on: 23/10/2002 by cstb10. (1 review written)

I have always admired BMW cars for their clean lines and no-nonsense styling. The 850 CSi is sporty and comfortable. BMW has always had a certain ability to combine comfort/luxury with performance. This bad boy has plenty of performance. I love this car and am proud to own it. If you like clean, sexy, sporty styling with power to boot, you will love this car… Read Full Review

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“i am a recent owner of a BMW 850 CSI: it's a dream !! ”

Written on: 07/02/2002 by werewolf. (1 review written)

i am a recent owner of a BMW 850 CSI: it's a dream !!
It's the best car ever made. I was almost buying a 2000 CL500 mercedes when i found this one in an ad on the internet.
I never regretted making this choice.
Mine is silver and people in France don't really know this model. It's not as usual as a Porsche nowadays.
And i am proud like a child to own this 380 hp monster !!… Read Full Review

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“The BMW 850Csi is a big and heavy car so it is safe...”

Written on: 16/07/2001 by Alex. (1 review written)

The BMW 850Csi is a big and heavy car so it is safe too! With great engine this is very fast,powerful,muscle,torquey car for family with two small children. It is nice looking too.This car is the best AUTOBAHN STORMER on world, only some cars from Sttutgart can compare with 850CSi, like SL600 and CL600, in future SLR...!Sound is like an anthem for me!

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55083_Adr.'s Response to 2948_Alex.'s Review

Written on: 02/12/2002

Fair review of a nice car. Oh and oh yes the fuel usage is scary as hell, it reminds me of a v8 landrover I used to own in 4wd while towing! I drive to the south of France several times a year and this a a fantastic motorway car, cheap to buy but expensive to run! Go on open up your wallet!

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