We are pleased to present this 1991 BMW E31 850i Coupe finished in Black over a Black Leather interior. As BMW’s flagship performance coupe of the 1990s, the 8-series’ wedge shape, together with frameless and pillarless windows and pop-up headlights, make this a timeless icon. Powered by a 5.0-liter V12, this 850i is reportedly one of only 528 North American-spec examples equipped with a six-speed manual transmission for the model year. With a 2019 suspension refresh carried out including Bilstein shocks, Eibach Pro lowering springs, OEM sway bars and trailing arms, this well maintained 850i shows 54k miles on the odometer and is now being offered by its seller out of Georgia accompanied by a clean Carfax report
The exterior is finished in Black (086) and is stated to be in good condition with minor road going wear (detailed images are provided in the photo gallery). A scratch is also noted on the passenger rear quarter panel. The front bumper cover and driver's door were reportedly refinished under previous ownership. The door handle gaskets were replaced and the rear quarter window seals are loose but do not leak. A paint correction was performed and ceramic coating was applied earlier in 2020. This 8-series rides on factory 16” wheels that are wrapped in 245/50 tires.
Inside, you will find a Black leather interior that is stated to be in great condition. This well-appointed coupe showcases power seats, automatic climate control, power windows, and cruise control. All gauges and electrical components are reported to be fully functional. Upgrades added recently include a BMW single-CD unit with Bluetooth adapter, a custom leather center armrest and a new black headliner. Additionally, the leather seats were redyed under prior ownership and the original sun visors were dyed black to match the headliner. The Multi-Information Display was repaired by Bavtek in 2019 and the seller notes that the sunroof slides but no longer tilts.
Power comes from a naturally aspirated 5.0-liter V12 engine that is capable of producing 296 HP in stock form. The rear wheels are driven through a 6-speed manual transmission which allows this coupe to accelerate from 0-60 MPH in approximately 6.3 seconds. A Wokke performance chip and a replacement DME control module are among the modifications. The timing chain tensioner, drive belt, and oil pan gaskets were replaced as part of a top-end overhaul and tune-up performed by Solo Motorsports of Atlanta, Georgia in August 2019. Additional work includes refreshing the suspension with new Bilstein shocks and struts, Eibach Pro lowering springs, replacement upper and lower control arms, front sway bar bushings, trailing arm bushings, tie rods, engine mounts, and ignition components. Stated to be in good running order with a clean Carfax and a recent oil change, this 850i is ready to be enjoyed by its next owner.
Included in the sale of this 850i are a set of two keys, a clean Georgia title, books, records dating back over 20 years, tools, a clean Carfax report, original factory cassette stereo unit, car phone, and window sticker. If you are in search of a modern classic and an exceptionally well engineered German sports car, this rare V12 850i 6-speed is certainly worth consideration.