Talk:BMW 7 Series

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Untitled[edit]

The major problem I see with this article, it does not follow the same layout as other car pages; no infobox, no years, genertaions are listed on the first paragraph. Please view Cadillac Seville ot Lincoln Town Car and compare them to this article to see why I put the "confusing" template in; it refers merely to layout and site organization. Thank you very much for understanding. Regards, Gerdbrendel 19:55, 7 January 2006 (UTC)

For BMW cars, model years does not have the same significance as it has for American cars, since BMW use E-codes for the generations. For Mercedes-Benz it is similar with the W-codes for each generation. --Boivie 17:38, 14 January 2006 (UTC)

Alpina vehicles[edit]

I think that all Alpina mentioned vehicles in this article need to be removed. Alpina is merely just an aftermarket company, that base their cars on BMW parts.

   I agree, seems like an irrelevant paragraph.  — Preceding unsigned comment added by Newrednight (talkcontribs) 15:37, 8 June 2015 (UTC) 

E65/66 Refresh[edit]

I think that section is a little confusing because it makes it seem like the 750i/Li and 745i/Li were offered at the same time. Bok269 01:33, 26 May 2006 (UTC)

You are looking at one of the most confusing and interesting things about BMW, and its domestic offerings and international offerings. As of 1988, the 750i was only available in Europe as an Autobahn while the 745i was sold in the U.S, with a turbo, and although it was a 3.4L engine, it performed like a 4L, and so was designated a 745i. A lot of 750's and 745i/Internationals came into the U.S. but were not sold by BMW. ( There are still a lot of 750s still running in California. ). Then after so much marketing pressure, of people asking dealers for 750s, BMW got the 750i federalized, and Californiaized for smog, and actually de-tuned the 745i to pass smog, which started the after-market performance tuning to both increase boost and performance on the 745i. ( Source: 745i.com, and a very brilliant mechanic named Bruce Cumming. ). The 745i could be easily modified to produce from 250Bhp stock to 340Bph, and some extreme cases some federalized cars with modified heads were able to take the S10-Turbo well past the 6Lbs boost to both 12Lbs of boost, to 18Lbs of boost, and at least two examples of 24lbs of boost, one of which clearly so severely exceeded the limits, it "blew its head off." The other set the record for a dyno-meter test of 440Bhp. ( almost 60% increase in horsepower. ). There are also examples of German-only 745i's imported into the U.S. during the time when the 745i was the domestic product and the 745i/international and the 750i/Autobahn were the international product. It is too simplistic to say that they were or were not offered at the same time, as BMW's marketing plans were to have 4 product lines, Domestic US, Domestic Germany, Intentional and South African, as well as having 3rd party dealers moving the cars between markets. As well as the 3.5L Engine underwent several revisions, during that time. ( as well as mix and match parts... ) (there were supposedly different heads and intake manifolds for Autobahn and race versions, all undocumented by BMW, but documented by enthusiast's web sites ). Complex things were happening, so there is no simple answer.

745i's 3.4L Engine[edit]

Documented by BMW, the engine was designed to produce 249Bhp, In actual tests at the time of introduction, it produced between 5~10Bhp more, as well as later, a simple modification that produced 270Bhp, and more complex modifications that produced up to 350Bhp, and serious modifications that could produce as much as 440Bhp. The majority of engines tuned and tested by enthusiasts produced between 260Bhp and 270Bhp. 745i.com 745i Enthusiast web site —Preceding unsigned comment added by 69.232.198.233 (talk) 23:35, 18 December 2010 (UTC)

Article length[edit]

Should parts of the article be split into BMW Ex - since one part has been already?? It could be a good article if some problems were sorted out though! --SunStar Nettalk 01:46, 30 December 2006 (UTC)

GCC spec[edit]

After the table under the 2006 heading, there's a reference to GCC that links to a disambiguation page. Is that referring to this GCC? - AdamBLang 8 January, 2007

Assembled outside Germany? - Please source that statement.[edit]

In the info box was stated that the 7 series is assembled in Cairo, Egypt or Chennai, India - It's completely new to me that the 7 series is assembled anywhere but in Dingolfing, Germany. That statement needs to be sourced, please. Cheers, MikeZ (talk) 08:54, 28 January 2009 (UTC)

"Bulletproof" Offering, Resource #19[edit]

The link is broken. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 67.191.189.212 (talk) 07:34, 12 July 2011 (UTC)

Manual transmissions in America?[edit]

The manual transmission 7 Series cars weren't available in the US, were they? --76.105.145.143 (talk) 05:10, 23 December 2012 (UTC)

Infoboxes on car model generation pages[edit]

Is it really necessary to expand each infobox template here, as there are already article redirects? On the BMW 3 Series page, there is only limited information on each infobox. Some pages such as the Ford Taurus article don't even any section templates. Big Stupid Jellyfish (talk) 11:43, 1 July 2015 (UTC)

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