1995 BMW 850CSi

We’ve featured a few BMW 8 series here on German Cars For Sale Blog, but most have been the garden variety V8 and V12 versions. The CSi was the M8 that never was, which included a 6 speed manual, uprated suspension and a higher performance 375 horsepower, 5.6 liter V12. Only 225 CSi models were produced for the US and Canada and clean examples are few and far between. Here is a clean, 34,000 mile original for sale.

The seller states:

This 1995 BMW 850 CSi is the real deal. No gimmicks. If you’re looking for an 850 CSi that is probably one of the best in the country if not the world, here it is for your viewing pleasure. This car is in excellent condition with only 34,000 original miles on it. I purchased the car from the owner of a large luxury car dealership. It was part of his vast collection of personal collector cars.

The car is cosmetically beautiful and mechanically excellent. The paint is flawless. The car has no dents and is arrow straight. Always garaged and owned by non-smoker, it looks like it was just driven out of the showroom. The tires and wheels are brand new as well. The 18″ 5 spoke M wheels were offered as an option only in Europe. I ordered them directly from BMW in Germany. For those unfamiliar with the car, BMW only produced a total of 225 of them for the U.S. in the years from 1993 to 1995, and only 80 or so were sent over in 1995. There is probably only about a dozen left in the U.S. with the original paint and quality of the example shown here. This was to be the M version of the 8 series. The M emblem is stamped on the beautiful 12 cylinder engine and door sills. There are also M cues e.g. stitching on the steering wheel and gear shift knob. The 12 cylinder motor came from the factory and was to be a “Ferrari killer” with 380 HP. The 850 CSi is extremely stable but at the same time sneaky fast. This car has timeless beauty and design and is only for the discerning buyer.

The buy it now price of $52,000 may seem high at first. After doing a little research, NADA pegged this car at around $28,000, Kelley Blue Book was more optimistic at just over $52,000. However, when you are dealing with something this unique, pricing guides usually aren’t the best tool. Auctions usually give a better gauge, but if I had to take a guess, I wouldn’t be surprised if this car sold for $40 to $45,000. At that price it could prove to be a wise investment that would appreciate over time.


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  1. Very cool. If you want one of these, it is a great idea to buy the best one around.

  2. I am a proud owner of a 1995 BMW 850 CSI. I am the original owner, and the car is in showroom condition. I have considered selling it but the prices quoted in this blog are much lower than what I thought the car should be worth. I probably will not sell it now. Thanks for the information.

    Claude Chafin

  3. I am currently in the market for a 850CSI that is in very good condition, Black on Black if you know of one for sale please email me at jimc256@hotmail.com
    or give me your contact info so i can call u


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