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E31 850 CSi and E24 M635 CSi M635 CSi (E24) 1983-89 and 850 CSi (E31) 1992-96. The Ultimate Grand Turismo by BMW M.

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post #11 of 83 Old 26th March 2013, 10:37 AM
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See you around then

Mate I'm in Auckland a bit including at club functions so I might well see it. It's a great car. You're a lucky man. Good luck with it.
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Stunning example. Had a drive in one a while ago and they are just amazing cars. Would love to own one but would never ditch my M635. Enjoy yours!

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Thanks for all the comments, guys.

I've got a few maintenance items planned for the car, to get her up to a standard befitting such a rare and beautiful machine:
- Headlamp adjustment
- Front suspension thrust arm bushings, replacement
- Lower sump pan gasket, replacement
- Final drive pinion seal, replacement
- Headlining, replacement
- Driver's seat twist (up-down mode), repair

I'll also be treating her to a full Inspection II service, followed by paint detailing and wax.

The interior is in great condition, but will still benefit from some leather treatment.

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always loved the 8 series nice find congrats whats the csi like to drive. ive driven 850 840 but never a csi

2003 M5 Carbon Black, Black sport interior.

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The CSi is very much a different beast to drive compared to the 850Ci and 840Ci.

On paper, the relative performance figures don't exactly jump out at you, but I can assure you that driving it after either of these two cars was for me a life-changing event!
Having said that, I haven't yet driven the 6-speed manual 840Ci Sport (M62), which I'm told is a pretty impressive machine.

I guess the step up to the CSi is not unlike slipping behind the wheel of the E39 M5 after the very capable 540i.
But for me, the CSi just does it even more convincingly.
Not only is it a very, very fast machine, it also has masses of torque from relatively low revs so, like the E39 M5, it doesn't really matter which gear you're in, you still get that solid push in the back of your seat.
It's a big car, but as I've said previously, it just shrinks around you once you're behind the wheel.

Of course it's not everybody's cup of tea, but I'm completely smitten by this car - and that's really saying something, since my last car was a gorgeous E28 M5, itself a very satisfying, feel-good driver's car.

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Wow! Gorgeous car!

If u ever find yourself thinking of letting it go, please keep me in mind! U know I'll take good care of her! 👍
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Just read the your letter/article on this car in the latest BMWCar mag. Its nice to see some more detailed images. The car looks sensational, you've done well to bag such a low-miler!

Congratulations!

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