1991 BMW 850i Coupe 2-Door 5.0L V-12 E31

Price: - Item location: Miami, Florida, United States
  • Make: BMW
  • Model: 8-Series
  • Type: Coupe
  • Trim: Base Coupe 2-Door
  • Year: 1991
  • Mileage: 113,572
  • VIN: WBAEG2314MCB72909
  • Color: Burgundy
  • Engine size: 5.0L 4988CC V12 GAS SOHC Naturally Aspirated
  • Number of cylinders: 12
  • Power options: Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Power Locks, Power Windows, Power Seats
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Black
  • Safety options: Anti-Lock Brakes, Driver Airbag
  • Options: Sunroof, Cassette Player, Leather Seats, CD Player
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1991 BMW 8-Series

Up for sale is my V-12 1991 BMW 850i in Calypso Red with black leather seats and grey carpets / headliner. It has all the bells and whistles you could expect from a 1991 model year luxury coupé including the pop-up headlights an auto-tilting passenger-side mirror that looks down when you put the car in reverse to help you parallel park without scratching the rims and the auto-closing windows which roll themselves up after you pass 100 MPH to reduce drag... It’s got way too many features to list here and I’m betting if you’re checking out this listing and seriously considering a ’91 850 then you’re already familiar with what they are so feel free to ask any specific questions by e-mail. For now let’s just jump into what makes this one unique.

Shortly after purchasing the car I upgraded to 19” BMW wheels and swapped out the factory exhaust for a $5k stainless steel Supersprint system (both cats X-pipe and mufflers). Within the last 25000 miles I have rebuilt the transmission replaced both throttle bodies fuel lines and oxygen sensors upgraded to Bilstein shocks and struts and had a BMW dealer perform the scheduled maintenance “Inspection 1” at 100k miles. More recently within the past 5000 miles I have replaced both batteries the fuel pump both front upper and lower control arms the A/C compressor (blows SUPER-cold now) the fan clutch the water pump and the thermostat. All tires have plenty of tread left on them and if you’ve got time to drive across the country this would be the perfect car to do it in. The ride is extremely smooth. I’ve always felt very in-control of the road when I drive it.

Staggered wheels with 275/30 ZR 19s in the rear245/35 ZR 19s up frontStainless steel Magnum Supersprint exhaust systemOnkyo 6-disc CD changerTool kit in trunk lidNotice a few scratches on the door sillThe first aid kit is located inside a compartment between the two rear seats.Notice small wear hole in leather on driver's seat next to memory buttonsNotice small rock chip in paint above front passenger side wheelIncluded with the car are the BMW first aid kit oil pouch for the trunk owners’ manual in leather folio and logo key ring. Note that the original 16” wheels will be offered for sale separately after the car sells in case the car’s buyer wants them for himself. The price will be $500 plus shipping.

Vinyl first aid kit (normally stored between the two rear seats)

Owner's folio (usually located in lower glove compartment)

Original and spare 6-disc cartridge for CD changer in trunk

Thank you for looking!

(from BMW Press Release) The BMW 8 Series stands out as a landmark model in a BMW Coupe lineage that dates back to the 1930s. A clean-sheet design the car tagged "E31" by its maker launched its challenge to the world's finest sports coupes with a design oozing avant-garde elegance arresting performance attributes an exceptional wealth of innovations and a sprinkling of exclusive luxury. The BMW 850i presented at the 1989 International Motor Show in Frankfurt represented a demonstration of the Munich-based carmaker's development expertise revealing not only a cutting-edge new design line but also an unparalleled array of technological details making their automotive debuts. The design of the wedge-shaped body - headlined most strikingly by a long swooping bonnet (housing retractable headlights) smooth lines the absence of B-pillars and a steeply cut rear end - showcased the dynamics and grace of the new coupe with equal élan. The BMW 850i moreover followed the BMW 750i luxury Sedan introduced two years earlier as the second post-war German car to be powered by a 12-cylinder engine. The 5.0-litre unit developed 220 kW/295 hp and peak torque of 450 Newton metres (332 lb-ft) to propel the 1790 kg 2+2-seater from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 6.8 seconds.

The motoring press heralded the BMW 850i as a "coupe of velvet and silk" and the "perfect symbiosis of power and comfort". After its first road test in the car German car magazine "auto motor und sport" wrote: "BMW has given the 850i all the high-tech weaponry it needs to take top spot." And turning its attentions to the chassis technology of the BMW 8 Series "Auto Bild" magazine commented: "It needs to be experienced to be believed preferably through high-speed corners on the motorway: bumps expansion joints - shocks that are sure to trigger sudden jolts of adrenaline in other cars - leave the 850i driver totally unruffled." Among the other new features of the BMW 8 Series were the belt system integrated into the seats an electrically adjustable steering column with memory function an automatically dimming rear-view mirror remote-control central locking and a high-performance onboard computer. A multiplex electrical system featured for the first time with data transfer from several different systems via the same conduit enhancing reliability and reducing weight. Both the front and rear side windows of the luxury Coupe could be fully retracted. And in another new addition the front side windows were automatically lowered or raised when the doors were opened or closed improving sealing and reducing wind noise as a result.

A total of 30621 examples of the BMW 8 Series were produced up to 1999.

Check out this neat BMW 850 dealer training video from 1989: