The F30 3-series is slightly bigger than the E23!
Originally Posted by Hyare1
The best 7 series IMO is the E32 750il that car has no plastic parts and the interior has leather everywhere!! And the seats are super comfortable and the ride is so smooth. And it has a 350hp V12 which sounds like a corvette LS engine married to a V10 S85!!!!
The M70 is one of the weakest sounding V12's out there due it's firing order. It sounds like a I6 with no rasp. Not a glorious sound. BTW it makes 300 hp not 350 hp, and you have to work for every single hp of those 300 because that's a very problematic engine. But i agree that the package was very great. My father had one of the early models with highline package and it had enough gizmos in it to keep a spoiled child like me busy.
But handsdown, the best of the E32s is the 735i MT. M30B35 combines the rigidity of M30s with a far better fuel injection system than the old ones. Even though the Getrag 260/5 is not of the best Getrags, it still does great for what it is (The ZF 4HP22 auto is junk).