2009 BMW 7 Series Long Term Road Test

2009 BMW 750i: Sporty Wheel, Sporty Feel

January 20, 2010


Like my high school pal, The Game, I like big cars. Actually, big sedans.

The BMW 750 is probably the sportiest of the big luxury sedans. Contributing to this is the small diameter steering wheel. It feels much smaller than the steering wheels on the Benz S-Class and the Lexus LS.

I measured our long-term 2009 BMW 750i's steering wheel and got 380 x 370 mm (they're not round, you know, but slightly oval-shaped.) Compare this to our long-term BMW M3 sports sedan, which I measured at 365 x 360 mm, more circular, but not much smaller than the 7.

Large sedans have large steering wheels so the driver doesn't become cramped and uncomfortable on long drives. But the wheel on our 7-series is never uncomfortable.

I like big cars. And for me, the 750's steering wheel is the perfect size, even for a big car.

Albert Austria, Senior Engineer @ 24,650 miles

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