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2009 BMW 7 Series Sedan

4dr Sdn 750Li

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2009 BMW 7 Series Sedan

Benefits of Driving a 2009 BMW 7 Series Sedan

The BMW 750i and 750iL are two of the most luxurious vehicles currently available, designed for fast, smooth performance while constantly redefining driving elegance. The 7 Series cars are the height of quality and beauty in the automotive arena, and are more affordable and more readily available than other premium models that can cost more than six figures.

What's new for 2009?

Only the 750i and the 750iL will be available for 2009's 5th generation 7 Series. The only engine available will be a direct-injection 4.4L Twin Turbo, which first appeared in the X6. The engine produces 400 horsepower, which is 40 more than previous generations, and 450 lb/ft of torque, an increase of 90. Only in a six-speed automatic transmission for 2009. Top speed is 155 miles per hour, made possible in part to more aluminum in the body.

Model Strengths

  • A harmonious blend of performance and luxury
  • impressive exterior styling
  • improved engine
  • improved fuel economy

Model Review

BMW redesigned the 750i and the 750iL based on buyer feedback. This resulted in a whole new 7-Series for 2009. The exterior design focuses on a sharp, full-length front to back crease to give the cars a stretched look. The kidney-shaped grill is set further forward than other BMW models for prominence. Gone is the bulbous trunk as well as other controversial styling from previous models. The interior has improved ergonomics for a more comfortable ride

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San Diego, CA - It's hard to believe that a trip to San Diego, CA would take me to the snow, but it is February. BMW has brought us to San Diego, CA to drive the 2009 BMW 760 and 760 Li. The official worldwide debut took place in October in Paris, France, and the United States debut took place in Los Angeles in November, 2008. Now, it's time to drive through the snowy mountains outside San Diego.

BMW has had a litany of issues with the 7-series. Chris Bangle, former head designer of BMW, got hate mail when he changed the design of the 7-series. It was so bad the terms "banged, bargained, or bangle butt" started showing up in reviews to describe a bad design. The critics don't have Bangle to kick around anymore. Adrian van Hoyden is the new chief designer for BMW.

Technology has been a focus of the 7-series. Jack Pine, Vice President, BMW marketing and product development told us that it was on the 7-series that we saw the first anti-lock brakes and electronic stability control, other technologies that are now standard on other cars. It must have stung when BMW brought the i-drive out.

The i-drive has been a source of bad jokes. As much as people have written about the design they have written about the i-drive. I wrote about the i-drive back in 2002: I was changing the ventilation on a different car and manipulated it seven times before I was satisfied with the airflow. I would have had to drill down into the i-drive to change back then. BMW has made the i-drive simpler, and safer. It also has six pre-program memory buttons, so I don't have to drive down to find the program I want.

One can talk bad about the design and some of it's technology, but the BMW drivability has never been a point of contention. It is a true driver's car. The performance of the 7-series is what has kept this car the flagship of BMW. Both the 750i and 750Li are powered by a twin-turbocharged 4.4-liter V8 rated at 400 horsepower and 450 pound-feet of torque. A six-speed automatic with manual control is the only available transmission. The 7- Series gets 22 mpg highway.

I was a bit leery of going into fresh snow in the beemer, but soon realized that feeling was unwarranted. There's a predictability, a sure-footedness that comes through. Perhaps it's because of BMW's new mechanical four-wheel steering system. If you drive up to 38 mph the system can turn the wheels in opposite direction.

BMW also has something called flexray on their vehicle. Flexray is a technology made up of auto companies and technology companies including Bosch, NSX Semiconductor and Freescale. It adjusts shock valving on the rear wheels based on what the front wheels sees on the road.

Innovation is a big part of BMW's hallmark. BMW has an aluminum roof panel that can't be put next to steel because of corrosion, so BMW has a patented process to adhere the two together.

The hybrid version of the 7-series active hybrid is a mild hybrid and will be brought to market in 2010. Tom Plucinsky, Manager BMW Public Relations, said the decision making process of what type of hybrid to put in the 7-series was dependent on how much room the battery pack would take up, hence only a mild hybrid. BMW has said there will be a fifteen percent increase in fuel economy.

BMW already has diesels in the United States, but they are not saying whether they will bring a 7-series diesel to the U.S. market. They didn't say no, though. Alanna Bahri, 7-series product manager, says BMW has also not ruled out bringing a twelve cylinder to the U.S. market.

MSRP starting price for the 750i is $80,350, an increase of $3,500 over the previous generation. The starting price for the 750Li is $84,200, an increase of $4,300. Add another $825 for destination charge. Competitors for this vehicle are, Audi A8, Lexus LS, Maserati , Mercedes-Benz S-Class.

We headed back down the hill to the sunny sands of San Diego leaving the snow behind, and the need for a de-icer.

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Safety Features & Equipment

Braking & Traction

4-Wheel ABS Std
Traction/Stability Control Std
Active Suspension System Std
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Std

Passenger Restraint

Driver Air Bag Std
Passenger Air Bag Std
Side Air Bag Std
Side Head Air Bag Std
Rear Head side Air Bag Std
Child Safety Locks Std

Road Visibility

HID Headlights Std
Daytime Running Lights Std
Fog Lamps Std
Electrochromic Rearview Mirror Std
Intermittent Wipers Std
Variable Inter. Wipers Std
Rain Sensing Wipers Std

Accident Prevention

Rear Parking Aid Std
Back-Up Camera Opt
Handsfree Wireless Std

Security

Alarm Std
Anti-theft System Opt
Telematics Std
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BMW Certified Pre-Owned Warranty  help
Certified Pre-Owned Warranty
To be eligible for Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) status, vehicles generally must be recent models with relatively low mileage. CPO vehicles must also pass a detailed inspection, outlined by the manufacturer, which is measured by the number of inspected points.
Warranty coverage can vary from one manufacturer to the next. While most certified pre-owned programs transfer and extend the existing new car warranty terms, others offer a warranty that simply represents an additional year and mileage value. Always check with the manufacturer for the specific warranties they offer.
Common features and benefits of Certified Pre-Owned warranties include:
Age/Mileage Eligibility
To even be considered for certification, a car must be a recent model year and have limited mileage. The exact requirements are established by individual manufacturers.
Lease Term Certified
Some manufacturers offer certified pre-owned cars for lease. The length of the lease is often shorter than a new car lease, but it will cost you less.
Point Inspection
These inspections entail a comprehensive vehicle test to ensure that all parts are in excellent working order. The point inspection list is simply a numbered list of exactly what parts of the car are examined. While many inspections range from a 70- to 150-point checklist, most are very similar and are performed using strict guidelines. Ask your local dealer about specific details.
Return/Exchange Program
Some manufacturers offer a very limited return or exchange period. Find out if you will get the sales tax and licensing/registration fees back should you return or exchange the car.
Roadside Assistance
Most certified pre-owned programs offer free roadside service in case your car breaks down while still under warranty.
Special Financing
Reduced-rate loans are available through many certified pre-owned programs. Manufacturer-backed inspections and warranties help eliminate the risks involved with buying pre-owned, so buyers who qualify can take advantage of the great offers.
Transferable Warranty
When a new car warranty transfers with the certification of the car and remains eligible for the next owner, it is known as a transferable warranty. Once the original transferable warranty expires, an extended warranty takes effect.
Warranty Deductible
This is the amount for which you are responsible when repair work is performed under the warranty. Some manufacturers require a deductible while others don't, so always ask.

Every Certified Pre-Owned BMW comes with a protection plan designed to give you the ultimate peace-of-mind.

All Certified Pre-Owned BMW vehicles are exceptional, as are our two tiers of certification:

-BMW Certified Pre-Owned: Covers you for 2 years/50,000 miles¹ after the expiration of the 4-year/50,000-mile New Vehicle/SAV Limited Warranty for a total of 6 years/100,000 miles¹. This includes 24/7 Roadside Assistance and BMW AssistTM Emergency Call, which includes automatic collision notification, and TeleService

-BMW Certified Pre-Owned Elite: These are newer model year, lower mileage (more than 300 miles but less than 15,001 miles) vehicles. This warranty covers you for 1 year/25,000 miles¹ after the expiration of the 4-year/50,000-mile New Vehicle/SAV Limited Warranty or for a total of 5 years/75,000 miles¹. This includes 5 years of 24/7 Roadside Assistance and BMW AssistTM Emergency Call, which includes automatic collision notification, and TeleService.

Vehicles must pass a rigorous pre-certification inspection conducted by BMW certified technicians.

For complete program details, visit cpo.bmwusa.com.

¹ Whichever comes first
Age/Mileage Eligibility 5 years / 60,000 miles
Lease Term Certified Yes
Point Inspection View & Download the BMW Certified Pre-Owned Inspection Checklist
Return/Exchange Program No
Roadside Assistance Yes
Special Financing Yes
Transferrable Warranty Yes
Warranty Deductible $50

Learn more about certified pre-owned vehicles

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