SHOW CAR EXAMPLE
VERY RARE CSI
BMW E31 8 SERIES 850 CSI – A VERY RARE BMW MOTORSPORT DEVELOPED CAR WITH 6 SPEED MANUAL WITH FACTORY ‘M’ S70 5.6 V12 ENGINE
1 OF ONLY 160 RHD DRIVE CARS PRODUCED
SEPTEMBER 1993 – L REGISTRATION
MILEAGE – 114,000 MILES
ABSOLUTLY IMMACULATE CONDITION – SHOW CAR CONDITION
CALYPSO RED PAINTWORK – NO DINGS / NO DENTS
TWO TONE SILVER / GREY M SPORT EXTENDED LEATHER INTERIOR
UNMARKED BMW CSL ALLOYS – NO MARKS – ALL WITH NEARLY NEW TYRES
SPECIFICATION INCLUDES ELECTRIC WINDOWS / ELECTRIC MIRRORS / ELECTRIC STEERING WHEEL ADJUST / ELECTRIC SEATS WITH DRIVER MEMORY / ELECTRIC SUNROOF / HEATED SEATS / ELECTRIC REAR BLIND / AIR CONDITIONING / BMW COMPUTER / BMW BUSINESS STEREO / FULL TOOLKIT / UNMARKED SPARE WHEEL AND TYRE
EXCELLENT FULLY DOCUMENTED SERVICE HISTORY
FOLDER OF SERVICE RECEIPTS / OLD MOTS / ORIGINAL MANUALS / FULLY STAMPED ORIGINAL SERVICE BOOK / VOSA MOT HISTORY / HPI CLEAR CERTIFICATE ETC
MOT’D UNTIL MAY 2019
Here is an immaculate example of a very rare BMW, the 850 CSI.
BMW didn’t ever actually build an M8, other than 1 prototype, so the 850 CSI is as close as it got. It was the only E31 model to be produced and developed by BMW Motorsport division, in very limited numbers. Only 160 RHD drive cars were produced. They re engineered the M70 V12, producing the heavily modified S70 unit unique to the 850 CSI. This featured increase stroke and bore making this V12 a 5.6. Using lightweight pistons, aggressive timing (with selectable sports mode) resulted an increase in power to an impressive 380 BHP. But its not just the extra power that makes this engine special, its delivers the power in true ‘M’ style, very quick to rev with a lovely ‘rasping’ soundtrack when pushed. The CSI model also featured a 6 speed manual gearbox, uprated brakes and suspension, along with the bodywork and interior upgrades unique to this model.
This particular car is in amazing condition, ready to show. the drive and performance is excellent. The service history is superb, with a folder full of old MOT’s and service receipts etc, showing how well this car has been maintained.
Finished in Calypso Red Metallic. The paintwork as you can hopefully see, is in superb condition. There is a really deep all over shine, absolutely no dings or dents , no scratches. You will not find a more immaculate example.
Underneath this BMW is just as good, its in excellent, solid condition.
The BMW M system II ‘Throwing Star’ lightweight alloys are all in as new condition, including the spare. All tyres are also in excellent shape.
The interior of this example is superb. A really lovely, two tone Silver / Grey colour scheme. Its top quality extended leather here , with supportive sports seats, an unmarked deep pile carpet., excellent headlining etc.
The boot and engine bay are just as good. The M Sport engine covers on top of this 5.6 V12, look amazing.
The E31 8 series this car is based on make for an excellent classic purchase, the 850 CSI takes the 8 series to the next level, the performance and handling from this car is amazing. This package makes for the perfect weekend car.
It will stand out at any car show and its likely to be a very rare sight, they do not come up very often.
So here’s your chance to grab a very rare part of the BMW Motorsport history.