2000 BMW 750

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Key Specs

of the 2000 BMW 750. Base trim shown.

  • Body Type:
  • Combined MPG:
    16 Combined MPG
  • Engine:
    326-hp, 5.4-liter V-12 (premium)
  • Drivetrain:
    Rear-wheel Drive
  • Transmission:
    5-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
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2000 BMW 750 Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview
Giving automotive safety a new twist, BMW adds two "light-armored" Protection Line models for the 7 Series, its flagship sedan.

The 740iL and 750iL Protection Line sedans come with Aramide (a fiber reinforcing material) armoring for the front footwells, doors, rear bulkhead, wheel housings and roof, plus bullet-resistant windows and run flat tires. Protection Line models seat four people instead of the usual five and add a separate rear telephone handset.

Sales of light-armored vehicles outfitted by aftermarket suppliers have grown in recent years, BMW says, and it is the first major automaker to offer them directly.

Exterior
The rear-drive 7 Series comes in two sizes: The 740i is 196 inches long on a 115.4-inch wheelbase, and the 740iL and 750iL are 202 inches long on a 121-inch wheelbase. The extra length shows up in the larger rear doors on the 740iL and 750iL.

Interior
The longer 740iL and 750iL have even more rear legroom than the shorter 740i, which has more than enough space for taller passengers to sit comfortably.

New standard features on the 740i and 740iL are rain-sensing windshield wipers, headlamp washers and the Premium Package (a navigation system, Xenon gas-discharge headlamps, premium sound system and a six-disc CD changer). They were already standard on the 750iL.

Under the Hood
A 4.4-liter V-8 with 282 horsepower is under the hood of the 740 models. The 750iL has a 5.4-liter V-12 engine with 326 horsepower, the only current luxury sedan with more th...
Vehicle Overview
Giving automotive safety a new twist, BMW adds two "light-armored" Protection Line models for the 7 Series, its flagship sedan.

The 740iL and 750iL Protection Line sedans come with Aramide (a fiber reinforcing material) armoring for the front footwells, doors, rear bulkhead, wheel housings and roof, plus bullet-resistant windows and run flat tires. Protection Line models seat four people instead of the usual five and add a separate rear telephone handset.

Sales of light-armored vehicles outfitted by aftermarket suppliers have grown in recent years, BMW says, and it is the first major automaker to offer them directly.

Exterior
The rear-drive 7 Series comes in two sizes: The 740i is 196 inches long on a 115.4-inch wheelbase, and the 740iL and 750iL are 202 inches long on a 121-inch wheelbase. The extra length shows up in the larger rear doors on the 740iL and 750iL.

Interior
The longer 740iL and 750iL have even more rear legroom than the shorter 740i, which has more than enough space for taller passengers to sit comfortably.

New standard features on the 740i and 740iL are rain-sensing windshield wipers, headlamp washers and the Premium Package (a navigation system, Xenon gas-discharge headlamps, premium sound system and a six-disc CD changer). They were already standard on the 750iL.

Under the Hood
A 4.4-liter V-8 with 282 horsepower is under the hood of the 740 models. The 750iL has a 5.4-liter V-12 engine with 326 horsepower, the only current luxury sedan with more than eight cylinders. Mercedes is scheduled to add a V-12 for the S-Class for 2001. Both engines come with a five-speed automatic transmission.

Safety
BMW's Head Protection System for rear passengers is a new feature included with the optional rear side-impact airbags.

BMW's Head Protection System uses a tubular airbag to protect a front-seat occupant from hitting the side window.

Standard equipment includes dual-stage front airbags whose deployment force depends on crash severity and other factors, and side airbags and the Head Protection System for the front seats.

 
Reported by Rick Popely  for cars.com
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Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The 750 received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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