The BMW 700 was an upward progression in size from previous models - 700 were build on the stretched basis of the BMW 600
. The 700 body was designed by Giovanni Michelotti, firstly a slant-roof coupe and later the saloon variant. The BMW 700 coupe entered production in August 1959 and the BMW 700 saloon joined it at the October 1959.
188,000 cars were produced for the six years of production, and BMW 700 became BMW's best seller in post-war era.