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850i 5.0L V12 6-speed Manual - (9 reviews )
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Living with a legend
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By Acapulco
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1991 BMW 8 Series 850i 2dr Coupe


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Painted in non-factory Lamborghini yellow and with M5 18 inch "parallel" chrome rims, it looks simply stunning. Since I live in Acapulco, my son living in San Diego keeps the BMW garaged and serviced. The 850 is driven every other day, and I personally get to use it for a week every two months or so. There are few cars for any amount of money, that offer this fabulous driving experience. A real head-turner, even in La Jolla people just stop and stare. The rear seat, once you get in, is extremely comfortable, and regularly drive around with 4 passengers. The 850 is so quiet and stable that it is easy to go 100 MPH without noticing. In Sport Mode, performance is awesome.


Best Features

This car was, and still is, BMWs "car to end all cars". After a year I am still finding new features. Sophisticated rear suspension. The 300HP 12 cyl is almost silent. Gobs of torque. Braking is amazing with no fade. I get 17 MPG city and up to 22 MPG hwy. Long trips in effortless comfort. Very safe


Worst Features

This exotic collectible WILL require maintenance. Shares engine with 7 series Has dozens of sensors and sophisticated computer which will tell you when NOT to drive it. Must be driven every few days or the twin batteries will discharge. Car is very heavy at 4350 lbs, should have been 3500 lbs.


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Like Wine & Cheese - BMW 850 i
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By CLechner@cox.net
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1991 BMW 8 Series 850i 2dr Coupe


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Fifteen after the production of my BMW 850i-V12-sixspeed, appreciation for this vehicle continues to grow. Over the years of having several new vehicles, import & domestic, none have deserved or earned the rights to a parking spot in my garage like the 850i. This vehicle was so advanced for its time that until recent years many manufacturers couldn't or didn't offer options that were standard on all 850s. Undoubtedly, given advancements in engineering & technology, the modern car will improve. Faster, lighter, more frills on the dash to play with... But nothing compares to the sound and feel you get when behind the wheel of 4500 lb coupe, roaring V12 engine, & winding open road. Nothing!!!


Best Features

Too many to explain... can't point to anyone or anything specific... just have to experience it.


Worst Features

None


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Whiplash inducing head-turner
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By M.Rad.
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1991 BMW 8 Series 850i 2dr Coupe


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I bought this vehicle used with 110,000 miles on it, and proceeded to drive her from Utah to texas, without a single hickup. The drive through the mountains of Wyoming,Colorado ans New Mwxico was an exhilirating experience of a lifetime, in a vehicle born for that express purpous. With a combination of excelent handling, strong upper RPM power, and un-matched good looks, this car is trusted and treasured companion.


Best Features

The styling, especially from the front is unlike anything else. Gawkers become traffic hazards at times, trying to get a better look. And it's flattering when people ask if my 13 year old car is "...the new BMW..?" And of course, the V-12 engine is simply glorious!


Worst Features

The car is definitly too heavy at 4030lbs, although the handling hides the fact very well. The engine has good power above2500rpm, but is lacluster below that. Once it passes 4000rpm, it wails!


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A bargain supercar!!!!
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By Juan
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1991 BMW 8 Series 850i 2dr Coupe


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I wanted to have this car from the day that it came out. This is not the fastest car, not the best car of it's time. But this is a car that still turns heads. People even ask me if it is a bran new BMW. It does have a great design, and it still has fetures that are top of the line. Performance is superve specially at mid speeds. I can drive at 120 MPH and feel like I am doing 70. The torque on the V 12 is amazing. Well, the down side is the MPG, it gives me about 13 MPG average. But as a weekend car, you cannot beat the price of this rockets, for what they represent.


Best Features

I really like the exterior design, and the powerfull V12. Has allot of torque and it is fairly easy to get another 100 HP out of it.


Worst Features

The car could have used better steering, and a better take off speed. Also better MPG.


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BMW 850i
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By fernandoan
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1991 BMW 8 Series 850i 2dr Coupe


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Exelent well build sports car, a true cruiser


Best Features

Stability at highway speed and confort


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