1997 BMW 740i

As we’ve featured in the past, the turn of the century luxury sedans often offer a great value. Clean examples aren’t too hard to come by and the prices for clean ones are generally pennies on the dollar.  The most plentiful of these flagships is none other than BMWs 7 series. The 7 series has been at the top of the luxury segment for nearly 3 decades and has been the poster child for German luxury.

This clean low mileage 7 series for sale outside of Philadelphia has the potential to be a great classic luxury driver.

1997 BMW 740i on eBay

Luxury V8! Power everything! Extensive wood trim! A real luxury sedan, the ultimate BMW driving machine! ONE OWNER! Dealer Serviced (records avaialble). Super low miles! We will take Trade Ins. The car has been inspected by our mechanic!

You are looking at an exceptionally well kept, great looking sport V8 luxury automobile, one of the finest series that BMW makes. This car says a lot about its owner, and has been renowned in the world as a symbol of prestige and class, as well as having great performance. The vehicle has been made and assembled entirely in Germany, and consists only of Germany made parts! It’s been very well kept and serviced; in fact it runs almost like a new car. It’s a great classic Dark Green color for this model and combined with the Tan leather interior adds lot of luxury appeal to it. It also has the Premium Sound & comfort packages.

Judging from the miles and the condition of the car, it has been mostly used on the highway and it has also been garage kept. There are no reported manufacturer’s defects on this vehicle. The engine is an exceptional V8 (282hp, 315 lbs-ft) – one of the most powerful in the segment; runs strong and smooth provides the power you have come to expect from a BMW. The transmission has the BMW mark on it as well and shifts like on a new car, no skips or slips on shifts; actually it does it so smoothly that you can’t feel it shifting. The car runs great! The engine compartment is clean and free of any leaks.

All the electrical options appear to be in working order. This BMW is equipped with a dual-zone climate control system and the AC blows ice-cold. The optional Headlight Washers also add a nice touch. The passengers at the back can also control and direct airflow. The front seats come heated. As you can judge yourself from the pictures, the interior is clean. The seats are 18 way adjustable including lumbar support for both driver and passenger seats as well as bending of the back of the seat; you can actually bent the back to suit your sitting posture. This luxury sedan also sports 5 memory settings so that different drivers can feel comfortably in the same car or for different sitting positions according to the driving environment you face; relaxed for highway cruising or more hands on for a bit of sport driving.

Extra comfort comes from heated seats on both front seats, and extensive lumbar support for the drivers and passengers seat, as well as a steering wheel that slides into your defined position after you sit in the car. The steering wheel has control buttons for most everything so you don’t have to take your eyes off the road. Also has the auto dimming rear view mirror to cope with those who get in behind you and flash you with headlight for a more relaxed evening/night driving experience. The power locks, windows, seats and moon roof (and all the other electrical features) all work and are in excellent condition, and it is also one of the first models that came with projector lights that are still missing from most modern cars.

A fine premium surround system makes your music come alive, with fully adjustable settings. Store up to 20 FM/AM presets for the radio. Comes with all season tires – s­­ome of the best tires you can get – on this auto have been rotated, balanced and as you can see, still have plenty of tread wear left. Not many of those V8 BMWs were made for the US, this is your chance to own a truly unique sport luxurious sedan painted in a classic greeen that stands out. Even though the vehicle is in great condition, please keep in mind that this is not a new vehicle and will have some normal signs of wear for the year and the mileage on the vehicle. We try our best to describe our vehicles and it is what you see it in the pictures!

While this is a clean low mile example of BMWs flagship, it is grossly overpriced as can be expected from a dealer. With all of the options, extensive maintenance history, and a mere 4K miles annually, this car would be a great buy at about $2,500 less than the $9,450 buy it now price. With some negotiating and possibly a reality check on the seller’s part, you could be rolling like a VIP for a song.

-Brian