The person I talked to ask what I would pay for it. While basic underpinnings remain as before-struts with split lower control arms up front and a multilink rear setup-everything, including the subframes, is now rendered in lightweight aluminum to help reduce sprung and unsprung weight. Most obvious is that the sharp corners have been knocked off the greenhouse. Many of them, such as an esoteric gem allowing the passengers to vary by single percentage points the amount of electric heat split between the seat's bottom cushion and backrest, likely won't be altered between the dealership and the junkyard. When do you get comfortable enough with the iDrive so that its most valuable functions can be accessed and changed quickly and with only a momentary eye diversion? Compliments are non-stop and folks always think my car is brand new! It has been totally problem free. But if you are willing to dash off a check this heavy, the 745i may be the best driving tool in its opulent class, even with the flaws. I purchased it used, but I had all the service records given to me before purchase.
And how can you dislike an interior in which the wood trim has the low-gloss glow of fine furniture, the front headrests have retractable wings like the seats in business class, and the warning chime sounds as if someone had just rung the doorbell over at the Jetsons' place? We won't consume space with a laundry list of the iDrive's many knob- and voice-configurable fiddlebits. But the jumble of lines and angles that are the lava flow spilling down the tail is out of place on a body where the forward two-thirds are so clean and harmonious. We recently sampled the new 7 Series at its world launch in Italy. To fire the engine, you plug it into the dash and push the adjacent starter button with the transmission in park and your foot on the brake pedal. The 745i faces the pavement with an upsize copy of the 3-series strut-and-link suspension, complemented by a new hydraulic self-adjusting front anti-roll bar. The 7-series had an electronic system called iDrive, which consolidates control of the sound system, climate control and other functions into a center console-mounted controller knob and dashboard display monitor.
SellerTypeFilter selectedSellerTypeList, null ; sellerTypeFilter. Electronically limited Although New-Cars. In the world of high-end luxury sedans, one-upmanship has become a way of life. Some of the most effective innovation on the new 7 Series is found beneath its weight-saving aluminum hood and front fenders. Under the hood, the standard 4.
All specifications, prices and equipment are subject to change without notice. The 745Li was the long-wheelbase version of the car. On the passive safety front, the beefy new 7 will provide lots of protection, inflatable and otherwise: well-designed front and rear crush zones, standard front and front-seat side airbags, plus active head restraints. I came from a Lexus. If I can learn the controls without looking in the owner's manual, owners certainly will be able to figure out their cars quickly enough. The run to 60 mph is a lovely six-second-flat exhaust harmony from the M division's songbook, the quarter-mile a full 14. Actual acceleration results may vary depending on specification of vehicle; road and environmental conditions; testing procedures and driving style.
The '02 7 Series made its world debut at the Frankfurt Auto Show in September. It makes all the right moves, but the new 7 seems less intimate, more aloof and disconnected from the driver than its forebears. Serviceable ground transport is a commodity available at a third of the price and with far fewer liquid-crystal distractions. And when jet packs arrive, you'll be more ready than most. A longer-wheelbase L model will follow within 12 to 18 months; expect it to be 3-4 in.
All I can say is make sure that the car has no recalls on it and if so walk away, and if it has previously been maintained. In subtle counterpoint, the twin-kidney grille was raised and the lower air intake reshaped to reinforce an aggressor image. . It peaks at 3600 rpm versus the previous 3700 and 90 percent of that twist is available from 2200 to 5600 revs. ColorFilter selectedColorList, 'exteriorColorFilter', 'exteriorColorName', 'Color', 'colors', null ; colorFilter.
Aesthetic arguments aside, this new-look bodywork, coupled with a more tidied-up underbody, trims the drag coefficient from 0. Using proprietary technologies to synthesize seven channels of sound from a two-channel source, it also does a spectacular job of imparting an as-recorded ambiance to all types of program material, regardless of vehicle speed or road conditions. The finance guys are up in arms and the sales department can't get its act together. As a final output-optimizing touch, a new computer-controlled inlet manifold steplessly varies runner length in response to changing engine speeds. Valve timing, valve lift, and even intake runner length are all electronically varied as are ignition and fuel enrichment on the fly to best suit power requirements and the driving environment.
In addition to selectable Dynamic Stability Control now augmented by a new Dynamic Traction Control that permits more slip in particularly challenging conditions like sand, gravel, or snow , the new 7 Series also introduces Active Roll Stabilization. Impact energy transmitted by the narrow sidewalls is dispersed through the body with a gentle be-blunk. Although our time was spent in 745i Euro-spec preproduction units, they differed little from what we'll see here when the car-and its stretch-wheelbase 745Li stablemate-hits U. I've owned it for 14 years. The slim-down begins with your first footfall on the pedal.
I first came across them while looking for a car and I saw how many different options of clean, good looking, and affordable cars they offer. So they worked in a help system that should be the new owner's very first destination in a 745i. DealRatingFilter selectedRatingList, null ; ratingFilter. But if the driver decides, he can manually choose the transmission's shift points with a convenient F1-like lever located on the back of the steering wheel. When does it become simpler to execute a task such as disabling the traction control using the iDrive instead of a dash button? Fortunately, the 745i doesn't suffer dynamically from the iDrive, either. Those behind can gauge the intensity of their use, courtesy of an adaptive brakelight setup that starts with just stoplamps and then progressively illuminates the taillights and red rear fogs as pedal pressure increases. BodyTypeFilter selectedBodyTypeGroupIdList, bodyTypeGroupIdToNameMap, null ; bodyTypeFilter.
Prod it with the steering-wheel buttons, and the downshift is also immediate, but it's a one-way, exasperating trip. Along with excellent shock damping, the 7 Series should offer a smooth long-travel ride with the type of handling normally associated only with smaller sport coupes. Push, pull, and twist this actuator in the proper sequence, and you can regulate every major system in the vehicle. Round, pull-type door handles have been adopted both for ease of use and because they're favored by safety experts. You can twist, pull, or press the porkpie until it squeaks, but the iDrive can't richen the mixture for a drag against the neighbor's Mercedes or firm up the tire pressures for a grocery basket slalom.