ESTIMATE €58,000- €65,000

Auction Techno Classica Essen 2018

Lot Details

Lot Number 106
Reg. Number EU Registered
Chassis Number WBSEG91030CC00188
Year 1993
Make BMW
Model 850 CSI

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Description

The BMW 850 is a Gran Turismo with classic beauty, calm and balanced. For a long time, the car never got the recognition it deserved, however over recent years they have become ever increasingly appreciated as serious sports cars and have become hot news.

 

Never officially releasing an M8, the CSi was developed as BMW’s top-of the range 8 series competitor to the likes of Mercedes-Benz top of the range SL’s. The CSi was fitted with 70% stiffer springs, BMW M servotronic power steering, limited slip differential with oil cooler and newly developed 5.6 litre and V12 engine. The twelve-cylinder engine received an additional 600cc displacement and optimized engine electronics producing a massive 380bhp.  Paired with a sophisticated chassis with active rear axle kinematics and a generously sized brake system, this and much more make it a very competitive machine.

 

Optically the CSi also received a number of modifications which included 4 exhausts with diffuser, modified mirrors, 17” alloy wheels and sportier M-chassis. 

 

On offer here today is a wonderful example of one of the mere 1,510 CSi variants produced in its limited production run between 1992 and 1996.  Finished in the very desirable and original “Diamond Schwarz Metallic” with “Antharazit Buffalo” leather interior, the car is described to be in exceptional condition. The interior can be described as very chic and is furnished with wood inlays. With most 850’s having covered huge mileage, generally being enjoyed up and down the Autobahn, the modest 108,503km (less than 68,000 miles) recorded on this particular example is very interesting indeed.


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