2009 BMW 750i: Go Jets
January 20, 2010
Sunday night, after watching my NY Jets stun the city of San Diego and the rest of the football world, I drove our long-term 2009 BMW 750i from San Diego to Los Angeles in a monsoon. And I'd do it again.
This big sedan is fantastic in wet conditions. Its combination of state of the art electronics, 19-inch Goodyear Excellence tires and attack-grade steering and braking allowed me to push through the storm with extreme levels of confidence. It was a stressfree run of about 100 miles.
Honestly, the car was so good it was easy to get overconfident and overdrive the traffic conditions as most people were down to a crawl and driving in obvious fear. Move it people. Big 7 Series coming through.
Plus, in the German sedan tradition, this thing has an awesome set of wipers. Visibility was simply not a problem, even during the more severe downpours. And the rain sensors always chose the right speed for the wipers. This is rare. In many cars they're often too slow and allow too much water buildup before they activate, or they go wild after just a drop or two.
The 750i isn't perfect, but when the sky opens it's pretty damn close.
Scott Oldham, Inside Line Editor in Chief