BMW 850 CSI
1992, Left Hand Drive, Rare 5.6 CSI with Manual Gearbox
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A stunning metallic green1992 BMW 850 CSi is now up for sale at Signature Motor Company. This is a rare and sought after manual gearbox classic car. It has only had 4 owners and is one of a small production run, 1 of 1,510. If you would like more details about this classic BMW 850 CSi classic car for sale in the UK, please call Signature Motor Company on 0207 118 2299 now.
BMW 850 CSi Details:
- Produced: 1992–96
- Engine code: S70B56
- Ouput:280 kW (381 PS; 375 hp) 550 N⋅m (410 lb⋅ft)
History of BMW 850 CSi:
As a top of the range sports tourer, the 850CSi took over from the prototype M8. The 850CSi used the same engine as the 850i, which was tuned so significantly that BMW assigned it a new engine code: BMW S70B56. The modifications included a capacity increase to 5.6 litres and power increase to 380 PS (279 kW; 375 hp).
The 850CSi's modified suspension included stiffer springs and dampers that reduced the car's ride height. The recirculating ball steering ratio was dropped 15% over the stock E31 setup. The model also sported staggered throwing star wheels. The front and rear bumpers were reshaped for improved aerodynamic performance. Four round stainless steel exhaust tips replaced the square tips found on other models. The 6-speed manual gearbox was the only transmission option.
In Europe, all 850CSi's came with four-wheel steering (AHK - Aktive Hinterachs-Kinematik, Active rear axle Kinematics), uprated and ventilated brakes with floating front discs, rear differential oil cooler, engine oil cooler, two-tone interior, sports seats, and reshaped mirrors. In the United States, the cars instead received "BMW Motorsport" writing on the door handles.
Production ended in late 1996 because the S70 engine could not be modified to comply with new emission regulations without substantial re-engineering.