by mrduck1 on Jan 18, 2012 Vehicle: 1993 BMW 7 Series 740iL 4dr Sedan
I've enjoyed a wonderful 17 yr relationship with this 20-year old car. Purchased with 40k mi for $35k back in 1995. I've spent $40k since then maintaining. So when they say your purchase of a 7-series is just the beginning they're not kidding. You should locate a trustworthy independent BMW technician before you buy used. Nevertheless, at 230k mi it continues to deliver a great driving performance... 90+ mph feels like it's on a rail and could easily go faster. Wherever I go people comment on how good it looks.
by dave on Jun 5, 2008 Vehicle: 1993 BMW 7 Series 740iL 4dr Sedan
This is my 3rd BMW. Having owned 2 6-series in the past I wanted a big sedan to haul the family and clients. This was a cream puff with only 78000 miles after 13 years and has been very dependable and comfortable. I have replaced the front brakes and driveline as both were causing vibration and now it's as smooth as silk. Perfect blend of luxury and performance. I have installed aftermarket wheels and performance tires which made a big difference. 25 mph corners at 65 mph NO PROBLEM! 0-60 in a blink and I still get 19 mpg in all around driving. I had it detailed recently and it looks like new. I love this car!
The 7 Series' cheapest model swaps I-6 for V8 power. The entry-level 7 Series is now called the 740 to denote this change. The new engine has 282 horsepower that is mated to a five-speed automatic transmission. More wood for the interior, Z-rated tires and an upgraded stereo round out the changes for the 1993 7 Series.