About BMW 740i
As a member in the BMW 7 Series, which is BMW's flagship model and the epitome of BMW's cutting-edge technology and luxury, BMW 740i has been built by a famous German manufacturing company, Bayerische Motren Werke AG, more known under its abbreviation BMW, since 1993 as a full-size luxury car. Originally introduced as a model in the third-generation 7 Series lineup, 740i has experienced two development periods. Competing against the Cadillac CT6, Audi A8, Maserati Ghibli and Mercedes-Benz S-Class, 740i now is in its second generation.
The second-generation BMW 740i (E38) was produced from 1993 to 2001 when the 7 Series was in its third generation. It is often regarded as the replacements for 735i and was offered as a regular-wheelbase 4-door sedan. During this generation, BMW 740i was powered by a 3.0 L V8 rated at 282 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque and a 2.5 L V8 producing 282 horsepower and 310-325 pound-feet of torque and these engines sent power through a 5-speed automatic or 6-speed manual transmissions to rear wheels. After a 10-year production hiatus, the current 740i (F01) debuted for the 2011 model year as the first 6-cylinder 7 Series in two decades. Equipped with a wealth of high-tech luxury features such as a night-vision camera, side view cameras, iDrive electronics interface system and Dynamic Driving Control system, BMW 740i now gets power from a turbocharged 3.0 L inline-6 good for 315 horsepower and 330 pound-feet of torque and power is sent through an 8-speed automatic transmission to rear wheels or four wheels.
BMW 740i Common Problems & Maintenance Tips
As a prime luxury sedan with a long list of luxury standard high-tech features, BMW 740i definitely becomes a good choice for many drivers. But as the accumulation of mileage, you still should be aware of the fact that these common problems will appear on your 740i:
First, bad fuel economy is what BMW 740i drivers complained most during their driving. This is obviously a big problem, especially when the oil prices are skyrocketing. In order to avoid your pocket from being harmed, you should know firstly that it is basically caused by engine problems. The best advice for you is to diagnose and solve it as early as possible based on the typical symptoms of engine problem provided by experienced 740i drivers. At first, the engine will give out some noises to attract your attention; then the engine will run roughly, misfire, stall and even suffer from starting issues; if you still turn a cold shoulder to those symptoms, the vehicle will end up with losing power when acceleration and excessive oil consumption. When the Check Engine Light gets activated, you had better get the 740i spark plug, oil filter, air filter, fuel pump, valve cover gasket and oxygen sensors inspected thoroughly.
Second, another horrible issue on BMW 740i would be steering failure, which could let drivers lose control of the vehicle and let occupants get into trouble of fatal accidents. Since the steering system undertakes the responsibility of guiding directions of the vehicle that drivers desire, you are advised to solve it on your 740i as soon as possible. When there are clunking or grinding noises coming from underneath the vehicle; when there are power steering fluids leaking on the ground and the low fluids levels appear; when you find illuminated Traction Control Light and feel difficult in steering; and when the steering wheel operates roughly or the steering tilt could not be locked. You need to know the 740i power steering reservoir, power steering hose, upper steering column bearing, steering column cover, and steering wheel are often the culprits.
A perfect ride on your BMW 740i needs best-shaped auto parts functioning well consistently. However, some parts are bound to be vulnerable due to fragile materials and harsh working conditions and that is why you need to put the 740i seat belt, windshield wiper, wiper blade, antenna, fog light, headlight and cabin air filter on your routine maintenance list.
If your BMW 740i needs new parts, you might as well choose OEM BMW 740i auto parts as parts replacements. BMWPartsPrime.com happens to hold a broad selection of lowest-priced manufacturer-warranted genuine BMW 740i auto parts. All these 740i parts are made in the high specification, in high quality, reliability and durability and they are also favored by hassle-free return policy and quickest delivery service, you can shop with confidence now!