2009 BMW 7 Series Long Term Road Test


2009 BMW 750i: Which Trunk Capacity Figure Is Correct?

January 28, 2010

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Last week I mentioned that our long-term 2009 BMW 750i has a 14-cubic-foot trunk. Then, vvk observed that my number was wrong, writing that the correct capacity is 17.7 cubic feet. I've seen this latter figure in a number of sources as well, so I wasn't sure which to trust.

So I asked a long-time friend in the BMW product communications department. Here's what he told me:

"We use the SAE 1100 standard for US trunk volumes. In the case of the 7 Series, it's 14 cu. ft. In Europe, the volume is listed as 500 liters, which translates to 17.7 cu. ft., so it's quite possible that you've seen both."

So there it is. 14 cubic feet. But it looks like so much more.

Erin Riches, Senior Editor

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