1999 BMW 7-Series

  • 1999 BMW 7-Series 740iL Sedan
    • MAX MPG
      24
    • SEATS
      5
    • HP/TORQUE
      282/310
    • ENGINE
      4.4L V8
    • MSRP
      $66,400
  • 1999 BMW 7-Series 740i Sedan
    • MAX MPG
      24
    • SEATS
      5
    • HP/TORQUE
      282/310
    • ENGINE
      4.4L V8
    • MSRP
      $66,400
  • 1999 BMW 7-Series 750iL Sedan
    • MAX MPG
      20
    • SEATS
      5
    • HP/TORQUE
      322/361
    • ENGINE
      5.4L V12
    • MSRP
      $92,100
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1999 BMW 7-Series Review

The king of luxury flagships.

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Overview

All models in the 1999 BMW 7-Series are sophisticated autobahn cruisers with low emission engines that any environmentalist will appreciate. There are three models: 750iL, 740iL and 740i. Each varies in price with the 740i being the lower priced of the three models. All models in the 1999 BMW 7-Series has a variety of standard and optional features including all-season traction control, integrated cellular phone, double-locked doors, and extra thick window glass.

The Range

Body Styles: full-size sedan
Engines: 4.4-liter V-8, 5.4-liter V-12
Transmissions: five-speed automatic
Models: BMW 740i, BMW 740iL, BMW 750iL

What's New

The 1999 BMW 7-Series have reworked engines on all models that now have low emission vehicle (LEV) status. The standard and optional equipment features have also been revised to increase the vehicle’s appeal.

Exterior

The exterior of the 1999 BMW 7-Series varies based on model. The 1999 BMW 7-Series 750iL has a width of 73.3 inches, a height of 56.1 inches, and is 201.7 inches long. Curb weight is 4597 pounds and the wheelbase is 120.9 inches. Standard features include fog lights, alloy wheels, tinted glass, power moonroof, Xenon high-density discharge headlights, front and rear parking sensors, and 16-inch wheels. Optional features include metallic paint, power sunroof, and security glass.

The 1999 BMW 7-Series 740iL has a width of 73.3 inches, a height of 56.1 inches, and is 201.7 inches long. Curb weight is 4288 pounds and the wheelbase is 120.9 inches. Standard features include fog lights, alloy wheels, tinted glass, power moonroof, and 16-inch wheels. Optional features include metallic paint, Xenon high-density discharge headlights, front and rear parking sensors, and power rear sunshade.

The 1999 BMW 7-Series 740i has a width of 73.3 inches, a height of 56.5 inches, and is 196.2 inches long. Curb weight is 4255 lbs. and the wheelbase is 115.4 inches. Standard and optional features mirror that of the 740iL.

Interior

The interior of the 1999 BMW 7-Series also varies based on model. The 1999 BMW 7-Series 750iL comes with standard interior features like heated front and rear seats, premium audio system, two-zone driver and passenger automatic climate control, leather steering wheel trim, auto-dim rearview mirror, telescopic steering wheel, and power rear sunshade. This model comes with almost every available interior feature. The only interior add-on is the rear side airbags.

The 1999 BMW 7-Series 740iL has many of the same interior features as the 750iL, but some of them are only available as an optional feature. While the previous model has a standard power rear sunshade, it is an option in this one. The 740iL has standard interior features like air-conditioning, premium audio system, and keyless entry system.

The 1999 BMW 7-Series 740i is the lowest priced model of BMW 7-Series vehicles, but still has many of the same standard interior features as the 740iL. Optional features include headlight cleaners, sport package, and a compact disc changer.

Performance & Handling

The V-8 1999 BMW 7-Series' engine has an output of 282 horsepower at 5400 rpm and 324 lb-ft of torque at 3600 rpm. The V-12 has much more power, boasting 326 horsepower at 5000 rpm and 361 lb-ft of torque at 3900 rpm.

Safety

All models of the 1999 BMW 7-Series have stability and traction control, four-wheel anti-lock brakes, driver and passenger front airbags, front head and front side airbags, fog lights and anti-theft alarm systems.

EPA Fuel Economy

BMW 7-Series 750iL: 12/18 mpg city/highway
BMW 7-Series 740iL: 15/22 mpg city/highway
BMW 7-Series 740i: 15/22 mpg city/highway

You'll Like

  • Luxurious
  • Class conscious
  • Beautiful
  • Powerful

You Won't Like

  • Cost
  • Lack of NHTSA crash test ratings
  • Low emission engine

Sum Up

The king of luxury flagships.

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