The BMW E31 is the first generation of the BMW 8 Series. It is a grand tourer built by BMW from 1990 to 1999 powered by either a V8 or V12 engine. While it did supplant the original E24 based 6 Series in 1990, a common misconception is that the 8 Series was developed as a successor. It was actually in an entirely new model class aimed at a different market, with a substantially higher price and performance than the 6 Series.
BMW installed the new M73B54 V12 engine in the car from October 1994, the new engine being from the newly launched E38 750i. This was not an immediate changeover, and both the M70 and M73-engined cars rolled off the production lines, both named 850Ci with those built before 10/94 using the older E32 type 5.0 M70.
As the displacement of the M73 increased to 5.4-litres and the compression ratio went up, the power output increased to 240 kW (322 hp / 326 PS).
This car on offer is presented in all original absolutely mint condition. For sale by only its second owner! The individual paint is original except of the doors that were repainted because of scratches.
|Engine||5.379 ccm, 326 PS, V12|
|Steering||Left Hand Drive|
|Layout||Rear Wheel Drive|
|Color - exterior||Blue (Tobagoblau) metallic|
|Color - interior||Blue/Black (individual)|
|Miles/Kilometers shown||87.831 kms|
|Chassis / VIN||WBAEG41040CC41257|
|Location - Country||Czechia|
|Location - City||Prague|
2-door coupe body type; RWD (rear-wheel drive), automatic 5-speed gearbox; gasoline (petrol) engine with displacement: 5379 cm3, advertised power: 240 kW / 322 hp / 326 PS (ECE), torque: 490 Nm; characteristic dimensions: outside length: 4780 mm, width: 1855 mm, wheelbase: 2684 mm; reference weights: base curb weight: 1880 kg; top speed: 250 km/h (155 mph) electronically governed (declared by factory); accelerations: 0-60 mph 6 s, 0-100 km/h 6.3 s (declared by factory)