BMW 5/6/7/8 Series 1980-2008: Market Review 2019

By: Cliff Chambers

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BMW 5/6/7/8 Series 1980-2008

BMW’s 6-Series coupes have been with us since 1977, won races and lots of hearts, yet unless you crave one of the ultra-rare M6 versions they aren’t insanely expensive either.

Cheaper and still practical for regular use, the 645i Coupe can be found in excellent order at under $30,000.

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The earlier, V8-powered 840Ci is getting cheaper too but parts issues make these a difficult choice. For a practical sedan with good performance, consider 540i-550i cars which in usable condition cost $5000-15,000.

| Smart classics: BMW 745i E23

Collectors remain keen on the 1980s-shape 535i but are less enthralled by later E34 Series cars or the big, more complex 735/750/750iL limos.

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535i 1985-87 $12,475 [10] 

535i/535iS $8225 [7] 

540i 1997-01 $8295 [11]

545i/550i $14,650 [18] 

635CSI 1983-89 $34,020 [17]

645i Coupe $26,485 [9] 

735i/740iL $8750 [24] 

840Ci  $30,640 [7]

[*] = number of recorded sales

(Note: concours & special cars may demand more.)

Numbers from our 2019 European & British Value Guide.


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