BMW has expanded the new 8 Series range with the announcement of a new 840i model.  
The 840i will be powered by a new inline six-cylinder petrol engine tuned to deliver 250kW. It will be matched with an eight-speed automatic.
In the ‘standard’ 840i drive is sent to the rear wheels, however, the car will also be available with BMW's xDrive all-wheel drive system.
Both the 840i and 840i xDrive will be offered in Coupe and Convertible body styles.
As part of a running update to the wider 8 Series range, M Sport seats are now on the options list. The seats offer bucket-type contours and safety belts with accent strips in M colours as well as 3D quilting, perforated central sections and bespoke stitching.
There are also eight colour options for the BMW Individual full-leather options, along with Black Ash Silver Effect high-gloss and Carbon Fibre BMW Individual fine wood interior trim strips.
For the exterior, BMW has broadened the colour palette to include Frozen Brilliant White metallic, Frozen Dark Brown metallic, Frozen Arctic Grey metallic, Frozen Dark Silver, Frozen Cashmere Silver, Pure Metal Silver, Brilliant White metallic, Tanzanite Blue metallic, Aventurine Red metallic and Almandine Brown metallic.
The 840i is set to launch in Europe during the third quarter of this year, a local release date is yet to be confirmed. When it arrives in Australia, the 840i range will sell alongside the M850i xDrive. The 8 Series is set to grow further over the next 12 months with a five-door Gran Coupe and fire-breathing M8 set to join the line-up.
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