2006 BMW 750i Road Test Specs | Edmunds

2006 BMW 7 Series - Road Test Specs

2006 BMW 7 Series Sedan

(4.8L V8 6-speed Automatic)


Model year2006
As-tested MSRPN/A


Drive typeRWD
Engine typeDOHC V8
Displacement (cc/cu-in)4.8
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)360@6300
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)360@4300
Transmission type6-speed automatic


Suspension, frontActive independent suspension w/ stabilizer bar
Suspension, rearActive independent suspension w/ stabilizer bar
Steering typeSpeed-sensitive power assist
Tire brandMichelin
Tire modelN/A
Tire size, frontP245/45VR19
Tire size, rearP275/40VR19
Brakes, front4-wheel vented disc w/ ABS

Track Test Results

0-45 mph (sec.)4.4
0-60 mph (sec.)6.4
0-75 mph (sec.)9.2
1/4-mile (sec. @ mph)14.23@100.11
Braking, 30-0 mph (ft.)27.61
60-0 mph (ft.)117.58
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph)60.2
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g)39.7
Sound level @ idle (dB)45
@ Full throttle (dB)69
@ 70 mph cruise (dB)64

Test Driver Ratings & Comments

Acceleration commentsThe 750i offers very impressive acceleration for such a big car. The motor pulls strong from idle to redline, and the transmission shifts crisply right at the 7,000rpm redline. The vehicle is noticeably faster in "sport" mode, and letting the computer do the shifting in sport produces faster times than attempting to shift it youself in "manual."
Braking ratingExcellent
Braking commentsThese brakes are nothing short of astounding. Consistent 117-foot stops in a 5,500 pound car with no fade whatsoever is an impressive feat. There was no detectable ABS noise or vibration, the vehicle tracks straight during hard stops and we noted hardly any nose dive. The pedal is very firm (almost to firm, it doesn't allow for much modulation), and the big sedan felt totally controllable.
Handling ratingVery Good
Handling commentsIt may be easy to drive, but the 750 is a big car and you can feel all that mass in the slalom. Traction control and Dynamic Stability Control systems are both very smooth, and they help rather than hinder in the slalom course. Sport mode firms everything up nicely, and the steering feel is excellent. Even the standard thickly-padded BMW steering wheel felt divine. We noted minimal body roll for such a large vehicle, and power was more than abundant for pulling out of the final cones.

Testing Conditions

Elevation (ft.)1050
Temperature (°F)88
Wind (mph, direction)2mph

Fuel Consumption

EPA fuel economy (mpg)17 City 25 Highway
Edmunds observed (mpg)N/A
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)23.3

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)4486
Length (in.)198.4
Width (in.)74.9
Height (in.)58.7
Wheelbase (in.)117.7
Legroom, front (in.)41.3
Legroom, rear (in.)37.2
Headroom, front (in.)39.2
Headroom, rear (in.)38.5
Seating capacity5
Cargo volume (cu-ft)18 cu ft.
Max. cargo volume, seats folded (cu-ft)18 cu ft.


Bumper-to-bumper4 years / 50,000 miles
Powertrain4 years / 50,000 miles
Corrosion12 years / unlimited mileage
Roadside assistance4 years / 50,000 miles
Free scheduled maintenance4 years / 50,000 miles


Front airbagsStandard
Side airbagsStandard
Head airbagsStandard
Antilock brakesStandard
Electronic brake enhancementsStandard
Traction controlStandard
Stability controlStandard
Rollover protectionN/A
Emergency assistance systemStandard
NHTSA crash test, driverNot Tested
NHTSA crash test, passengerNot Tested
NHTSA crash test, side frontNot Tested
NHTSA crash test, side rearNot Tested
NHTSA rollover resistanceNot Tested

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