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1997 BMW 7 Series Sedan

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BMW 7 Series Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 4.4 L V 8-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 282 hp @ 5700 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 15/22 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 1997 BMW 7 Series

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  • Safety
  • Pros

    Big car luxury, sports car performance.

  • Cons

    Price.

  • What's New for 1997

    BMW reintroduces the regular length 740i after the uproar caused over its cancellation for the 1996 model year. Like the rest of the 7 Series, the 740i has a standard equipment list that will leave the Sultan of Brunei drooling with desire.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

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4 of 9 people found this review helpful

Piece of junk

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Vehicle: 1997 BMW 7 Series 740iL 4dr Sedan

This is the only car I have ever owned that literally falls apart before your eyes. BMW should be ashamed to put such a poor quality car on the market. It's only redeeming quality is that it looks good. The list of things wrong with my car are incredible for a car that has just over 100k on it BMW shame on you.



1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Great car!

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Vehicle: 1997 BMW 7 Series 740iL 4dr Sedan

Great car fun to drive but when something breaks prepare to spend at least $200 in repairs.




Love our bimmer

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Vehicle: 1997 BMW 7 Series 740iL 4dr Sedan

We bought the car used and had to sink some money into it right off the bat, for items not covered by the seller's warranty. Wondered about the choice for the first year. Then the car settled down and we've had routine maintenance since. It's a joy to drive, city or highway, and it's a joy for passengers. If you don't keep up with routine maintenance, and replace things at the first sign of trouble, expect to sink a lot of money into repairs. We do routine maintenance, and change the oil frequently, and we've been very satisfied. We plan to run the car for ten more years at least.




Good car, high cost to

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Vehicle: 1997 BMW 7 Series 740iL 4dr Sedan

Love the car, hate the car. Most beautiful car I've owned. A joy to drive, when everything works. Replaced 4 window motors, 1 seat motor, a radiator, 2 water pumps, an alternator, a drive shaft, a CD player, and dash read outs. The other day the exterior door handle just came off in my hand. This car has been maintianed by BMW and certified mechanics, yet the build quality work against the owner. It's a shame considering the cost of the car.




Love it, but.....

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Vehicle: 1997 BMW 7 Series 740iL 4dr Sedan

this is the ultimate driving vehicle...the only problem i have is when i have to put it in the shop for repairs. expect to dig deep... nevertheless, when i get back behind the wheel it seems all worth it.



1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Endless money pit

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Vehicle: 1997 BMW 7 Series 740iL 4dr Sedan

Great road car when it's running, but plagued by extremely low realibility and extremely high repair costs. Bought this off lease and have had it in shop at least once every month since for various things breaking or not working. The A/C has been repaired twice at $1800 per trip, and still doesn't work all the time, new driveline, suspension, seat motors, DMK motors, the list is endless. I've paid nearly as much in repairs as I did for the car. As soon as the last payment is made I'm buying a Lexus.



Full 1997 BMW 7 Series Review

What's New for 1997

BMW reintroduces the regular length 740i after the uproar caused over its cancellation for the 1996 model year. Like the rest of the 7 Series, the 740i has a standard equipment list that will leave the Sultan of Brunei drooling with desire.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 15
  • cty
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  • 22
  • highway
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