2011 BMW 750i Road Test Specs | Edmunds

2011 BMW 7 Series - Road Test Specs

2009 BMW 7 Series Sedan

(4.4L V8 Twin-turbo 6-speed Automatic)


Model year2009
Model7 Series
Style750i 4dr Sedan (4.4L 8cyl Turbo 6A)
Base MSRP$80,300
Options on test vehicleSport Package ($4,900 -- includes Integral Active Steering, 19-inch wheels, Active Roll Stabilization, sport steering wheel); Luxury Seating Package ($2,500 -- includes ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, power rear sunshades, active driver seat, ski bag pass-through); Camera Package ($750 -- rearview and sideview cameras); Satellite Radio ($595).
As-tested MSRP$91,170 (includes destination charge and $1,300 gas-guzzler tax)


Drive typeRear-wheel drive
Engine typeV8
Displacement (cc/cu-in)4,395cc (268 cu-in)
Block/head materialAluminum
ValvetrainDouble overhead camshaft
Compression ratio (x:1)10.0
Redline (rpm)6,800
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)400 @ 5,500
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)450 @ 1,800
Transmission type6-speed automatic
Transmission and axle ratios (x:1)I=4.141; II=2.340; III=1.521; IV=1.143; V=0.867; VI=0.690; R=3.403; Final=3.462


Suspension, frontDouble wishbone
Suspension, rearMultilink
Steering typeSpeed-proportional power steering
Steering ratio (x:1)19.1
Tire brandGoodyear
Tire modelExcellence
Tire typeAll-season
Tire size, front245/50R18 V
Tire size, rear245/50R18 V
Wheel size19-by-9.5 inches front -- 19-by-11 inches rear
Wheel materialAlloy
Brakes, frontVentilated disc
Brakes, rearVentilated disc

Track Test Results

0-45 mph (sec.)3.6
0-60 mph (sec.)5.2
0-75 mph (sec.)7.6
1/4-mile (sec. @ mph)13.5 @ 103.7
0-60 with 1 foot of rollout (sec.)4.9
Braking, 30-0 mph (ft.)28
60-0 mph (ft.)112
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph)SC Off: 66 mph; SC On: 64.4 mph
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g)SC Off: 0.84 g; SC On: 0.83 g
Sound level @ idle (dB)41.1
@ Full throttle (dB)73.6
@ 70 mph cruise (dB)66.7

Test Driver Ratings & Comments

Acceleration commentsSmooth, effortless acceleration. Even when trying to launch hard, the 750 eases out of the hole to 60 in 5.2 seconds. Long gearing makes acceleration deceptive in conjunction with ultra-smooth engine.
Braking ratingExcellent
Braking commentsTurns out, even a 4,600-pound BMW stops like a 3 Series. No drama, no fade. Just a solid, consistent pedal every stop.
Handling ratingExcellent
Handling commentsOn the skid pad, it rotates around the nose on throttle. Impressive balance and communication for a car this large. Stability control has excellent calibration. This car shrinks around its driver in the slalom and its electronic performance enhancers (powertrain and chassis) actually work despite confusing interface.

Testing Conditions

Elevation (ft.)1,121
Temperature (°F)69.12
Wind (mph, direction)9.6 W

Fuel Consumption

EPA fuel economy (mpg)15 city/22 highway
Edmunds observed (mpg)14.37
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)21.7

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)4,564
Curb weight, as tested (lbs.)4,599
Weight distribution, as tested, f/r (%)52/48
Length (in.)199.8
Width (in.)74.9
Height (in.)58.3
Wheelbase (in.)120.9
Track, front (in.)63.4
Track, rear (in.)65.0
Turning circle (ft.)40.0
Legroom, front (in.)41.2
Legroom, rear (in.)38.4
Headroom, front (in.)40.6
Headroom, rear (in.)38.5
Shoulder room, front (in.)59.2
Shoulder room, rear (in.)57.4
Seating capacity5
Cargo volume (cu-ft)14.0
Max. cargo volume, seats folded (cu-ft)14.0


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


Front airbagsStandard
Side airbagsStandard dual front
Head airbagsStandard front and rear
Knee airbagsDual front
Antilock brakes4-wheel ABS
Electronic brake enhancementsBraking assist, electronic brakeforce distribution
Traction controlStandard
Stability controlStandard
Tire-pressure monitoring systemTire-pressure monitoring
Emergency assistance systemNot available
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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