2009 BMW 7 Series Long Term Road Test


2009 BMW 750i: Gimme Shelter

December 08, 2009

Last night in my sleepy beach community, we were rocked with high winds after a day of rain. Of course, the day before I had put up my outdoor Christmas decorations. I found them all over my lawn when I got home. It was also trash night and the containers were tossed all over the street. Part of my next door neighbor's roof was in my yard.

The funny thing was, that I didn't realize how windy it was while I was driving home. There were some traffic lights out in my neighborhood and I wondered about that. But I felt no tugging on the car. And I didn't hear anything. It was only when I pulled onto my street and saw the mess that I noticed it was windy. And it wasn't until I opened the car door that I realized how severe it was.

Our luxurious 7 Series kept it all away from me. My commute home was rather peaceful and toasty.

This video is very dark. It was late and the moon was nowhere in sight. But it's the sound that I wanted to capture anyway. I drove to the beach and recorded with the window up, then I put it down so you can hear the crazy wind and turbulent ocean waves, then up again so you can hear how well the BMW 750i keeps you insulated. The window goes down and up twice. So, turn up your speakers and be glad you were safely in your home last night.

Donna DeRosa, Managing Editor

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