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The chief distinction was the superbly engineered single-cam aluminum V-12 with dual electronic engine-management systems, including fuel injection "computers" -- one for each cylinder bank. The only transmission was a 4-speed electronically controlled ZF with three shift programs: Economy, Sport, and Manual. Other standards included antilock brakes, ZF Servotronic power steering (not universally admired), driver's airbag, leather interior, and the unusual conveniences like road-speed-dependent variable-rate windshield wipers and external closing of windows and sunroof from the front door locks.
Suspension followed BMW tradition, providing superb handling allied to great smoothness and silence in a car that scarcely betrayed its two-ton heft. The 1988-1995 BMW 750iL us highly desirable new and should remain so some years from now when it's "rediscovered" on the collector market.
Pluses of 1988-1995 BMW 750iL:
- Pace (7.1 seconds to 60 mph, 155 mph maximum)
- Abundant luxury
Minuses of 1988-1995 BMW 750iL:
- Complex electricals subject to failure gremlins
of the 1988-1995 BMW 750iL:
Specifications of the 1988-1995 BMW 750iL:
Wheelbase, inches: 116.0
Length, inches: 197.8
Weight, pounds: 4,235
Price, new: $70,000-$83,950
Engine for 1988-1995 BMW 750iL:
|Type||Size ||Horsepower ||Years |
|ohc V-12||4988 cc||296||1988-1995|
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