Only 225 of these made it to the US.
The 8 Series has been a dark horse of the BMW lineup ever since it was first introduced in 1990, enjoying a rather tumultuous life up until its canning in 1999. Now that the new 8 Series has been launched, people are looking at these 90s models with renewed vigor, and we don't blame them: these things are seriously cool. We've covered the new Golden Thunder Edition, and we've even daydreamed about a wagon version, but the car we recently discovered for sale on Bring a Trailer is old school cool, and you can't beat that.
The car in question is a 1995 BMW 850CSi. What makes it special is the fact that only 225 examples were ever produced for the American market, making this one a rare find.
This example is finished off in black over a black-and-white leather interior. The exterior features quad exhaust outlets, unique front and rear bumper covers, pop-up headlights, and a lower ride height than standard E31 coupes. The seller of this car plays open cards and admits that there are paint imperfections below the fuel filler door and on the front lip. The car rolls on a set of 17-inch Style 21 wheels shod in a mix of Michelin Pilot XGT Z4 and Pilot Sport tires. Under the hood breathes a 5.6-liter S70 V12 producing 372 horsepower, which is mated to a six-speed manual transmission. That sounds like a fun combination to us.
The interior gets contrasting black and white leather that hasn't aged badly style-wise, and you also get white carpets and wood trim on the center console, dashboard, and door panels. Features include heated and power-adjustable seats, an AM/FM/cassette stereo, as well as an electric sunroof, automatic climate control,a 7k rpm tachometer, and a 190 mph speedo. The odometer shows 50k on the clock. The seller states that an oil change was performed in January. The car is currently bidding at $40,000 with five days left to make your offer.