About BMW 740iL
As a model in the BMW 7 Series, which is BMW's flagship model and always represents the pinnacle of technology and luxury in the BMW's lineup, BMW 740iL was built by a famous German manufacturing company, Bayerische Motoren Werke AG, more known under its abbreviation BMW, between 1993 and 2001 as a full-size luxury car. Originally introduced as a model in the third-generation BMW 7 Series, 740iL is a long-wheelbase model. Competing against the Audi A8, Mercedes-Benz S-Class, and Cadillac CT6, 740iL was quite popular and had appeared in several films. But after being manufactured for only one generation, the production of 740iL was ended and it was replaced by 745.
BMW 740iL made its debut for the 1993 model year when the 7 Series switched to its third generation. It was offered in only one body style, 4-door sedan (E38) and came in base 740iL and 740iL P trim levels but was available for Sport Package, Premium Package, and Cold Weather Package. Equipped with many safety features such as ASC + T traction control, headlight washers, auto-leveling low beam xenon HID headlamps, side tubular airbags (called "Head Protection System"), "Active Comfort Seats", Electronic Damper Control (EDC III), power moonroof, rain-sensing wipers, dual-zone climate control, electric driver's seat adjustment and electric steering wheel adjustment, BMW 740iL was powered by a 4.4 L V8 rated at 282 hp and 295-310 lb-ft of torque and this engine sent power through 5-speed automatic or 6-speed manual transmission to rear wheels.
BMW 740iL Common Problems & Maintenance Tips
Offering an impressive combination of space, luxury, and performance, BMW 740iL is always seen as an excellent choice for car buyers. However, the current youngest 740iL now is at least sixteen years old, which is not a young age for an item made out of steel, you had better be prepared for these common problems:
First, just as expected, engine failure ranks first among all other issues on BMW 740iL according to the data from reliable car repair statistics site repairpal.com. In fact, the worst situation is always that cooling system failure often arises along. According to experienced 740iL drivers, the low coolant levels caused by leaking coolants will often deteriorate engine performance so that it may run roughly, misfire, stall and even suffer from hard starting or inability to start. Before the vehicle breaks down completely, it may first experience a reduction in power, acceleration and fuel efficiency. For people without much knowledge about working principles of automobiles, once the Check Engine Light is activated, please get some professionals to inspect the 740iL oxygen sensor, spark plug, valve cover gasket, water pump, head gasket, air filter, oil filter, fuel pump and timing belt tensioner.
Second, another serious issue on BMW 740iL would be the steering failure, which is often unknown to many drivers. The responsibility of a steering system is to guide the driver to the right direction they want, which means only it performs well can you enjoy a safe ride. But the fact is after a while of driving, the 740iL starts to leak power steering fluids so that the fluids levels always stay low, in this way, the steering wheel has no adequate fluids to keep smooth operation and drivers will also feel hard to steering and control the vehicle. Once you can hear strange sounds from underneath the vehicle and the Traction Control Light comes on, please make sure the BMW 740iL power steering hose, power steering reservoir, steering wheel, steering shaft, upper steering column bearing and steering column cover.
However, simply depending on solving above-mentioned two common problems is not enough to guarantee a safe and comfortable ride on your BMW 740iL. Some parts such as 740iL seat belt, windshield wiper, wiper blade, fog light, headlight, antenna and cabin air filter are bound not to last as long as the vehicle could. Routine maintenance on them is essential.
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