BMW 850 i (E31) (diecast 1:18, Revell)

  • BMW 850 i (E31) (from 1989)
  • Revell
  • 1:18
  • Showcase model / No engine
  • diecast
  • red
  • locale dealer
  • In near mint condition
  • Original packaging exists
  • Not for sale
 
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The Origin and History of the BMW 850i (E31)

The BMW 850i (E31) made its debut on the automotive market in 1989 and was produced until 1999. This model was part of the first generation of BMW's 8 Series, a vehicle that impressed with its impressive combination of power, luxury, and advanced technology. The E31 was developed by a talented group of engineers and designers at BMW, with designer Klaus Kapitza standing out. From a technical standpoint, the E31 impressed with features such as its aerodynamic shape, developed under the guidance of Wolfgang Reitzle. The 850i was powered by a powerful V12 engine with a capacity of 5 liters and outputting 300 horsepower. Technical features included an electronically controlled damping system and advanced onboard electronics, providing unparalleled driving comfort.

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Details of the Revell 1/18 Scale Model Car

This precise model vehicle in a 1/18 scale, crafted by Revell, is an excellent example of capturing a classic car as a collector's item. The BMW 850i is depicted in a luxurious red color, and the high level of detail of the diecast model leaves collectors nothing to be desired. The clean lines and proportions of the original were meticulously recreated. Particularly striking are the finely crafted headlights and the iconic BMW kidney grilles. The model's paintwork reflects the luxurious elegance of the original, capturing the light in a shimmering glow that emphasizes the breathtaking aesthetics of the vehicle.

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Technical Features and Equipment

The original vehicle, the BMW 850i (E31), was equipped with state-of-the-art technologies of its time. In the early 90s, the BMW 850i was a pioneer in luxury and technology in the automotive sector. Its innovative features included ABS, traction control, and an electronically controlled suspension system. The vehicle came with an automatic transmission as standard, allowing for both driving comfort and sporty performance. The 850i was also one of the first production cars to feature an electronic throttle pedal. These advances in vehicle technology made the E31 a popular and esteemed model in the automotive world.

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Collector's Value and Place in the Context of the Time

For collectors, Revell's 1/18 scale model car is a real gem. The precision of the replica, down to the smallest detail, is particularly striking for enthusiasts. The model car community often seeks such high-quality models that represent an era while reflecting BMW's engineering prowess. The time when the BMW 850i was produced was also marked by significant events such as the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 and the reunification of Germany in 1990. These historical events underscore the significance and age of the vehicle, adding to its historical value. Models of this caliber enrich any collection and provide a real eye-catcher for enthusiasts. The model, part of Modelly member Fred's collection, is therefore a valuable addition to a well-curated car collection.


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