The Chicago Car Club is interested in classic cars of all makes and models, especially a BMW 840ci. We make the process of selling your BMW 840ci quick and painless. In just a matter of hours we will have your classic valued and, if you do so choose, turned into money in your pocket. All it takes is a phone call or electronic inquiry to get the ball rolling.
The 840ci was a sport sedan built by the German automaker BMW between 1992 and 1999. It was part of the 8 Series, using the E31 chassis. Rather than replacing the earlier 6 Series, it was aimed at a new market niche. It became popular with business people who wanted a performance car that looked a bit more dignified. It belonged to a grand tourer class.
It was larger than other BMW sport sedans of the era. Its attractive design had no B-pillar, which normally was located at the rear of the front side windows. This enabled it to have a large extended section of glass that was stylish and also gave the occupants of the car good visibility.
The 840ci was a lighter car than some others in the 8 Series. Though some 8 Series cars came with a V12, the 840ci utilized an 8 cylinder engine. The 840ci came with a choice of two different engine packages, a 4 litre M60B40 engine with 286 PS (210 kW) and was built from 1992-96. From 1995-1999, BMW added the M62B44 engine as a choice, with 210 kW (286 PS; 282 hp) and 420 N·m (310 lb·ft) of torque. It got better gas milage and produced greater torque, though horsepower remained unchanged.
The 840ci was available with a 5-speed automatic transmission in the US. European cars were given the option of a 6-speed manual transmission. The only stylistic differences that would show the difference between the V8 model and the V12 models were the quad exhausts, which were round on the V8s and square on the V12 models.
Only 7,232 840ci cars were made in all, over the course of a decade. This sets this car to be a future classic with some rarity.