In the 90s, the BMW 7 Series E38 was marketed. This is the third generation of the luxury sedan, which died out in 2001 with the birth of the scandalous E65 by Chris Bangle.
The BMW 7 Series E38 was a bad boy’s darling and made several movie appearances. In a new episode of “Inside BMW Group Classic”, the German manufacturer looks back on three BMW 750iL little known to the general public. These are very special versions made for a specific purpose and therefore have not been marketed.
The first, undoubtedly one of the most luxurious, is a kind of limousine. It was designed as a driver’s car with its wheelbase extended by 14 cm. It was created in 1998 and already had a heated steering wheel and even a GPS. The passenger in the back was pampered, in addition to the legroom, he could use the Nokia 9000 Communicator, the ancestor of the smartphone.
The second BMW 750iL is even more special. It was designed in collaboration with Karl Lagerfeld and the Four Seasons Hotel in Hamburg, Germany. Full-sized, the rear seats had a fax machine, VHS video recorder, telephone and mini-bar.
Even more incredible is the third and final BMW 750iL featured in this episode. It is the James Bond because in the film “Tomorrow never dies” released in 1997. This one of course benefits from several gadgets that Bond used to sow his enemies. The BMW badge rose to expose a saw, the rear bumper opened so that Bond could puncture the tires of his pursuers.
The interior of this BMW has been modified somewhat. The actual driver of the car was seated in the back, instead of the bench seat so that he could not be seen on camera.