BMW 8 Series 1989-1999


April 22, 2013 By Mike Lee
Last updated on July 28, 2015
BMW 850i (1990)
Country
Germany
Top Speed (mph)
155 (limited)
0-50 mph
5.3
0-60 mph
7.2
1/4 mile
15.4
BHP
296 @5200rpm
Torque lbft
332 @4100rpm
BHP per ton
165
MPG UK/US
21/18
Engine capacity CC/CU
4988/305
Engine type
V12 Fuel Injection
Aspiration
Normal
Compression Ratio
8.8:1
Transmission (manual/auto)
Automatic
No of speeds
4 (5 later on)
Wheels driven
RWD
Brakes F/R
Disc/Disc
No. of Seats
2+2
Length (in)
188.2
Width (in)
73
Height (in)
52.8
Kerb Weight (lbs)
3951
Additional Info: The BMW 8 series (E31) was introduced in 1989 and ran until 1999. The 1993-1996 840i/840Ci has a 282bhp 4.0 litre V8 with a 0-60 of 7.3 (auto). In 1996 the 840 got a 4.4 litre V8 with the same bhp but with more torque and slightly more miles to the gallon, but no real change to performance. Incidently in 1992 a small number of 830Ci cars were built with a 215bhp 3.0 litre engine. The 1989-1994 850i/850Ci was as above, but later on in 1994 it got named just 850Ci with an engine increase to 5.4 litres with 322bhp. The 1993-1996 850CSi got a 380bhp 5.6 litre V12 with a 0-60 time of around 5.8-6.3 secs. Shortly after it’s introduction the 4 speed auto got replaced with a 5 speed auto. Both 5 and 6 speed manuals were available according to various sources. Alpina built a 350bhp B12 850i and a 416bhp B12 850CSi.

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