BMW 7 E38




BMW 7 E38

Year of production 1994 - 2001

Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BMW_E38

Category: 7 Series

The BMW E38 model was the basis for the 1995 through 2001 BMW 7 Series automobiles. In early 1988, development began on the third generation 7-series codenamed "Entwicklung 99". From 1989 to 1991 styling work was done, when Boyke Boyer's concept design was chosen and further refined into 1992. In August 1992, the final production design for the new 7-series was approved by the board for production. On April 27, 1993 German design patents were filed featuring a pre-production prototype as a design representation. Patents were later filed on October 27, 1993 in the United States. In early 1994, development concluded and in May 1994, the 1995 E38 BMW 7-Series was unveiled. Production started on February 17, 1994 on pilot production variants, with series production commencing in the second half of the year.

The E38 models were offered with either a five-speed automatic or manual transmission; 730d, 740d, 740i/iL, and 750i/iL had a 5-speed ZF automatic standard. The engine variants in Europe were 725tds, 728i, 730i, 730d, 735i, 740i (4.0 and 4.4 L), 740d and 750i. In the Americas, the models were sold as the 740i, 740iL and 750iL. The 740i/iL were powered by a 4.4 L V8 engine. The base prices in 2001 were US$62,900 for the 740i, US$66,900 for the 740iL and US$92,100 for the 750iL. The considerably rarer 5.4 L V12 was BMW's flagship vehicle, with a 5.4 L 322 bhp (240 kW; 326 PS) engine, also shared by the Rolls-Royce Silver Seraph. V8 and V12 cars had long-wheelbase variants, with the "L" added to the designation. A rare European executive long-wheelbase limousine model was also produced, called the BMW L7, available as both 740iL (4.4 L V8) and 750iL (5.4 L V12) variants. Protection Line light-armored vehicles were built from 2000–2001, again utilizing the 740iL and 750iL platforms, and cost US$99,100 and US$124,400, respectively. These models included body armor, bullet-resistant glass and run-flat tires.

Features of the E38 7 Series included high-pressure headlight washers, auto-leveling xenon HID headlamps, power moonroof, a sound system with 14 speakers and four subwoofers as well as 6-disc CD changer, onboard satellite navigation (1994-1996 MKI based on the VDO-Dayton Carin system, 1997-2000 MKII based on the Phillips system with separate Trimble Navigation receiver, 2001 MKIII based on the Phillips system with internal Trimble Navigation receiver. The E38 7 Series never had the factory DVD-ROM based Navigation system  although upgrading to this system is a simple process) and rain-sensing wipers. Other features included an automatic climate control system with separate controls for the driver and passenger, a three-position memory system for the driver’s seat, safety-belt height, new steering wheel and outside mirrors. Front-seat side airbags and a Head Protection System (HPS) were also standard. The 750iL featured an all-leather interior with burl walnut trim, while the sport model featured Sports seats and "Vavona" wood trim . The continuous-motion Active Comfort Seat technology was introduced in 1998 to improve comfort and reduce fatigue for the driver and front passenger.

When the E38 was phased out in 2001 to make way for the new E65, sales of E38s increased noticeably in the car's final months of production as people moved to buy the car before it was replaced. The E65's radical styling and iDrive were not initially well received by consumers, so used E38s increased in value as demand increased. Also contributing to the E38's continued popularity was its appearance in several films such as Tomorrow Never DiesThe Transporter, Bimmer and The Game. The E38 740i featured in the BMW Film Ambush, even though it was the only featured car in the series to be replaced the following year.

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Model Year Document Language Size Pages
7 E38 2000 - 2001 e38 2000 2001.pdf English 2.65 MB 217
7 E38 2000 - 2001 7 e38 2000 2001.pdf English 2.18 MB 216
7 E38 1999 - 2000 alpina b3 b10 b12 maintenance checklist.pdf English 168 KB 2
7 E38 1999 e38 1999.pdf English 1.68 MB 211
7 E38 1999 e38 pdc retrofit instructions.pdf English 406 KB 27
7 E38 1998 e38 navigation system ii monitor.pdf English 1.11 MB 21
7 E38 730d 740d supplementary owners book.pdf English 237 KB 41
7 E38 e38 navigation retrofit.pdf English 1.06 MB 47
7 E38 2000 e39 e38 e53 16 9 bordmonitor ohne navi.pdf German 1.04 MB 74
7 E38 1999 - 2001 7 e38 handbuch ab 09 1999.pdf German 4.29 MB 251
7 E38 1998 - 1999 e38 handbuch1.pdf German 1.93 MB 246
7 E38 1997 autotelefon e38 e39 1997.pdf German 764 KB 22

Repair manuals (22) Add

Model Year Document Language Size Pages
7 E38 2003 x5 dynamic stability control.pdf English 1.3 MB 34
7 E38 2000 e46 solarsensor.pdf English 300 KB 12
7 E38 2000 multiple restraint system mrs iii.pdf English 917 KB 15
7 E38 740iL 1998 1998 740il navigation wiring modifications.pdf English 11.4 KB 1
7 E38 1996 - 2003 zf 5hp19 transmission repair manual.pdf English 15 MB 132
7 E38 750i 1996 96 v12 oil service valve (osv) change.pdf English 419 KB 7
7 E38 1996 bmw m62 engine details.pdf English 585 KB 16
7 E38 740iL 1995 e38 wiring diagrams.pdf English 190 KB 8
7 E38 740iL 1995 1995 bmw 740il system wiring diagrams.pdf English 1.41 MB 60
7 E38 from 1994 bmw ews drive away protection system.pdf English 715 KB 30
7 E38 1990 - 2006 bmw service light reset manual.pdf English 2.22 MB 55
7 E38 bmw zf 5hp19.pdf English 707 KB 6
7 E38 zf 5hp18 5hp19 5hp24 5hp30 diagnostic guide.pdf English 4.68 MB 102
7 E38 zf 5hp19 automatic transmission.pdf English 823 KB 37
7 E38 m62 intake manifold removal.PDF English 3.34 MB 16
7 E38 e38 car memory options.pdf English 35.2 KB 6
7 E38 2001 7 e38 standlichtringe einbauanleitung.pdf German 844 KB 8
7 E38 7 e38 einbauanleitung lordosenstuetze.pdf German 487 KB 9
7 E38 7 e38 cd wechsler.pdf German 1.41 MB 35
7 E38 7 e38 16zu9 navi.pdf German 998 KB 46
7 E38 7 e38 umbau mk1 auf mk3.pdf German 375 KB 11
7 E38 1986 - 2001 bmw7 e32 e38.pdf Russian 32.3 MB 233

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7 E38 bmw codes obd ii.pdf English 385 KB 45
7 E38 Alpina B12 alpina teile e38.pdf German 2.03 MB 8

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7 E38 L7 (750iXL) e38 l7 long haul super rare.pdf English 5.8 MB 7
7 E38 Alpina B12 e38 alpina b12 6 0.pdf English 5.49 MB 7
7 E38 Alpina B12 alpina b12 5 7 ekat.pdf English 5.54 MB 7
7 E38 Alpina B12 alpina b12 2006 magazine article.pdf English 6.47 MB 8
7 E38 Alpina B12 alpina b12 2005 magazine article.pdf English 6.32 MB 8
7 E38 750i e38 750i buying guide 2004.pdf English 4.29 MB 6
7 E38 750i e38 750il.pdf English 5.05 MB 5
7 E38 740i e38 740i.pdf English 4.04 MB 5
7 E38 740i e38 740i.pdf English 4.37 MB 5
7 E38 bmw ike e38 e39 e53 instrument cluster electronics.pdf English 1.02 MB 23
7 E38 e38 v8 buying guide 2005.pdf English 3.75 MB 6
7 E38 e38 ownership guide.pdf English 4.44 MB 7
7 E38 5hp24 ad.pdf German 10.9 MB 78

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Engines


Year Engine code Fuel [ccm] Cylinders [kW] [Nm] No. of
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1996 2000 725tds M51D25TU OL diesel 2 498 6 / In-Line 105 kW 280 Nm
1995 1999 728i M52B28 gasoline 2 793 6 / In-Line 142 kW 280 Nm 24
1998 2001 728i M52TUB28 gasoline 2 793 6 / In-Line 142 kW 280 Nm
1995 1999 728iL M52B28 gasoline 2 793 6 / In-Line 142 kW 280 Nm 24
730d M57D30 135kW 410Nm diesel 2 926 6 / In-Line 135 kW 410 Nm 24
730d M57D30 142kW diesel 2 926 6 / In-Line 142 kW 410 Nm
1994 1996 730i M60B30 gasoline 2 997 8 / Furcate 160 kW 290 Nm 32
1996 1998 735i M62B35 gasoline 3 498 8 / Furcate 173 kW 320 Nm 32
1999 2001 735i M62TUB35 gasoline 3 498 8 / Furcate 180 kW 345 Nm
1996 1998 735iL M62B35 gasoline 3 498 8 / Furcate 173 kW 320 Nm 32
1999 2001 735iL M62TUB35 gasoline 3 498 8 / Furcate 180 kW 345 Nm
1998 2000 740d M67D40 175kW diesel 3 901 8 / Furcate 175 kW 560 Nm
2000 2001 740d M67D40 180kW diesel 3 901 8 / Furcate 180 kW 560 Nm
1994 1996 740i M60B40 gasoline 3 982 8 / Furcate 210 kW 400 Nm
1996 1998 740i M62B44 gasoline 4 398 8 / Furcate 210 kW 420 Nm 32
1999 2001 740i M62TUB44 gasoline 4 398 8 / Furcate 218 kW 440 Nm 32
1996 1998 740iL M62B44 gasoline 4 398 8 / Furcate 210 kW 420 Nm 32
1999 2001 740iL M62TUB44 gasoline 4 398 8 / Furcate 218 kW 440 Nm 32
1994 1998 750i M73B54 gasoline 5 379 12 / Furcate 240 kW 490 Nm
1998 2001 750i M73TUB54 gasoline 5 379 12 / Furcate 240 kW 490 Nm
1994 1998 L7 (750iXL) M73B54 gasoline 5 379 12 / Furcate 240 kW 490 Nm
1998 2001 L7 (750iXL) M73TUB54 gasoline 5 379 12 / Furcate 240 kW 490 Nm

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1999 BMW 7 E38 735i 3.5 (213 cui) V8

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Performance 175 kW (238 PS) at 5800 rpm. Max speed 243 km/h. Weight 2 345 kg. Fuel gasoline + LPG. 5-speed Automatic transmission. Engine 3 498 ccm (213 cui), 8-cylinder, Furcate, M62B35 175kW, 320Nm.

1997 BMW 7 E38 735i

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Performance 173 kW (235 PS) . Fuel gasoline. 5-speed Automatic transmission.

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1997 BMW 7 E38 725tds

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Fuel diesel. 5-speed Manual transmission.

1996 BMW 7 E38 740i V8

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Performance 210 kW (286 PS) . Fuel gasoline. 5-speed Automatic transmission. Engine 8-cylinder, Furcate.

1994 BMW 7 E38 4.0 (243 cui) V8

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Fuel gasoline + LPG. 5-speed Automatic transmission. Engine 3 980 ccm (243 cui), 8-cylinder, Furcate, M60B40.

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