BMW has always been considered to be one of the top luxury cars in the industry. With its long-standing history of producing some of the best lines of luxury vehicles, there really is no going wrong when you go with a BMW. The 740i model is part of third generation 7 series (E38) and is some of the most attractive and appealing cars in the market today. Production for the model started back in the 90s and continues to be some of the best cars that BMW makes. We’ve analyzed the cars year after year and have come up with the top five BMW 740i models of all-time.
5. 2000 BMW 740i
When BMW first came out with this vehicle back in 1999, it was a stunner to crowds that never expected something with such a short wheelbase and full size to be able to pull what the BMW could. The standards then were a lot different to how they are now, but for some reason, the 2000 740i can still stand to the test of age and time. Even without the sports package, this car handled greatly. They accelerate fast and is equipped with BMW’s best Stpetronic 5-speed automatic transmission. There’s plenty more in this older model that just makes it still a viable option even with today’s modern cars. Plus, if you still happen to be stuck in the CD era, this vehicle happens to come standard with a 6-CD changer.
4. 2001 BMW 740i Sport
There’s something about the Sports option that gives the 7 Series quite a bit of an edge when it comes to luxury driving, even when compared to newer models of other makes. It’s almost as if this full-sized sedan thinks that it’s a sports car even though it’s driving at least 500 lbs. more in weight. The 2001 BMW 740i Sport drives like a sports car and certainly looks like one as well with its M-Series parallel spoke wheels and a lowered suspension. The 4.4-liter V8 is nothing to joke about with its 282-hp capability either.
3. 1998 BMW 740iL
If you’re looking for a car that will turn heads on the road, find a well-maintained 1998 BMW 740iL. You might think that this car is too old, but it was well ahead of its time when it came out in the 90s. The legroom alone is something that you and your passengers can appreciate. The 8-cylinder engine and 5-speed automatic transmission are standard, but it’s the best compared to other cars in the same line. It offers 282-hp and up to 24 highway mpg. The interior features of the car are what will sell you ultimately. Although, infotainment controls can be upgraded dramatically, everything else such as seating and comfort are topnotch. You won’t feel like you’re sitting in a car from the 90s; that’s for sure.
2. 2016 BMW 740i
This rear-wheel-drive is a favorite among non-AWD vehicles considering just how much it can handle without ever struggling to find traction. Even during winter times, BMW engineering can surely stand up to whatever tests you may put it on. This model’s easily modulated and progressive throttle for dispatching torque is something that you can feel and appreciate as you drive. The iDrive system is another notable feature in this vehicle. While other infotainment systems bring nothing but irritation, this BMW can even handle two phones simultaneously synced through Bluetooth. You’ll never notice the drive with this vehicle, which drives like a sponge soaking up miles; the quietness it brings is comparable to that of a Rolls Royce and not nearly the price.
1. 2017 BMW 740i
There are many things to like about the 2017 version of the 740i. The flagship model was designed to compete with the Mercedes Benz S-class, and the 2017 model is a great representation of that idea. A 320-hp 3.0-liter turbocharged inline 6-cylinder engine powers this entry-level 740i. While the 2017 BMW 7 Series offer up to five models with incredible upgrades, the basic 740i is a knockout on its own. It’s already equipped with lavish features including an iDrive 5.0 infotainment interface. Other options for this vehicle includes rear wheel steering and an amazing rear seating package. The cars can also come with an etched glass sunroof, remote control parking, and plenty of others.
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