Six Fascinating Facts about BMW 740i
- BMW 740i was featured in the film Ambush starred by Clive Owen. The film was part of the BMW Film Series which featured eight short films highlighting different BMW models. Directed by John Frankenheimer, Ambush is about a hired driver's account of escorting an elderly guy who was being chased by armed men. The film series also featured renowned directors such as Ang Lee, Wong Kar-wai, and Guy Ritchie.
- The BMW 750iL Q gave to James Bond in the 1997 film Tomorrow Never Dies was actually a 740iL as shown by the 8-cylinder engine it had. An unforgettable scene in the movie was when the famous secret agent operated the vehicle from the backseat with the use of a remote control. Unfortunately, it was not able to see the film through the end as it made an impressive dive from a seven-story parking area.
- The last E38 model that rolled off the BMW's assembly line on July 27, 2001 was a silver 740i. This paved the way for the new E65 series. Unfortunately, the new series was not received warmly by the market. Instead, the remaining E38 sold a lot better in its final months.
- In March 2011, Motor Trend put different fullsize luxury sedans head-to-head to come up with a ranked list of the best ones. Included are Hyundai Equus, Mercedes Benz, S400 Hybrid, Jaguar XJL, Lexus LS 460, Audi A8, Porsche Panamera, and BMW 740i. Thanks to the simple yet functional BMW 740i parts-not to mention the BMW 740i accessories-the model came in First Place, noted for its spaciousness and performance which are main priorities in the class.
- After 20 years, the 2011 BMW 740i and 740iL models reintroduced the six-cylinder engine of the BMW 7-series to the American market. This makes more room under the hood due to smaller engine size. This engine was upgraded into an inline-six underhood on the 2013 model, resulting in less vibrations and noise despite fewer cylinders.
- The 2011 BMW 740i is the most noted model in the whole 7-series. Because of the many changes it underwent from the previous year, it was dubbed as one of the most powerful six-cylinder luxury sedans in the world. More so, Edmunds.com commended the model as it was able to have the same fuel economy as a hybrid car while maintaining an "entertaining ride."