After almost 7 years in development since September 1979, in July 1986, BMW introduced the second generation of the 7 series, known internally as the E32. Aimed at the high end of the luxury market, the car offered some of the latest innovations in automotive technology, and (beginning in 1987) a new, top-of-the-line V12 engine. Some luxury options featured on the E32 included integrated telephone and fax machines, a wine cooler, double glazing, traction control system, and a system that automatically increased spring pressure on the windscreen wipers, to keep them firmly pressed on the glass at Motorway speeds. The E32 (750i) was the first car adhering to BMW's self-imposed speed limit of 250 km/h (155.37 mph).
The car was also available in a stretched version (indicated by an 'L' from German Lang, after the model number), in which case an extra 11.4 centimetres (4.5 in) of leg room was available to the rear passengers by stretching the rear doors, and the body at this point.
The styling has been described as classic, progressive and postmodern and is credited to then-chief stylist Ercole Spada working closely under the guidance of then-chief designer Claus Luthe.
7 E32 730i
3.0 (182 cui)
Performance 138 kW (188 PS) at 5800 rpm. Fuel gasoline. 5-speed Manual transmission. Engine 2 986 ccm (182 cui), 6-cylinder, In-Line, 12-valves, M30B30.
7 E32 750i
5.0 (305 cui) V12
Performance 220 kW (299 PS) . Torque 450 Nm (332 ft/lb) . Max speed 250 km/h. Acceleration 11.2 s ~ 0-100 km/h. Fuel gasoline. 4-speed Automatic transmission. Engine 4 998 ccm (305 cui), 12-cylinder, Furcate, 24-valves.
7 E32 730i
Performance 138 kW (188 PS) . Fuel gasoline + LPG. 5-speed Automatic transmission. Engine 6-cylinder, In-Line, 12-valves.