Coupé E31 840Ci Sport (1996-1999) BMW’s sharp-nosed 1990s super coupé is now an appreciating classic and, if you can find a well-maintained 4.4-litre 1996-on 840Ci, then you could be on to a winner. More reliable than the gas-guzzling 850 V12, the ‘entry-level’ V8 looks just as cool – with its pillarless side profile and classic pop-up headlights – and performs damn-near as well. But you must avoid the early 4.0-litre M60-engined version (1992-1996) which suffered from Nikasil bore-wear issues.
‘A most extraordinary machine’. Three Drive-My readers come at BMW’s new flagship M850i from three very different directions. One will come away deeply impressed… By Ben Miller Barry.
Derin Oloyede has enjoyed many different BMWs over the years, but few have impressed him enough to keep. As Chris Graham discovers, though, this fine E31 BMW 840Ci Sport is a different matter.