2010 BMW 750Li Review & Road Test Video

Join host Jessi Lang and correspondent Steve Hammes as they review the 2010 BMW 750Li. True to this flagship vehicle, BMW makes sure the ’10 7 Series long wheelbase version keeps the ultimate driving machine heritage.

The BMW 750Li is powered by a twin-turbo 4.4L V8 engine that produces 400 horsepower, doing 0-60 in the low 5 second range. Gearing is a six-speed with sport mode and manual shifting. With the quick start, responsive breaking, and impressive turning radius, the only thing that will remind you that you’re in a large family sedan is the herky jerky jumping when starting to accelerate and sensitive breaking. It’s like the 750Li wants to get up and go and it’s hard not to jet off, but the tradeoff is the smoothness of the take off.

The big seller here is the luxury, both for the driver AND the passengers. For the driver, there are technological treats like the camera system to peek around corners and the driver assistance package. In the backseats, passengers enjoy an additional 5.5 inches of legroom in the Li model. They can get comfy for the long haul by utilizing the power shades, put up their feet on the footrests, watch their favorite movie on the entertainment system. Everyone benefits from the supple leather interior.

When it’s all said and done, you will probably be spending a bit more than the $86,000 starting price. With all of the luxury packages, our tester came in at $100,320. If price is an concern, you should also be aware that in addition to the vehicle cost, insurance, and premium fuel for the life of the vehicle ownership, you will also be hit with a $1,000 gas guzzler tax since the 750Li only gets an average of 18 mpg (14 mpg city / 22 mpg highway).

Want to see what actual 7 Series owners have to say? Discuss the 2010 BMW 750Li in our BMW 7 Series Forum.

Written by Roadfly Charlie

Charlie is Roadfly’s founder and publisher, and was taught to drive by his father in a 1974 Porsche 914. That made poor Charlie a Porsche fanboy for life, and after driving a 911SC at 16, he bought and campaigned a variety of 944s at racetracks up and down the East Coast, earning awards and track records in his twenties. Charlie never really got over the car bug, and after a career in real estate development he founded the Internet media firm that became Roadfly. Charlie lives in McLean, VA with his wife and two daughters, and between the demands of family and business doesn’t have much time to play with cars anymore, excluding the machinery we review.

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