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Old 07-16-2010, 03:22 PM
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01 740iL - Sport package question

hi,
i'm looking at a 01 740IL with sport pkg and had a question.

what is included in a 01 740IL sport pkg? i used to own 02 525i sport pkg and it does have sport wheels, sport steering wheel, steptronic transmission, and sport suspension.

but this 01 740IL with sport pkg does not have 'sport steering wheels' nor 'steptronic transmission'. it just has, i guess, the sport wheels, and maybe the sport suspension.

so i'm wondering what came with the sport pkg for that model year...

i was looking thru autotraders but none of them seem to have the sport steering wheels.

please help.. thanks.
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Old 07-16-2010, 03:42 PM
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i'm pretty sure the rear diff was geared down, so higher number. got any pictures?
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Old 07-16-2010, 05:56 PM
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No lower gearing on the iL Sport, only the i Sport.

Model year differences
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Old 07-17-2010, 10:38 AM
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No lower gearing on the iL Sport, only the i Sport.

Model year differences
thank you for the input. but the 'model year differences' does not go over what is included in 01 740il sport package. if it is just the wheels... it really isn't a sport pkg and won't drive really any different from regular series.

plz help.
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Old 07-17-2010, 11:36 AM
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If you want a true sport, you should look at a non iL. The 740i sport is the real gem.

That link does has some basic information as the models changed, and 2001 follows these highlights from 1999 and 2000.

1999
Mild face-lift with scalloped headlights, crystallized tail lamps, door scoop illumination, and chrome strip on the trunk. The 4.4 liter engine receives VANOS variable valve timing and torque rises from 310 to 324. Updated side skirts without the round hole plugs for the jack. Sport package consisting of 18-inch rims, blackout trim, lower gear ratio, and vavona redwood interior trim became available on the 740i. Note, 1999 model year had a shorter production period, from 9/98 to 2/99.

2000
Build dates: 3/99 to 2/00.
Features as standard that were options before. Xenon lights, rain sensing wipers, headlight washer nozzles, Navigation, DSP stereo with cassette in the dash and 6 disk changer in the trunk. Sport package became available on 740iL/750iL models, sans the lower gearing.


Sport Packages in the US (info from Q)

Only the 750iL sport pkg could be configured multiple ways since the 750iL came with just about EVERY option available before the sport pkg get's added:
* S-EDC & SLS were standard features, so there were no changes to the 750iL's suspension.
* the "active" comfort seats were standard equip so you could opt (no cost) for the sport comfort seats (the sport seats weren't available w/booty massagers).
* the heated steering wheel was standard equipment...if you got the sport pkg...you could give up the 4 spoke heated steering wheel for the 3 spoke M wheel (no cost option)...but you'd loose the heating feature since the 3 spoke steering wheel didn't come with heating option.
* M Parallel wheels (staggered)
* Shadowline exterior trim
* Nussbaum w/inlay interior trim (no cost option)

The 740iL sport pkg only included 4 options:
* M Parallel wheels (staggered)
* EDC
* Shadowline exterior trim
* Vavona Redwood interior trim

The 740i sport pkg ws the most inclusive pkg:
* sport tuned lowered suspension
* high stall speed torque converter
* 3:15 differential
* M Parallel wheels (staggered)
* Shadowline exterior trim
* Vavona Redwood int trim
* Sport Comfort Seats
* 3-spoke M steering wheel (late introduction)
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Old 10-05-2010, 10:18 PM
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1999
Mild face-lift with scalloped headlights, crystallized tail lamps, door scoop illumination
The "door scoop illumination" mentioned above, is that interior or exterior door scoop?

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Old 10-06-2010, 05:39 AM
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