The first V12 engine mated to a 6-speed manual transmission on a road car, one of the first vehicles to be fitted with an electronic drive-by-wire throttle and the BMW's first cars, together with the Z1, to use a multi-link rear axle.
Model Year: February 1990 –May 1999 - Total 30,621 built Model Range: 840Ci - 4.4-liter M62B44 V8 engine, 286ps, 5-speed automatic transmission (option 6-speed manual transmission for EU Spec) 850i - 5.0-liter M70B50 V12 engine, 300ps, with 4-speed automatic or a 6-speed manual gearbox
850Ci - 5.4-liter M73B54 V12 engine, 326ps, with 4-speed automatic or a 6-speed manual gearbox 850CSi - 5.6-liter S70B56 V12 Engine, 381ps, 6-speed manual transmission
Never Release..... The M8 Version and 850i Cabrio, Because of the high Development cost and on-going economic recession of the 1990s