1993 BMW 850ci
BMW's Art Cars are very cool, and in 1995 an 8 Series was given the
full treatment. Artist David Hockney added stylized intake
manifolds on the bonnet and silhouettes of the driver and steering
column on the driver's door. And, cleverly moving the canine-art
genre from the immortal Dogs Playing Poker fresco, the Brit artist
painted a picture of his beloved dachshund Stanley onto the rear
side panel as if it were a passenger. A dog! The madness!
No fooliin' around with this car and current consignment as you
have the availability of V12 power at your toes. The 8er had a low
drag coefficient 0.29, ranking close to a Porsche 928 - and was
drawn up entirely on COMPUTER, (something of a novelty back then),
with a lot of wind tunnel testing to get that swoopy, wedgy shape.
It looks good, retro-good, but still good. Plenty of BMW bells and
whistles, and by the standards of the day, this made it a virtual
visitor from the future.
Although greatly thinned down and not very tall, the iconic BMW
front grille with its dual openings can still be seen, only this
time above are hidden headlights which make up the wedge form of
the front of this car. Some running lights and signals are also
within this grille, and in the center is the blue and white badge.
All steel bathed in original Alpine White, there is a smattering of
black trimmings for the window surrounds and a mid body thin black
trimming encircling this car. On back is a gracefully descending
rear glass and back pillar which seamlessly meets up to form the
rear trunk/deck lid. Integrated wrap around tail lighting is above
a dual exhaust rear roll pan on the bottom. Alloy wheels are on all
Plenty of Parchment white and gray accenting are within the
ergonomically designed cabin of this Autobahn time saver. Molded
door panels using shades of gray and black seamlessly create a
beautiful design and these are just the door panels! Slipping
inside into the Parchment leather covered high backed buckets we
are grabbed and are able to fine tune this adjustment of these
seats to our exacting comfort level. A nicely designed dash is
upfront and contains lots of technology for the climate controls,
stereo, drive modes, and an orange LED thin bar display which
contains an amazing amount of options to display. Gray carpeting
covers their floors, and in back are a nifty set of 2 buckets to
grip the rear passengers during the thrill ride they may
Shoehorned in under this wedge shaped hood is a beautifully
preserved and shiny V12 EFI 5.0 Liter mill. Bosch Motronic M EFI is
feeding this mill and a ZF 4-speed automatic is attached to the
rear. 3.15 is the rear axle in this version. A major service was
performed at 72,738 miles on the clock.
Up on the lift we note German engineering at its finest with all
neatly molded and sculpted panels to fit all the underpinnings of
the mechanicals needed to handle and propel this car down the road.
Some slight rust and plenty of patina but all structurally sound
and looking good. 4-wheel independent suspension, and power disc
brakes all around with clean dual exhaust is seen underneath.
A turn of the key and one needs to experience the smoothness of a
V12 power plant. It's awaiting to be unleashed on the test track so
off I go, and here it shows up with plenty of acceleration, smooth
limitless power, good braking, and excellent handling. It is best
described as a luxury sports coupe and offers up a comfy ride to
3 Non Smoking meticulous owners have left this example in very good
condition. V12 power and leather luxury, along with sporty wedge
design ahead of its time in the early 90's! Interestingly enough,
this car was favored by the F1 drivers of the day.
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special
interest automobile showroom, featuring over 600 vehicles for sale
with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle
barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown,
Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia
on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is
www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914.
Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the
vehicle in person.