1995 BMW 840 CI
Historics at Brooklands | 26-Nov-2016 | Historics at Brooklands November Sale | Venue : Brooklands Museum
Category : Classic Cars
Lot No. : 103
Year : 1995
Engine Size : See Description
Transmission : automatic
RHD
Registration No. : N818LGA
Chassis No. : WBAEF62080CB97759
Engine No. : 51041042
No longer available - Sold or withdrawn from sale
 

 

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. 
For sale by auction on Saturday 26 November 2016 with Historics at Brooklands, Brooklands Motor Racing Circuit, Weybridge, Surrey, Call 01753 639170