In Reply to: Re: BMW Enthusiast from AUSTRALIAN Requested posted by Max Fretter (NZ 87 735i) on October 08, 2001 at 04:14:08:
Hi - let me comment from some of the perspective on the items I know about. First, I don't think there was a specific Aussie build - the ADRs hadn't really kicked in then, and the US was the only market specifically targetted apart from "thw world"...
Standard across all E32:
- alloy wheels - don't think the E32 ever came with steel wheels, but there were the "dish" and "basket-weave" variants. Some took the odd TRX tyre sizes - expensive.
- all had the sunroof in the bodyshell, and it was always electric
- all had power windows
- all had power steering
- all had ABS
- all had central locking (just depeneded if the alarm was there too for remote lock/unlock)
- all had radio cassette at least
- all had power mirrors
The rest were options; my 88 has the power memory seats but an aftermarket alarm (the originals can be problematic from what I've seen here so a kamakuza Uniden is not so bad if just plain works is my thought!) Also has the dual-zone climate control, which I think almost all of them had - it seems it was seen as a bit of a distinguishing feature for the "luxury" of the 7 compared to the 5... and also the trip computer, the cruise control, metallic paint.
I'd guess it's the vehicle you're looking at, not any sort of general "australian build specification" thing.
Hello, I want to buy a 735i or a 735il from the 1989 to the 1990 period. I am confused at the BMW 7 series equipment list. I looked at a 735il from 1988 and it was lacking in equipment. It did not have pwr seats or an alarm. Were these features added in 1990.
According to a reputable Australian site a 1990 735il should have the following;
Leather trim, Cruise control, Radio cassette, Power front seats, Power steering, Automatic climate control, Alloy wheels, Metallic paint, Trip computer, Power mirrors, Anti lock braking, Fog lights, Automatic levelling control/Self levelling suspension, Alarm system, Compact disc player, Central locking, Power sun roof, Power windows
A 735i of the same period should have the following;
Power mirrors, Trip computer, Anti lock braking, Automatic climate control, Cruise control, Power windows, Alloy wheels, Radio cassette, Central locking, Power steering
Could you please tell me if all E32 BMW 7 series have this equipment from their release date.