"I have owned my 96 850 for two years now and have found it to be one of the most satisfying autos I have ever owned. I also own two other GT cars that I love but find the 850 preferable especially on long trips. It may not handle as well as some sports cars but the over all driving experience is excellent. I have found myself looking for another one in case something were to happen to the 96. I would have preferred a 6 speed manual but the automatic on the 850ci version is a good compromise. Wonderful, solid car."
"Most people define a "classic" as a car having perhaps limited production, distinctive styling, exceptional performance, ahead of it's time, and quality. The late model 8 series fits all of those definitions.
I waited until the very last minute to factory order a 97 840 (last of the series). Although mine is a low mileage "garage queen" it makes my heart sings every time I take it out for exercise.
A truely exceptional effort by BMW."
"I bought a 1995 840ci in 2000 with low miles. Had to sell it due to job transfer overseas. Upon my return to the US in 06, I purchased a rare sweet 850ci. The four years i was away all i talked about was buying another 8 series upon my return. No words can explain what this car is capable of. This is a true classic. Style, handling, 160 no sweet. I will always own an eight."