1993 BMW 8 Series 850 CSi 5.7 V12 from Germany


A high performance GT, built for crossing Europe in comfort. Use it as designed and you will not be


A bad relay caused the windscreen washer to fail.

New clutch required at 147000 km.

General Comments:

A fantastic car. Even though my car is almost 11 years old it still looks and drives like it's almost brand new. The styling has not dated, and I get people asking if it's the new 6 series!

The cabin is very comfortable and luxurious. The switchgear looks a little dated (no iDrive!) but none the worse for that.

The rear seats are best used as a very well upholstered luggage space! People can fit in them, but they won't be your friends for long! Use only as a last resort.

The car is very fast, and very stable at Autobahn speeds. However, it's big and heavy and has a V12, so it drinks petrol. I get about 18mpg from it... acceptable if you're not driving it stop/start short journeys every day.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st April, 2004