Daily Driver E31 8-Series - 1991 BMW 8-Series  850i dots stripe line

Daily Driver E31 8-Series

1991 BMW 8-Series 850i

DESCRIPTION

Found this out front of a dealership on my way hope from work. A few days later it was my daily driver. Over 175k miles on the odometer with little to no problems at all. The car has been lightly modified and well maintained.

This is not the type of car you buy and expect to be maintained by your local BMW dealer. The costs for doing so would be insanely high and would surpass the value of the car almost instantly. Instead, be prepared to do lots of work yourself or have a good independent mechanic available. Parts are becoming harder and harder to source with many being NLA (no longer available) directly from BMW. There is a very small aftermarket offering for these vehicles as well.

They are fairly complex cars which seem to have just about two of every component (batteries, fuel pumps, intake manifolds, etc). That being said, a well taken care of example will probably only need minor maintenance from time to time. Its not uncommon to see these cars with 150k-300k miles on the odometer.

In stock form, they aren't overly exciting to drive. Electronic tuning and suspension upgrades are highly recommended at a minimum to wake the car up. A supercharger or twin-turbo system turns a fairly slow car into an absolute rocket ship.

They are comfortable to drive and pretty reliable. Be prepared to receive lots of thumbs up and looks as you drive through town as its certainly a head turner.

VEHICLE LOG

DATE
ENTRY
TYPE
12/15/21
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OPTIONS

Code Option
240 Leather Steering Wheel
245 Steering Column Adjustment Elec
301 All-terrain Tyres
488 Lumbar Support Driver/front Passenger
640 Car Telephone Preparation
694 Preparation For Cd Changer
925 Shipping Protection Package

VEHICLE SPECIFICATIONS

motor
Naturally Aspirated 5.0L M70 V12
MOTOR
trans
HP24 4-Speed Automatic
TRANSMISSION
odometer
CURRENT MILEAGE
EXTERIOR:
181 Diamantschwarz
INTERIOR:
226 Schwarz Nappa
VIN:
DRIVE:
{Drive Configuration:75:value}
OWNER:
LOCATION:
FLEMINGTON, NJ
334
HORSEPOWER
365
FT-LBS TORQUE
*Manufacturer Provided

VEHICLE DETAILS

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MOTOR & DRIVETRAIN

The BMW 850i came from the factory with a front mounted SOHC 5.0L V12 designated as the M70. It utilizes a Bosch Motronic 1.2 engine control system and manifold port fuel injection. Other features include all aluminum block & heads to reduce weight and low compression (8.8:1) which allows it to run on lower octane gasoline.

Upgrades were made to provide a littler bit more power. The increase in throttle response and the crisper shifts completely transform the car's driver characteristics.
Component Manufacturer Specification / Part #
Engine Chips Wokke Performance DME & EML 2.0
(2) Air Filters K&N 33-2059

SUSPENSION & BRAKES

With well over 150k miles on the car, it was time to replace suspension components. In addition to replacing failed bushings, lowering springs, sport shocks and static camber plates were installed.

Component Manufacturer Specification / Part #
Front Lowering Springs H&R 29583
Rear Lower Springs Dinan Performance Engineering No Longer Available
Static Camber Plates No Longer Available
Sport Shocks Bilstein
Sway Bars F+R GregK Gen II No Longer Available

EXTERIOR & BODY

Exterior

INTERIOR & STEREO

The interior remained mostly stock with the exception of AC Schnitzer pedal covers that were added.

Safety Equipment: Seat Belts, Air Bag(s)

The stock ampliers and speakers were left, but the head unit was upgraded to a BMW business in-dash CD player.

Component Manufacturer Part # / Specification
Head Unit BMW CD43
Pedal Covers AC Schnitzer Aluminum

WHEELS & TIRES

WHEELS:
Powder Coated HRE Style 549
FRONT:
18" x 9.5"
REAR:
18" x 10.5"
TIRES:
Hankook Ventus V12
FRONT:
245/40ZR18
REAR:
275/35ZR18

OWNERSHIP & AWARDS

Found this out front of a dealership on my way hope from work. A few days later it was my daily driver. Over 175k miles on the odometer with little to no problems at all. The car has been lightly modified and well maintained.

This is not the type of car you buy and expect to be maintained by your local BMW dealer. The costs for doing so would be insanely high and would surpass the value of the car almost instantly. Instead, be prepared to do lots of work yourself or have a good independent mechanic available. Parts are becoming harder and harder to source with many being NLA (no longer available) directly from BMW. There is a very small aftermarket offering for these vehicles as well.

They are fairly complex cars which seem to have just about two of every component

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