1997 BMW 840Ci Sport Automatic M62 E31

1997 BMW 840Ci Sport Automatic M62 E31

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.

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Me and my car 1998 BMW 840Ci Sport E31

Me and my car 1998 BMW 840Ci Sport E31

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.

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  • 286
  • 310
    • Petrol
  • 1990
  • 4780
  • 5
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BMW E31 8-Series Top 10 trouble-shooting tips

BMW E31 8-Series Top 10 trouble-shooting tips

BMW E31 8 Series trouble-shooter. Andrew Everett provides his top 10 tips for those interested in buying, running and repairing the complicated but desirable 8 Series.

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1997 BMW 840Ci E31 Paul Blythe

1997 BMW 840Ci E31 Paul Blythe

1997 BMW 840Ci E31 Paul Blythe ‘The V8 power is so smooth. Plus who can resist pop-up headlights?' A lot of work has gone into making Paul's 8 so good.

 

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Buying guide: BMW 850Ci E31

Buying guide: BMW 850Ci E31

Buying guide: BMW E31 8 Series. Wonderful Eight E31 8 Series: Full buying guide. Eighth wonder. It might not have been fantastically well received when it was new but, as Bob Harper explains, the E31 8 Series is a superb used buy today… if you choose wisely.

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  • 286-380bhp
  • 296-406 lb ft
    • Petrol
  • 1989
  • 4789mm
  • 9
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Top three £8000 classics BMW

Top three £8000 classics BMW

 

Classic cars have never been so popular, and if you’re looking to buy your first classic BMW then you don’t have to spend a fortune on a concours model that you’re never going to get to drive in anger: there are plenty of affordable modern classics that can happily be driven on a regular basis without seriously affecting their future value, and we’ve selected three of the best examples to buy right now. Just make sure you buy the lowest mileage mint condition example you can.

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Braking the Bank

Braking the Bank

 

What used BMWs can you buy for the price of the M5’s optional Carbon Ceramic brakes? If you’re speccing a new M5 you could spend nearly £7500 on a set of optional carbon ceramic brakes… or you could have one of these used cars for the price of those discs! Words: John Tallodi.

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Buying Guide: BMW 840Ci E31

Buying Guide: BMW 840Ci E31

Buying Guide Looking back on the legendary 840Ci models and all you need to know when looking to buy. The BMW 840Ci E31 was the coupé that had it all: sharp looks, luxurious comfort and V8 power and now they’re becoming a bargain secondhand buy, too… Words: Simon Holmes. Photography: Dave Smith.

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