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Old 12-07-2013, 10:57 AM   #1
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Looking for E38 L7 info

I'm trying to gather information on the E38 L7. Does anyone have any details on this model, such as:

-the VIN ranges by year
-the history of the development of this special vehicle, what was the original motivation or inspiration
-were there any particularly unique models
-how many were sold by market
-was there only one engine/transmission configuration available

Pretty special car with only 899 made.
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Old 12-07-2013, 11:34 AM   #2
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he will be able to probably let you know the numbers.
Having said that, I completely agree. They are phenomenal cars, full of the bells and whistles.
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The L7 came with all the bells and whistles.

It was basically a 750iL stretched out to make it more of a limo that it already was.
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Old 12-07-2013, 04:18 PM   #4
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I'm trying to gather information on the E38 L7. Does anyone have any details on this model, such as:

-the VIN ranges by year
1997-1998 BMW L7 (GK61) - ECE - 429 cars
1996 - 8 cars
1997 - 244 cars
1998 - 177 cars


1997-1998 BMW L7 (GK62) - RHD - 33 cars
1997 - 21 cars
1998 - 12 cars


1998-2001 BMW L7 (GK81) - ECE - 399 cars
1998 - 118 cars
1999 - 93 cars
2000 - 90 cars
2001 - 98 cars


1998-2001 BMW L7 (GK82) - RHD - 38 cars
1998 - 6 cars
1999 - 5 cars
2000 - 23 cars
2001 - 4 cars


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-the history of the development of this special vehicle, what was the original motivation or inspiration
Most likely it was developed to compete with Mercedes' Pullman


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-were there any particularly unique models
Pretty much all of the are unique. The most well known L7s are probably Karl Legerfeld's and Prince's of Thailand(2 cars)

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-how many were sold by market
The exact information is available to BMW only, but some markets are known since they are shown in the build sheets.

1997-1998 BMW L7 (GK61) - ECE
Germany - 3 cars
Gulf Region - 122 cars
Japan - 98 cars
Korea - 19 cars
Taiwan - 41 cars


1997-1998 BMW L7 (GK62) - RHD
UK - 4 cars

1998-2001 BMW L7 (GK81) - ECE
Egypt - 2 cars
Germany - 25 cars
Gulf Region - 124 cars
Japan - 73 cars
Korea - 40 cars
Taiwan - 46 cars


1998-2001 BMW L7 (GK82) - RHD
Australia - 6 cars
UK - 2 cars


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-was there only one engine/transmission configuration available
It was only available with a V12 and an automatic transmission. Just like a regular 750i(l), L7 received an M73TU engine in 1998(MY99) in place of M73. Unlike most TU(Technically Updated) engines, M73TU had pretty much no changes to the engine itself.

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Old 12-07-2013, 11:27 PM   #5
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Fantastic, thanks SickFinga.
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Old 12-08-2013, 03:38 AM   #6
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So pretty much no chance of finding one in this part of the world! lol
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Old 12-12-2013, 11:11 AM   #8
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2 yrs. ago we Imported one from Germany (to Czech Republic) for one of our clients, when I get home, will look for some pictures..
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Any idea what the original base MSRP was on these?
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Old 12-14-2013, 10:36 AM   #10
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Here in Slovakia, a base price in 1999 for L7 was 5.39M Slovak Crowns, which was about 190k CAD. (For 1 CAD you got 28,227 Slovak Crowns)



But I doubt that this can be accurate.
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