BMW 8-Series (E31) 850 CSi 1992

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  1. Leonidae@MFT

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    5.6l V12, 6-speed manual.. Yes please

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    followed by most 90's video I could find.. :lol:



    This following segment comes from @LJ12's original post duplicate thread which has been merged for this car:
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    Specs:

    Engine: 4.4 liter BMW M62B44 V8.
    Power: 286 BHP and 420 NM.
    Gearbox: 5-Speed ZF 5HP30 Automatic.
    0-100: 7.0 seconds.
    Top Speed: 280 KPH. (with deactivated limiter.)
    Weight: 1820 kg.

    This following segment comes from @All Your Base 's original post duplicate thread which has been merged for this car:
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    Why I Want this in GT: The fastest M car ever. Besides, it would make a good Bugatti beater.
    From Wikipedia: Originally envisioned as a Ferrari competitor equipped with a special 550 bhp version of the BMW M70 engine, essentially a bored out version of the M70 with experimental multi-valve cylinder heads. A common misconception is that this engine powered the McLaren F1. However, when this was suggested to McLaren's designer Gordon Murray, the idea was rejected because the engine was too heavy and long for the McLaren F1. Rather, variations on the original S70 used on the 850csi, the S70/2 and S70/3 were used for the McLaren F1 (The variation used on the M8 prototype was the S70/1 engine). The project was eventually scrapped because BMW decided that there was no market for an M8. The only prototype ever produced (one that was reportedly not even road safe) was locked away by BMW in the company's ''Giftschrank'' (poison storage).

    Specifications (All I can find):
    Horsepower:
    550 hp
    Torque: 404 Kw
    Price: $1,000,000
    0-62: 3.4 seconds
    Top Speed: 217 mph

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  3. LJ12

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    Oh yes! My dreamcar, which I REALLY want in GT6. (With correct colour and liscence plate! :D)
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    Including the ever so elusive M version, the 8 series happens to be one of my favorite BMW lineups.

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  6. mrhemi1971

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    850CSI gets my vote.....and the body kits could be Dinan, Racing Dynamics,AC Schnitzer
     
  7. StarLight

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    I love this BMW model
     
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  8. NixxxoN

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    its a very heavyweight car that I doubt it would go well round a track, but god its beautiful... hell yes, bring it to GT!
     
  9. Humungus

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    The Nissan GT-R is also a very heavy car, and this goes round corners as well
     
  10. NixxxoN

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    I think its not a very good car... overrated (in GT6) Its not very good in corners (understeer). It also feels heavy and not very agile.
    In real life I dont know.
     
  11. Humungus

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    I'm also not the biggest GT-R fan, but it's a fact that despite it's enormous weight it beats about everything even remotely comparable on a track.
     
  12. LJ12

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    But the GT-R was designed to go around corners well, even though the GT-R weighs 1.7 tonnes. But the main difference here is that the 850CSi was designed to be a Gran Tourer, and the GT-R to be a supercar. I understand what you`re saying, but comparing the GT-R to an 850CSi, is like comparing an apple to a chocolate bar. They are two completly different things
     
  13. Humungus

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    Not entirely. Both cars were really advanced for their respective decade, although both cars do have different purposes.
     
  14. StarLight

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    This car is so awesome, I always liked the BMW 8-serie with the V12!
    Very good choice.
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    It drives beatifully in Gran Turismo 2.
     
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  16. StarLight

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    Fantastic car ... mine BMW favorite.
     
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    I 100 % agree. Whenever I play GT2, I rarely drive anything different than the 840Ci.

    The 8-Series is the best car BMW has ever made. It is also my dreamcar, and I really want one! My biggest goal in my life is to aquire an 8-series.
     
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    Fixed
     
  20. GranTurismo guy

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    This thread is confusing, which 8 series are people voting for?? :confused:

    Can we have a new thread title please? :)
     
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    They're voting for ALL 8-series. As such, the thread title is good.. And it looks like this due to merging with other 8-series thread.
     
  22. rtv190

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    MUST HAVE CLASSIC BMW NOW!!!!
     
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    Thank you for merging the threads, @Leonidae@MFT! Really helps the suggestions for the lovely 8-Series to be properly organized. Great job! :cheers:
     
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    This was my "fantasy" car when I was young. I´d be a former race driver wich entered the police force and my task was to just bust the bad guys racing on the highway and wich the cops couldn´t catch. This was my car, dark blue with black rims. I allways imagined myself driving that... Who knows, maybe one day I can still make that fantasy come true in a way, maybe...
     
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    I had one of these as a diecast when I was a kid, thought it looked funny.
     
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  26. HYBRIDLVR

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    Here, You can have mines,)
     

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    Get it in!
     
  28. LJ12

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    Congratulations with your E31. She looks magnificent!
    I'm really jealous of you to be honest, but I really hope you enjoy it.

    Just some questions though:
    Is it an 840 or an 850?
    If it's an 840, does it have the M60B40 or the M62B44 engine?
    Or if it's an 850, does it have the M70B50 or the M73B54 engine?

    Also, is it expensive to run?

    Thanks if you can reply to me when you have the chance.

    Cheers!
     
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  29. HYBRIDLVR

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    I see you've been doing home work on E31's, I have 2 of them, Both V12's One is a Dinan 5.0 Twin turbo, The other is a M73 with custom software/flashed and a LSD upgraded rear diff, They are a bunch of fun to drive, The TT puts out 525hp and the M73 puts out 345hp, The maintenance is very reasonable compared to cars of there era with a similar drive train. Very simple to diagnose with a GT1 or similar diagnostic tool, The good thing about the V12 is, It has 2 of everything, So if something does completely fail under the hood, You can Limp it to safety with half a engine, That's right, It can run on half a engine,)
     

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  30. Shimazu

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    OMG !! this car is so beautiful , one on my first cars in GT2