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      07-10-2013, 06:30 PM   #1
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The first BMW 7 Series. E23.

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Classic! I look forward to the G11 7 series. It seems to be going back towards this sleek look.
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Its very cool I remember when my Dad's friend drove his over in that midnight blue. I am glad to see BMW heading back in that direction of luxury sport with control and efficiency. For the past two decades the focus has been luxury with no regard to sport or weight. I am getting my first 7 albeit one that has a little more sport put back in it by Alpina but this is a car BMW should have done right from the beginning. Lets hope the next generation of cars from BMW gets it right. New M3/4 should be an early indication in regards to weight.

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...I am getting my first 7 albeit one that has a little more sport put back in it by Alpina but this is a car BMW should have done right from the beginning. ...
One does have to wonder why a car very much like what Alpina creates out of a 7 isn't what BMW produces to begin with.
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There were loads of those babies driving around the Boston area back in the late 1990s (when they were 20 years old!). I hate to sound like an old bastard, but they don't make them like they did back in the day. Where BMW once used bronze (in valve guides, bearings, hinges), they now use plastic.
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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!!!!
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That was a great video, thank you for sharing.

As an E32 7 series owner myself, I really appreciated watching that.
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The F30 3-series is slightly bigger than the E23!
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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).

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Retro, without the rounded lines of today's more aerodynamic cars.
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I can still remember the day my father brought home our first e23 733i, a 1984 model, fully-loaded. I think he paid less, off the showroom floor, than what a fully-loaded F30 328i would go for today.

And by "showroom floor" I mean the main lobby of the Baystate Bank building, as this was before there was a BMW dealership anywhere in Western, MA. The one dealer in Boston at the time had setup this display of three cars, which eventually turned into a full-blown stealership.

I inherited her my junior year of high school, and drove her throughout the latter half of high school, and all four years of University up in Vermont. That's the car that started the addiction that to this day has not tempered.
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