2009 BMW 750i | Full Test | Edmunds.com
MORE BMW 750i @ INSIDELINE.COM: http://www.edmunds.com/insideline/do/Drives/FullTests/articleId=143826?tid= edmunds.il.home.photopanel..1.* Just like a kid writing a 10th-grade term paper, the 2009 BMW 750i is just begging to mention the guy who said, "The successful revolutionary is a statesman, the unsuccessful one a criminal." In other words, one man's Thomas Jefferson is another's Guy Fawkes. After being flamed with criticisms of its Bangle-butt styling and infernal iDrive controller, the last-generation BMW 7 Series seemed to be a shoo-in for criminal indictment. When this model was introduced back in 2002, car enthusiasts gathered with pitchforks in hand, carrying effigies of BMW chief designer Chris Bangle and yammering about an honored automotive brand being besmirched by styling blasphemy and misguided technological wizardry. And yet the E65 has sold better than any of the three previous generations of the 7 Series, while both its controversial rear-end styling and iDrive control interface sprouted in copycat form all over the automotive landscape. Whatever you might say, the 2002-'08 BMW 7 Series has been undeniably successful - a revolutionary, not a criminal. But like Thomas Jefferson, revolutionaries must move on and mellow through time. The all-new 2009 BMW 750i does just that, presenting a more enlightened approach to the full-size luxury flagship. The 2009 7 Series is quite simply one of the finest automobiles made today - no pitchforks needed.
2009 BMW 750Li vs 2009 Mercedes-Benz S550 | Track Tested | Edmunds.com
BMW VS. MERCEDES TRACK SMACK @ INSIDELINE.COM: http://blogs.edmunds.com/straightline/2009/04/il-track-tested-2009-bmw-750l i-vs-2009-mercedes-benz-s550.html?tid=edmunds.il.home.photopanel..2.* These are the big guns from BMW and Mercedes-Benz. Well, not the biggest guns, but with prices near or above the $100,000 range, they're big enough. The BMW 750Li is all-new for 2009 and looking better than ever. Its 400-horsepower twin-turbo V8 makes it the closest thing to a "Motorsport" 7 Series we have ever seen. The Mercedes-Benz S550 is getting a face-lift next year, but the current model has held up well. And with a 382-horsepower V8 of its own, it doesn't give up much to the new BMW. One look at the track numbers and you'll be amazed what these 2.25-ton sedans can do. From 13-second quarter-mile sprints to 110-foot stops from 60 mph, these two sedans are perfect examples of what can be accomplished when money is no object. Full details after the jump.
2009 BMW 750Li Mineral White Metallic A2571
Mineral White Metallic 2009 BMW 750Li with Navigation, Sport Package, Camera Package, Luxury Seating Package, Convenience Package, Rear Entertainment Package, and Premium Sound Package is just the car you have been looking for. From the amazing power of its 4.8L six speed automatic transmission to the ear pleasing premium sound system with satellite radio, this car will keep your heart racing for a long time to come. This is a one owner Carfax certified Florida car so you can rest assured that it has not been abused and is in great shape! Let's take a closer look at the new love of your life. EXTERIOR: Take a look at the beautiful MINERAL WHITE METALLIC paint on your new BMW. The paint is in clean and in great shape with no major scratches or door dings to speak of. After all, it is still practically brand new! This elegant color does well to highlight the subtle curves and sleek lines of this very refined car. The eyes of your car feature xenon adaptive headlamps with dynamic auto-leveling and cornering lights to make sure that the road is always visible in front of you. Halogen front fog lights will also help you when it comes to seeing. You may also notice that in the eyebrow position of the car's face are the turn signals. This design, as well as other exterior features, reflects the ingenuity of BMW's designers. Another feature that you will find invaluable is the rain sensing windshield wipers. When it starts raining, your car will automatically detect the water and turn on your wipers for you. How convenient. Powering this exciting automobile is a 4.4 liter 400 horsepower twin-turbocharged V8 engine that will get you to 60 mph in under 6 seconds! The sport package (a $4,900 addition) makes the ride tighter and adds to the already great styling. Helping to grip the road is a set of upgraded 19" factory wheels with tires in good condition. Additionally, you still have the remainder of your car's 48 month/50,000 mile bumper to bumper warranty (good until 07/21/2013) which also includes all services including brakes! INTERIOR: The interior color and condition will keep you wanting to drive for days! The plush SADDLE AND BLACK Nappa leather is in excellent condition as are the matching mats and carpet. The wood trim is very pretty and a good contrast with the upholstery. The leather carries over to car's command unit: the power tilt, telescopic, steering wheel with phone and audio controls, as well as an additional programmable button. When it's a bit chilly outside, the driver and front passenger will have the comforts of heated seats. As part of the Luxury Seating Package these front seats are also ventilated (cooled) for hot days. The driver and passenger 16-way power seats also feature memory controls. One of the many exciting interior features is the navigational system with voice control. Now you'll never have to worry about getting lost again! You will benefit from the park distance control with graphic display, which will alert you to obstructions or objects while you are trying to park or when you are reversing. As part of the camera package, there are several cameras in the bumpers so that you'll have practically a 360 degree view of what is around you so that you wont bump into things while reversing or parking! The rear entertainment package is a nice upgrade to help keep your rear passengers entertained, especially on longer trips! Your ears will appreciate the upgraded Premium Sound Package which offers 10 speaker sound system with AM/FM stereo, DVD player, CD player, in-dash disc changer, two subwoofers, 205-watt digital 7-channel amplifier. This unit also features HD radio for not only crystal clear sound but extra stations that regular radios can't get! With its 8GB hard drive with USB port you can save your music right to the car for listening any time. There will be no fighting for control of the A/C because there is front and rear dual climate control which also includes automatic ventilation, recirculation, and heat-at-rest feature. Here's a brief run-down of the 750Li's options: Camera Package - $750 Convenience Package - $1,700 Rear Entertainment Package - $2,200 Luxury Seating Package - $2,500 Premium Sound Package - $2,000 Sport Package - $4,900
Audi S8 vs BMW Alpina B7! - Head 2 Head Episode 19
On this episode of Head 2 Head Jonny Lieberman finds out which plus size super sedan is king of the hill. Can the rear-wheel drive BMW Alpina B7 take on the Quattro all-wheel drive of Audi's S8? Head 2 Head appears every other Wednesday on the new Motor Trend channel. http://www.youtube.com/motortrend Subscribe now to make sure you're in on all the action! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=motortrend Facebook - http://facebook.com/motortrendmag Twitter - http://twitter.com/motortrend Google+ - https://plus.google.com/101867967859016552744/posts Website - http://www.motortrend.com