I drove this 94 old body 740il from 130,000 to 170,000 with no issues. The body and finish look new (thanks BMW). The chrome perfect. Body rubber is pliable. Plastic door handle seals and BMW badge aging are the only blemish - both cheap replacements. Fuel economy is still 24 mpg on the highway - unreal for a 14 y V8. Build product quality on this 740il is superior to the 200x year MBs I shop for. I run 10% ethanol without a problem at 148 mph - no problem - it was in its element. Starts immediately - engine is smooth and quiet. Parts prices are not high and low maintenance you can do all yourself. Best car ever made? It just might be.
Durability, economy value for price, build quality, quiet ride, power to pass, smooth ride.
Replace the flex drive cable system for the power seats with something that does not shorten up. Only an $8 repair but takes time.
I bought my car used with a mileage of 75,000. This is the best car I have ever had. I love to drive this car especially on freeways because it have a lot of power in it. It's very comfortable to drive no matter how far your going. I love the engine its very reponsive, have a lot of power and very quiet. I love the looks, the projector headlamps to the roller sunblinds. This is the best BMW 7 series ever made.
Every feature it has I love it from the projector headlamps, autoadjust sidemirrors when you shift into reverse, heated seats, servotronic, raintronic, to the roller sunblinds.
I like the car a lot, but this one
(year and model)is susceptible to an
engine problem created by certain
additives in US gasoline. The
additives pit the cylinders. The
engine needs to be replaced and is not
fully covered by BMW.
this is the most awsome vehicle i have
ever owned. Its a bit slow off the line
but onece its moving (hold on) drives
and handles like its glued to the road
If you can afford to maintain and
repair this beast it is truly the
ultimate driving machine this one has
145000 miles and still looks new
smooth engine and transmission
drives and handles exceptionally well
extremely high maintnance costs
replacement parts must be made of gold
for what they cost