|The 1997 BMW 840ci – 8 Series 2 Door Sport Coupe
Hand Built in Germany for the high speed excitement of the Autobahn, the 1997 840ci (the last USA delivered model year) is one of the most sought after BMW sport coupe's ever produced !
There were only 801 total BMW 840ci models delivered to
to North America for the combined last 2 years of 1996 and 1997.
This very rare BMW was an ultra low factory production vehicle that is fully loaded and has the newly improved (in 1996) and more desirable ultra-smooth M62 4.4 liter, 282 hp V8 engine which had both better fuel economy and more torque than the previous 1994 and 1995 model year 840ci's and with none of downsides associated with the factory recalls with the earlier model years, specifically having to do with the defect in the old (1994 and 1995) M60 Nikasil coated V8 engines and which was resolved in the 1996 and 1997 model years with the introduction of the new and improved M62 Alusil coated V8 engines.
This 1997 BMW 840ci also includes the very rare and highly desirable 5 speed steptronic automatic transmission that can be driven as an automatic or shifted auto-manually when you happen to be in the mood for a change of driving pace.
The car is completely stock with the exception of the 18” Sport M-Parallel Wheels.
The top speed is an electronically factory limited 155 mph with no modification but still gets an honest and economical 25 MPG on the highway when cruising at 65 mph.
Only rarely will you ever actually see an 8 Series model on the street anywhere in the entire USA. So in addition to how much fun the 840ci is to drive, this is one of those special exotic sport coupes that, because of it's rarity, always gets a lot of attention via looks, questions, and admiring comments wherever you happen to go. This can be one of the enjoyable and intriguing parts about owning such a beautiful and rare specimen of an automobile like the 840ci !
The 840ci is without a doubt one of BMW's most rare and famous Ultimate Driving Machines !
Options and Equipment
Factory OEM 5 Spoke 18” M-Parallel Wheels (Rear 9.5” wide / Front 8.5” wide)
Recently New (less than 100 miles ago) set of 18” low profile all-season tires
Special Power Assisted Sport Steering
High Performance Power Anti-Lock Disc Brakes on all 4 wheels
Dynamic Stability Control (rear wheels will not slip in wet weather)
Power Door Locks
Power Sunroof with Tilt-up Feature
Dual Power Heated Front Seats
Rear Seats have the New Fold Down Feature for storage
Rear Seat Pass-Thru from Trunk Feature for your Skiis, etc.
Power Tilt & Telescoping Steering Wheel
Dual Power Side Mirrors
Dual Climate Controls for Heating and A/C Comfort
AM/FM/Cassette Factory Stereo in Dash
Trunk Mounted Factory 6 CD Changer
Trunk Mounted Factory Drop Down Toolkit
Dual Batteries Mounted in Trunk for extra starting power
Maintenance, Condition & Road Worthiness
This is a well cared for, (60+) adult owned automobile and it runs and drives just as it should for a nice low miles 840ci !
Recently had a fresh tuneup and oil change.
Mechanically Sound with No Check Engine Lights or Service Presently Needed.
Everything Functions Properly with No Ailments or Electrical Problems !
No accidents, dents, dings, etc. - Has a nice, clean Carfax/AutoCheck report !
Interior Carpet is Super Clean and the Leather Seats are still Like New.
A Beautiful Brand New Matching Interior Headliner was recently installed.
Has a Brand New Set of Matching Factory BMW Floor Mats (not in pictures).
Exterior Body and Paint is Clean, Polished and Looks Almost Like New.
Garage kept but reluctantly must go to make room for wife's new 7 Series.
If you wish, you can click on the link below to learn a little more about this very rare and interesting collector BMW - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BMW_8_Series
The following is a small sampling of information that can be found on the Wikipedia web page that is devoted exclusively to the BMW 8-Series coupe.
The BMW 8 Series was BMW's flagship car while in production. Accounting for inflation, a new model cost above $110,000 and had an electronically limited top speed of 155 mph (250 km/h). Although with the limiters removed, the top speed was estimated at 186 mph (299 km/h). Worldwide production ceased on May 12, 1999, with 30,621 built. And of this total there were only 4,782 of the (V12) 850i, 850ci, 850csi models and just 2,450 of the (V8 ) 840ci models were delivered to North America.
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As previously mentioned the car has a clean AutoCheck and/or Carfax report and includes the $5,000 Carfax Guarantee. I will be happy to provide the report at no charge to you by fax so you can review and confirm the reliable known historical facts about the car before you provide your initial deposit of $500.00.
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