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1993 740

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1993 BMW 740

$4,778 - $7,234  MSRP Range

Review Score

5.0 out of 5 stars

5.0

3 Reviews
100% of drivers recommend this car
Score Breakdown
5 out of 5 stars Comfort
5 out of 5 stars Value for the Money
5 out of 5 stars Interior Design
4.7 out of 5 stars Reliability
5 out of 5 stars Performance
5 out of 5 stars Exterior Styling

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5 out of 5 stars

Nikasil V8 engine block

by Nicky the bat from New York, NY on Sat Jan 26 2013

Very important on these car's does it have the original Nikasil V8 engine block or the updated Alusil engine block? BMW performed this warranty repair because the owners of these vehicle's at the time was experiencing a rough idle and stalling. This condition was common to many BMW V8 engines at the time because sulfur in U.S. fuels reacted with the Nikasil engine block material, damaging the cylinder bores until the pistons failed to seal properly. BMW's solution was to replace affected Nikasil engine blocks with Alusil engine blocks, which do not exhibit the same sensitivity to the sulfur in U.S. fuel. Sulfur levels have been reduced dramatically in American gasoline since 1998, so no additional harm should come to cars still equipped with the original Nikasil engines, but some damage may have already occurred prior to the change in fuel formulation. Great site to inform yourself on this issue, Koala Motorsport's website for more information about the problem with BMW's Nikasil V8's and why you should be careful when buying a V8-equipped BMW from 1993-1995. Otherwise a great car and I would highly recommend one.

5 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
5 out of 5 starsInterior Design
5 out of 5 starsReliability
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

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5 out of 5 stars

A Good Driving Machine

by MrRed7 from Statesboro, Georgia on Sat Aug 04 2007

I purchased this car from an older person. It is THE best car I have owned. Has all the features standard that you would want and need. The handling isn't as good as a 5 series but it is a bigger car. The power is a lot of fun as well as the interior. I would recommend this car as a good used car value. The only thing to watch for is maintainence after the buy: it is a lot more expensive than your standard Chevy. Saying that; a BMW is a lot more car than a Chevy.

5 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
5 out of 5 starsInterior Design
4 out of 5 starsReliability
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

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5 out of 5 stars

Dream Car

by BMHERR LOVER from Reno, Nv. on Sat Mar 17 2012

Have driven BMWs for 20 years, wouldn't drive anything but ! No wonder it's cliched as the "Ultimate Driving Machine" this 740il is my dream car.

5 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
5 out of 5 starsInterior Design
5 out of 5 starsReliability
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

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Uses car for Just getting around

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Our Take on the 1993 BMW 740

To say that BMW was caught off guard by the rapid acceptance of Japanese luxury cars is an understatement on par with calling the Grand Canyon just another hole in the ground.

In the last three years, BMW - and almost all other European automakers - had its tires flattened by the Japanese.

But 1993 may be different.

The economy is strengthening. And European automakers are now bringing to market cars that can compete with those made by the Japanese.

When comparing imported luxury cars these days, quality, customer satisfaction and individual taste are really the only question marks that remain.

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