1996 Mercedes-Benz C280 Sport


The C class is one of those cars that people tend to use as a durable good. Whether it’s for taxi use in Germany or as a daily commuter here in the US, many of these cars have covered a good bit of miles. I racked up over 80,000 miles on a 1998 C230 and a friend of mine is still enjoying that car to this day. But, like the 1995 C220 in our Feature Listing gallery, this 1997 C280 Sport for sale outside of Philadelphia has escaped the ravages of time with only 52,000 miles on the clock. The Sport package added blacked out exterior trim, carbon fiber look trim in place of the traditional wood inside, a smaller diameter steering wheel, tighter suspension and 15” AMG alloy wheels.

Click for more details: 1996 Mercedes-Benz C280 Sport on eBay

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2001 BMW 740i Sport

Over a decade on, the E38 7 series is still revered for being a pinnacle of design for the BMW brand. Sure, they may be a bit behind in terms of technology, but there’s no denying that this was a beautiful, if somewhat conservative, design. One of my favorites of the E38 range was the short wheelbase 740i Sport. For those that need a refresher, the Sport package included Shadowline exterior trim, sport seats, 18″ M-Parallel alloy wheels hooked up to a tauter suspension and a higher final drive ratio for the 5-speed Steptronic automatic transmission. This 740i Sport for sale in Georgia is wearing a rare hue for a 7 series, Imola Red. This is certainly a bold choice for a large, executive sedan.

Year: 2001
Model: 740i
Engine: 4.4 liter V8
Transmission: 5-speed automatic
Mileage: 120,000 mi
Price: $9,995 Buy It Now

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 2001 BMW 740i Sport on BMW CCA Classifieds

Collector-quality example of the last, best year of the classic E38. Rare Imola red. Sport, Convenience and Cold packages. 5 M-Parallel alloys, powder-coated valve covers, Euro center armrest (phone delete). Service records from new. 120,000 easy miles. Full pics at http://tinyurl.com/shortysporty

My love for oddball cars has me drawn to the Imola Red 740i Sport. It’s almost like installing a graffiti exhibit right outside of The Lourve. As crass as it may seem at first, it works. This car has covered a good amount of miles, but it looks to have been well looked after. There are no rips or cracks in the leather and the front center armrest is a nice touch, removing the receptacle for the large car phone that no one would have a use for these days. Pushing $10,000 is not too far out of the question for these late E38s, especially considering it comes with a cache of records. Considering the mileage, however, a bit of negotiation wouldn’t be out of the question.


2000 BMW 740i Sport


In my E23 post the other day, I mentioned that one of the big Bimmers I want in my barn is an E38 7er, one of the best-looking full-size sedans ever produced. An E38 740iL Sport has begun parking across the street from my house, and has reminded me of how clean its lines are. Even more taught in the 740i Sport model, this is very near the model I would have. Bringing the ever-lovely Shadowline trim and using suspension and 18″ M-Parallels to back up the Sport moniker, these cars are the business in multiple ways. With just 77k miles, this example in Texas should find a good car barn to inhabit.


Year: 2000
Model: 740i Sport
Engine: 4.4l V8
Transmission: 5-speed automatic
Mileage: 77,361
Price: $10,200

Click for more details: 2000 BMW 740i Sport for sale on Craigslist San Antonio


I’ve decided to sell my 740i to buy an E39 M5. The car has only 78k and was dealer serviced the majority of its life in Houston. I have the maintenance records. I have owned the car since Dec 2012. Car needs nothing as it sits and is turnkey. CAR IS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION INSIDE & OUT. KThere are a few minor cosmetic faultS I will list as follows:
1) Small rear bumper trim piece slightly fading.
2) Piece of wood trim slightly cracked.
3) Very minor rock chips on the front end.

K40 Laser diffuser/jammer installed. The BEST radar detector made. Costs $1500

Car is solid & fast and has no oil, power steering or water leaks leaks whatsoever.

Just looking to upgrade.


Moving up to an E39 M5 is a hard choice to fault, and there’s no question which car is higher on my list. But when it comes to entertaining, big, luxurious sedans, the first one that comes to mind for me is the E38 740i Sport. Even with the low mileage and highway confidence-building K40, this car is priced a bit high. Brought a little below $10k, this would be a ton of car and a ton of fun.


1997 Mercedes-Benz C280 Sport

The W202 C class was the car that brought in new nomenclature to Mercedes-Benz, one that would see the manufacturer drop a lot of its staid reputation via a proliferation of new models and vehicle options into the new millennium. The first generation C class still had the appearance and build quality of a classic Mercedes-Benz, however. Mercedes decided to bring a little verve to this compact sedan by introducing a Sport option shortly before the 1998 facelift. This package included AMG style alloys, tauter suspension, carbon fiber style interior trim and a smaller diameter steering wheel. These days, a lot of C classes from the era have been pushed to the brink, covering hundreds of thousands of miles. Every now and then, though, you’ll come across a real good one, such as this white C280 sport for sale in California that has covered less than 50,000 miles.

Year: 1997
Model: C280 Sport
Engine: 2.8 liter inline-6
Transmission: 5-speed automatic
Mileage: 45,380 mi
Price: $9,998 Buy It Now

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1997 Mercedes-Benz C280 on eBay

Offered to you today is this beautiful One Owner, Rust Free, California Car, non- smoker, 1997 Mercedes Benz C280 Sport with only 45k original miles. This very rare beauty comes in the beautiful combination of Polar white exterior on gray interior. Along with that, this car also comes with full leather interior, fold down seats, glass moon-roof, telescopic steering wheel, AMG sport wheels and much more.

This C280 comes with the last generation of the in-line 6 cylinder engine and is arguably the best gas engine Mercedes Benz has made. With only 45k miles, this Mercedes has several hundred thousand miles left on it. Any questions please call (626)705-5694. This vehicle was just inspected and serviced. As far as we know, everything in this vehicle is good working mechanical condition. This MBZ was originally purchased in Oklahoma and came with the owner when they relocated to California in 1999.

Just seeing this car brings back a lot of good memories from my 1998 C230. In fact, my mother is still piloting her 2000 C280 sedan (with the later V6 motor) that recently turned over 100,000 miles with nary an issue. These aren’t the most exciting Mercedes-Benzes, but they do everything well and if you just want a little bit more spice, a Sport model such as this one might be the answer. Also, this car comes with the rather uncommon fold down rear seat option. This is something I would have killed for on my C230, and is one of the reasons I’m enjoying my hatchback MINI at the moment.


Motorsport Monday Part 1: 1983 Audi Quattro


While all of the major German marques played in the rough stuff from time to time, Audi was the undisputed king of the mud in the 1980s. By revolutionizing the World Rally Championship to include all-wheel drive and turbocharging, Audi set the bar at a new high. Truth be told, the A1 was a fairly flawed car compared to the monsters it would spawn later, but it’s the legend most think of when talking about the legendarily rally cars of the 1980s. Even the A1’s replacements – the beefed up A2 and later the S1 Sport were quite flawed and by 1985, despite creating one of the most powerful rally cars ever run, Audi was out of the game with the end of Group B. The death of Group B did more to solidify the reputation of these cars than any victories they won; they were “too fast to race”, a myth that still lives on today. In reality by the mid 1990s modern tire technology and updated turbo and computer technology meant that even in regulated form (I’m looking at you, Toyota), the new generation of WRC cars were faster than the fearsome Group B cars ever were – they were just a whole lot easier to control at the limit.

But none of that matters, because what you and everyone else who knows these cars remembers were the roaring 5-cylinders, belching flames and chirping blow-off valves, and images of Walter left-foot braking it to keep on boost, resulting in lurid power slides through the forest with trees and people only inches from the hood. Dramatic scene for sure! The result is that many replica rally cars have been created from street Quattros, such as the one we’re looking at today:


Year: 1983
Model: Quattro
Engine: 2.7 twin-turbocharged V6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: N/A mi
Price: GBP 49,995 ($80,792 today)

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1983 Audi Quattro on Car and Classic UK

I have for sale a UR Audi Quattro Turbo rally car.

The car was made several years ago by the previous owner and consists of the following specification:

1983 UR Audi Quattro Turbo shell

Stack dash with analogue tachometer, digital boost, lap timer and various other info.

Full bolt in rollcage

Movit front and rear callipers

Seperate rear calliper for 2nd handbrake

Hydraluic handbrake

Strengthened jacking points

Bosch 044 pump

Adjustable front tie bar

Works type wishbones

Rear ARB

Enginer undercover protector

Rear differential undercover protector

9J x 16 Azev wheels x4 + spare

New tyres x4

Proflex hydraulic fully adjustable front and rear suspension

Aluminium passenger kick plate

Full Sport Quattro LWB bodykit and headlights

4 Hella driving lamps

2 zenon hella spotlights

Custom made spot light brackets

3″ bespoke Miltek exhaust system made from titanium costing £6K

Tuned RS4 V6 twin turbo engine fitted and mapped by QST to a reliable 650 BHP and limited to 198mph

Competition clutch

Motordrive rallyseats with adjustable platforms

Rally 5 point harnesses

Full fire extinguisher system


Intercom – Peltor

Bespoke alloy fuel tank with 110 litre capacity

This vehicle has run as the OO pace car in the 2011/2012 Circuit of Ireland rally and the 2011/2012 Ulster rally + others. It is MSA Log booked but currently has no restrictors fitted.

It is very reliable, extremely fast and handles like you wouldn’t believe.

The car will be MOT’d this weekend and taxed.

Build cost was approximately £70K.

More pictures available on request.

Unconventional is a good descriptor for this build, but in many ways, it makes sense. 650 is possible but expensive out of a 20V Turbo, plus unless you score one of the mega-rare aluminum 5 cylinder works blocks, you’re looking at a huge iron lump out in front of the wheels. Moving to the V6 chops a few inches of metal out and pushes the weight distribution back, plus the V6s are a little quicker on spoolup than the single turbo inline-5s. It has a bolt in cage and some trick replica bodywork and graphics, so it’s ready to hit the track. There are additional nice items like the huge baffled fuel tank, wide white wheels, the skid plates and enough lights to land a 747. It sure looks the part.

I do have a few problems with it, though – first, if I was driving this car in anger in the forest, I’d want the cage welded and probably beefed up. I’ve seen some nasty accidents and the bolt in cages act like can tabs, peeling the floor apart. It could really be a matter of life or death. Second, although I understand why they went V6, I wouldn’t want anything other than a 5 cylinder in there even if it was slower. The soundtrack alone is worth the price of entry! Finally, the price; at $81,000, this car is replicable for less than the asking price. It wouldn’t be easy or quick, but unlike most of the builds we’ve shown, you really could build a car like this for less than the ask. Figure you could get a basket case 10v for less than $8K, there’s $8-10,000 in paint and bodywork, another $10,000 in go fast stuff, and then even a well built 20V turbo would run in the $10,000 range installed. By my math, I think the car could be done for under $50,000 pretty much any way you wanted it. Despite this, it’s neat to see a fairly well executed tribute that’s ready to run, and this car is such; I’m just not sure this is the one I’d Sport for.


V8 Week 10K Friday: BMW 540i v Audi S4


Want a little sport in your daily commute? There are many cars that you can buy that will spice up your life, but few things will remove you more quickly from the grind than a 6-speed V8-engined daily driver. The automotive equivalent of “Calgon, take me away!”, these sedans will rocket you to your next location with plenty of style, luxury and speed. While there are a few German V8s that can be had for less than the models I’m reviewing today, there aren’t too many that offer the sportiness, manual 6 speed, and level of luxury that these three combine. I had to get a little liberal with your budget to pull it off so afford me a little slack, but here’s your 10K Friday Face-off for V8 Week – 2003 BMW 540i Sport 6 speed v. 2004 Audi S4. Let’s start with the 540i:

Year: 2003
Model: 540i Sport
Engine: 4.4 liter V8
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 99,447 mi
Price: $10,997 Buy It Now

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 2003 BMW 540i Sedan on eBay


These cars are one of our favorites here at GCFSB.com. Sure, it’s not an M5, but you can’t buy an E39 M5 for 10K, now can you? This car offers 90% plus of the M5 experience for about half the asking price of most examples. The silver on grey combination may not be the wildest combo out there, but it’s classic and understated, still looking fresh (unlike some of those mint green 540s….remember them?). The M-Parallels are without a doubt one of the best looking wheels ever put on a BMW out of the box, and fit the car perfectly. This car is really a perfect Dr. Jekyll/Mr. Hyde daily driver that you could take to dinner at a high class restaurant after your trip to the track, and it would be welcome at both. While it’s certainly a solid and fun daily driver, maybe you want a little more flare in your trip to work? Red your thing? Then I have the car for you:


Year: 2004
Model: S4
Engine: 4.2 liter V8
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 116,179 mi
Price: $11,998 Buy It Now

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 2004 Audi S4 on eBay

Very Clean! 6 Speed Manual! 100% Clean Carfax! Runs and Drives Great! Power Sunroof! Heated Seats! and More! – OVER 200 CARS AT OUR FACILITY! REMEMBER THE PERFORMANCE DIFFERENCE!! NO PREP FEES! NO DELIVERY FEES! AND OUR PRICES DO NOT NEED TO REFLECT A TRADE IN VALUE OR DOWN PAYMENT! DON’T BE SCAMMED BY OTHERS FINEPRINT! You do NOT need to finance to get this price! A price should be exactly that, A PRICE!

340 silky smooth horsepower channeled through quattro all wheel drive with 4 door practicality makes a great package. It looks as if it had an enthusiastic owner prior to the current sale, judging by the size of the exhaust and the very much not-my-favorite wheels. Not to worry, though, as on eBay I was able to track down a reasonably priced set of OEM wheels – the auction is linked through the wheel photo.

So that fixes the outside look of the car and I bet that exhaust sounds great. This car is really the opposite of the 540i, not being understated at all. Flashy and loud, this one will shout to everyone “I DON’T BELONG HERE EVEN THOUGH I COULDN’T AFFORD THIS CAR UNLESS I WORKED FOR YOU”. Maybe that’s the message you’d like to send? Well, even if not, this car is still a lot of car for the money. In fact, both of these cars are. Which one would you have?


Tuner Tuesday – 1997 Ruf CTR2 Sport

Most Rufs need little introduction. They can be summed up in one word: fast. As such, let me tell you about my encounter with this particular Ruf. The year was 2001 and I was at Road America for a PCA race with Mustante Motorsports. On the first day that we were there, it was a combined test day and Viper race. This car was racing a pack of 25-30 Vipers, all well set up. The green flag flew, and so did the Ruf – so much so, that it had a solid 5-6 second lead at the end of the first lap. That kind of lead is something Vettel would give his left arm for. I remember thinking it was such an unfair race, but at the same time sooooo cool. What was particularly memorable about it, though, was that you could see the car, but unlike the bellowing Vipers, the Ruf made almost no noise. It was both fascinating and surreal – the only other object I’ve ever seen moving that fast and not making sound was a supersonic jet fighter – a fitting comparison, I think. Fast forward a few years and now you can own the “ludicrous speed” of what is probably the best known Ruf in the United States – the prototype CTR2 Sport built for the Beddors:


Year: 1997
Model: CTR2 Sport
Engine: 3.6 liter twin turbocharged flat-6
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 13,007 mi
Price: $229,900

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1997 Ruf CTR2 Sport at Ruf Autocenter

RUF Auto Centre is pleased to present you with the very rare piece of RUF history: The 1997 CTR2 Sport built for Steve Beddor. This car served as the Production Prototype for all future CTR2 Sport’s built by RUF Germany.

The Car:

RUF Manufactured ( RUF VIN ) CTR2 Sport
One of only 16 wide body “Sport” versions built by RUF, this being the first one
Registered and licensed in the USA as a RUF

The Body:

In addition to the standard RUF intergrated cage, this car has enhanced door bars and cross bracing to meet FIA and Pikes Peak requirements.
Front and Rear bumper covers, front fenders, rear deck lid, dual rear wings, and sill-extensions of body are composite material.
Carbon Fiber hood and doors
Multi Function Rear Spoiler – acts as both downforce-producing wing and an inlet for direct airflow to cool the twin side mounted intercoolers.
Unique to this Sport, the rear wing is mounted higher than normal and is coupled with a 2nd adjustable bi-wing that creates more downforce. Aerodynamic balance is acheived with the addition of a removable front splitter for front downforce.
Front and Rear independent suspension utilizes Ohlins motorsport springs and dampeners with uni-ball spherical bushings in control arms and rear multi-link axle. Suspension is fully adjustable in bump, rebound, and ride height and matched with anti-roll bars front and rear with the rear being adjustable.

The Engine:

Engine: CTR 36011 dynoed at 702HP
This is the most powerful CTR2 sport RUF every built and has a very linear torque curve.
Air cooled horizontally opposed 3.8L 6 cylinder, mounted longitudinally
Motorsport Titanium Connecting Rods, lightweight motorsports flywheel
Special RUF Twin Turbochargers designed to spool quickly, producing peak torque at 5,000 rpm
Twin Air – to – Air intercoolers that are saddle mounted outside of the engine bay and fed fresh air by the unique rear wing along with “on demand” computer activated water cooling system with fan assist
Dry Sump lubrication system with seperate oil tank
Thermostatically controlled oil coolers; front mounted, fan and force fed
13.6L oil capacity


RUF 6 speed manual with short gearing matched to engine’s torque curve for incredibly quick acceleration


RUF four piston calipers front and rear with Motorsports ABS system
Dual circuit hydraulic brake system with hydraulic booster
Manually docked parking brake using additional rear drums
380mm vented / drilled front rotors
320mm vented / drilled rear rotors


Lightweight BBS 3-piece Magnesium centered race wheels
11×18 Fronts and 13×18 Rears
Mounted with Michelin Pilot SX Racing Slicks

The car is painted in traditional Yellowbird Yellow and does have the rain gutters removed as well as the A-pillars being smoothed down.

Click the following link to see the CTR2 Sport in action against the famous Ferrari 333SP:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BaJY LEvkQBg

Please feel free to call us with any questions that you may have.


If you look up “No expense spared” in the dictionary, a picture of this car might appear next to it. You may not know the Beddors, but they started bringing Rufs over early as well as starting the “Quattro Club” – what would become the Audi Club of North America. At one point, the late Frank Beddor had 3 or 4 Sport Quattros (yes, the real deal), and ended up donating a few of them to the club. To this day, the ACNA national driving events are named for him. This car took the already impressive CTR2 and kicked it up a few notches, with composite panels, Magnesium BBS race wheels, more power, a FIA approved cage and that crazy rear wing. It is most certainly an impressive build and might be the fastest CTR2 ever made. At 700 horsepower, there isn’t much that you’ll encounter that will be faster.

We’ve featured a few 993 based Rufs recently – first the white Ruf engined replica Turbo R then the silver replica Turbo R. While the white car was asking over $100,000, the lesser silver replica is still listed below $70,000. Both of these cars would wither away in the presence of this CTR2 Sport, though. Three years ago, we even featured a similar $190,000 yellow CTR2 Sport, but even that hides in the shadow of this car’s glory. I’d like to say that a quarter million dollars for a soon to be 17 year old Porsche is outrageous, but I think in this case, it may be spot on. I’d certainly rather own this car with it’s impressive history than a Carrera GT for $100,000 plus more. Which would you rather have?


2001 BMW 740i Sport

The E38 740i Sport is a favorite of ours here at GCFSB. When the photos of the new E65 and long wheelbase E66 7 series emerged, sales of E38 7 series actually increased, as people viewed the radical new design too much of a departure from what they were used to. Now, the E38 is a luxury car bargain, provided you aren’t fearful of what it takes to maintain one. I can’t remember the last time I’ve seen a 740i Sport in Royal Red, but it certainly is a nice departure from the usual blacks, silvers and grays that we see on larger German sedans. The chrome wheels are a bit too Hollywood for my tastes, but everything else about this E38 is scratching that executive car itch of mine.

Year: 2001
Model: 740i Sport
Engine: 4.4 liter V8
Transmission: 5-speed automatic
Mileage: 83,000
Price: $17,800 Buy It Now

2001 BMW 740i Sport on eBay

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2001 BMW 740i with Dinan upgrades. California owned 2001 BMW 740i in rare Royal Red on black leather with 83k miles. Mint condition, fully loaded, floor mats, tape, CD/AM/FM, car cover, Xenon lights, jet washers, M Package, records, new front tires, brand new front and rear brakes and rotors, all hoses and belts brand new, new radiator and extra key. It has a gorgeous color combination or rare Royal Red with black interior and is in near mind condition. The top is like new. This car has a 4.4 liter V8 powerful motor that is very tight, fast and smooth. Don’t miss this chance to own this rare beauty with low miles. I have owned this car for the past three years, bought it from a friend of mine and the car has been always serviced on time. Always been garage kept and the car will come with car cover. VIN# WBAGG834001DN87461

It would have been nice if the seller described in further detail exactly what Dinan upgrades this car has. From the pictures, it’s apparent this car has a Dinan cold air intake, but I’m curious whether this car might have a chip upgrade or other modifications. The asking price for this 740i is a bit high considering other E38s we’ve seen lately. The Imola Red 740i Sport that Nate featured earlier this month sold for $15,001 and had 93,000 miles. I’d suspect somewhere around $14,000 to $15,000 is all of the money for this car. While the E38s are still revered amongst the Bimmer faithful, prices haven’t moved all that much to warrant a premium on anything except very low mileage, showroom new examples.


1995 BMW 540i M-Sport 6-speed

BMW’s transition to V8s came at an interesting time, as the top performance model in the M5 had the S38 inline-6 through ’95 (’93 in the US), and the 540i overlapped for a year as it came in ’93 with its bruising 4.0L V8. The M60B40 V8 as down about 30 hp to the M5’s S38B36, but made up for it with an extra 30 lb-ft of torque. This gave an interesting choice to prospective E34 buyers. Once the M5 left the North American market in 1993, the choice became clear, especially with the introduction of the M-Sport package in 1995. Unique suspension, seats, and some leftover bits from the M5 made these 200 examples very special, and 140 of those came with an exceptional 6-speed transmission. All that torque and all those gears made this the standard until the E39 M5 came out and shattered everyone’s fragile little minds.

1995 BMW 540i M-Sport 6-speed for sale on eBay

Final year for the classic E34 chassis. One of only 200 sold in the US. One of only 135 with the 6-Speed manual transmission. Beautiful Cosmo Black Metallic over black leather. Original 17″ throwing star wheels with matching spare. Electronic dampening control, ASC traction control, heated leather seats. European clear front, side & rear light package. (originals available).

Super clean non-smoker cockpit, original BMW Sound System With 6-disc CD changer. Ice cold air conditioning. All original books, manuals, tools, floor mats, spare, jack, flashlight, & window sticker included. Runs, drives & smells great!

Looking mean in black on black with the M5’s classic throwing stars, this is an awesome E34. 164k miles is no spring chicken, but at $9,900 Buy-It-Now and the opportunity to make an offer, this could be a fast and fun saloon.


BMW 740i

Along with the E39 BMW M5, the E38 740i is one of those über sedans that is on my radar for future purchase. Every time I return home to Philadelphia, I see a number of E38s, mostly in black, cruising up and down Bustleton Avenue through the Northeast section of the city, a predominately Russian neighborhood. Popular, then, both at home in Russia and abroad. It is still commonplace to see the E38 function as the vehicle of choice for heads of state, executives and wealthy individuals the world over. This particular 740i in upstate New York has the popular M parallel wheels and only 68,000 miles under it’s wings.

2000 BMW 740i on eBay

Mint condition BMW 740i, THIS CAR VERY CLEAN IN AND OUT black on black leather with only 68k miles, this car is in mint condition as you can see in the pictures, the car is loaded with navigation system and cd changer options. This car is very fast and very comfortable, everything works as it should, ice cold AC, 18” sport wheels and tires are in mint condition ,the leather is also in mint condition. I will also help with shipping and storage until a shipper can come out to pickup, not to exceed 30 days after auction close.

Standard Features:
Compact Disc Changer
Fog Lights
Garage Door Opener
Power Heated Mirrors
Keyless Entry System
Power Moonroof
Premium Audio System
Automatic Climate Control (2 Zone) – Driver and Passenger
Power Driver Seat w/Memory
Power Tilt and Telescopic Steering Wheel
Trip Computer
Stability Control
Traction Control
4-Wheel ABS
Driver and Passenger Front Airbags
Front Head Airbags
Front Side Airbags
Anti-Theft Alarm System
Steering Wheel Audio Controls
Cruise Control
Rain Sensing Windshield Wipers
Power Door Locks
Xenon High Intensity Discharge Headlights
Auto-Dim Rear View Mirror

Optional Features

Comfort Seats
Electronic Damping Suspension Control
Heated Front Seats
Security Glass
Sport M Wheels
Rear Head Airbags
Headlight Cleaners


Width: 73.3 in.
Height: 56.5 in.
Length: 196.2 in.
Curb weight: 4255 lbs.
Wheel base: 115.4 in.

4.4L V8 DOHC 32V Engine
5-Speed Automatic Transmission
Horsepower: 282 hp @ 5400 rpm
Torque: 324 ft-lbs. @ 3700 rpm

Fuel tank capacity: 22.5 gal.

The asking price for this 740i is about in line with where current values on these models are headed. The color combination and mileage on this particular car are surely going to garner its fair share of interest. I can’t help but get weak in the knees every time I see one of these sedans. The crisp lines and stance, especially with the M parallel wheels, is just perfect. This, in my opinion, was the zenith of the 7 series. You can have the bloated and overly complex current range. I’ll take an E38, thank you.