The usual display is the one shown below. The second would use a 3. However, the presence of an anthracite black headlining is a good visual clue as these are extremely difficult to retrofit. The interior rear-view mirror contains two light sensors, the forward-facing sensor measures ambient light-levels and the rear- facing sensor measures light levels from behind. The fluid is moved between the two bags every few seconds and this slight unbalancing of the seat causes the driver to shift position slightly and reduces back stress. Limited value but a desirable option.
The 728i has the lightest engine of the E38 range and that makes this car pretty agile, even at just under two Tons in weight the 728i will embarrass most sports cars. Also contributing to the E38's continued popularity was its appearance in several films such as Tomorrow Never Dies, The Transporter, Bimmer and The Game. Other former options that are now standard include a high-pressure liquid headlight cleaning system, the super-premium audio system and xenon low-beam headlights. V12 M73 fitted to 750i M73B54 engine fitted to a 1998 750i The M73 engine is hugely reliable and this is due in no small part to its relative simplicity. The Sport variant is slightly quicker due to the high stall-speed torque converter and slightly lower final-drive ratio. Especially when you are laden with shopping which can be placed in the cavernous boot whilst the Mondeo driver is placing his shopping in a deep puddle.
But if its dual purpose - trying its best to both embrace the earth and traverse it rapidly - somehow left you disappointed, the next development could prove to fix that. They can be supplied with heating but this does not come as standard. I didn't like the cup holders and the plastic moldings on the bottom of the inside door frame easily scratches if you drag your foot on it. The control signal from the interior mirror is also routed to the exterior mirrors which also reduce their reflectance. Just to cause further confusion you could purchase an Individual paint-colour with standard interior and visa-versa.
The new Active Comfort Seat is offered as an option on the 740 models and as standard equipment in the 750iL. Closing out, don't let others discourage you because they don't do their homework. However, the E38 title covers numerous cars with very different characters, from the frugal 728i through to the manic Sport Vanos 740i's and the more refined 750iL. If you have a good mechanic, you can buy your parts wholesale and avoid Dealers. The inclusion of the Vanos system also smoothed the idle and increased economy. The 728i was a new breed of I-6 engine, much different from the previous M30.
The performance, styling and quality are just what I wanted. The Cold Weather Package, which formerly included the now-standard headlight washers, now includes heated front and rear seats, marking the first time these options are offered on the 740 models. See the seller's listing for full details and description of any imperfections. The 735i is slightly quicker than both, but not a great deal so as would be expected. However, the hydraulic option fully opens and closes the boot by remote control. The 7-Series Protection vehicles are able to retain their performance and handling, since there is a minimal weight increase of 300-350 pounds over their standard counterparts.
Usually supplied with manual blinds on the side windows and quarter-lights. With this vehicle, areas of concern are: Cooling System, Thrust Arms on the front end and minor issues with trim quality. This package is offered at no additional charge. Both variants retain the M70's twin coil-and- distributor ignition system and if there is a weak area the ignition system is it. The system is quite complicated and includes numerous acceleration sensors and steering-angle sensors. This buyer's guide tells you what is available as far as engines, exterior and interior options, the Individual and Highline models. The internal construction of the headlight unit remained almost identical but conversely the front face of the lights changed from glass on the pre-facelift to plastic on the post-facelift.
Handling is amazing, like you are not driving a 2 ton vehicle. The Sport 740i is 0. Replacing the headlight unit but retaining the indicators leaves a gap between them as the facelift indicators abut inboard of the bonnet gutter. For added comfort and visual appeal, 18-way Contour sport seats, Vavona redwood interior trim and matte-black exterior trim are also included in the package. However, when I bought my first E38 I didn't know what I actually wanted and what was available rather than what could go wrong.
Completing the hardware upgrades are redwood interior trim, ultra-comfy-and-supportive power 18-way Contour sport seats, and tasteful exterior matte black trim. The ride is adjusted by electrically-controlled dampers which have three hydraulic valves to adjust the ride in three stages. It is an acquired taste and can be quite disconcerting to the unwary. Clear coat on roof and trunk is cloudy and left C-pillar has a clear coat issue see pics. After the 1999 7-Series received a freshening that encompassed the powertrain, exterior and interior as well as the introduction of a new Sport Package for the 740i, the 2000 models boast a wealth of new standard equipment. There are a few buying guides around for the E38 that tells you what to look out for and the common problems you may find.