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Review of the BMW 7 Series - 1900s Edition

  • 13 Dec, 2022
Review of the BMW 7 Series - 1900s Edition

The BMW 7 series has been around for many years in a number of guises and has always been one of the most desirable luxury saloons available for sale. There is a huge choice of used BMW 7 Series models for sale and each has its own specification and identity.

For many years the BMW 7 Series was pretty much the halo model of BMW's range and offered their proving ground for new technologies. Always equipped with the very highest standards of equipment, and available in long-wheelbase model variants also, the BMW 7 Series was the choice of the company MD who preferred a slightly more sporty feel to his luxury express.

A flagship model that was introduced in 1977 and has always only been available in a four-door saloon style. The first-generation BMW 7 Series was powered by straight 6 petrol engines but has been developed over the years to incorporate 4-cylinder engines, V8, V12, and turbocharged models. In 1995 diesel engines were introduced into the 7 Series model lineup, with the 730d.

E23 BMW 7 Series For Sale 1977 - 1986

The E23 was the first generation of the 7 series BMW and was built with 6-cylinder engines. There was also a turbocharged 6-cylinder engine from 1983 to 1986. This flagship model saw some electronic features for the very first time in BMW models including onboard computers, the infamous service interval indicator, and a highly sophisticated climate control system.

This was the first BMW to introduce anti-lock braking (ABS), double-link front suspension and a driver's airbag. Becoming something of a classic and starting to gain interest from car collectors as a potentially appreciating asset.

E32 BMW 7 Series For Sale 1986 - 1994

The second-generation BMW 7 Series was codenamed the E32 and was produced between 1986 and 1994. Initially launched with a straight 6 or V12 engine, a V8 model was introduced from 1992 onwards.

Featuring double glazing, Electronic Damper Control, Xenon headlights, traction control, and dual-zone climate control. This model was BMW's first to have the 155mph self-imposed speed limit and also came in an iL version which was the longer wheelbase model.

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E38 BMW 7 Series For Sale 1994 - 2001

The E38 BMW 7 Series was introduced in 1994 and was the 3rd generation of BMW's flagship model. Again available as a long-wheelbase version the car came with petrol straight-six, V8 and V12 engines and was the first BMW 7 series to be available with a diesel engine.

Famous for the introduction of electronic features it was the first car in Europe to offer satellite navigation, the first car available with curtain airbags and the first BMW to have an inbuilt TV.

Why Buy a Used BMW 7 Series pre-2000?

The collection of motorists who own vintage cars is a small and exclusive group, but it is one that is loved across the world.

Maintenance is a key factor you have to take into account because these older cars need a little more TLC to keep in tip-top condition if you plan on driving them instead of storing or showcasing them.

On the other hand, for certain older cars, once they hit a certain age, if they’re still in good condition they can hold value. There is also an element of nostalgia with older cars that simply isn’t found in the mass-produced cars such as the new 7 series M7, 730 and 740.

Pre-loved cars are a great way to get your hands on a car without that new car price tag. You can buy a used BMW 7 series with cryptocurrency from our approved partnered car dealerships.

Want to know more about our used BMW 7 Series cars for sale? Contact us today.

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