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Type & Country Codes

Type Code - Manual Type Code- Auto Option Code Market Version
EF71 EF81 L801 Germany
EF71 EF81 L804 Switzerland
EF72 EF82 L806 New Zealand
EF81 L807 Japan
EF81 L809 Denmark
EF82 L810 Australia
EF71 EF81 L811 Belgium
EF72 EF82 L812 UK
EF71 EF81 L813 France
EF71 EF81 L814 Italy
EF71 EF81 L819 Spain
EF83 L838 Canada
EF83 None USA

Background

The developmental period for the successor to the very successful M60B40 engine in the E31 started in December 1994 and lasted through all of 1995. Beginning in March 1996 the 840Ci was delivered with the M62B44 4.4L V8 engine and the choice between a Steptronic gearbox (ZF 5HP30 until Sep. 1996, ZF 5HP24 from there onwards) and the already known and proven Getrag 6-speed manual gearbox.

Despite the higher cubic displacement the peak power of the M62 remained the same 286 hp as in the M60B40. The engine characteristics with higher torque figures compared to the predecessor made the new E31 840Ci feel lighter and nimbler. 

The sales figures of the M62 840Ci are well behind those of the earlier M60 840Ci and totalled at only 3075 cars.

The M62 840Ci came in 5 variants, similar to the M60 840Ci.

Type Code Steering Gearbox Count
EF71 LHD M 93
EF72 RHD M 3
EF81 LHD A 708
EF82 RHD A 1470
EF83 LHD US A 801

The M62 is the only 8-series model where the RHD production figures (EF72, EF82 - total 1473) almost reached those for the LHD world (EF71, EF81, EF83 - total 1602). For the M60 the ratio LHD: RHD was 4:1. The reason for this strong increase in RHD sales lies in the attractive UK Sport edition where a large range of normally costly options - sports seats, sports suspension, M-Styling 21 wheels and CSi aerodynamics kit were offered at no surcharge to the standard model. This was later on also bundled with additional no cost options like Individual paintwork and upholstery. 

In similar vein the 840Ci M-Individual Japan has to be seen. This was also a highly specced special edition available from 1996 to the end of the production run in May 1999. Initial plans were to produce 200 units of this edition. Eventually 299 units were produced making Japan a stronger market than even the home country Germany where no such special priced bundles were to be had.

The last M62 840CiA produced was the last of the entire 8-series production off the BMW Dingolfing production line. CC67485 was farewelled on May 25, 1999 and delivered to the UK from where it returned to Germany in March 2011.

M62 840CiA Worldwide Shipments

DestinationType CodeMarket CodeMarket VersionEdition199419951996199719981999Total%
UKEF82812UK  131465 32610.9
UKEF82812UKSport  16133231411,07836.2
UKEF81801Germany   1   10.0
USAEF83 None  28493258  77926.1
JapanEF81807Japan  121  40.1
JapanEF81807JapanM-Individual  10785842329910.0
JapanEF83 None   1   10.0
GermanyEF81801Germany 113556150141946.5
GermanyEF83 None  32   50.2
GermanyEF83838Germany  1    10.0
AustraliaEF82810Australia   18   180.6
AustraliaEF82810AustraliaSport   1789341.1
FranceEF81813France   108  180.6
FranceEF81 None    315 180.6
ItalyEF81814Italy   261  270.9
ItalyEF81 None    41160.2
NetherlandsEF81 None   610151321.1
SwitzerlandEF81804Swiss   162  180.6
SwitzerlandEF81 None    38 110.4
BelgiumEF81811Belgium   686 200.7
BelgiumEF81 NoneSport    2130.1
TurkeyEF81 None   3751160.5
CanadaEF83838Canada   95  140.5
AustriaEF81801Germany   823 130.4
AustriaEF83 None  1    10.0
IrelandEF82 None   1   10.0
IrelandEF82 NoneSport   16 70.2
SpainEF81819819   32  50.2
SpainEF81 None     2 20.1
BrasilEF81820Latin America   61  70.2
PortugalEF81 None   111030.1
New ZealandEF82806New Zealand   1 1 20.1
SwedemEF81 None    2  20.1
Netherlands AntillesEF81 None    11 20.1
ThailandEF82 None   1   10.0
DenmarkEF81809Denmark    1  10.0
GreeceEF81 None    1  10.0
RussiaEF81 None    1  10.0
PeruEF81 None    1  10.0
IsraelEF81 None    1  10.0
South AfricaEF82 NoneSport   1  10.0
HongkongEF82 NoneSport   1  10.0
LuxemburgEF81 None     1 10.0
LatviaEF81 None     1 10.0
Sri LankaEF82 NoneSport    1 10.0
ZZZZZ-Total 840CiA M621481,0911,1095391912,979100.0

 

Source: BMW AG; 2005-2012 BMW 8 Series Inventory Project
Date: 21-January-2012
Prepared by: R Wolf / P E Goffinet

M62 840Ci Manual Worldwide Shipments

DestinationType CodeMarket CodeMarket VersionEdition19951996199719981999Total%
GermanyEF71801Germany 81281054344.8
ItalyEF71814Italy  63111111.5
FranceEF71813France  23  55.2
FranceEF71 None   13 44.2
SpainEF71819Spain  25  77.3
SpainEF71 None    1122.1
BelgiumEF71811Belgium  211 44.2
BelgiumEF71 NoneSport    111.0
SwitzerlandEF71804Swiss  3   33.1
SwitzerlandEF71 None    2 22.1
TurkeyEF71 None  11  22.1
GreeceEF71 None  11  22.1
UKEF72812UK  2   22.1
New ZealandEF72806New Zealand  1   11.0
AustriaEF71801Germany  1   11.0
SloveniaEF71 None  1   11.0
RomaniaEF71 None  1   11.0
RussiaEF71 None   1  11.0
LuxemburgEF71 None    1 11.0
PortugalEF71 None    1 11.0
NetherlandsEF71 None     111.0
ZZZZZ-Total 840Ci M M628352420996100.0

 

Source: BMW AG; 2005-2012 BMW 8 Series Inventory Project
Date: 21-January-2012
Prepared by: R Wolf / P E Goffinet

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