Lot 135 - 1996 BMW 840 Ci

Lot 135 - 1996 BMW 840 Ci

Lot 135 - 1996 BMW 840 Ci

Lot Number 135
Registration N706 HLU
Chassis Number WBAEF82010CC66092
Engine Number 52351275
Odometer reading 153,181 miles
Estimate No Reserve
Result Sold - £8,288

When the Klaus Kapitza designed 8 Series was launched at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 1989, it 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 stand-alone 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.

Originally supplied by the BMW main dealer on the 14th June 1996 this 1996 BMW 840ci is in the stable of BMW’s that our vendor has collected over the past decade and interestingly all in the same colour. Presented in Maroon with Grey leather this example has just five former keepers and boasts a comprehensive history file. Owned by our vendor since 2018 the car has remained garaged and cared for. The paintwork in in very good order and inside boasts the original Nokia mobile phone and cradle that befitted these executive coupés. Treated to a recent MoT test certificate these BMW 8 series are becoming a more appreciated modern classic and this example no exception. What better way to enjoy driving than in this pillarless coupé.

Guide Price £8,000 - £12,000

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