34,677 Original Miles


Automatic Transmission
4.4L V8
282 hp @ 5800 RPM*
310 lb/ft torque @ 3600 RPM*
Capable 0-60 MPH: 6.8 seconds
Top Speed: 128 MPH
*Base Price in 1998: $65,500


*Seller Asking:


Fast Facts:
  • The E38 generation 7 series introduced an assortment of new BMW technology throughout its production run. An example was the continuous-motion Active Comfort Seat technology (similar to a very gentle massage -improves comfort on long drives and reduces fatigue). The E38 also employed high-pressure headlight washers, auto-leveling xenon HID headlamps, self leveling rear suspension (adjusts to any added weight in the rear), and a Motorola “StarTac” in-car phone with built in Mayday system (just to name a few)
  • The E38 also featured BMW’s electric catalytic converter (“E-CAT”). These converters feature coils that heat up the catalyst immediately after a cold engine start, bringing it to proper operating temperature faster than traditional catalytic converters. This system, which requires a second car battery, ensures cleaner cold starts and LEV compliance
  • The E38 7 series was one of the first models to receive BMW’s new advanced powder clear coat
  • The replacement E65 7 series marked the start of the controversial “Bangle Butt” era. The new 2003 design (by BMW designer Chris Bangle) was received so poorly by consumers that sales of the E38 began to rise before production ended. Consequently, sales of the new 7 series were poor (people also weren’t a fan of the new “iDrive” system in the E65)
Key Model Year Changes:
  • DSC (stability control) is now available
  • HPS head airbags are now standard (rear-seat side airbags optional)
  • New AC control panel
  • The following year (1999) sees a small cosmetic facelift (headlights, tail lights) as well as the ZSP Sport package with the M-Parallel (Style 37) wheels and M sport suspension
  • The navigation for 2000 MY is upgraded to MK III, switching to a CD format. Radar based cruise control becomes an option
  • 2001 MY cars built after Sep ’00 received a full-width navigation screen
  • Also for 2001: the side skirts and front/rear air dams are now painted body color, front and rear turn signals are now clear (previously were amber), StarTac phone (w/ mayday system) and 16 way comfort seats are now standard, and the Adaptive Ride Package (electronically controlled shock absorbers) and rear self-leveling became an option on the 740iL (standard on the 750il)


Seller Notes:
  • 35k original miles
  • One family owner
  • Ordered with nearly every factory option
  • 18″ BMW E65 wheels with new tires
  • Updated the front kidney grilles from a 2001 model
  • Lower rocker panels have been painted to match the look of later models (previously a dull black)
  • Clean title


  • Location: Syosset, New York – (more photos below)
  • Update: car has been sold


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*SAE rated from factory. May not reflect current output.
*Performance numbers pulled from either the factory brochure or reputable automotive road tests.
*Base price when new does not reflect original MSRP of this particular car, nor does it reflect what the original owner paid for it.
*Advertised price at time of posting. Sellers can raise or lower prices on their original ad at any time. Click on the original ad to view current price/availability.
Mileage Disclaimer: NOC has not confirmed if the mileage stated by the seller is true and accurate. It is up to the buyer to verify these claims. Vehicle history reports, service records stating mileage, and even inspections of odometer tampering are recommended.

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