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7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001)

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Old 12-17-2010, 06:12 AM
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Mein Auto: 1999 740il bmw
Rock's 1999 740iL

new bmw member looking for info on 1999 740 il......anyone know if there were 2 different engines made for this year model and make?
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Old 12-17-2010, 01:58 PM
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I'm pretty sure that the 1999 model/year was the first year to offer variable valve timing (vanos), and I think the BMW motor you are looking for is the M62tu.

The 1995 model year 740 came with the M60 motor.
The 1996-1998 model year 740 came with the M62 motor.
The 1999-2001 model year 740 came with the M62tu (vanos) motor.

You should go to the dealer with the vin# and get the correct info there though since your car was made in a transitional year where they changed from a normal motor to a variable valve timing motor.
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