A fast drive on the Autobahn A1 with a BMW 730d, Part 1: From Bremen to Hamburg
Since my Autobahn videos have become kind of a favourite to many visitors of my channel, I decided to do a really nice, long and fast Autobahn run (If you want to skip the speed-limited beginning, go directly to 11:10 min.) So I chose to drive from a gas station west of Bremen to Hamburg, through the Elbtunnel and back again to Wilhelmshaven. This video was taken on an early Sunday morning, which means almost no traffic and hardly any trucks. The car is a BMW 730d with 258 HP. I drove a distance of 340 kilometers in roughly 110 minutes, which means an average speed of 185 km/h. This resulted in a fuel consumption of 14.71 liters/100 km, or -- for our American friends -- 16 MPG. Considering it is a 2-ton car, that still had winter tyres mounted and that it was a very windy day (as you can tell from the constant corrections of the steering wheel), that is an okay result for a diesel, especially if you bring to mind, that long stretches of road where done at 240 km/h -- which by the way is perfectly legal in Germany. The mounted winter tyres are limited to 240 km/h, so for safety reasons I hardly exceeded that speed, even though the car is good for 255 on the speedo. If you want to enjoy the German Autobahn like this, too, an early Sunday morning -- starting at sunrise in the summer -- is the best time to do it. That is about the only time, when you have enough space to really floor it. The A1 from Bremen to Hamburg was recently reconditioned and expanded to 3 lanes per direction, which means the tarmac is less than a year old and thus still very smooth and even. The newly-paved part begins at 10:05 min. When there was a speed limited, I mostly used the radar-guided cruise control. And if you wonder, why there is a speed limit of 120 km/h on a perfectly fine three-lane Autobahn at the beginning of the video, it's because of the state of Bremen. The Green Party is part of the government there, which means for ideological reasons they implemented a general 120 km/h speed limit within the city limits of Bremen. But as soon as the Autobahn goes into the state of Lower Saxony again, the speed limit is lifted. On normal days it hardly matters, because traffic on the A1 is usually so tight, that you cannot go faster anyway. But on a Sunday morning joyride like this it really bothers. This is a three-parter. Parts 2 (Hamburg to Bremen) and 3 (Delmenhorst to Wilhelmshaven) will follow soon.
2013 BMW 740d Facelift LCI (313hp) - DRIVE & SOUND (1080p FULL HD)
The Drive & Sound with a facelifted 2013 BMW F01 740d (313hp, 630Nm) xDrive system and standard 8-speed automatic transmission. With 5-series and 7-series BMW today has two very comfortable models in their lineup and especially this 740d is the perfect mate for long distance travels. You can do 700 km on one piece without getting tired and the egine has a good punch. Compared to the Tri-turbo in the 381hp M550d this one does not do bad since it delivers the similar kind of feeling with a really really pleasent in-cab noise. This particular car has the very nice adaptive LED's that are not only bright but have an astonishing spectrum and a very helpful hight beam assistant. Really enjoyed might weekend with this car. Please make sure to LIKE / COMMENT / SUBSCRIBE !
BMW 740d XDrive Driver's Seat, Part 2
Taking a drive through town and on the Autobahn in a BMW 740d XDrive. The car had winter tires mounted already, so I wasn't able to go beyond 210 km/h. If you hear a "bong", it's the reminder, that I exceed that speed. Sorry for the remarks at other drivers but some of them were really pissing me off that day with left lane hogging and generally stupid behaviour.
BMW 740d Limousine (F01): Hochwertiger Jahreswagen
http://www.online-autowelt.de -- Der 740d von BMW wird von einem Dreiliter-Biturbo-Common-Rail-Diesel angeschoben, der mit 306 PS und maximal 600 Newtonmeter zu Werke geht. Davon abgesehen, glänzt die hier gezeigte Limousine mit einer besonders ausgewählten Ausstattung mit einer Lackierung in Mineralweiss metallic, Lederausstattung in weißem Nappa, Edelholzausführung, das aktive Fahrwerkregelsystem Dynamic Drive, Rückfahrkamera, Felgen von Alpina, Seitenkameras, ein großes Glasdach, elektrische Sonnenschutzrollos, das Navigationssystem Professional, Adaptives Kurvenlicht mit Xenonon-Scheinwerfern, Spurassistenten, Tempomat, Head-Up-Display uvm. -- Ein Fahrzeug von BMW und MINI Riller & Schnauck Berlin, Teltow, Meißen.