Lot 199 - 1996 BMW 840Ci
|Odometer reading||104,165 miles|
|Estimate||£14,000 - £18,000|
- Great condition throughout
- Recent work carried out totalling £4,737.55
The Klaus Kapitza-designed 8-Series (chassis code E31) 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, of which the 840Ci was the second most popular variant. 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.
Originally registered on 11th January 1996, this striking right hand drive BMW 840Ci is equipped with the optional five-speed automatic transmission. The metallic green coachwork is in excellent order, as is the light grey leather interior. A good service history accompanies N245 XGM, with the original service book showing 15 stamps and a comprehensive collection of invoices. Recent work carried out in March this year includes a full service, new front road springs, new fuel lines, new viscous coupling, new stainless steel exhaust system and a new headlining. The cost of this work was £4,737.55 and was carried out by a respected classic car specialist. Whilst the odometer currently reads 147,782 miles, the correct mileage is actually 104,165 miles. A replacement instrument cluster was fitted in September 2009 and the owner could only locate a second-hand unit showing 43,617 miles more than the original unit, this is documented in the history file. Supplied with a V5 registration document and an MoT test certificate valid until 26th September 2023, we are advised by the vendor that ‘she drives as good as she looks’. The 8-Series BMW is a magnificent design with superb ergonomics. A well cared for example such as this is surely one for the future.
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