1993 BMW 850ci
1993 BMW 850Ci
- 5.0L V12
- Sterling Silver Metallic
- Quad Tip Exhaust
- Classic BMW Coupe
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“Sexy fit and finish, smooth power, stunning good looks” – Rich Ceppos, Car and Driver, June 1991
Car and Driver's competitor, Motor Trend, enumerated many of the 850's appealing traits: “The 850i* was a technological showcase, boasting cutting-edge luxury features such as remote keyless entry, dual-zone climate control, a power tilt-and-telescope steering wheel, a twelve-speaker stereo, and windows that automatically closed at high speeds. An active five-link rear suspension helped steer the 850i at the limit, and an early form of electronic stability control helped keep the big coupe on course. Under the hood, an aluminum-block, 5.0-liter V-12 used the industry's only drive-by-wire electronic throttles and was attached to one of the world's first six-speed manual transmissions.” (*Note: the “850ci” designation—the “c” added for “coupe”—was first introduced on otherwise unchanged 1993 models.)
Offered here is a 1993 BMW 850ci in Sterling Silver Metallic over gray. The car's current odometer reading is 95,147 miles, fewer than 4,000 miles per-year on average since new. The BMW's outstanding condition is a tribute to the care and pride of its prior owners, and a real benefit to its next owner.
The Sterling Silver Metallic exterior paint looks as though the E31-series coupe just left the BMW factory: uniform, glossy, unfaded, and very appealing. The color was a perfect, timeless choice on the luxury-coupe model. The bespoke “boxed” fenders in particular are highlighted by the color. Body-color panels on the prop-up headlights are pristine. There are no dings, dents, scrapes or other damage on any sheet metal or other body panel. (To best assess the quality of the paint and trim finishes, be sure to view the close-up photographs of the car in the accompanying gallery.) Black trim on the door handles, rear fascia, body-side strip, front chin spoiler, grille inserts, quad exhaust tips, and window surrounds is similarly fresh-looking and well-maintained. The tastefully limited factory badging—a BMW-logo emblem in front and back, and the “850ci” model designation on the rear deck—remain properly mounted and in perfect condition. Cabin glass and all lighting lenses are clear and free of damage, cracks, or fading. Factory 5-(split)-spoke, 18-inch alloy wheels are free of curb rash and feature BMW-logo center caps as well as BMW's “M” (for “Motorsport”) emblem. Federal® Super Steel 595 radial tires (245/40ZR) are mounted.
Inside, the car's almost showroom-new presentation continues. Light-gray leather seat upholstery (in a pleasing, broad-horizontal pattern) on the front and rear seats (with armrests front and back) is clean and free of wear indications or damage. Complementary door trim incorporates both light and dark gray panels. Door-jamb step-over sills are unscarred, another reliable indication of meticulous owner care. Charcoal-colored premium cabin carpeting has been very well-maintained. Behind the black, 4-spoke steering wheel, the light-gray dash surrounds the black instrument cluster and driver controls. Instrument graphic markings are sharp and unfaded. The center stack houses HVAC controls and the factory radio forward of the leather-capped shift-lever for the automatic transmission on the console. Also on the console are power-window and seat-heating controls. The car's trunk is clean with some discoloration of the carpet noted due to light soiling.
Under the front-hinged hood (with its cutouts for the pop-up headlights), the 5-liter, 12-cylinder, M73 engine is a sight to delight BMW aficionados and enthusiasts alike. The twin rows of six intake pipes each together with the BMW-branded, finned valve covers is truly impressive. The entire engine bay is clean and complete with no modifications noted. (The slight discoloration on the forward intake pipes is a result of the aging of a metal-preservative spray applied at the factory.) The car's Carfax history report indicates proper dealer-service. Viewed from below, the chassis is complete, straight, and undamaged. Minimal light surface rust is present on some untreated metal. The full-length, dual-exhaust system layout unique to the 12-cylinder-engine-equipped cars is a visual focal point.
The car's original factory build and identification tags remain mounted.
While the more than 155 high-definition photographs and the short walk-around-and-startup video available on the GarageKeptMotors website showcase this '93 850ci in detail from every angle, including from below, we expect and encourage in-person inspections at our Grand Rapids, Michigan showroom. Please call to arrange an appointment in advance as our showroom is not open to the public. And feel free to get in touch anytime by phone or email if you have questions.
Motor Trend headlined their review of this classic with: “nearly two decades later, it still turns heads.” This is a classic BMW coupe incorporating a legendary engine in a luxury 4-seater in a perfect, timeless color combination. Tempting? You bet it is.