View Full Version : BMW 850i

03-02-2005, 02:35 AM
Anyone know what the specs on the BMW 850i are?

HP/TQ, engine type etc.? I've googled and can't seem to find...

03-02-2005, 02:38 AM
296HP 5.0L v12

it was 850i from 91-92, and around 93+ it became 850ci

came in manual from 91-92 (or it might have only been 91, or whatever was the first year it was for sale in NA) and then after it was only availible in auto..except the csi

850csi came out around..96-97?..with 372~hp

also was a 840ci with a 4.4L V8

I have some old BMW brocheres laying around with all that information...

(my figures could be kinda off because i'm just pulling things from my memory)

03-02-2005, 01:20 PM
840 has 282 hp and 310 ft lbs
850 has same power as t-im said and 332 ft/lbs

850 csi
Horsepower: 372 hp
Torque: 402 ft-lbs.

03-02-2005, 06:07 PM
All your answers are here:


03-02-2005, 11:47 PM
they are torquy lil cars, but not that fast, seeing as how heavy they are

maybe a bit slower than a 540i

03-03-2005, 01:00 PM
Im getting my M70 v12 5.0L shipped as we speak, going into an e36 body, should be nice when done.

03-03-2005, 08:22 PM
Seen this? Some good pics of the M70 engine as its being rebuilt. What transmission are you putting behind it? What are you going to use for an oil pan? That is going to be a huge amount of work to put in an E36


03-03-2005, 09:45 PM
The swap's been done on an E30.