Other options on these trims include an enhanced adaptive suspension Adaptive Drive with Active Roll Stabilization , rear steering Integral Active Steering and massaging front seats. The ride is steady and supple but not that cushy. Also, if you pick one up 3 year used off lease which is most of them, you can get it at a little over 50% of original value. See your dealer for details. The good news is that you don't have to sacrifice driving pleasure just to convey your status in life, thanks to the 7 Series. See your dealer for details. I would much prefer some time with the basic 730d.
Lately, though, the 7 Series has started to seem a bit dated. When pushed the 750lix carves up the corners and never fails to put a smile on my face when floor it. See your dealer for details. Depending on which 7 Series you decide on, will vary. So there must be something beyond that, and that's what we tried to figure out. Comfort is pretty much beyond reproach, especially if you opt for the multicontour front seats with their incredible support and range of adjustments.
These features have started becoming increasingly important to consumers in recent years, and manufacturers continue to develop even more sophisticated systems, such as animal and… Have you ever fumbled with your car keys in the dark, stabbing at the side of your unremarkable sedan as you tried to unlock the door while holding an armload of stuff? Perhaps the Mercedes will change our minds on both. And this is just a little thing. We all have different choices and preferences, but I can only say that for us, this vehicle has not one single negative and many many positives. See your dealer for details. Features are standard unless otherwise noted. It also includes burl walnut trim and power-adjustable rear seats with four-way lumbar adjustment, heating and ventilation optional on 740Li and 750Li.
There is a removable tablet to control the trickery in the back seats - from massage seats and privacy screens to a system that allows the front passenger seat to be cranked forward for first-class legroom and an extendible footrest. The car offers all of the occupants many creature comforts, so no one will be disappointed or feel left out while enjoying the pampering that the car provides. It's not for everyone, especially in this segment. That said, we'd skip the non-diesel 740i's turbocharged 6-cylinder engine in favor of the 750's twin-turbo V8 any day of the week. Also standard are front and rear park assist, a tire-pressure monitor, and active front head restraints. And yet its 21 mpg fuel economy is on par with smaller V6-powered sedans.
The available Driver Assistance Plus package adds blind spot warning, side and top view cameras, adaptive cruise control with stop and go, and the Active Driving Assistant, a host of safety aids that includes lane departure warning and automatic front emergency braking. They made some items, such as the gimmicky gear selector and rearview camera, problematic when they're in fact simple. The relatively low power rating of the U. Alpina B7 variants use the same V8, modified for an additional 95 horsepower. There's also an Eco Pro mode, which we used for casual driving.
The turbo-diesel is a commonly chosen powertrain option in as well, due to its generous torque even at low revs and a drinking habit that is far easier on the wallet than those of its gas-powered siblings. It glides down the highway with quiet confidence, making any speed you select seem too slow. Run flat tires are a disaster. The main point of a big luxury sedan, however, is arguably to cosset its occupants over long distances, and by this measure the 7 Series verges on a perfect 10. The 740's version includes most of the 750's extra standard features plus ventilated front seats. Even so, chief interior designer Oliver Heilmer says his team's work began in the back. Things can get expensive, especially repairs.
From a standstill, the 740Ld xDrive takes off with a vengeance. All shops said common and known failure. The front seats in the Audi are also a little wider. That means everything from the dashboard layout to much simpler switches, torque-first turbocharged engines and taut suspension settings. Features are standard unless otherwise noted.
The first thing that I noticed, when we bought this car in September 2015, was the obvious high quality of the interior finish. See your dealer for details. In terms of handling, the 7 Series is no longer a class leader, having been eclipsed by multiple performance-oriented rivals. The brand was famous for its silky-smooth, naturally aspirated straight-six gasoline engines, and it took the company until 1983 to reluctantly offer its first diesel in the European-market 5-series. In a , the 740 won because of its generous interior space, comfortable seats, impressive technology and excellent powertrain. Handling lacked agility, and the 750Li we tested didn't shine at its limits. The 7 Series has been a popular choice for decades, thanks to its mix of performance, driver involvement and cosseting luxury.
I love the classic refined look compared to some of the garish choices in the market like that giant bow tie looking grill on the lexus. See your dealer for details. With the addition of the 2015 740Ld xDrive, luxury-minded fuel-efficiency fanatics have one more reason to check out the 7 Series, thanks to its excellent power, torque and fuel economy. The V12 in the 750iL provides gutsy and effortless acceleration and a host of luxury and convenience features to suit heads of states. I owned an S Class for ten years and while I so enjoyed that car, I enjoyed true driving engagement more and moved over to the 7 Series. We'd say they drove us crazy, except we were already half-crazy from the others, including Volvo and Mercedes-Benz. When it comes to advanced driver-assistance systems, all the acronyms can become extremely confusing, especially if you don't have the slightest clue about all the safety features available in newer cars.