100 Cars That Changed History

tn_16-BMW_7_Series_E38_(5461457361)BMW 7 Series E38 (5461457361)” by nakhon100BMW 7 Series E38. Licensed under CC BY 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons.


16. BMW 7 Series 1977-present Germany

The 7 Series is BMWs full-sized luxury vehicle. Introduced two years after the 3 Series, in 1977, the 7 Series is BMW’s flagship car. It is only available as a sedan or an extend limousine. The 7 Series replaced BMW’s E3 large sedan. The 7 Series offers a more high performance, additionally modified version in the B7 made by Alpina. Some versions of the Alpina B7 feature a supercharged 4.4L V8 with 493bhp. Initially, however, all Series 7’s had 6 cylinder engines. It wasn’t until 1992 the V8s were introduced. The Series 7 is the standard in luxury. Often features and new technology are introduced to the Series 7 well before they are in smaller models.


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