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Edmunds reviews the 2009 BMW 750i

7-series | March 12th, 2009 by 12
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As mentioned before, for the next few weeks, more and more reviews of the new 2009 BMW 7 Series will be available, including ours. For …

As mentioned before, for the next few weeks, more and more reviews of the new 2009 BMW 7 Series will be available, including ours.

For now, the fellows at Edmunds InsideLine took their turn at driving the new 2009 BMW 750i.

Edmunds reviews the 2009 BMW 750i

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.

Good-Bye, Bangle Butt; Hello, Habib Nose
The 2002 BMW 7 Series will be remembered for its Bangle butt — the curiously shelflike trunk lid and down-turned rear corners from Chris Bangle’s design team that helped disguise the car’s dramatic increase in overall height compared to the previous generation and the high, turbulence-reducing trunk that was required. Meanwhile, the 2009 BMW 750i will go down for its Habib nose, the enormous, vertical, kidney-shape grilles on the front of the new car that come from the 7 Series design team led by Karim Habib, a response to new European standards of safety for pedestrian impacts

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  • bmwe34

    omg, those pictures on the full rewiew site are amazing, does anybody out there have them in higher resolution??????

  • http://www.bmwblog.com Horatiu B.

    @bmwe34: Yes they are. No, sorry.

    I would email them and ask, they might accommodate you, they’re usually nice guys.

  • Khatnu

    awesome…..!!, this car is gorgeous….I have seen this car in showroom a few days ago…..huge improvement !!!, love this car , going to order 750 Li black :)

  • Gord

    It really looks good in a dark color. I also really like those wheels.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=643868286 Mohammed AlMomen

    There is some wrong info in that article, the Merc S63 has a sub 5 sec 0-100 KM/H

  • Gil

    Ahhh… to be rich and can afford a shiny brand-spanking new 750Li. Not I. When one of y’all wanna sell this car after it’s 3 or 4 years old, let me know! :)

  • Gil

    Ummmm yeah that’s odd. The S63 AMG clocks 0-60mph in 4.5 seconds, according to mbusa’s website.
    The S550 is 5.4 seconds, so the 750i is only 0.2 second faster.

  • Giom

    Horatiu, could you forward this review the the fellows at autocar.co.uk please. This review gives the seven plusses where they gave it minusus…? They concluded that the old car was still better, quieter and more agile.

    Biased?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=643868286 Mohammed AlMomen

    @Giom:

    I would take this review with a grain of salt, the reasons is incorrect information about the S63

  • Gord

    @Mohammed AlMomen:

    MBenz claim, a sub-5 second 0-60 for the S63, however if you search on EdmundsInsideline you can find an article about their review for the car.

    When they tested it they only got a 5.2 second 0-60.

  • BMWDriver

    I think the 750i will be faster than the official times. The official 0-60mph time for the X6 50i with the same engine is 5.3 sec, and is known to have clocked 4.8s in some test. With the official time of the 750i posted at 5.2 sec, I believe it could be in the high 4 seconds.

  • Nizer

    No thanks. It may handle better but the exterior design breaks no new ground. Plus, BMW continues the limit the ability of US customers to tailor cars to personal preference, unlike the ROW. To wit, the only way to get comfort access on a new 7-Series is to buy the Convenience Pkg to the tune of $1,700, which incidently includes soft-close doors, a feature I view as negative. Somebody needs to sit the marketing guys in NJ down and have a serious talk with them about their abject failure at second-guessing US customers.

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