This car suffers from older technology, as in you can't stream music through you sound system. You have to buy an adapter and plug it in the 3.5 port in the storage compartment - OLD SCHOOL for sure, even for 2008.
The Idrive is wanky. It takes some getting used to for sure, and even then it's awkward top play with. For a 70K + car the stereo need some beefing up as well. The Logic 7 version of this stereo is a bit better but there is room for improvement.
Some interior panels PEEL, and that makes the interior look shitty (ya I said it). I have had several 7 series autos and this is a virus through the line for sure. It doe not scream quality. That is why I have up on the Mercedes. Their interiors fell apart, and I just don't like them overall - one was enough or me.
The power and handling are great, the mileage not so much. The inside (when not looking at the peeling lower panels) is nice. The seats are comfortable and GRAB you when you get in. The outside noise is almost on existent which is nice.
What can I tell perspective buyers of this one. GET IT CHECKED OUT before you buy. Pay the money for a pro to look it over. Then get an aftermarket warranty and keep up on your maintenance and you should be OK.
It's impressive looking and when you drive it people notice.
I would never buy this piece of Junk. It is just a waste of money. Too many issues. I purchased a 5 year old CPO 750i. A few months later I found out that it has original air filters installed, the dealer did not even bother to check the basics. I filed a complain, both written and by phone. I wasted so many hours but no results. The customer rep says that the dealer is not answering them, what a BS.
This is my 2nd 750. This is the perfect blend of interior luxury and sports car handling/performance under $100k. Fit and finish are outstanding. The iDrive is fine but the Nav system is terrible. My only complaint on an otherwise perfect car.
smooth acceleration and great handling for such a big auto
Stay away from night vision. I thought it would be great option but be warned, it is not. It is difficult to use as a driver and by time you see something, there is no time to react. But the downside is that the engineers mounted the camera in a place where rocks and debris can easily damage the lens. I didn't have 3k miles on my car before it went kaput! And, BMW will not fix it for free and the cost of repairs is $4,500.00. And the engineers of BMW also removed the sensor to tell you when a tail light is out. Well mine went our and the 3.00 bulb has been replaced by a LED light that takes the service dept 8 hrs to fix. And after 3 weeks, it's out again! Whats going on?
Style is horrible - I can't tell a 7 from a 5. Wish I still had my 2004.
This is an amazing car. Considered the Lexus and Infiniti top models, but they did not stack up against the 750. Stereo is phenomenal; drive and comfort - WOW!! IDrive is completely intuitive, controls are easy, and interior finish is immaculate. The best I have ever driven!
DVD sound system! Stereo! IDrive is too cool. Smooooooth ride. Luxury, comfort, and feel.
IDrive on 2009 is improved. I miss this on 2008. No suggestions, my car is perfect!