2009 BMW 7 Series Long Term Road Test


2009 BMW 750i: Heated Seats and Steering Wheel

October 29, 2009

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This morning it was a bitter 56 degrees Fahrenheit in Santa Monica, but I survived the wintry turn thanks to the heated driver's seat and heated steering wheel of our long-term 2009 BMW 750i.

Heated-steering-wheel-1.jpgThe car's three-level bun warmers worked like a charm, defrosting my bod just enough without causing sweaty back syndrome, even on the highest setting.

Even more impressive was the performance of the BMW's heated steering wheel, which kept my digits toasty without a single inconsistency of temperature. No hot or cool spots here, just the right amount of heat for the extreme conditions.

All of the above may seem trivial, but if you use as many different heated seats and wheels in as many different cars as we do here at Inside Line you learn that all heated seats and wheels are not created equal.

After this morning's cold front, I give the the BMW's heated accomodations high marks for BTU output, heat consistency across surfaces and quick warm up.

Scott Oldham, Inside Line Editor in Chief @ 19,652 miles

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