2009 BMW 7 Series Long Term Road Test


2009 BMW 750i: 15k Miles - Road Trip Edition

September 02, 2009

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About 100 miles south of Tracy, California the big BMW hit the 15,000 mile mark. Cruising up Interstate 5, it quickly becomes obvious where this car does its best work. The stop and go traffic plus low and moderate speeds of city driving don't help the 7 Series shine. This car likes extreme drivng, the harder you push it, the better and more natural the responses. Hit the brakes at 30 MPH and they feel grabby and abrupt - brake hard at 80 MPH and everything suddenly makes sense - same principle applies to the car's throttle response.

Every time I enter the freeway, signal for the left lane and leave 18 wheelers and minivans far behind I can't help but think of the Springsteen song Born to Run. This BMW truly is an excellent road trip car. Anyone think there's a better sedan for gobbling up highway miles?

Next time, I'll figure out the car's best MPG.

Brian Moody, Automotive Editor @ 15,004 miles

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