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|MPG: City 15/Hwy 22||Max Seating: 5|
|Engine: V8, Twin Turbo, 4.4 Liter||Transmission: Automatic, 6-Spd w/Overdrive & Manual Mode|
|Country of Origin: Germany||Country of Assembly: Germany|
By Bimmerlover (TX) on Friday, June 14, 2013
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 37,000overall rating 9 of 10rating details
Pros: "FAST, comfortable, and has swag"
Cons: "A bit too long, gas guzzler, depreciates alot"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9
"I purchased my 740 a few years ago new because I had always love BMWs. I drove the Panamera and the S class but none seemed to compare. The 7 is just the ultimate machine! I love driving it everywhere! The gas mileage is a problem, though. However, it does get better than its heftier V8 750. The performance is spectacular and even the inline 6 outruns its competitors. Overall the design is good, and it is a great road trip car! I plan to keep it until the wheels fall off!! (That is part due to its horrible depreciating value...)"
By Njcrafters (TX) on Tuesday, April 16, 2013
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 41,000overall rating 9 of 10rating details
Pros: "Wicked fast but so smooth! Stunningly beautiful."
Cons: "Run flats, kind of glitchy technology, & poor mpg"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"Absolutely love my 750L. Striking good looks. I still stare when another one passes by. Performance is exhilarating. Passing and highway ramps are nothing short of an awe/jealousy inspiring feat. 80 feels like the perfect highway cruising speed so watch out! Downside: run flats scare me but I haven't had any issues. Yes, they are expensive but I'm most concerned that I'll need a replacement when I'm not near a big enough city to keep these specialized tires stocked. The second downside seems to be part of owning a German car... I have sensor lights go off and other gremlins that have put me on a first name basis with the service department. Granted, none have left me stranded. Its just life with a German car - sort of like a high maintenance spouse. Totally worth it - but frustrating when it gives you grief. Service department tells me 7's have more little glitches than other BMW's just because its always their newest technology. Third con: mileage is terrible - like its 1972 and gas is 25 cents a gallon terrible. Some tell me "if you can afford a 7, you can afford the gas." However, if you drive non-highway a lot, this car will fetch you between 14 and 16. Highway city combo pushes it up to about 17/18. I apologize for my carbon footprint in advance. All said, I would buy again. Nothing matches the driving enjoyment and luxury of a 7."
2 people out of 2 found this review helpful
By Tuff (FL) on Saturday, February 23, 2013
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 12,000overall rating 1 of 10rating details
Cons: "Noisy run flats"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 1
"Run flat tires are so noisy I thought there was a wheel bearing issue. My truck rides quieter than this car. Dealer and BMW won't do anything. Only 12,000 miles. They told me to turn the radio up. Last BMW I will buy. This is the best they can do for $80k? Do yourself a favor and never buy a BMW. What a disgrace. Annoying convenience features. Why do I have to pull the handle twice to open the door? The navigation is terrible. I use my iPhone for nav. The list goes on. I really hate this car and can hardly wait to to trade it!"
5 people out of 9 found this review helpful
By Ed (NJ) on Wednesday, August 29, 2012
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 23,000overall rating 8 of 10rating details
Pros: "fun to drive"
Cons: "dont drive through water,"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8
"I have owned or leased BMW 3 series, and 2 5 series for my wife with good results but to small for me. I have always driven a SUV and made the switch to the 7 series. great car, it has plenty of power, drives well over 120 mph, great cockpit, and a real head turner. The issues I have had were mostly with the dealer. The car pulled to the right since new, after two trips to the dealer they informed my it was in line. So I gave up, the lease will be up before the tires ware out. One thing to be aware of I went through 18" of water and it destroyed the engine. The intake in at the bottom. The car was down for 6 weeks for a new (rebuilt enging)"
16 people out of 20 found this review helpful
By Too old for this car (TX) on Wednesday, August 01, 2012
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 20,200overall rating 5 of 10rating details
Cons: "Front seat comfort."
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 4
"Uncomfortable for my age and body build, as I become uncomfortable after 15-20 minutes of driving (front seat too narrow). Had to replace front brake pads at just 20,000 miles. Tires will not last another 10,000. Trunk closer malfunctioned and could not close trunk from full open. Parking sensors must be manually turned on, unless backing up. Pretty car, inside and out. Just not for me."
8 people out of 11 found this review helpful
By josh (AR) on Friday, July 13, 2012
I owned and sold this car
Reason: engine problem - My approximate mileage is 29,000
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 1
"I owned 2009 750 LI bought it brand new from showroom floor, I had bad experience, we just kept coming back to dealership without any answer what is going on with the car.everytime we bring the car back to dealearship,they just told me there was a code in the system and they just clear the code. the engine keep shaking everytime we stopped in the traffic or made full stop. we were in branson,MO once and caught on traffic and the engine shaking and almost shut dowm in the middle of the hill. I have 3 years old girl sitting at the back seat and we just thankful because of the traffic or otherwise somebody might hit us from the back. we called BMW dealer and told them what happened,and they told us to bring the car in.we took the car to the dealer but they said they did not find anything wrong with the car again they said there is a code in the computer and they just reset the code. it is not worth it to buy almost $100k car but have a lot of problem that they can not find what is wrong with it. we really dissapointed.......till we trade the car with MB. AS far as the design and the comfort we do like it but, it is just a waste of time if everytime we need to go back and forward to the dealership and they do not know how to fix it"
19 people out of 22 found this review helpful