The sedan of the BMW 7-Series (E38)

In October 1993, at the Frankfurt Motor Show, BMW introduced the public a new generation of “Seven” – the BMW 7 E38. Model came to the public like, however, despite the many positive reviews, the Bavarian concern in no hurry with the beginning of the production model. On conveyor RWD sedan premium placed only in June 1994, where he replaced the outdated at the time machine in the back of E32. It is interesting that visually from its predecessor BMW 7 E38 is distinguished not so much. The car has a low hood, large windows and grille topped firm “nostrils”. In general, the sedan received a rapid appearance.
BMW 7-Series (E38) includes the following versions: 725tdi, 730d, 730i, 735i, 740i, 740iL, 750iL, 740iL Protection and 750iL Protection. For example, in the modification Protection sedan has bulletproof glass protected body and wheels, which are suitable for driving even when deflated. The engine range BMW 7 E38 is presented twelve different powertrains. Four of them are diesel and the rest – petrol. Consider their top versions. Thus, the most powerful gasoline engine is a 5.4-liter V12, which has a model 750i. Power unit achieves 326 hp (490 nm). With such a powerful motor, this modification accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in just 6.0 seconds.
As for diesel engines, the top-end of which is considered to be a 4.0-liter V8, which develops 245 hp and 560 Nm of torque. This unit is equipped with a model BMW 740d, and to disperse hundreds she takes 6.6 seconds. The maximum speed of most versions of sedan is electronically limited to 250 km/h. As a transmission for a vehicle available five-speed manual or automatic transmission.
Note that when working on the model, the German engineers managed to find a compromise between driveability and comfort. BMW 7er E38 features a smooth ride, and in this respect fully complies sedan executive class. In terms of dimensions the BMW 7 Series (E38) is slightly larger than its predecessor. Size sedan is 4 984/1 863/1 of 435 mm (length/width/height). There is also an extended version of the sedan (L), where the length has already reached 5,123 millimeters. Depending on the version, the wheelbase of the car is 2931 mm (normal) or 3070 (L).
Despite its size, inside the car is not too roomy. Because of the unwieldy instrument panel and the driver has to do if in the cockpit seat sports car. However, the interior does not become any less comfortable. The standard model includes power accessories, multifunctional steering wheel, climate control and automatic seat adjustment. Paying also offered sports package, which includes sport seats, special interior trim and unique 18-inch wheels, as well as monitor and cell phone for rear passengers.
At the time, BMW 7-Series E38 was considered one of the best cars in terms of safety. The latter is a kind of inflatable umbrella that protects the heads of the front passengers. Also worth mentioning is the system Dynamic Stability Control, and built-in sensors that automatically opens the door in the event of a serious accident.
Over the years, the production model went off the assembly line more than 340,000 copies. Sedan in demand in many countries, and even “played” in several cult films beginning of the two thousandth.


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