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      07-12-2007, 06:20 PM   #1
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BMW 850i, How does it drive?

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The 1990's old body 850i. Are they v8 or v12?

How is the handling? Does it compare to a new body 650i? Is it fast?
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      07-12-2007, 06:27 PM   #2
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The 850i is a V12; the 840i is a V8. The only one to go for IMHO is the 850 CSi, which is very rare and expensive even for high mileage examples. The 850i and 840i were criticized for feeling a little too soft and not special enough for the price. The CSi has a more powerful 5.4 liter V12 and a six-speed manual transmission as well as a more aggressive setup. Figure 0-60 in about 5.5 secs when new and a governed top speed of 155 mph.

Keep in mind that these cars can be bought quite cheaply, but are horrendously expensive to maintain.
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I used to work at a repair shop, those aren't any more entertaining to drive than a 5 series of similar vintage

be ready to sell your first born to pay for repairs!
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Like doo-doo compared to modern 6 series, or even a 3 coupe. Smaller inside than a 3. They are hot as fire though, very sexy car.
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The most beautiful BMW ever???
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Certainly one of the most beautiful BMW interiors ever. Oh how I miss the cockpit style driver centric interior.
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crap crap crap crap crap car. stay away. pay someone to get this car away from you.
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If youre going to do it, get the 840. It was the only one available with a manual(aside from CSI) and it was better balanced because of the 8 vs. the 12 up front. The 12 had a lot of gasket problems and other mechanical issues. Not to say the 8 didnt have its share, but it was fairly more reliable.

Ive always loved the style of the 8 and think its a beautiful car. If you can find one that was well maintained with lower miles, I say go for it.
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Yup get the 840i pretty good car, very hot to see and rare but beware of probs.
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yeah, beware of HUGE probs.

Just to let you know, the most common complaint on these is a "burning smell from the rear"... which is the fusebox in the trunk melting. And then you're stuck with about $7000 repair, replacing the complete wiring harness.
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