Wednesday, May 6, 2015

BMW 7 Series - Generation 3 (1995-2002)

BMW 7 SERIES (1995-2002)

During BMW's early years, this vehicle can be had through indent order, as well as being the first BMW to be offered with a diesel engine. Gasoline models are available in either short or long wheelbase models.

OWNERSHIP DETAILS740i/740iL735i/735iL725Tdi
Years Available1995-June 20021995-June 20021996-2000
EngineM60B40 4.0 DOHC 32V V8 (1995-1997) or M62B44 4.4 DOHC 32V V8 (1998-2002)M62TUB35 3.5 DOHC 32V V8M51D25TU OL 2.5 24V I6
Horsepower282hp @ 5,800rpm (4.0, 1995-1997) or 282hp @ 5,700rpm (4.4, 1998-2002)238hp @ 5,800rpm141hp @ 4,600rpm
Torque406Nm @ 4,500rpm (4.0, 1995-1997) or 420Nm @ 3,900rpm (4.4, 1998-2002)345Nm @ 3,800rpm280Nm @ 2,200rpm
Fuel TypeGasoline/95 OctaneGasoline/95 OctaneDiesel
Fuel SystemElectronic Fuel InjectionElectronic Fuel InjectionTurbo Diesel
Transmission5-Speed Automatic5-Speed Automatic5-Speed Automatic
Fuel Tank Capacity85 Liters85 Liters85 Liters
Length4,984mm (740i) or 5,124mm (740iL)4,984mm (735i) or 5,124mm (735iL)4,984mm
Height1,425mm (740i) or 1,435mm (740iL)1,425mm (735i) or 1,435mm (735iL)1,425mm
Wheelbase2,930mm (740i) or 3,070mm (740iL)2,930mm (735i) or 3,070mm (735iL)2,930mm
Curb Weight1,710kg (740i) or 2,185kg (740iL)1,710kg (735i) or 2,185kg (735iL)1,710kg
Body Style4-Door Sedan4-Door Sedan4-Door Sedan
Engine/Drive TypeFront Engine/Rear Wheel DriveFront Engine/Rear Wheel DriveFront Engine/Rear Wheel Drive
Front SuspensionMcPherson StrutMcPherson Strut with Air SuspensionMcPherson Strut with Air Suspension
Rear SuspensionMulti LinkMulti Link with Air SuspensionMulti Link with Air Suspension
Front BrakesVented DiscVented DiscVented Disc
Rear BrakesSolid DiscVented DiscVented Disc
Tires225/55 R16235/60 R16235/60 R16
Wheels16 Inch Alloy16 Inch Alloy16 Inch Alloy
Anti-Lock BrakesYesYesYes
Traction/Stability ControlYes, Automatic Stability and Traction ControlYes, Automatic Stability and Traction ControlYes, Automatic Stability and Traction Control
Other Safety FeaturesAdds: NoneAdds: NoneReverse Parking Sensors
Fog LampsFront and RearFront and RearFront and Rear
Other Exterior FeaturesNoneNoneNone
Steering Wheel AdjustmentTilt/TelescopicTilt/TelescopicTilt/Telescopic
Steering Wheel MaterialLeatherLeatherLeather
Seating AdjustmentPower, Driver and Front PassengerPower, Driver and Front PassengerPower, Driver and Front Passenger
Seating MaterialLeatherLeatherLeather
Other Interior FeaturesAdds: NoneAdds: NoneBurr Walnut Interio Accents
Power AmenitiesSteering, Windows, Door Locks, MirrorsSteering, Windows, Door Locks, MirrorsSteering, Windows, Door Locks, Mirrors
Climate ControlAutomatic, Four ZoneAutomatic, Four ZoneAutomatic, Four Zone
Audio SystemAM/FM/Cassette/10 CDAM/FM/Cassette/10 CDAM/FM/Cassette/10 CD
Steering Wheel ControlsNoneNoneNone
Keyless EntryYesYesYes
NOTESEngine upgraded to a 4.4 V8 in 1999.
RIVALSJaguar XJ, Mercedes Benz S Class

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