When the Bangle-ized E65 7-series was released, the values of the preceding E38s immediately rose. Things have obviously settled down as this Nice Price or Crack Pipe contender 740i has a price that's styled for mass appeal.
The six-cylinder 7-series has been absent from our shores since 1992, when BMW gifted base U.S. Sevens with a DOHC V8. Think luxury cars should have a swingin' six and creamy power delivery? Rejoice! Your prayers have been answered.
In 1994 BMW dropped all six-cylinder engines for the 7-series in favor of the V8/V12 power needed to haul their bloated-by-features luxobarges. Now, inline-six fans rejoice! The 2011 BMW 740i is back with an inline-six powerful enough to haul itself.