This is my 2nd 750. This is the perfect blend of interior luxury and sports car handling/performance under $100k. Fit and finish are outstanding. The iDrive is fine but the Nav system is terrible. My only complaint on an otherwise perfect car.
I bought my car over the weekend and drove two hundred miles from the dealership to my home. Ride quality, technology, build quality and all the features are mind blowing. I have looked at Benz S550 and Lexus LS460 before pulling the trigger on 750LI. In my opinion this car is the best in this class as far as options, interior look, feel, drive and build quality is concerned. I don't know what is the fuss about IDrive? I was able to figure out everything about the IDrive in my two hour drive. It's very good system if you are ready to embrace the latest and greatest in technology 750LI has to offer. IF you are in the market for luxury car in this class then look no more.
This is an amazing car. Considered the Lexus and Infiniti top models, but they did not stack up against the 750. Stereo is phenomenal; drive and comfort - WOW!! IDrive is completely intuitive, controls are easy, and interior finish is immaculate. The best I have ever driven!
I have had numerous BMW products which I have enjoyed. However, I have never had one that would not accept gasoline in the tank or where the mileage range reads different each time after fueling and gas gage reads something different every 10 to 20 miles. I have no idea most of the time if I have gas or not. I have driven every loner I think BMW has to offer for weeks at a time. My car is in repair so much BMW doesn't call me for a service review. In addition, my cruise is set at 70MPH and my computer reads avg speed is 85 MPH???? So much for my purchase of the "luxury" car when I am driving a loner most of the time.
This car suffers from older technology, (even when it was built) as in that you can't stream music through your sound system. Got BlueTooth what BT? You actually have to buy a BT adapter and plug it in the 3.5 port in the storage compartment to stream music - OLD SCHOOL for sure, even for 2008. BLUETOOTH HAS BEEN AROUND SINCE 1998!!!
The Idrive is wanky with its physical feedback on the knob. The damn thing bumps around when it's not feeling so good. It takes some getting used to for sure, and even THEN it's awkward to play with. For a 70K + car the stereo needs some beefing up as well. The Logic 7 version of this stereo is a bit better but there is lots of room for improvement. The L7 stereo should have been stock for this car.
Some interior panels PEEL, and that makes the interior look shitty (ya I said it). I have had several 7's and this is a virus through the line for sure. It does not scream quality. That is why I have given up on the Mercedes. Their interiors fell apart, and I just don't like them overall - one was enough for me.
The power and handling are great, the mileage not so much. The inside (when not looking at the peeling lower panels) is nice. The seats are comfortable and GRAB you when you get in. The outside noise is almost non existent which is nice.
What can I tell people is GET IT CHECKED OUT before you buy. Pay the money for a pro to look it over. Then get an aftermarket warranty and keep up on your maintenance and you should be OK.
The Transmission is great 95% of the time but when the car is using the Dynamic drive sometimes it tends to cause a fault that can only be reset by shutting the car off for 20 mins. The circle with the triangle in the middle is the dash warning symbol. The car is drivable without issue but you are driving old school, the car will not compensate for slippage so be on your best behavior.
Another ONGOING issue with the 7's is a leaky sunroof. Every 7 I have had leaks in the car wash including this one. Really BMW, REALLY!!
It's impressive looking and when you drive it people notice.