The famous Top Gear host has gotten his hands on the new 2009 BMW 7 Series, the 730d to be more exact. The BMW 730d is powered by an all-aluminum 3.0-liter straight-six cylinder diesel engine produces 245 hp and 400lb-ft of torque. With an impressive 38.7 mpg fuel consumption figure, the new 730d is announcing to become one of top sellers in the new 7 Series family.
Before I will let you jump into Jeremy’s review, I feel that I have to point out his track record with BMWs and the multitude of bad reviews he has given to all the M models and many other bimmers. I have always challenged his ability to post an objective BMW review, but that’s not here or there, a different discussion for another time.
And luckily, all of this brings me neatly to the BMW 730 diesel.
You see, ordinary businessmen who have no problem using scissors have always bought, if they were in the market for a large and well-appointed mobile living room, a Mercedes S-class. The main reason for buying something else is that you’re the chairman of a large British company, such as Jaguar, in which case you’d have to get a Jag.
In short, then, before buying the big ugly Beemer, you would have to say, “I am not a businessman, sane, Bonio, Alan Sugar, Wayne Rooney, or Theo Pamphlet from Dragons’ Den”. You’d have to be a bit odd to be none of these things. You’d have to have strange underwater eyes and the hairiest scrotum in the world. To go for the left-field car, you would — and can you see what I’ve done here — have to be wired up all wrong.
Read the rest of his review here, but I can already tell you his conclusion: 2 out of 5 stars and the new 7 Series is “big, bad and ugly”.
Obviously this is a statement that I totally disagree with him, and even though I have not driven the car yet, I saw it in person a few times. It is far from being too big and even further from being ugly. Compared to the previous generation 7 Series, the new F01/F02 are a huge step forward, as I pointed it out before in my review.
P.S He’s calling the 7 Series a “beemer”….he probably believed his riding a BMW motorcycle. It’s “Bimmer” Mr. Clarkson.