First, the good: Great interior lighting, and the world's best rearview video camera, including those that incorporate top and side views. An air suspension on 750Li and 760Li cars increase isolation without adding copious body lean. Not just the 400 horsepower, but the 450 pound-feet of torque at a very low 1750 rpm. Also new for 2011 were the ActiveHybrid 750i and 750Li models, combining power with fuel economy. The Alpina B7 gets a special 500-hp, twin-turbo version of the V8, huge 21-inch wheels, and Dynamic Damping Control with Active Roll Stabilization, an adjustable suspension system designed to bring the handling benefits of a high-performance sedan without the harsh ride.
Data Unavailable Second Leg Room in. We were dismayed by the array of questions that had to be answered when we pressed Menu. Outfit your 7er properly and it can be fitted with bucket seats in back instead of a bench. It was the second 7 Series to be available with a turbocharged petrol engine the first being the South African E23 745i , and all-wheel drive xDrive. The dash itself has been streamlined for a cleaner appearance. The gray area of 7 Series satisfaction and performance sits largely in the transmission. My trade-in loan has not been paid off my credit union is still charging me for late payments and reporting to credit bureaus.
Maybe it's good not to attract attention by those behind. For some model years, typically those of older or less popular cars, we do not have a large enough sample size to provide results of statistical confidence. The compliments ive recvied have made me feel good. Prices do not include manufacturer's destination and delivery charges. It's as if the engineers and designers have attempted to raise the bar in virtually every respect, and in doing so have made simple things, like the gimmicky gear selector and even the electronic turn signals, way more cumbersome or complicated than they need to be. Available rear seats that can heat, cool and even massage occupants should satisfy even the fussiest passengers.
The most aggressive suspension setting disarms the electronic stability control, which is not a good idea in a car like the 750i as the 400-horsepower V8 can overwhelm the rear tires if the driver is harsh with the throttle. The 7 Series suspension is nearly as flawless as its engines, whether cruising in a straight line on a rough road, or tossing the big Beemer through curves. The 750i is a prime example. The 760Li is spiced up a bit in back. Of course, the 750 and 760 models are that much more impressive.
It's like the transmission is compelled to use all six of its gears as often as possible. Side cameras were fitted in the front bumper to assist with merging and exiting narrow spaces. The Cold Weather package adds a heated steering wheel and heated seats front and rear on the 740i they are standard on all other models. The seatbelt pretensioner annoyingly pretensioned us when we wanted to lean forward for visibility when pulling onto the highway. Ride is steady and supple, but not as cushy as the best in this class. The electric motor is integrated into the transmission housing, replacing the alternator and the starter. The concept was unveiled as the at the and the 2008.
And with a wide range of powertrain possibilities, along with standard and long-wheelbase versions--including greener ActiveHybrid and high-performance Alpina models. It vaults the 740i from 0 to 60 mph in just 5. It seemed better with Driving Dynamics Control in Comfort mode, so we suggest staying there, and avoiding Normal altogether. In Edmunds acceleration testing, the 750i and 750Li dashed from zero to 60 mph in a blink more than 5 seconds. The standard climate control system offers up to four separate temperature zones, but we drove the 750Li during a heat wave, and the air conditioning on max couldn't make the cabin cool enough. Some option packages have changed. In the questionnaire, we ask subscribers to note any problems with their cars that occurred in the past 12 months.
Without its battery of electronics, this big sedan might feel like a land yacht, but altogether they broaden dramatically the 7's driving feel. The 7 Series takes lessons learned from the previous generation and tones its styling way down this time around. Security upgrades include undercarriage armour, 60 mm 2. Zero to 60 mph arrives in just 4. After all that, changes are limited for 2012. The suspension is tuned by Alpina to balance ride and handling, and it does so impressively.
The adjustable suspension, which comes standard on all 7 Series models, increased ride harshness without noticeably improving handling prowess. If you're concerned about that type of thing, get a Suburban or similar type of vehicle that will get more miles to the gallon. The 750Li was about the same. Many controls are complex and frustrating to use. We had to accelerate to go down our steep hill, because the transmission held the car back so much. The doors open way wide, for easy entry and exit. There's a distinct, annoying delay when you first depress the pedal and wait for the engine and transmission to process your request.
Depending on what you intend to spend and how much space you want, we'd suggest looking at them all. It still adds a trunk pass-through with ski sack. In our opinion, it is not. For 2012, the 7 Series again offers a turbocharged inline-6 engine in the 740i and 740Li. The driver can black out the instruments entirely. As it's improved, iDrive's also been augmented with new bookmark buttons and direct-function buttons that let you drill more rapidly in through its deep database. There are also eight programmable buttons that look like radio presets.
Many owners adapt to it, however, and have no complaints. Even in standard rear-wheel-drive form, it twists sharper and surer than many midsize luxury sedans. . Oh the front wheel bearing sound like shiza too. Completely redesigned for 2009, the fifth-generation 7 Series line expanded considerably for 2011. These buttons cut down on the number of steps it takes to access various functions, but it's still awfully complicated.