In Reply to: Model Year Changes? posted by Curious on April 15, 2002 at 00:23:21:
These are some of the changes I found for the 2000 and 2001. I did not do much research on the Sport Package, as I was trying to find ways to tell the non-sport models apart on sight.
Options that became standard:
Rain sensing wipers, high pressure headlight sprayers, xenon headlights, DSP, navigation.
Added: Star tac phone with mayday system, body colored side skirts/front and rear lower aprons, clear turn signal indicators, 16 way comfort seats.
The Sport Package had become available as an option on the 740il, however, I don't think it changed the suspension or have the steptronic transmission like in the 740i.
At some point they changed the tail lights to the 'crystal' look. They also changed the trim under the front headlights to a scooped version. Someone else (who knows these things much better than I do) will have to tell you what years they made those changes.
Hope this helps a little!
Orient Blue 2000 740iL