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Built between 1989 and 1999, the BMW 8 Series was offered with a V8 or V12 engine and whilst commonly thought to be a successor to the 6 Series models, it was,in fact a new series entirely designed to be BMW's flagship model and thus commanded a premium price with looks and performance to match. The 840Ci was produced with two different engines the first of which was a 4-litre V8 M60B40 unit producing of 286bhp and fitted from 1993 to late 1995. This was later changed to a new 4.4-litre V8 M60B40 unit which produced the same power output but had significantly better torque. Available with a 5-speed automatic or a 6-speed manual gearbox, the only external distinguishing features from the earlier V12 models were the quad round exhausts fitted to the latter cars. Reportedly 3,075 4.4-litre V8 BMW 840 Ci's had found homes when production finished in May,1999. This particular BMW 840Ci Sport is finished in Estoril Blue Metallic with a black leather interior and has the 4.4 litre V8 engine married to a 5-speed automatic gearbox and the distinctive 'Sport'mirrors. A bill from 11th February 2003 shows the car was serviced by L&C BMW Croydon, with an indicated mileage of 106,188 miles. An MoT from January 2011 records 141,206 miles, at which point the car was put into storage and has remained unused. We would recommend that this car needs an amount of recommissioning work and would suggest it's fully serviced before returning to the road, as it has been at a standstill for some time. Supplied with the drivers handbook & manuals, and a UK V5c bearing registration 'B19 GRS', this 840Ci, offered at no reserve, looks highly appealing!