1.2. BMW E38 cars - the summary
The 3rd generation (body 38) sedans of BMW of the 7th series was presented for the first time in May, 1994 by models 730i, 740i with V8 engines in volume of 3.0 and 4.0 l. In September, 1994 the model 750i with the 5.4-liter V12 engine, and also the extended options of models 740i and 750i was let out. In September, 1995 model 728i release with the 6-cylinder engine in volume of 2.8 l began. In March, 1996 the model 735i came to replacement of model 730i with the 3.5-liter V8 engine, and also models 740i (with the new engine of 4.4 l, but without capacity change) and 725tds (with the turbodiesel engine of 2.5 l) were presented. Except listed above, diesel models 730d and 740d were issued. In production (from 1994 to 2002) BMW E38 complete set repeatedly changed that caused variety of updatings of these cars.
The engine is established in an impellent compartment is longitudinal. For torque transfer from the engine to driving back wheels 6-step RKPP, or 5-step AT with Steptronic system or without it was used 5-either.
Completely independent suspension bracket of forward wheels consists of a beam, Macque-Fersona, cross-section levers and the stabilizer of cross-section stability is resistant. The back suspension bracket represents a multilever design with a stretcher and a double elastic suspension bracket of the main transfer. Levers and driving wheels are geometrically located in such a manner that they together with rubber support create effect of a joint management of back wheels and provide precisely calculated fine tuning of an angle of rotation of back wheels.
Brakes are equipped by the vacuum amplifier. Brake mechanisms disk, the ABS system is regularly established.
BMW E38 in a base complete set is equipped with forward safety cushions of the driver and the forward passenger, and since July, 1997 also lateral safety cushions.
Type steering<->, with the hydraulic booster.