Year 1996 Make BMW Description 840Ci Coupe Stock Num 251117 VIN WBAEF8323TCC31123 Mileage 61831 Engine 4.4 L 282 hp V-8 Transmission 5 speed automatic Wheel Base 105 inches Wheels 20 inch Giovanna Lightweight Tires Falken run flat F 245/30ZR20; R 275/30ZR20 Exterior color Cosmos Black Metallic Interior color Black Leather/Grey Cloth Price $22,900 The BMW 8 Series is a two-door luxury coupe that was manufactured between 1989 and 1999. A common misconception is that the 8 Series was developed as a successor to the 6 Series. However, it was actually an entirely new class aimed at a different market, with a substantially higher price and better performance than the 6 Series. It was BMW's flagship car. BMW spent nearly $1 billion, using CAD tools which were unusual at that time, to design the car's revolutionary body. However, sales of this gas-hungry series dropped as fuel prices spiked. Ultimately, only about 31,000 of the pricey vehicles were produced. The 8 Series was first designed and constructed in 1986. The car debuted at a Frankfurt, Germany car show in the fall of 1989. The first model was the 850i, which paired a V12 engine with a 6-speed manual gearbox. It proved to be pricier than the market demanded, so BMW quickly introduced the 830i with a V8 as a more practical option. In 1993, the 840Ci was introduced as an automatic car in the U.S. and with a manual option in Europe. Next up were the 850Ci and the 850CSi coupes in the mid-1990s. The BMW 8 Series cars are all four-seaters with automatic transmissions.The dozens of sporty exterior finishes cover the color spectrum from black and white to red, yellow, green, blue and purple. Some top of the line options include a sporty leather steering wheel, a burglar alarm and an extra-comfort suspension package. The BMW 8 Series is a durable vehicle that retains its value well. It was awarded the Detroit Auto Show's 2011 Best Resale Value Award. It's a prized coupe with luxury appointments, even in the earlier model years. This 840Ci has 61,831 original miles. It is a limited production model from Arizona. It has a custom interior, custom Giovanna Light Weight wheels and new run flat tires. Fully loaded.