1993 BMW 850CSi

A long while back in 2011, I took a look at one of those rare BMWs from the 1990s, the 850CSi. But the car I featured wasn’t any normal 850CSi, if you could even consider this super coupe “normal.” This was one of the few painted in Daytona Violet. It also had a lovely contrasting Lotus White/Violet leather interior. I did a double take when I saw this almost identical 850CSi for sale near Freiburg, Germany. The interior is a bit more purple than the one we saw here for sale in the US, but if you want to be bold, there are few better ways to do it than with a purple V12 powered pillarless coupe.

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Year: 1993
Model: 850CSi
Engine: 5.4 liter V12
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 132,067 km (~ 82,062 mi)
Price: €47,001 (~ $52,751 USD)

241 steering wheel airbag + passenger airbag
302 Anti-theft alarm system with remote control
303 Interior motion / tilt sensor alarm
353 Green tinted windscreen and rear window
401 Electric sunroof
416 Sun blind, electric
423 Floor mats
431 Automatic anti-glare mirror
438 Real wood trim
459 Electric seat adjustment with memory
481 BMW Sports seats for driver + passenger
494 Seat heating for driver + passenger
500 Headlight washer system
528 Auto-recirculated air control (AUC)
534 Automatic air conditioning
540 Cruise Control
662 Radio BMW Professional RDS
676 BMW HiFi loudspeaker system
801 German market

This BMW 850 CSI is one of only 1,510 copies built, no accidents, no damage in a top-notch collectors condition. You rarely find a care of this quality on the market today, a car with high collector value.

Like its contemporary, the Porsche 928GTS, values for the 850CSi have been going through the roof as of late. Considering the mileage, the price is a tad high on this one, but not too far off the mark, especially given the rare color. In another two years, this car will be eligible for import to the US, but given there are decent examples floating around stateside, that might be a moot point. I’ve always been a fan of the E31, it’s wedge shape and concealed headlamps a distinctive departure from the 6 series coupe that preceded it. While the 8 series came and went without a true replacement, these coupes have the potential to be highly collectable for many years to come.

-Paul

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