A well worn but immaculate Hellrot Red BMW 850CSi shows up on Bring A Trailer for auction.
The way bidding is going on this hellrot red BMW 850CSi that popped up on Bring A Trailer, you’d think there’s more than meets the eye with his BMW Grand Tourer. And there certainly is. According to one of the latest listings on Bring A Trailer that popped up earlier Tuesday afternoon, a strong bidding war has begun on this slightly worn piece of German engineering. Check out a couple of pictures below and let us know in the comments what you think about this flagship BMW from the 90’s.
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In the late 80’s and mid-90’s, after the 6-series, this was the BMW that you bought to impress your neighbors and to tell the world that you made it. Sure you could get a sweet S-Class Mercedes, but it didn’t have that sporting swag that the BMW’s of the 90’s had. It certainly helped that Pierce Brosnan graced the screen in Goldeneye whipping around a 750il.
The tail of the tape on this 850CSi is short but tells a deeper story upon further inspection. There’s only 35,000 or so miles on the clock so it wasn’t driven particularly long or hard in its lifetime. This being a CSi model means that this is one of 225 built. This one is #19. Out of all the 8-series made, this is one of nine finished in hellrot red. A long and fruitful life lived in Vancouver, BC means that rust shouldn’t be an issue.
Underneath the hood is BMW’s ubiquitous V12 enlarged to 5.6L from the stock 5.0L . That means this German bruiser makes 380 HP and 400 lb-ft. The owner of the car has swapped the stock exhaust with a special Racing Dynamics cat-back so it should sound plenty healthy. And did we mention it’s a six-speed?
The popular consensus on the BMW 8-series is that they’re fast but not particularly sporty on a twisty road. A romp down Mulholland, you’re better in the 6-series. But a cross country drive on Route 66, the 850’ll be your huckleberry.
The 850 CSi is one luxurious and svelte looking car in its own right and with bidding going strong on this particular one, demand is there for these modern day relics. If you’ve got the dough to spare, it would behoove you to submit a bid. If not, we’re plenty curious to see how much this one fetches.