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    The History of the BMW 7 Series

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    The BMW 7 Series is the full-size luxury car introduced in 1977 and continues today through five generations as the favored European government or personal car. It is sold only as a four-door sedan. It is part of BMW's E and F models that quickly gained popularity as an understated vehicle denoting prestige and wealth.


    First Generation



    The 1977 BMW 7 Series was an instant luxury classic.

    The 1977 E23 7 Series was equipped with 6-cylinder engines and were considered early pioneers with the now-standard "check control" systems to alert owners to potential system malfunctions.


    Second Generation



    European versions of the second generation were limited to 155 mph.

    The E32 debuted in 1986 sporting a V-12 engine and special telephone and fax features, with a governor to limit speeds to 155 mph.


    Third Generation



    An onboard satellite navigation system was state-of-the-art in 1994.

    In 1994, the E38 featured a 14-speaker stereo system, power moonroof and navigation system and remained until 2002.


    Fourth Generation



    Computer problems forced BMW to buy back some models and extend the warranty to 6 years.

    The redesigned E65 7 Series created a brouhaha with its new and large "bustle-back" trunk and series computer software problems that forced BMW to buy back many 2002-03 models.


    Fifth Generation



    A custom stretch BMW 7 Series.

    The F01 7 Series debuted in late 2008 with a significant face-lift of larger twin grilles, reconfigured headlamps and a longer wheelbase by 5.5 inches than the previous generation BMW


    High Security



    Interior of the 2009 BMW 7 Series.

    The 7 Series can be ordered with special security features such as carbon fiber reinforced armor plating, bullet-proof windows and run flat tires.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jnrdavo View Post
    The History of the BMW 7 Series

    from ehow.com




    The BMW 7 Series is the full-size luxury car introduced in 1977 and continues today through five generations as the favored European government or personal car. It is sold only as a four-door sedan. It is part of BMW's E and F models that quickly gained popularity as an understated vehicle denoting prestige and wealth.


    First Generation



    The 1977 BMW 7 Series was an instant luxury classic.

    The 1977 E23 7 Series was equipped with 6-cylinder engines and were considered early
    car dvd players pioneers with the now-standard "check control" systems to alert owners to potential system malfunctions.


    Second Generation



    European versions of the second generation were limited to 155 mph.

    The E32 debuted in 1986 sporting a V-12 engine and special telephone and fax features, with a governor to limit speeds to 155 mph.


    Third Generation



    An onboard satellite navigation system was state-of-the-art in 1994.

    In 1994, the E38 featured a 14-speaker stereo system, power moonroof and navigation system and remained until 2002.


    Fourth Generation



    Computer problems forced BMW to buy back some models and extend the warranty to 6 years.

    The redesigned E65 7 Series created a brouhaha with its new and large "bustle-back" trunk and series computer software problems that forced BMW to buy back many 2002-03 models.


    Fifth Generation



    A custom stretch BMW 7 Series.

    The F01 7 Series debuted in late 2008 with a significant face-lift of larger twin grilles, reconfigured headlamps and a longer wheelbase by 5.5 inches than the previous generation BMW


    High Security



    Interior of the 2009 BMW 7 Series.

    The 7 Series can be ordered with special security features such as carbon fiber reinforced armor plating, bullet-proof windows and run flat tires.
    Pics are not working but I was unaware of these facts. An old informative thread
    Last edited by micheljamesss; 3rd February 2013 at 04:57 PM.

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