2010 BMW 760Li Road Test Review

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BMW has raised the standard for maximum exclusivity, performance and luxury in this premium class. The new BMW 760Li sedan is taking over the top position within the premium automaker's model portfolio, delivering the highest level of driving refinement in its segment.

The heart and foundation of this exceptional new vehicle comes from an all-new twelve-cylinder engine. Developed as a completely new engine from the ground up, the latest BMW V12 is a masterpiece of modern engine technology. 544 horsepower (preliminary) comes at an engine speed of 5,000 rpm, with maximum torque of 553 lb-ft from just 1,500 rpm.

Combined with a brand-new 8-speed automatic transmission, this BMW V12 offers unparalleled driving refinement and premium driving dynamics through its ability to convert seemingly unlimited power reserves into action with amazing responsiveness.

Once again, BMW's V12 is the epitome of refined performance. The new BMW 760Li sedan provides the answer to what one should expect of a genuine luxury performance four-door, with remarkable new features underscoring BMW's claim to leadership in the luxury segment.

The drivetrain with all-new technical features is an engineering tour de force. It includes an all-aluminum 6.0-litre engine with Twin Turbo Technology, High Precision Direct Injection, and BMW's infinite double-VANOS camshaft adjustment as well as an 8-speed automatic transmission featured for the first time in a BMW.

Benefiting from these combined technologies, the BMW 760Li sedan offers a new standard of driving refinement, dynamic performance and efficiency. Acceleration to 100 km/h comes in at around 4.5 seconds. Featuring best-in-class suspension technology, innovative driver assistance systems and luxurious comfort, the BMW 7 Series offers all the qualities required to enjoy a truly incomparable driving experience with a new V12 engine.

The new BMW 760Li comes with Driving Dynamics Control operated at the touch of a rocker switch on the centre console, shock absorbers that adjust according to the lightning-fast Dynamic Damping Control, vehicle speed-sensitive Servotronic power steering, and BMW's Dynamic Drive anti-roll stability system.

In addition to these outstanding technologies, the BMW 760Li Sedan features self-leveling air suspension at the rear. Available Integral Active Steering offers speed-related adjustment of the steering angle on the front and rear wheels. With Integral Active Steering, the car's passenger comfort reaches an even higher level when changing lanes at high speeds thanks to reduced lateral forces.

The premium touring comfort offered by the new top-of-the-range BMW 7 Series is further underlined by Comfort Seats, BMW's on-board navigation system, four-zone automatic climate control, cruise control complete with an automatic brake function, Park Distance Control, and Soft Close on each of the doors.

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Topics: Sedan, BMW, 2010, 760 Li, $99,999+,

Organizations: BMW

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