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Gimmicky disappointment
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By Chris Brickman
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2016 BMW 7 Series Sedan 750i xDrive 4dr Sedan AWD (4.4L 8cyl Turbo 8A)


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I traded a 2016 S550 for a 2016 750ix with very low miles on it. That was a big mistake. The ride and drive is better in the big Merc - and the new 750 feels soft and "un-BMW like". In addition, the front seats are better in the Merc. Finally, the iDrive technology in the new 750 is gimmicky and unreliable. It is constantly glitching with my iPhone and I have had it into a dealer 3 times to update the software to remove issues. Bottom line, BMW had 2 years after the S550 redesign to one up MB - and they embarrassed themselves by launching this poorly engineered car. I have owned many BMWs over the years, but this will likely be my last.


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Adaptive Cruise Control issues with 2016 BMW 740i
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By Annonymous
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2016 BMW 7 Series Sedan 740i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A)


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The adaptive cruise control misses to adapt speed or stop or detect a vehicle in front requiring driver intervention to avoid a collision. I have seen multiple symptoms of this problem occurring. The problems seem to be more persistent when ACC is turned on with no car in view

Symptom 1: Vehicle BMW with adaptive cruise control is tracking another vehicle (showing in cockpit) and adapting speed however for unknown reason it later fails to start the process of slowing down and collision alarm is sounded

Symptom 2: Vehicle BMW is tracking another vehicle and adapting speed on lane 1; upon BMW switching lanes to another clear lane, car tracked in cockpit disappears, the BMW accelerates to reach target speed and though it later it detects another vehicle in front it fails to start slowing down. Driver intervention is required to brake and slow down.

Symptom 3: Same as driving condition in symptom 2 except that upon lane switch the BMW fails completely to detect a vehicle parked in the second lane and keeps going on at same speed. Driver intervention is required to stop the BMW

Symptom 4: When two lanes merge and another vehicle is moving in from the of the BMW either from the front right or the front left the BMW fails to detect the vehicle merging in front and fails to adapt speed. Driver intervention is required.


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By Bob Macoy
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2016 BMW 7 Series Sedan 740i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A)


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I originally wasn't planing on buying this car, I originally went to buy a x5 40e but when I was in the showroom of the dealer I saw the 7 series and I knew I had to have it, after arguing with my wife for a good 2 hours to get the car she finally agreed, when I asked the salesman what color models they have in stock he told me that the one in the show room is the only one they got left so I got the car that I first saw in the show room. I had the car ever since and I love it, definitely will recommend to anyone


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Hold on that Lexus!
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Donna Slappey
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2016 BMW 7 Series Sedan 740i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A)


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Been a Lexus owner for the past 20 years. They just don't make them like they used to, body style is way too Darth Vader for me! Never thought I would buy a BMW product again but my 740 has changed my mind. Never looked back.


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A car by any other name isn't
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By Atlcarguy
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2016 BMW 7 Series Sedan 750i 4dr Sedan (4.4L 8cyl Turbo 8A)


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a BMW. This truly is the best car I have ever owned. I have previously had MB, Jag, Audi, Jeep, Acura, etc. I went into this thinking it was going to be an S Class or a Model S. (Both great cars in their own right) However, after driving the S I couldn't shake the feeling that it felt old. Anyone who chose that car got a great one it just wasn't for me, and this is after aspiring to an S my whole life. I drove the Tesla Model S and loved the acceleration and Auto Pilot, but it felt very cramped and the materials are not even close to 5 series quality let alone the 7. I liked the Tesla but feared I would get tired of the tradeoffs. I drove the 7 and knew I had to have it. It is extremely fast, very comfortable, and has a decent percent of the autonomous capabilities of the then Model S. After 8,000 miles, I can honestly say I still love it. I'm getting about 19 mpg around town and 29-30 when I do long highway hauls. Pretty darned impressive for a dual turbo V8 that will haul A*% when needed.


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