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Old 03-06-2010, 07:00 PM
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Ok. Well not going for the 530i cause after I brought it to a mechanic it was in a world of problems. So went to another dealer and found heaven. A almost straight up even trade for my 01 A6 4,2L Quattro - 2001 740iL with "Sport Package" 109k miles runs and drives great. No clunks and anything from engine, suspension, or tranny. Umm it shows sport-package on the original sticker paper but not sport wheel or transmission with step-tronic but idk why it is probably cause its a iL? But let me know what you think.. Asking $ 10,000 for it.
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Old 03-06-2010, 09:09 PM
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Nice looking 740iL! Hope it works out for you.
As far as I know, the 740iL's did not come with the steptronic trannys, nor the sport differentials. I do think the 750iL's did come with the steptronic tranny though.
I think you'll really like the 740iL. Nice driving cars, plenty of power for long drives & cruising. Darn comfortable, also.
Good luck!
PS - I should have added my info is based on USA 740iLs.
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Old 03-07-2010, 01:20 PM
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+1. Interior wood color, shadowline exterior trim, and if stock M-Parallels and clear turns make it look like an 01 Sport Package. The missing steptronic shows it's an iL.
4x3 NAV screen, if stock, make it appear as a 3/00 to 8/00 build date of the 01 model year. (16:9 wide screen NAV would indicate 9/00 to 7/01 build date of the 01 model year.)
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Old 03-07-2010, 04:06 PM
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sorry to burst everyones bubble but my 1997 740iL came with the sport/winter package. Steptronic tranny which I use all of the time. I can shift in and out of every single gear without setting it to the M for manual mode. Both are the same but Sport mode feels more aggressive and jerkier. Manual is easy on the ride and feels smoother, makes it easier to save gas.

10,000 grand is low for that year...I paid 10 for mine 2.5 years ago. I know a guy selling his 2001 740iL for 18,000.
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Old 03-07-2010, 05:15 PM
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sorry to burst everyones bubble but my 1997 740iL came with the sport/winter package. Steptronic tranny which I use all of the time. I can shift in and out of every single gear without setting it to the M for manual mode.
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this iL looks to be just a regular model, not a sport package. you might be able to tell by the vin number if you ask a BMW dealership though. if so, it would have the sport gearing in the rear differential.
In the USA, the factory Sport Pacakge was not available until 1999 for the i, and 2000 for the iL.

The iL's in the USA with the Sport Package did not get the lower gearing.

If the iL in the photo is in the USA, unless modified, appears to be an early 2001 iL Sport. However, the OP location is "Germany" so the available configurations are going to be different.

The photos show Vavona (red'ish) wood interior trim, and the black "shadowline" exterior trim. These are both expensive to change out on a non-Sport to make it look like a Sport.
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Old 03-07-2010, 08:50 PM
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sorry to burst everyones bubble but my 1997 740iL came with the sport/winter package. Steptronic tranny which I use all of the time. I can shift in and out of every single gear without setting it to the M for manual mode. Both are the same but Sport mode feels more aggressive and jerkier. Manual is easy on the ride and feels smoother, makes it easier to save gas...
Curious, bmwtime740, was your '97 740iL brought in from overseas? As far as I know, the only US market '97 E38 that came with Steptronic transmission was the 750iL model. Only US market V8 E38 to receive Steptronic transmission were '99 ~ '01 740i Sport model (not 740iL with optional Sport Package).

BTW, which Forged Dinan Internals are you referring to? I had a '97 740i that I purchased Dinan Stage 4 mod along with their 3.15 Open Diff. The Dinan Stage 4 engine parts for '97 740i consisted only of their Cold Air Intake and High Flow Air Mass Meter accompanied by their Stage 4 engine software. Your Sig shows that you have Dinan Stage 2 software, which per Dinan's website is to accomodate their Cold Air Intake only.

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Old 03-07-2010, 09:23 PM
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sorry to burst everyones bubble but my 1997 740iL came with the sport/winter package. Steptronic tranny which I use all of the time. I can shift in and out of every single gear without setting it to the M for manual mode. Both are the same but Sport mode feels more aggressive and jerkier. Manual is easy on the ride and feels smoother, makes it easier to save gas.

10,000 grand is low for that year...I paid 10 for mine 2.5 years ago. I know a guy selling his 2001 740iL for 18,000.
Sorry to burst your bubble brotha, but unless the Steptronic was added on by the previous owner (which is a common mod), you're 97 didn't come w/ it from the factory in the US. Also, if you've got a true steptronic shifter assembly like I have in my X5, you don't have an M button anymore. You've got this nice list of mods, but you're listing parts that I've never heard of once in my life. Did you actually do the $$Dinan$$ mods (not listed on their site) or the Borla headers (site only lists catback for M5's, no headers), or did the PO tell you all this stuff was on the car?

As for the pricing, 10k is on the average or maybe even the highside imho...these cars have dropped like bricks. You may know a guy selling an 01 for 18k, but until it's sold, it's a pipe dream to get that much for it. I paid 18k for my car like 7yrs ago, and being only 3yrs newer doesn't justify his price difference unless the car has like 20k on the odo.
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Old 03-07-2010, 10:43 PM
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