The BMW 7 Series E38 is a luxury saloon and was offered by the Bavarian car maker in the period 1994 to 2001 as a new car. The classy sedan was the Audi A8 and the Mercedes-Benz S-Class in opposite directions. With the introduction in model year 1994 were initially two V8 gasoline engines as the BMW 7 Series E38 730i and 740i sold, a V12 - cylinder engine with 5.4 liter displacement and 362 hp followed shortly after and formed as 750iL (long version) that top model of the BMW 7 Series E38. With a first facelift in 1996, motors and safety devices in the BMW E38 7 Series cars have been revised and expanded, and the sedan has now produced also by diesel engines. Overall, the BMW 7 Series E38 was fitted in its construction, with five gasoline engines that contributed 193-326 hp and are all an electronically governed top speed of 250 km / hr. The range of diesel engines is the BMW 7 series E38 from 143 hp up to the 725tds 740d, which brings 245 horsepower to the road. From the year 2001, the BMW 7 Series E38 was replaced by the E38 series.