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1994 BMW 7 Series

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Information shown for entry-level Sedan.

Fuel Economy:
City 15/Hwy 21/Comb 17 MPG
Max Seating: 5
Engine: V8, 4.0 Liter Transmission: Automatic
Country of Origin: Germany Country of Assembly: Germany

1994 BMW 7 Series Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
8.9
Out of 10

Based on 82 Ratings for the 1988 - 1994 models.

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  • Value
    9.0/10
    Quality
    9.3/10
  • Reliability
    9.0/10
    Performance
    9.4/10
  • Comfort
    9.5/10
    Styling
    9.4/10

love this car it is a pleasure to drive

By on Wednesday, July 24, 2013

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 130,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "wonderful to drive, great car"

Cons: "mantance costs about double an ameracan car"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 7

"This car is a pleasure to drive in every way, power comfort, handling, braking. and even being as old as it is it still turns heads and catches peoples attention with how it looks. I am always getting comments on how good looking the car is. you will however need a budget of around 300 a month to put away for maintenance costs. as that is what I have figured my true cost to own on this vehicle. That may go down some for a bit once I get the car fully restored. now at about 13000 I am looking at having to replace the struts so that could be another 3500-4000 repairer bill. my cost to own includes that replacement of the struts. all in all I do recommend this car you just have to be prepared for the maintenance costs."

1 person out of 2 found this review helpful

Amazingly comfortable, looks amazing, bad mpg

By on Wednesday, January 02, 2013

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 150,000

10 7.0
overall rating 7 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
7/10
Value
5/10
Reliability
7/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "cheap, fast, comfy, roomy, fun, features"

Cons: "mpg, expensive replacement parts"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"This car is very comfortable with leather (heated) seats. Its also very roomy and fits 5 comfortably. Had the car but 2 weeks and the crank shaft sensor went out making it incapable of turning over, but 150 dollars later it was fixed again and shouldn't be a problem for another 20 years. The mpg is horrible at 15.3 mixed highway and city but makes up for it with convenience, room, style, comfort, and overall being amazing. Also is very fast (in my opinion) in a jam i can get 0-60 in about 4-4.5 seconds without it even shifting out of first gear."

4 people out of 5 found this review helpful

Great Driversa Car

By on Thursday, June 28, 2012

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 173,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
7/10

Pros: "if you can find one in good shape...BUY IT"

Cons: "Nlo cup holders... repairs cost"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"I have owned my 740 i for 5 years.... yes there are some things wrong (they do not work as they should), but the 32V aluminum V-8 and 5 speed automatic are as good as new. The car handles great...so much fun to drive! The power seats have a problem...unless you want a "gangsta lean" and ther climate control is a pain... starting to rust a little, but a GREAT 20 year old automobile."

1 person out of 2 found this review helpful

Perfect balance of performance, handling and style

By on Tuesday, March 20, 2012

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 199,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
7/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Rewarding to own"

Cons: "Poorer fuel economy, can be $$ to maintain/repair."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"Have owned this car for over 6 years, and don't regret a single moment behind the wheel. Even with the smallest engine available for this vintage 7 series (3.5L SOHC slant inline 6 cylinder, M30 designation) there is no lack of acceleration performance and exhilaration when driving it. "The Ultimate Driving Machine" is a well earned catch-phrase! This car (like most any other BMW) is bred from technology that most other manufacturers strive for, but never quite accomplish to their (BMW's) level of refinement. The M30 power plant is a direct descendant of the engine which made BMW famous for it's aircraft engines before they became an automobile manufacturer. And while every BMW engine has their DNA, the inline six cylinder continues to be the engine of choice when it comes to power, performance AND reliability. The engine and transmission in my particular 7 series both have 200,000 original problem-free miles on them: only requiring the usual maintenance and repair services (tune-ups, full synthetic 4K-5K mile oil changes, battery replaced every 4-6 years, ATF flush every 30K miles, a couple of water pumps and an alternator*)*Replaced at 175K miles. Cons: Fuel economy- won't see much better than 18-22 MPG on the highway, 14-18 city driving in this vintage 7 series. Not even with the smaller engine. Fairly high maintenance- keeping one of these machines running and driving properly requires a technician with familiarity of the technology within and pays attention to detail. Quality parts can be somewhat pricey, cheaper (lesser quality) parts will wear out prematurely. Tires can be expensive, depending on the size, and should NOT be rotated on any BMW... otherwise, adverse handling may be experienced."

3 people out of 5 found this review helpful

beautiful classic BMW

By on Tuesday, February 14, 2012

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 175,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "great looking and performing car."

Cons: "like all good cars it can be pricey to repair."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"really the last of the true BMWs. The classic look of the E32 has an almost Jaguar look. Mine is dark green with tan leather."

1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

great car and a real joy to drive!

By on Tuesday, November 29, 2011

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 164,237

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "joy to drive,great interior"

Cons: "no cupholders but who needs them"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"not many vehicles compare in my opinion. great power that responds well on the highway.the interior design and comfort is very good.this is a very dependable car that you will drive for a long time with the proper upkeep"

2 people out of 5 found this review helpful

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