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2001 BMW 740iL

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Back in 2018 I took a look at a special package offered on the E38 – the Highline:

2001 BMW 740iL Highline

Unlike most BMW special editions, the Highline wasn’t full of M badges and didn’t offer greater performance; it was, effectively, just some really nice colors paired up for the exterior and interior. Today’s car is not one of those, but like the Highline it’s appearing here specifically because of the color – Criollo Metallic (446). Let’s take a look:

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Year: 2001
Model: 740iL
VIN: WBAGH83481DP25003
Engine: 4.4 liter V8
Transmission: 5-speed automatic
Mileage: 154,000 mi
Location: Covina, California
Price: $7,800 Buy It Now

Vehicle Details

Gorgeous 2001 BMW 740iL. Finished in Rare Criollo Metallic with Tan Leather Interior. 100% Rust Free California 7 Series. Beautiful Service History, along with Recent Service which included Synthetic Oil, Transmission Service, and Radiator and Coolant Flush. Runs and Drives Excellent. A/C is Cold, Power Windows, Power Mirrors, Power Seats and Power Moonroof all Work Properly. Factory Navigation and CD Changer in Trunk. Carfax Certified. Factory Alloys and Michelin Tires have 80% Tread Life Remaining. Perfect for any BMW Enthusiast. BUY it NOW or MAKE an OFFER. Feel free to call me @951-732-1274. WE are a Licensed and Bonded Dealer in Southern California Serving our Customers for the Last 30 Years. (Same Location). We Welcome all Out of State Buyers and can Assist with Low Cost Shipping anywhere in the U.S. Thanks for Looking.

Criollo is a pretty hard color to find if you’re looking for it. The rest of the car is pretty much a standard E38; it’s got higher mileage but condition is above average, I’d say. It does appear to have non-stock exhaust tips (and perhaps system?) and the seats look a bit tired up front, and it was in an accident in 2007. But generally speaking it looks like a clean example of the model without the more desirable sport package items. The dealer has priced the car below $8k, which doesn’t seem like a huge lift for one of these. You can find them cheaper, but my understanding is that you don’t necessarily want the cheaper ones. If you’re a fan of the unusual all-brown color scheme, a call and some negotiations might be in order.

-Carter