Autoblog reviews the 2011 BMW 760Li Individual

7-series | December 27th, 2010 by 9
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Our dear friends at Autoblog got their hands on a 2011 BMW 760Li equipped with several unique parts from the BMW Individual catalog. As usual, …

Our dear friends at Autoblog got their hands on a 2011 BMW 760Li equipped with several unique parts from the BMW Individual catalog. As usual, the popular American car blog takes through some of the pros and cons of BMW’s flagship automobile, the 760Li.

Here is an excerpt from their review:

Our test car came equipped with a handful of BMW’s Individual Composition options – a sort of leather-bound wine list of color and wheel choices available exclusively to the 7 Series. They aren’t cheap, and our tester’s Moonstone Metallic paint, AmaroBrown full leather interior with Alcantara headliner, 20-inch wheels, Shadowline exterior trim and “BMW Individual” rear badging added $8,300 to the $137,000 starting MSRP. Add in a rear seat entertainment package ($2,200), active cruise control ($2,400), night vision ($2,600), destination ($875) and the gas guzzler tax ($2,100), and you wind up with a final, out-the-door price of $155,475 – more than double the price of a base 740i.

01 2010 bmw 760li qs 655x434All 7 Series models are available with turbocharged engines these days, and while we have nary a complaint about the 4.4-liter V8 found in the 750i, the 12-cylinder powerplant is just so much more special. It makes 535 horsepower and 550 pound-feet of torque – 135 hp and 100 lb-ft more than the twin-turbo V8 – and while the 760Li is 385 pounds heavier than a similarly equipped 750Li, it sprints to 60 miles per hour a full seven-tenths of a second quicker (4.5 versus 5.2).

What’s most impressive, though, is the 6.0-liter’s difference in power delivery over the 4.4. The all-important low-down thrust comes on strong at just 1,500 rpm – 250 rpm sooner than with the V8 – and when you consider there are 100 more foot-pounds being sent to the rear wheels, the acceleration is more akin to that of a muscular sportscar than a luxury barge. There is the slightest hint of turbo lag right off the line, but you’ll soon forget about it once your right foot is marshaling the 760’s full onslaught of power. It’s seriously fast, but the whole forward thrust experience is silky smooth.

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9 responses to “Autoblog reviews the 2011 BMW 760Li Individual”

  1. says:

    “Dear Friends”? How does that autoblog butt smell?

  2. Tom says:

    Current 7 series is drop dead gorgeous. Sport package with the slightly revised front fascia is even more incredible. Nothing compares

  3. Badger says:

    760 LI…v12 turbo…$155,000? There are a lot more better cars to buy….
    M3 and the new ’12 M5. The 760 is pretty pointless in my mind. Whats wrong with the 750Li? Yes the 760 is more up class but a $55000 difference is not worth it. Rather buy some British or Italian sports cars. If you did want to spend money on a huge super executive car, you could always go for the RR Ghost or Bentleys. Those types of cars are built to be the ultimate luxury cars. Whats the point of building a $155,000 BMW drivers car when you’re most likely to spend time in the back?

    I would love to hear other people’s opinion on the car.

  4. viper says:

    well I think this is the best what bmw has to offer…Ever.
    first its the biggest 7 , second the biggest engine 6.0 in bmw lineup , tt , 544hp , 750Nm , a flag ship , the best…..I dont know how this car compares to S600 S63 and A8 6.3 W12…..
    I think bmw beats them all in perfomance aka engine and tranny , but the looks and weight , the interior … is way behind audi and merc.

  5. bob says:

    I would like to see a comparo among 760 Li Individual & Alpina B7.

  6. JakeM says:

    I wish BMW offered nicer rims on this car. These are downright ugly and destroy the elegance and dynamic visual character of the striking 7 series.

  7. Ed G says:

    I own one and to speak of this car and a 750 in the same breath is to misunderstand how special the engine is in the 760li. Unlimited power, without drama. Literally. You can lean on the gas and pass a semi on the freeway without your wife realizing she just entered into triple digit speed. Comfort, room for the family and the ability to humble any 911 on the road who tries to pass you. I have owned 740’s, S550’s, S8’s (both with the v10) and none are close to this cars power, refinement and just simple perfection. That it is understated is its topper. You need to look for v12 badges. But when you see my real plate as I blow past, you will know.

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