Lot 103 - 1995 BMW 840 Ci
|Odometer reading||146,002 miles|
|Result||Sold - £5,040|
The Klaus Kapitza-designed 8-Series was launched at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 1989. Though it effectively replaced the 6-Series, it was originally intended as an additional model line - an upmarket range with superior performance and price tag to match. During its ten year reign, the 8-Series was offered in 830i, 840Ci and 850i/Ci form. When introduced in mid-1993, it was fitted with a four litre, V8 engine mated to either a five-speed automatic or a six-speed manual transmission. With 282bhp on tap, this version could achieve the 0-62mph sprint in an impressive 6.9 seconds. The fully independent suspension featured struts at the front and an innovative multi-link system with coil springs on the rear. Steering was by ball and nut and braking by discs all round - vented at the front; solid at the rear. Over 1.5 billion Deutsche Marks are said to have been spent on the car's design and development. Though electronically limited to 155mph, the most powerful 8-Series models had a potential top speed of almost 190mph.
This striking righthand drive BMW 840Ci is equipped with the optional five-speed automatic transmission. The metallic green coachwork is in excellent order and has a contrasting biscuit interior. A good service history accompanies this example with most services completed by BMW or specialists. Recent works include new rear brake pads and refurbished wheels. Supplied with a V5 registration document and an MoT test certificate valid until August 2017, we are advised by the vendor that "she drives as good as she looks". This 8-Series BMW has a magnificent design, superb ergonomics and has clearly been well cared for.
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