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BMW 8 Series E31 840Ci Automatic (1996-1999)

This BMW 8 Series E31 840Ci Automatic model was produced in the period between feb-1996 and may-1999 model years. Also, this BMW is 4 seats 2 doors upper class (s-class) coupe.

BMW 840Ci Automatic (Feb-1996 – May-1999)

Body Style:

Coupe, 2 doors, 4 seats


Petrol (Gasoline), V-Motor 8, 4398 ccm


286 Hp @ 5700 rpm / 210 kW @ 5700 rpm


420 Nm @ 3900 rpm


7,0 s 0-100 km/h, max.speed 250 km/h

Fuel Consumption:

Urban: 20,0 l/100km
Highway: 9,5 l/100km
Mixed: 13,4 l/100km

Base Price:

71939 Euro

Equipped with V8 petrol (gasoline) engine with 4398 ccm capacity it produces 286 Hp and 210 kW power at 5700 rpm and 420 Nm torque at 3900 rpm with top claim speed 250 km/h and acceleration 0-100 km/h in 7,0 s

General info

Model series8 Series (E31) (09/89 – 05/99)
Model840Ci Automatic
Internal codeE31
Model startFeb-1996
Model endMay-1999
Model series startAug-1989
Model series endMay-1999
Body typeCoupe
Vehicle classUpper Class (S-Class)
Number of doors2
Number of seats4

Performance and Emissions

This BMW 840Ci produces 286 Hp and 210 kW power at 5700 rpm and 420 Nm torque at 3900 rpm with top claim speed 250 km/h and acceleration 0-100 km/h in 7,0 s

Power210 kW / 286 hp @ 5700 rpm
Torque420 Nm @ 3900 rpm
Acceleration7,0 s
Top speed250 km/h
Fuel consumption city20,0 l/100km
Fuel consumption highway9,5 l/100km
Fuel consumption mixed13,4 l/100km
CO2 emissions
Emissions categoryEuro 2 (bis 2500kg)
Fuel tank size90 l

Official fuel consumption is 20,0 l/100km in the city, 9,5 l/100km on the highway and 13,4 l/100km in the mixed circle. Emission category is Euro 2 (bis 2500kg) on the Super fuel type.

Dimensions & Weights

Wheelbase2684 mm
Length4780 mm
Width1855 mm
Height1340 mm
Turning circle11,5 m
Luggage volume360 l
Curb weight1895 kg
Gross weight2240 kg
Payload345 kg
Towing capacity braked 12%1600 kg
Towing capacity unbracked750 kg
Vertical loadN.A.
Roof load75 kg


Engine typePetrol (Gasoline)
Fuel typeSuper
Injection typeIndirect injection
Fuel system
AspirationNaturally aspirated
CylindersV-Motor 8
Capacity4398 ccm
Valve gear
Valves total valves total, 4 per cylinder


DrivetrainRear wheel drive
Gearbox typeAutomatic transmission, 5 speed
Start / stop system
Shift indicator

Suspension, brakes and tyres

For the better road holding, handling behaviour and ride confort in the chassis construction it has independent macpherson strut, coil springs w. anti-roll bar front suspension and independent multilink suspension, coil springs w. anti-roll bar rear suspension with ventilated discs brakes on the front axle and ventilated discs on the rear. Stock tire sizes are 235/50r16w front and 235/50r16w rear.

Front suspensionIndependent Macpherson strut, Coil springs w. Anti-roll bar
Rear suspensionIndependent multilink suspension, Coil springs w. Anti-roll bar
Front brakesVentilated Discs
Rear brakeVentilated Discs
Tire size front235/50R16W
Tire size rear235/50R16W
Tire pressure monitoring system
Tire pressure control designation
Runflat designation

Safety equipment

Airbag driverStandard
Airbag passengerStandard
Front side airbag
Front side airbag designation
Rear side airbag
Rear side airbag designation
Front head airbag
Front head airbag designation
Rear head airbag
Rear head airbag designation
Airbag Other
Airbag Other designation
Airbag deactivation
Airbag deactivation designation
Pre-crash system
Pre-Crash system designation
3-point belt rear center
3-point belt rear center – designation
Rear headrestsStandard
Rear head restraints
Active headrests
Isofix designation
Child seat integrated
Brake assist
Brake assist designation
City emergency brake assist
Emergency brake Assist
Collision warning
Cornering brake control
Traction controlStandard
Drive slip regulationASC+T (Automatic stability control with traction control)
Electronic stability program
Driving dynamics control
Vehicle Dynamics Control – Trailer
Charging status check
Brake light dynamic
Brake light dynamic designation
Active steering
Fog lightsStandard
Variable light distribution
Xenon headlights
LED headlights
Laser headlights
Light sensor
Rain sensor
Auto distance control
Automatic distance control designation
Traffic jam assistant
Night view assist
Pedestrian detection
Drowsiness detection
Lane departure
Lane change assistant
Emergency assistant
Intersection assistant
Intersection assistant
Pedestrian protection system
Traffic sign recognition
Head-up display (HUD)
Speed ​​limiter
High-beam assistant


Warranty (vehicle)No
Paint warrantyNo
Rust warranty6 Years
Additional warranty

Prices and additional equipment

Base price71939 Euro
Air conditionerStandard
Central locking systemStandard
Window lifter electr. FrontStandard
Window lifter electr. RearStandard
Parking aid
Parking aid designation
Parking assistant
Trailer assist
Hill start assist
Radio designationBusiness RDS
Navigation designation
Emergency function
Alloy wheelsStandard
Leather interiorStandard
Metallic paint895 Euro

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