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    2013+ 740i vs 750i

    Hey guys,

    It's been a long time since I last owned a BMW and I'm getting the bug again. I've been looking at a newer 7 since my new family needs space. I'm more attracted to the 740 due to better mpgs. Just wondering if I'll regret not getting the v8. I also understand the I6 turbo engine to be pretty bulletproof and easier on the transmission. I'm not interest in a long wheelbase car again, my last 740iL was amazing but quite large. M sport is also a must. While I'm a die hard manual guy I need a larger, comfortable car, and I figure at least with paddle shifters I can at least get some enjoyment out of driving.

    Thoughts and recommendations are greatly appreciated.
    Last edited by rmani; 05-30-2018 at 05:06 PM.

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    From what I've heard, the 740 is plenty fast, so you'll still enjoy it quite a bit. +1 on the 740i
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    Iíve owned a 750iL for the past 6 years. While I love the power of the V8 twin turbo, it comes with its issues as well..constantly topping oil off, valve stem seals, etc.

    If I were to do it again i would go 740 without question.


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    Good to know. Especially since i'll be buying one with higher miles. How well do the transmissions hold up? My last 7 and X5 always had me worried the trans was going to break at any moment due to known problems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rmani View Post
    Good to know. Especially since i'll be buying one with higher miles. How well do the transmissions hold up? My last 7 and X5 always had me worried the trans was going to break at any moment due to known problems.

    The new zf transmissions are very solid. In either model

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    great to hear. thank you. I'm actually tabling a new purchase for another year. hoping to see prices keep sliding and pick one up for a steal.

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    I just went through the same debate. I worked at a BMW dealer from 1997-2012 and I remember the V8 turbo having several issues (oil consumption and carbon buildup being what I remember most). I was in the market for a F02 and in the end went with a 2015 740Li. For the last several years Iíve been driving a Jaguar XJ8 which has much better acceleration than the 740. After a few weeks however Iím not missing the Jag.

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