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2001 BMW 740iL Highline

Want a special, great looking 7-series but don’t want to drop new car money? There are plenty of options outside of the Alpina we saw yesterday. Take for example today’s 2001 Highline model.

The E38 was already pretty special, but on the 740iL you could opt for the Highline package for an additional $3,000 over the $66,400 base price. The package came in two colors; Orinoco (Green) Metallic or Midnight Blue Metallic. Each came with a special interiors: Nappa leather in Ecru with either English Green or Marine Blue piping with matching doors and seat backs, as well as special colored carpets and dashboard to match the exterior. Dynamically there were no differences; under the hood was the normal M62/TU found in other 740s, but boy was the color combination pretty – and like most 7s of this generation, they’ve become quite affordable:

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 2001 BMW 740iL Highline on eBay

Year: 2001
Model: 740iL Highline
Engine: 4.4 liter V8
Transmission: 5-speed automatic
Mileage: 87,600 mi
Price: $8,995 Buy It Now


Odometer: 87,700 VIN# WBAGH83471DP20360 Engine: 4.4L V8 Transmission: Automatic

Modern Classics proudly presents this rare
2001 740iL Highline Edition With Only 87k Original Miles
Individual Midnight Blue Exterior (NACHTBLAU METALLIC 453) Ecru Nappa Leather with Blue Piping, Blue Dash And Blue Carpets.
3 Owner Florida Car With Zero Rust And Minimal Wear Inside/Out.
All The Bells And Whistles, Rear Privacy Shades, Footrests, etc.

A quality Modern Classic in truly exceptional, well-preserved condition.
The car comes with good Michelin tires including a Michelin spare in trunk, BMW Battery, 7-series Owner’s manual Booklet and 2 Master Keys

For additional information, videos and photos or to schedule an appointment please contact me directly at 305-877-0738 Stylianos.

We are a “By Appointment Only” dealership located in Orlando,FL


Florida buyers must pay Tax,Tag & Title as they are NOT included.


Just Serviced
New Brakes
New ABS Pump
New Wheel Speed Sensors
New Bosch MAF Sensor
New Rear Main Seal & Fluids
New Drivers Window Regulator
Coolant Flush
A/C Charged And A New Set Of Bosch Wipers.
No warning lights on the dash, No funny noises, No Stories….Runs and Drives like a 7-Series should.

Carfax shows that this car was religiously maintained at BMW of Pensacola.
Carfax also indicates there was a fender bender in 2013. The car was not towed and the airbags did not deploy.
(Carfax available)

These 7-series are seriously tempting. They’re very good looking, they’re great to drive, and they’ve gotten seriously cheap. But like any ~20 year old very complicated luxury German ride, you need to go in with eyes wide open. While the entry price may be below a Nissan Versa, this car won’t be the cheapest to run. The car currently sits on unusual to see Style 70s – they look more purposeful than the standard 16″ wheels many of these 7s came with, but not as great as a set of M Parallels. There’s an accident history to deal with too, but the seller discloses that the car has undergone recent work and the Carfax seems to indicate the accident was not bad.

For $9,000 you could buy four or more beat-to-death E38s near me on Craigslist. But this clean and pretty Highline model is really a lot more desirable than a rusty, tired example with 200,000 plus miles. I think the ask may be a bit high, but even then it represents a tremendous amount of car for the money.



  1. Jonathan Linn
    Jonathan Linn April 4, 2018

    What are the high dollar maintenance items to watch out for in this model?

  2. Tony B
    Tony B April 4, 2018

    Arguably, the biggest item is the timing chain guides. If I’m not mistaken, they usually fail over 100,000 miles. And if they go, you’re looking at a few thousand bucks to fix if you are not a DIYer. I would check bimmerforums for a few examples of what can go wrong.

  3. Carter
    Carter April 29, 2018

    Sold for $8,995

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