Lot 122 - 1996 BMW 840 Ci
|Odometer reading||116,629 miles|
|Result||Sold - £10,360|
When launched in 1989 at the Frankfurt Motor Show, the BMW 8 Series felt like a glimpse into the future with its angular styling. An upmarket range with superior performance and price tag to match, the 8 Series was designed to be a standalone premium model although seen to be the successor to the 6 Series. The 8 Series was offered in 830i, 840Ci and 850i/Ci form and, 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. Producing a very healthy 282bhp, this version could achieve the 0-62mph sprint in an impressive 6.9 seconds; importantly with the naturally aspirated V8, acceleration was effortless and refined. Over $1 billion dollars are said to have been spent on the car's design with CAD design and wind tunnel technology. From mid-1995, production phased in the newer 4.4 litre M62B44 engine, which had better fuel economy and more torque, though power output remained unchanged.
This example is presented in silver metallic with black leather interior and comes with air conditioning, electric windows and an electric sunroof. The paintwork is in very good condition all round and the car sits on Alpina wheels which look fantastic. The car is accompanied by a history file containing various invoices and its BMW wallet including the owner’s manuals. These striking looking German sports cars were radical in their design when first manufactured and still look great today.
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