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  BMW 850 Csi
1990 - 1999
BMW 850Csi
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BMW 850Csi BMW 850Csi BMW 850Csi BMW 850Csi

Metric   Imperial
Class GT
Body 2 Door 4 Seat
Layout Front Engine
Rear Drive
Transmission 6 Speed Manual
Number Built 30000 
Type Conventional
Details V12
340 in3 
Max Power
380 bhp @5300rpm 
Max Torque
405 lb/ft @rpm 
Power to Weight
205 bhp/ton 
Torque to Weight
219 lbft/ton 
Specific Output 68 bhp/litre 
Bore x Stroke
Fuel Cons
22 mpg 
Top Speed
170 mph 
0 - 30 mph
0 - 60 mph
6.4 sec 
0 - 100 mph
15.2 sec 
0 - 124 mph
0 - 186 mph
30 - 70 mph
Standing qtr Mile
14.9sec @???mph 
60 - 0 mph
0 - 100 - 0 mph
Ring Lap Time  
Lateral Accn 0.79 g 
Drag Cd  
188.2 in 
73.0 in 
4145 lbs 
Wheels (F/R) 8 X 17
9 X 17 
Tyres (F/R) 235/45 ZR17
265/40 ZR17 
Fuel Capacity
15.4 gal 
Pricing (2016)
New Price £n/a
Used Price £5000 - £17000

The distinctive 'shark nose' BMW 850 was launched in 1990. The powerful csi variant boasted 380bhp from a 5.6L V12 engine, enough to propel it to an unlimited 170mph. The 850 was not only luxurious but featured many state of the art features such as traction control, electronic dampers and an 'adaptive' gearbox.

Emissions regulation led to the V12 being replaced by a v8 in the 850's successor the 840. Power was down but due to a lighter weight performance remained the same. The flagship BMW never really caught on and was dropped from the model line up in 1999.

Overall Rating Money No Object Bargain Rating BHP/ (x1000)
70% 66% 21% 35
Ranks 351 of 771 Ranks 495 of 771 Ranks 43 of 771 Ranks 19 of 771

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