Specs

Research 1997 BMW 8 Series specs for the trims available. Choose the desired trim / style from the dropdown list to see the corresponding specs.

840ciA Coupe

Brakes

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.8 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.8 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
Brake ABS System Four-Wheel
Brake Type Pwr-Assisted

Cargo Area Dimensions

Trunk Volume (ft³) 9.5

Cooling System

Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD -

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 140

Engine

Fuel System EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 310 @ 3900
Engine Order Code
Engine Type Gas V8
Displacement 4.4L/268
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 282 @ 5700

Exterior Dimensions

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.0
Liftover Height (in) - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.5
Track Width, Front (in) 61.2
Height, Overall (in) 52.8
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 188.2
Wheelbase (in) 105.7

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 23.8

Interior Dimensions

Passenger Volume (ft³) 81.3
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD -
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.3
Second Leg Room (in) 25.2
Second Head Room (in) 34.7
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.3
Front Leg Room (in) 44.0
Front Head Room (in) 35.9
Passenger Capacity 4

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 15
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 20

Steering

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.3
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.4
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.7

Summary

Vehicle Name BMW 8 Series
Vehicle Name BMW 8 Series
Body Style 2 Door Coupe

Suspension

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent
Suspension Type - Rear Five-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Anti-Roll Bar
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Anti-Roll Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD -

Tires

Spare Tire Order Code
Spare Tire Size P235/50R16
Rear Tire Size P235/50R16
Front Tire Size P235/50R16
Rear Tire Order Code
Front Tire Order Code

Trailering

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD -

Transmission

Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.51
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.20
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.57
Trans Description Cont. Again Electronic
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD,
Trans Type 5
Trans Order Code
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 2.81
Clutch Size (in)
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.68
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.80

Vehicle

EPA Classification Sub-Compact

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4167

Wheels

Front Wheel Material Aluminum
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.5
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.5

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