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#191 of 1317 BMW 7 series
Nov 17, 2000 (11:54 pm)
Does anyone know if/when BMW is introducing the new shape. I have seen a sleekier version of the 7 series in one of the auto mags but could not figure out if it will be introduced as a 2002 or a 2003 model.
I am seriously looking at 1998s 740i, 749iL, and 750i. Am very interested in hearing about their perfromance/troubles (if any) from respective owners.
p.s. any experience with BMW White Plains vs BMW Greenwich dealers?
Nov 18, 2000 (5:07 am)
BMW is going to introduce an all new 7 series as a 2002 model year. I have not been able to determine exactly when they will introduce it. Apparently, BMW launch dates are uncertain and they move a lot until the cars show up. One local dealer claims the new 330 is 5 months late. On the 7 series I have been told as early as June of 2001, and as late as June of 2002. I think it will most likely arrive in the US in the fall of 2001.
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Dec 10, 2000 (3:08 am)
I read in auto week that next generation 7 will be 2003 but who knows, I have a 95 740 il with 50k on it loaded out its for sale and has warr until june 2001 (cashemere). I would stay away from 750il who really needs a v12 the maint and resale are the down side
Dec 11, 2000 (9:57 pm)
From what I can decipher in the BMW internal bulletins, new 740i due out in spring of 2003 with the iL to follow in summer of 2003. That's what BMW is saying NOW, when it comes time, I'm sure timeframe will change
Dec 11, 2000 (9:59 pm)
I meant spring and summer of 2002, sorry!
Dec 12, 2000 (6:21 am)
And it promises to be some kinda car. One feature I found very interesting is "Automatic Lane Correction" and of course the "I-Ball" system (?), if you think the S-Class is techy just wait.
#197 of 1317 1998 740 il for sale
Dec 16, 2000 (8:25 pm)
famous ky horse trainer just traded 1998 740ilbmw 25,000 miles
$45.900 if interested contact shannon
Dec 16, 2000 (9:35 pm)
Does anybody know when 7-series body was refreshed last time? I saw 2001 740il yesterday and it looks a little different than 95 model.
#199 of 1317 New 7 Series
Jan 20, 2001 (3:31 pm)
This is only one of many letters I have written to BMW and a few times I have recieved a reply from the CEO in Munich. Here it is:
What is the epitome of driving? THE BMW 7 Series.
BMW sets trends, not follows them like Mercedes or Audi. So what all you so called "Loyal BMW-Fans" are actually urging the complete disintegration of the 7 series. You are actually plotting against classic BMW design, even the Z8 encompasses classic design, whereas NONE of the new designs have any classic styling. If BMW wants to continue updating, that's fine but don't destroy the Ultimate Luxury Car. The current design commands respect and prestige. Where I live, five or six Mercedes S500 and S55s go by and no one turns their head, when a new 740iL or 750iL (2001) comes down the street, traffic stops and everyone looks. BMW can create a new design, but re-number it, keep the current design and call it the 740isL or something of that nature, S for sport. BMW has always set the trends, and Mercedes and all the other companies follow BMWs designs, BMW sets trends, not follows them.
If you agree with me, please write BMWDesign Works and express your feelings.
Jan 22, 2001 (7:30 pm)
I am looking at purchasing a 1993 740il with 65000 miles on it. I gather from some of the messages I have read that there is a problem with the block? Can someone expand on this and also are there any other known problems with that year?