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Re: 740iAL vs 740iL??? (archive)

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Posted by lois on November 05, 2000 at 22:22:09:

In Reply to: Re: 740iAL vs 740iL??? posted by RogerL on November 05, 2000 at 22:13:29:

we were told we bought a 740iL- looking on the metal plate back of the front door, it states 740iAL - what in the world is that!!!????? see the prices are different also?

i don't see an 'L' listd under the 740A - but do for 740iL. is one a shorter wheel base also? this is for a year 2000.thank you!

Here you go:
'i' stands for injection, as in fuel injection
'L' stands for long wheel base, as in five inches longer that the base model (740i)
'A' stands for automatic, which all U.S. models are.

roger-thanks for writing - in Edmunds and under ''prices'' on this Site, there is a 740A showing-in Edmunds for year 2000(our year), it is classified as a ''midsize'' car! and specs show shorter wheel base than basic 740I - i was afraid that the 740iAL i saw on our I.D. plate meant our car was the 740A version in ''long'' (although i didn't see the ''long" listed anywhere for the 740A )= so you can see where i was getting worried - do you know anything about the 'A' model. it's shorter and less money than the 740I- it still is listed for 2001 - never did get the 2000 book -have the 2001, but the 740A is NOT listed in that, but is as i mentioned on this site and Edmunds - not in KKB however - thank you again for any help!! lois

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