Car & Driver: 2010 BMW 750Li xDrive – Long-Term Road Test

7-series | May 9th, 2011 by 5
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Car and Driver delivers their final report on the 2010 BMW 750Li xDrive long-term rental. Here is excerpt from an unbiased review that points out …

Car and Driver delivers their final report on the 2010 BMW 750Li xDrive long-term rental. Here is excerpt from an unbiased review that points out the qualities and shortcomings of BMW’s flagship.

“Like a big shiny Christmas present, BMW delivered our long-wheelbase 750Li xDrive in late December 2009 for a 40,000-mile evaluation. Our love of huge back seats and mobile status symbols notwithstanding, we requested a 7-series for a higher purpose: to see if the new car was indeed a return to form after the notoriously troublesome, overly ­complicated, over-the-top, overwrought, fourth-generation 7-series. Is that chapter of 7-series history over?

Car & Driver: 2010 BMW 750Li xDrive – Long Term Road Test

It didn’t take long to realize that we didn’t like or want most of the extras. For the majority of the test, the blind-spot-detection and lane-departure-warning ­systems that come as part of the Driver Assist­ance package remained off so as to silence their pestering beeps. For the same reason, we typically turned off the collision warning that comes bundled with the radar-based cruise control. A few drivers switched off the head-up display after realizing that it disappeared behind polarized sunglasses.

Night vision, here an infrared camera that looks in front of the car for pedestrians or animals, allowed us to see in the dark, but it required the driver to monitor the screen at the center of the dashboard instead of the road. Deputy editor Daniel Pund called it “spectacularly distracting.” Another editor asked, “With xenon headlights this good, who needs infrared?”

Full review at Car and Driver

  • Giom

    I got a feeling they focused more on the trips to the workshop than the actual ‘good’ times with the car. Not a true reflection of life with this stunner, if you ask me. As far as gadgets and technology go, to each his own. I feel like I can’t get enough technology in my car – If you don’t want it, don’t order it… certainly, don’t critisize the car for having options!

    I read the article and felt the car must be very dissapointing to own. I know for a fact it isn’t.

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  • Frederic Nemo

    Can you explain us why the US BMW are so much cheaper in the US than in Europe ? Gesundheit !

  • http://www.facebook.com/richard.allman2 Richard Allman

    its quite funny,,, coz idiot who has been so lucky and have experienced a ride in BMW 7 did not see all benefits, which this car offers… instead all features offered by,, highlighted as useless,,, can imagine what he is driving,, stupid dickhead

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