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2012 BMW 7-Series 750i xDrive

2012 BMW 7-Series Review

(0 Stars)  An agile luxo-cruiser in the heavyweight class.

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Overview
Luxury and agility meet in the BMW 7-series, a magic-carpet cruiser that also manages to be an extraordinarily capable performance car. Quibbles with the 7-series are few: achieving a smooth takeoff from a stop can be difficult owing to the 7's electronic throttle mapping and the boost characteristics of its turbocharged engines; and operating the car's many controls can be daunting, despite (or because of) all the operations bundled into the iDrive controller. What's more daunting, however, is choosing from the fifteen iterations of BMW's grandest sedan. There are five engines: a six, two V-8s, a V-8 hybrid, and a V-12. All but two of the engines can be had with all-wheel drive in addition to rear-wheel drive. There's also the choice between the slightly more maneuverable standard-wheelbase car and the L version, whose 5.5-inch stretch is converted directly into additional rear-seat legroom. To make it a bit easier, we'll call out two of our favorites. The 740i (a relative bargain at $71,875) has a turbocharged six that gets the best gas mileage of the 7s yet can still whisk this car to 60 mph in as little as 5.8 seconds. There's no M version of the 7-series, but the Alpina B7 is the sportiest model. It has a lower ride height, a firmer suspension (but, like all 7s, with three selectable settings), and twenty-one-inch wheels. Conversely, our least favorite is the ActiveHybrid 7, which combines a 4.4-liter V-8 with an electric motor. It can't match the EPA ratings of the 740i, and yet the hybrid costs some $9000 more than the regular V-8 7-series.

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2012 750i xDrive Overview

  Performance Review  
Turbocharged
Engine: 4.4L V8 DOHC with variable valve timing
Premium unleaded fuel
Fuel economy: EPA (08):, 14 MPG city, 20 MPG highway, 16 MPG combined and 347 mi. range
Gasoline direct fuel injection
21.7gallon fuel tank
Power (SAE): 400 hp @ 5,500 rpm; 450 ft lb of torque @ 1,750 rpm

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'12 BMW 750i xDrive Standard Equipment

  Climate Control  
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Rear Air Conditioning
  Convenience  
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Auto On Headlights
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Cruise Control
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Keyless Entry
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Power Locks
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Power Outlet(s)
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Power Trunk/Liftgate
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Power Windows
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Steering Wheel Memory
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Steering Wheel Scope
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Steering Wheel Tilt
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Trip Computer
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Vehicle Information Center
  Exterior  
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Moonroof
  Interior  
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Cup Holders
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Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
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Premium Interior Trim
  Safety  
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Auto Day/Night Mirror
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Auto Dimming Mirrors
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Auto Tilt Down Mirrors
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Brake Assist
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Daytime Running Lights
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Driver Air Bag
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Engine Immobilizer
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Front Fog Lights
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Front Wipers, Variable Intermittent
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Head/Curtain Airbag
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Heated Wiper/Washers
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HID Headlights
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Hill Decent Control
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Knee Air Bag
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Memory Mirrors
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Parking Distance Control
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Passenger Air Bag
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Rear Airbag
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Rear Curtain Airbag
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Rear View Camera
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Side Air Bag(s)
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Stability Control
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Theft Deterrent System
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Traction Control
  Seats  
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Dual Power Seats
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Heated Front Seats
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Leather Seats
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Memory Seat
  Sound and Entertainment  
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Compact Disc Player
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iPod Connector
  Technology  
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Blue Tooth Compatible
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GPS/Satellite Communication
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Homelink Universal Transmitter
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Navigation System
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Voice Activated Controls
  Tires and Wheels  
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Alloy Wheels
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