BMW launched the second generation E32 version of its 7 Series luxury performance sedan in 1986 and at the time the ’89 example presented was manufactured. it was only available in either a straight-six or V12.
The E32 introduced a number of features available in a BMW for the first time: Electronic Damper Control, double glazed windows for better sound deadening, CAN bus electronic protocol, Xenon headlights, traction control, and dual-zone climate control. The example presented here is the long wheelbase option “iL” which features more rear legroom.
The 750iL is the BMW ever sold with a V12 engine. The rated power output of the 5.0 L (305 cu in) M70 V12 is 295 bhp) and was connected to a five-speed ZF automatic transmission.