The Cadillac of BMWs - 2009 BMW 750i Long-Term Road Test

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2009 BMW 750i: The Cadillac of BMWs

June 10, 2009


Our 750i features an adjustable air suspension. There are four settings to choose from - Normal, Comfort, Sport and Sport+. Nothing really new here, manufacturers have been offering adjustable suspensions ever since they got too lazy to tune them right the first time.

In this case, the Normal setting is perfectly comfortable for everyday cruising, and if you feel the need to throw a few tons of German steel around with your fingers, the Sport+ mode is quite effective.

Then there's Comfort mode. Dial that setting up and our 750 becomes a BMW Brougham d'Elegance. It's comfortable and soothing in a waterbed kind of way, but it's also a little bit disconcerting. I mean this is a BMW right? I don't care if it was called Vicodin mode, the car shouldn't feel so detached from reality. If Normal mode isn't comfortable enough for someone, then maybe a BMW isn't for them. C'mon BMW don't go down this road, please.

Ed Hellwig, Senior Editor, Inside Line @ 10,067 miles

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