BMW 7 Series E38 [restyling] L7 4-door sedan. L7 AT (1998–2001)

Car model: BMW (BMW) Title: BMW Model: 7 series Generation: E38 [restyling] L7 4-door sedan. Modification: L7 AT Year of issue: 1998–2001

Main characteristics


Rear axle load (kg) 1380
Front axle load (kg) 1240
The minimum amount of luggage (l) 440
Front wheel track (mm) 1552
Wheelbase (mm) 3320
Height (mm) 1425
Width (mm) 1862
Rear wheel track (mm) 1568
Load capacity (kg) 460
Permissible gross weight (kg) 2600
Curb Weight (kg) 2215
Length (mm) 5374


Bore (mm) 85
Number of valves per cylinder 2
Number of cylinders 12
Piston stroke (mm) 79
Maximum torque (N • m) 490
Maximum torque revolutions, max. (rpm) 3900
Maximum power speed, max. (rpm) 5000
Intake type Distributed injection
Engine configuration V-shaped
Engine power (hp) 326
Engine capacity (cm3) 5379
Engine’s type Petrol


Number of steps Five
Drive unit Rear
Transmission Machine

Suspension and brakes:

Rear brakes Ventilated discs
Front brakes Ventilated discs
Rear suspension Independent, spring multi-link with stabilizer
Front suspension Independent, lever, spring, with hydraulic telescopic shock absorbers and anti-roll bar

Performance indicators:

Fuel consumption in the combined cycle (l / 100 km) 15.2
Fuel tank capacity (l) 95
Fuel consumption on the highway (l / 100 km) 11.3
Fuel consumption in the city (l / 100 km) 22.1
Acceleration time to 100 km / h (s) 7
Maximum speed (km / h) 250
Recommended fuel AI-98


Turning diameter (m) 13
Power steering Power steering

Tires, wheels:

Discs Front Rear
Rim width 7.5 7.5
Rim diameter Sixteen Sixteen
Hole Arrangement Diameter (PCD) 120 120
Number of mounting holes Five Five
Tires Front Rear
Tire diameter Sixteen Sixteen
Tire height 60 60
Tire width 235 235