It is the first generation of the eight series, manufactured between 1990 and 1999 with V12 and V8 engine. It was an entirely new model class with improved performance and higher price. For the first time, V12 was linked with a 6-speed manual transmission. It was also among the first cars with an electronic drive-by-wire throttle, and one of the first BMWs with a multi-link rear axle. It was heavier, with more luxury items. Approximately 31 000 were built.
840Ci was offered with 4 liters M60B40 V8 with 282hp and 4.4 liters M62B44 V8, with a five-speed automatic and six-speed manual transmission. The quad round exhausts were square in the V12 models.
850i was offered with 5 liters M70B50 V8 with 296 hp, with either four-speed automatic or 6-speed manual gearbox.
850Ci was with M73B54 V12 with 5.4 liters and 322hp.
850CSi was with S70B56, Bosch Motronic 1.7 fuel injection and 5.6 liters with 375bhp. The outlook was reshaped, and the car was offered with four-wheel steering, ventilated brakes, engine oil cooled, sports seats, and two-tone interior. It was only provided with a six-speed manual gearbox.
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