Video Review: “Old School” 1983 BMW 733i

7-series | November 23rd, 2009 by 5

The BMW E23 is the first BMW 7 Series luxury car, produced by the German automaker BMW. Replacing the BMW E3 large sedan, the E23 …

The BMW E23 is the first BMW 7 Series luxury car, produced by the German automaker BMW. Replacing the BMW E3 large sedan, the E23 was produced for ten years from 1977 to 1987 and was replaced by the BMW E32 7 Series in 1986.

Only the 733i, 735i, and L7 were offered in America. As usual, BMW sold only upscale versions in the American market, with leather upholstery, cruise control, wood trim, power windows, power sunroof, and other options as standard. These cars were fitted with larger bumpers (to comply with Federal standards), smaller sealed beam headlights, and various forms of emissions equipment that were not found on European-market cars. American-market engines used lower-compression pistons and thus were less powerful than European-market versions.

Our friend Gunnar Heinrich over at automobilesdeluxe.tv goes back in time, both in terms of his ….physical appearance and the car reviewed, and gives us a great video on the BMW 733i.

A minor styling update in 1983 affected the ‘nose’ of the car (the front ‘kidney’ grilles, valance/spoiler, bumpers etc) as well as the dashboard and instrument panels which received updates.

Let’s let Gunnar tell us all about this classy 7er.

  • ///-Game

    nope i don´t like it…i love it…nice to remember the old school…

  • Giom

    My father had the 733i back when I was still in high school. I still hold only the fondest memories of this awsome car. Everything about it was extrodinary – the engine sound, the technology, the handsome styling but espesially the on board computer. This car was the pioneer of this tech and nowadays all cars have it.

    It’s wonderfull to remember these classic greats!

    • Thomas

      i am looking at 1983 733i Bavaria BMW for my 20 yr old daughter ( her first car) and would like to know any issues with this vehicle and how safe and reliable it is. Any information would be appreciated and does a certified BMW mech have to work on it or can any mechanic able to work on it? any and all infromation would be great? please and thank you

  • Gil

    wow. nice vid!

  • Sheila

    I love my 1983 733i…Except for the part where BMW stands for…
    “B”etter have “M”oney in your “W”allet!…That’s a fact…But dang if he isn’t pretty and fun to drive!

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