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.
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
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.
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!!!
Too many to explain... can't point to anyone or anything specific... just have to experience it.
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
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
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!
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
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.
The car could have used better
steering, and a better take off speed.
Also better MPG.