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2009 BMW 750Li Sedan

Smooth-Handling Sedan

A three-quarter front view of a 2009 BMW 750Li Sedan


In short: A very powerful and stable luxury sedan.

BMW 750Li Sedan Review

Could this be the ultimate limousine? Probably. Although you'd appreciate driving this bimmer as much as we did, you'd appreciate being driven in it even more. You will feel cocooned as James whisks you around town from your boardroom to your power lunch spot and relaxed on the way to your country estate. This dream can be had for a little less than one hundred thousand dollars—sans chauffeur, mind you.

The lines of this remade 7 Series flow more smoothly than with the outgoing model and the body panels are more integrated. There is plenty of room in the front, back and trunk. The often-criticized iDrive system is quite improved and could benefit from a new name. The car is loaded with technology and boasts even more safety systems with night pedestrian detection and side cameras. There are four settings to satisfy the mood of the cargo: comfort, normal, sport and sport plus.

The BMW 750Li is a big car in more ways than one—definitely not the best car for the environment, but a great piece of engineering. And if you have to ask, well...

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Warranty/Service: Four-year/50,000-mile warranty and full maintenance program; four-year/unlimited-mile roadside assistance program.


QUICK SHEET
Base Price: $84,200 / As tested: $89,825

Technical Specifications

Vehicle type: front engine, all-wheel drive, 5-passenger, 4-door sedan

Engine: 4.4-liter, 32-valve V8 engine with direct fuel injection, 4 overhead camshafts, and Double-VANOS steplessly variable valve timing
Horsepower: 400 hp @ 5,500 rpm
Torque: 450 lb-ft @ 1,750-4,500 rpm
Transmission: 6-speed automatic

Curb weight:
4,641 lbs
Wheelbase: 126.4 in
Length/Width/Height: 205.3/84/58.5 in
Turning circle: 41.7 ft

Brakes:
4-wheel ventilated disc brakes with electronic brake proportioning
Suspension: double-wishbone front suspension; multi-link rear suspension; Active Roll Stabilization

Traction: dynamic traction control and dynamic brake control with brake fade compensation, start-off assistant, brake drying and brake stand-by features.

0-60 mph: 5 seconds
Top Speed: 155 mph

EPA City:
14 mpg
EPA Highway: 22 mpg

Safety:
front-seat front and side-impact airbags; front and rear-seat head protection system; BMW assist with Bluetooth wireless technology

Likes: large size, handling, performance
Dislikes: large size, gas mileage


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