RE: BMW M760Li xDrive: Review

RE: BMW M760Li xDrive: Review

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Wills2

14,494 posts

104 months

Sunday 5th February 2017
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What a fantastic car, glad they are still making them I'd take this over a bloated S class exec taxi any time.


jhonn

1,043 posts

78 months

Sunday 5th February 2017
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Fair enough smile. The Merc badging does seem a little more subtle than the BMW, but I appreciate that it's all relative and down to individual taste.

Vee12V

717 posts

89 months

Sunday 5th February 2017
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Any company that takes time and effort to offer a V12 get's my approval, the rest of the car, not so much.

mikeg15

207 posts

129 months

Sunday 5th February 2017
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XB70 said:
And quilting.

What is it with the insistence on quilting these days?

Vile stuff.
Absolutely agree.
But really, the styling of this vehicle is so totally drab and lacking any flair, it won't take long to reach shed money.

2 GKC

390 posts

34 months

Sunday 5th February 2017
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Yipper said:
BMW just doesn't have the badge prestige to succeed in the CEO category in the UK. BMWs are for low to middle managers on newbuild housing estates, not really for powerful directors at the top of the tree.
What a crock of bks
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Loyly

16,100 posts

88 months

Sunday 5th February 2017
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2 GKC said:
What a crock of bks
It's fair to say though that Mercedes still rule the full size exec market with the S Class, at least in terms of perception. The S Class is still considered the industry standard and always has been. Not to say the 7 Series and A8 aren't also excellent (and I owned a D2 A8, which was streets ahead of the E38 7 and much more modern than the W140 S class).

Lordbenny

6,998 posts

148 months

Sunday 5th February 2017
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I regularly drive new 7 series around and can say that I can't see the point in the V12 super saloon, the smaller diesel engines cars are perfectly adequate for what is the most luxurious car I've ever had the pleasure to drive. It drives like an old sponge but who cares when you're surrounded by the softest leather, incredible sound system, massage seats (about 10 different types of massage too) not to mention all the incredible driver aids and gadgets. Just get a cheaper diesel model and a Caterham, they won't sell very many especially as Mercedes have the market sewn up....the Mercs may not be as sumptuous but they are a lot more classy.

2 GKC

390 posts

34 months

Sunday 5th February 2017
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Agreed, but that's because the S class has always been the better car (according to the reviews), and is nothing to do with brand cache. As for the rest of the previous comment I was referring to, it was deeply naive

Gandahar

5,226 posts

57 months

Sunday 5th February 2017
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Mercs have the market sown up because the stitching outweighs the techofest.

However, I have to say, for this car

0-62mph: 3.7sec

That's bloody impressive for something weighing as much as my garage.

I did the configurater game on the BMW website and apart from making the back seats be like first class on an airline most things were already included. That's a first, Porsche, take note !

For less than £150k this is the saloon that is the most ever I think taking everything.

You have to feel sorry for the salesman having to remember it all and doing the after sales drive off. "Before we drive off, lets go back to page 156 in the manual and go over the key fob again ...."

laugh

J4CKO

24,146 posts

129 months

Sunday 5th February 2017
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mikeg15 said:
XB70 said:
And quilting.

What is it with the insistence on quilting these days?

Vile stuff.
Absolutely agree.
But really, the styling of this vehicle is so totally drab and lacking any flair, it won't take long to reach shed money.
Shed money ?

Ok, they depreciate like mad but this wont be at shed money any time soon.

belleair302

5,841 posts

136 months

Sunday 5th February 2017
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Four years and 60,000 miles time, like a S65, it makes for an amazing £40 k car. Barely used and with all the toys. Fast and capable, oh yes roll on 2021.

J4CKO

24,146 posts

129 months

Sunday 5th February 2017
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belleair302 said:
Four years and 60,000 miles time, like a S65, it makes for an amazing £40 k car. Barely used and with all the toys. Fast and capable, oh yes roll on 2021.
They will only sell one and I am having it biggrin

Truth is the cooking diesel ones are so good, why would you unless doing some kind of Brewsters Millions scenario, be interesting to see who actually goes in and buys one, you are getting into Bentley Spur and 2 year old Roller Territory, it is sort of super posh company car, rather than private posh somehow.

Crankie Shaft

60 posts

83 months

Sunday 5th February 2017
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2 GKC said:
Yipper said:
BMW just doesn't have the badge prestige to succeed in the CEO category in the UK. BMWs are for low to middle managers on newbuild housing estates, not really for powerful directors at the top of the tree.
What a crock of bks
Totally agree GKC. Only 100 of them coming to the UK, so very much a curio car, aimed more at those that like the idea of a naughty motor than those stereotype Execs being referred to (who these days are either picking a chauffeur friendly car, or fleet of cars, or hybrid things that reduce taxation, or blinged up Bentleys or RRs to make a statement.

I know someone who is planning to order one. He has the disposable income that lets him blow silly money on toys. He wants a V12 just because it's a V12. He likes Beemers (has two for daily duties), loves his Ferrari (that he changes every 5 years) and loves the idea of his silly V12 living in a techno barge that isn't a Merc, Maybach or Bentley. He knows it'll depreciate, but doesn't really care. It's all about ticking a petrolhead box, and having a car that is rare as hen's teeth.

Personally, I think it's worth celebrating the fact that a manufacturer like BMW still possess humour enough to drop a 6.6 V12 into their top motor. I mean, why the hell not? I really don't think it's been built to fight an Exec owner battle. Respect to those who can and do.

unknXwn

2 posts

15 months

Sunday 5th February 2017
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Being 1 of 5 in the US, and with NJ plates, this exact car may be the one sold to a gentleman my friend knows. Either way, why does the badge say "i" instead of "Li" ?

Kierkegaard

927 posts

27 months

Sunday 5th February 2017
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I don't really get why it's been badges an 'M' - I know it's not a full 'M-Power' car. I can't help but think it's a bit silly to slap on that badge for a car in a market all to do with discreet styling.

As I was reading I was thinking I wonder what they've got the 0-60mph time down to...thinking 4.0 secs dead due to the weight but fk me 3.7!! Now that is impressive. By that reasoning the 2027 BMW 780iExL super hybrid elec plug in will do it in 1 sec flat....

sonnenschein3000

450 posts

19 months

Sunday 5th February 2017
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...but will it be fun to drive? Nope. (well, not in the traditional petrolhead sense anyway)

E65Ross

20,126 posts

141 months

Sunday 5th February 2017
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sonnenschein3000 said:
...but will it be fun to drive? Nope. (well, not in the traditional petrolhead sense anyway)

E65Ross

20,126 posts

141 months

Sunday 5th February 2017
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E65Ross said:
sonnenschein3000 said:
...but will it be fun to drive? Nope. (well, not in the traditional petrolhead sense anyway)
As long as it does its primary USP well, which is to be a great barge, then does it matter a great deal? The article suggests its better to drive than its contemporary rivals which is a plus point.....

Would you post on a thread about a caterham and state that it's probably not a very good motorway car?

sonnenschein3000

450 posts

19 months

Sunday 5th February 2017
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E65Ross said:
As long as it does its primary USP well, which is to be a great barge, then does it matter a great deal? The article suggests its better to drive than its contemporary rivals which is a plus point.....

Would you post on a thread about a caterham and state that it's probably not a very good motorway car?
.......................................Valid point.

ZesPak

18,536 posts

125 months

Sunday 5th February 2017
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I will applaud any manufacturer putting a V12 in anything, and I can see this being a good S class alternative.
But I'm still no fan of current day bmw styling. The S class looks so much more subdued and cool imho.