Here's Why the BMW 850CSi Was the Best BMW of the 1990s

  • Опубликовано: 27 фев 2018
    In today's money, the BMW 850CSi cost $175,000 when it was new. Today, I'm reviewing a BMW 850CSi to show you all its quirks and features -- and to show you why the E31 8 Series was such a cool car, especially the flagship 850CSi model.
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  • SAL
    SAL Час назад


  • Mysterious17
    Mysterious17 День назад

    And this is what the new 8 series will be look like after 25years

  • J B
    J B День назад

    had no idea they were so rare. I see them all the time. I've had options to buy them....Love this car.

  • David Porter
    David Porter День назад

  • Boboescu Laurian
    Boboescu Laurian 2 дня назад

    that scratch of hood is present on the e34 thoo

  • Robert Capek
    Robert Capek 2 дня назад

    When I was a kid, our family owned 850, too. But it was Fiat 850 :-(

  • Мusi Cat
    Мusi Cat 3 дня назад

    The car is amazing but Doug is a fucking idiot!!

  • Dan Brace
    Dan Brace 4 дня назад

    This is your job?

  • Lachesis Atropos
    Lachesis Atropos 4 дня назад

    I had one, and I miss it!

  • Fahhad Ghanchi
    Fahhad Ghanchi 6 дней назад

    Dough is a doughie

  • Ed Valvonis
    Ed Valvonis 8 дней назад

    Doug is a type of a guy who gives beggar $5 and ask for change

  • ZiNTiS
    ZiNTiS 8 дней назад

    I like it maybe I would buy this

  • Tibor Visi
    Tibor Visi 8 дней назад

    It's pretty moronic comparing cars this old to today's standards. Uhh 👎

  • Logan Simonson
    Logan Simonson 9 дней назад

    The LS400 had an electrically adjustable steering wheel and position memory, it was 4 years older, and 1/3 the price, but all you could do was complain that it was missing screens or extra backseat controls.

  • Thora Mann
    Thora Mann 9 дней назад

    13mpg avg.

  • kcotte59
    kcotte59 9 дней назад

    m3 roadster 1999.

  • Tony Booth
    Tony Booth 9 дней назад

    Doug it's a 2+2 if you had adults you bought the 750iL.

  • Tony Booth
    Tony Booth 9 дней назад

    Doug my 750iL had the same headlight switches which I loved

    • Tony Booth
      Tony Booth 9 дней назад

      actually the switch gear is essentially 7 series

  • pleappleappleap
    pleappleappleap 11 дней назад

    What about the hatch behind the rear armrest? Is that a ski passthrough?

  • drfabianchaman
    drfabianchaman 11 дней назад

    My 2013 F30 still has the red-blue climate control dials

  • Osmond Snurksnor
    Osmond Snurksnor 12 дней назад

    Large switches make it easier to grab it in the dark dougie

  • Alexander Marquardt
    Alexander Marquardt 12 дней назад

    Drove it December 2018. You are right, this car is fucking FUN to drive, even today and it is really good quality. (I understand this isn´t as "techie" as todays cars, but its a real CAR)

    hJYIRI GKK 12 дней назад

    Never heard of an M8 until the new M8 this year

  • Oliver Powell
    Oliver Powell 12 дней назад

    what is the "emergency warning triangle"?

    • Clemens
      Clemens 12 дней назад

      In Germany if you break down or get into an accident you need to put a sign on the road to warn other drivers to slow down.

  • Oliver Powell
    Oliver Powell 12 дней назад

    i love this car!

  • H̵̡͟E ̨C̡͠O̶ME͘͢S͞
    H̵̡͟E ̨C̡͠O̶ME͘͢S͞ 13 дней назад

    had alot of memory with this car..
    my dad had more

  • Nate Staub
    Nate Staub 14 дней назад +1


  • Bartimus Trashwalker
    Bartimus Trashwalker 14 дней назад

    Doug "drop the hammer" Demuro

  • Ato Nympha
    Ato Nympha 16 дней назад

    Well there were some BMW in Africa like that tho ..had the M Pecks but wasn't M

  • Frank F
    Frank F 16 дней назад

    Jazz music Doug. Very nice touch 🎺👌😉

  • Reginald Hicks
    Reginald Hicks 17 дней назад

    Hey I own two of those wait a min. I dont

  • p hach
    p hach 17 дней назад

    actually, they did build an M8... but only a single unit was produced. it’s in BMW’s museum

    XxZSxDELTAx 17 дней назад

    I have a 1998 BMW 328i and luckily for me, my pixel info screen has not burned out at all yet

  • Moises Sequera
    Moises Sequera 18 дней назад

    Back in 2019

  • Charles Te Huia
    Charles Te Huia 21 день назад

    Hi , thanks for the video reviews , is this model riddled with the electrical issues as the rest of them ?

  • Aaron King
    Aaron King 22 дня назад

    Eazy E owned one

    • nomoclutch
      nomoclutch День назад

      Actually Easy E and LL Cool J both had 850’s, but not CSi. LL’s car was on the cover of one of his singles and was on the market a couple years ago. ;-)

  • Dkill
    Dkill 22 дня назад +1

    @ 19:51 ......And its SMOOOOTH Power!!!

  • Robert hentschelmann
    Robert hentschelmann 23 дня назад

    I was beginning to think that the F250 was gonna follow you the entire video.

  • guntars
    guntars 23 дня назад

    7:10 just above the radio you can see, that someone actually has removed it before. and left a screwdriver mark. thats no nice :D

  • Joel Cromwell
    Joel Cromwell 26 дней назад

    Interesting factoid about the 850CSi Doug: In a certain sequence these cars would lock their owners inside with now way out, short of breaking the window...

  • Jay Russell
    Jay Russell 27 дней назад

    no headlights ain't a real Bimmer.

  • JayNL
    JayNL 27 дней назад

    I can't stand how every video of every car starts with THIS IS A... arghhhh... can't hear it anymore... yet every movie starts with it, so I guess it's just me?


    that steering wheel looks like shit

  • CineRaphael
    CineRaphael 28 дней назад

    the weirdest thing about the BMW 8 Series is that their V12 Sold better than their V8 on 840Ci

  • DjDarkro
    DjDarkro Месяц назад

    F my life, now i know what is that plug from the e36 glovebox :)

  • S9v9F
    S9v9F Месяц назад

    90s BMWs and especially the E38 7 series as well as the E31 8 series were so "insanely beautiful", "uber-quality" cars, it was almost painful... LOL Then at the dawn of the new century it seems like for some reason BMW said enough is enough with beauty and quality let's go "full retard mode on" and try building the ugliest and most garbage quality cars possible and see what happens... Pretty much the same story for Mercedes-Benz as well. I have an R129 SL320, an E38 728i 7 Series and a W140 500SEL S class and I will never sell them. They are all built like a tank.

  • Bmore Baby
    Bmore Baby Месяц назад

    Do the BMW m6

  • Bryan Glaser
    Bryan Glaser Месяц назад

    Bavarian Motor Works at its best. So beautiful.

  • Marcos Resto
    Marcos Resto Месяц назад

    I loved my 1996 850CSI
    She was the greatest.

  • Suhas Gowda
    Suhas Gowda Месяц назад

    *BMW motorsports* on it

  • Ryan Brooke
    Ryan Brooke Месяц назад

    How about you review my grandpas 1965 ferrari gt california same car as in ferris buellers day off.

  • William Nichols
    William Nichols Месяц назад

    Such a sleek, beautiful, sharky, car. Nothing but black, precision, quality craftsmanship. With many ammenities way ahead of its time, ole Murphy is with you wherever you go with this car. This is the only drawback to this bimmer.

  • Korky
    Korky Месяц назад

    11:15 looks like it had USB before USB?

  • cardo
    cardo Месяц назад

    Back in the day they were much more generous with real wood trim.

  • Jann Claußen
    Jann Claußen Месяц назад

    While Doug is talking about the two batteries in the trunk, you can see some weired electronics on the back of the rearseats. Am I correct in assumimg that this is the audio amplifier whos interieur is visible through a clear plastic cover? What that was not standard right? The owner fitted this thing there afternhe bought the car, correct? It was the 90s after all. ;-)

  • MrAnthonyP69
    MrAnthonyP69 Месяц назад

    Why does he always try and enter the back seats via the drivers door. Most 2 doors, the passengers door and seat will come forward more.

  • nomebear
    nomebear Месяц назад

    A good friend bought one as a company car. He was an older man, easy on his cars, but never the less it was in the shop all of the time with engine issues.

  • Trevor Roberts
    Trevor Roberts Месяц назад

    it was to be a M8 and they even have a prototype in the BMW meseum of what it was to look like.

  • Motlatsi Joel Lekomola
    Motlatsi Joel Lekomola Месяц назад

    Lol: "Doug DeMuro can sell water to the well" Geez

  • Clint Tapper
    Clint Tapper Месяц назад

    Just to address one of Doug's questions, regarding the car.
    The dimmer control on the rear view mirror, in 1995 was mechanical. There was a solex refractor mirror behind the front mirror that used to tilt when you turned the knob. That's why the knob is so big, because it had to physically move an object rather than be electronic.

  • paul hunter
    paul hunter Месяц назад

    it wasnt - it was a bmw flop. the best bmw of the 90s was a 3 series and 5 series and 7 series Z3. The one's that BMW made money on!!!!!!!!!!!!! this was a failllllllllllll and i think prince owned one so gay. and its trying to be nightrider

    MUNDOZ WORLD Месяц назад

    8:36 mhmmmm oreos

  • Bza K
    Bza K Месяц назад

    I used to drool over this car when i was a kid.

  • T Chamseddine
    T Chamseddine Месяц назад

    It's amazing to see the evolution of BMW design and how far the world of tech has come in such a short time

  • Alex Marritt
    Alex Marritt Месяц назад

    Why didn’t they make an M8? 😳

  • Alex Marritt
    Alex Marritt Месяц назад

    The new M850i is a good modern day version

  • Rainbow Gang
    Rainbow Gang Месяц назад

    Saw this car on the road thought it was Acura nsx but t saw emblem I was like WTF never seen a BMW like that before. Have to searched it up.

  • RoadCarReviews
    RoadCarReviews Месяц назад

    WBS= Weird Bullshit

  • Ron Sense
    Ron Sense Месяц назад

    .....yea and ....I have owned both a 93 850i and now a 97 840ci and loved both. These cars are extremely beautiful....this guy talks way too fast

  • Itz Ghostboyy
    Itz Ghostboyy Месяц назад

    Love this car, hoped he would mention how the windows closed at 100mph and the sunroof at 110 to keep conversation uninterrupted

  • richboy900
    richboy900 Месяц назад

    What about the nazca c2 if you can call that a bmw. Remember that thing from nfs 3

  • SS
    SS Месяц назад

    Doug. The wipers are scraped because the owners usually lift the wipers while needing to change them thus hitting the extended hood range. The method is to turn the car on and turn wipers on and when the wipers extend to its highest position on the windshield, you can then change the blades This was not a CAD error. My 2007 750 Li also has this design, its to provide less wind noise having the extended hood closer to the windshield.

  • regular _
    regular _ Месяц назад +1

    this car would be one of the most beautiful car, if those front headlights were like normal and


  • Petrichor screen
    Petrichor screen Месяц назад

    How serious is that solution? Is it acid wash?

  • Timotheus van Esch
    Timotheus van Esch Месяц назад

    I love the "intense windscreen wiper fluid"!
    Everybody who has done 200km/h on average on the highway during summer knows the hell of those bugs on your front window...

  • don hezca
    don hezca Месяц назад

    Quickie is a v12.

  • Егор Сорокин
    Егор Сорокин Месяц назад

    This car is nice but... What a beautiful kiosk is on the background! I really want to know where it was filmed to visit it one day.

  • Danko Djordjevic
    Danko Djordjevic Месяц назад

    lol Doug reminds me of Alen( two and a half man) same character :DDD

  • Ethan Ransom
    Ethan Ransom Месяц назад

    Lol does that mpg on the screen say 13.4mpg?

  • bluestudio67
    bluestudio67 Месяц назад

    How did I only now find this guy? I love the old cars and their history, unique features and all. This guy is imminently good at this.

  • Dav Mar
    Dav Mar Месяц назад

    What about the Dinan 8?

  • bansheemyk2001 no name
    bansheemyk2001 no name Месяц назад

    For 175k, you'd think the headliner wouldn't come delaminated!

  • thelocustemperor
    thelocustemperor Месяц назад

    The 850i reminds me of the Acura NSX they are both basically unicorn cars that will likely never be seen again...

  • hdz12ez
    hdz12ez Месяц назад

    Is it me or is the headliner material coming down?

  • Chris Schaffner
    Chris Schaffner Месяц назад

    The McLaren F1 engine, the S70/2, while sharing the same 12 cylinder layout, bore spacing and design principle as the S70B56, is essentially a new design with the heads based on the European market S50,[12] and thus featuring 4 valves per cylinder and variable valve timing (called dual-VANOS by BMW) and individual throttle bodies. A dry sump oiling system is used. [13] The weight of the S70/2, plus ancillaries and full exhaust, is 265 kg (584 lb).

  • PROSTO4Tabal
    PROSTO4Tabal Месяц назад

    too much talking, give me that car !

  • Shawn Hernandez
    Shawn Hernandez 2 месяца назад

    Unfortunately this car didn't make it to Asia :(

  • 777
    777 2 месяца назад

    Nice Nantucket shirt!

  • pc-sound-legacy
    pc-sound-legacy 2 месяца назад

    I owned the poor guys version of this car - honda prelude ba4 :-) Loved it. And still love pop-up-lights

  • HostileLemons
    HostileLemons 2 месяца назад

    I would sell my kidney for that car...

    SURREAL 2 месяца назад

    Mk3 supra........

  • strictly business
    strictly business 2 месяца назад

    F.y.i the Maintenance on one of these is terribly expensive and finding body parts and moldings is almost non existent difficult and expensive to find. My dad owns a 92 regular 850 lol. But as far as holding up with style and overall engineering it's all there and a good car but I felt that for 100 thousand dollar BMW even in the 90s with a v12 packed in it. It lacked power. My mr2 tt beats my dad's 850 everytime and with a cheaper maintenance bill.

  • Anthony Espino
    Anthony Espino 2 месяца назад +1

    Hey Doug come give my 6 Speed Go Kart 8 Doug score

  • Tonydagreat1
    Tonydagreat1 2 месяца назад

    This one of my favorite cars😎🔥

  • Robert the Haunted Doll
    Robert the Haunted Doll 2 месяца назад +1

    It would look great with a big wing on the back kinda like the 3000GT has.

    • paul hunter
      paul hunter Месяц назад

      no it wouldnt it would look gayer than prince

  • Sean Jones
    Sean Jones 2 месяца назад

    Free the brontosaurus

  • Bla Bla
    Bla Bla 2 месяца назад

    I was allowed to be driven in a customer version of a 8 series in 1999 for my 16 birthday, as my mother and her friend both work and worked at BMW. It was awesome... we drive very slowly as it would be delivered just 2 days later, but every golf on the motorway who saw us had to go past because then he got past a BMW 8 series....hilarious.....still love this car till today and will never forget this magic birthday present.

  • anastasia theophanides
    anastasia theophanides 2 месяца назад

    When i firstly saw it in my childhood i thought it was a ferrari.. =D awsome car ♥!!

  • Brandon Payne
    Brandon Payne 2 месяца назад

    I would keep Rain ex in one reservoir and regular in the other. That’s the only use I could think of with that.

  • Brandon Payne
    Brandon Payne 2 месяца назад

    At first glance I just assumed those were aftermarket wheels. Those are definitely a stylish factory wheel.