The flagship of the BMW family, the 2010 BMW 7-Series is a full-size luxury sedan that offers cutting edge technology, luxurious amenities, and two powerful engine options. The 750 features a 4.4L twin-turbocharged V8 that produces 400 hp, 450 lb-ft of torque, and is still rated at 22 mpg on the highway. The six-speed automatic transmission can be coupled to drive the rear wheels or you can opt for the AWD version. The more powerful 760 houses a 6.0L V12 that benefits from twin-turbos, pushes power up to 535 hp, and is mated to an eight-speed automatic. The 750 is available with a standard or long wheelbase and RWD or AWD while the 760 is only available with RWD and the long wheelbase.Read more Read less
The BMW 7-Series was completely redesigned for the 2009 model year, with just a single powertrain in 750i and extended 750Li models. For 2010, the full-size luxury sedan gets an expanded model lineup with a new M Sport Package, optional xDrive all-wheel drive, and a new twin-turbo V-12-powered 760Li. Also slated to reach the U.S. market late in the 2010 model year is a new ActiveHybrid 7, which mates a twin-turbo V8 gasoline engine with an electric motor system to boost fuel economy and lower emissions while performing as well as the 750i.
Spacious, luxurious cabin; impressive refinement; available technology; steers and handles like a more compact car
The BMW 7-Series is known as the vehicle for CEOs and captains of industry, and it's easy to see why. The 7-Series is immensely comfortable inside and has all the traditional luxury that buyers in this price class will expect; but it also emphasizes technology, with extras like a heads-up display, blind-spot detection and active seats. Although the 750i and 750Li have very satisfying performance, the 760Li delivers its locomotive-like torque in a strong and almost silent way, which makes it appealing for those who want assertive performance but don't need to assert themselves. And with the introduction of a 7-Series hybrid late in the model year, the Lexus LS 600h will at last have a very qualified rival.