2001 BMW 750

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Key Specs

of the 2001 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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2001 BMW 750 Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview
The flagship sedan of the BMW fleet gets a portable phone that operates in either digital or analog mode as a new standard feature and run-flat tires as a no-cost option. Last year, the run-flat tires were available only on the “light-armored” Protection Line models of the 740iL and 750iL. BMW says the tires can run up to 300 miles at 50 mph without air.

Protection Line sedans come with Aramide armoring (a fiber-reinforcing material) for the front footwells, doors, rear bulkhead, and wheel housings and roof, as well as bullet-resistant windows.



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.

Eagle-eye BMW watchers will notice that the side sills and lower bumper surfaces are body-color instead of matte black on the 2001 models, and the turn-signal lenses are clear instead of amber.



Interior
The 740i has enough space in the rear seat for taller passengers to sit comfortably, and the longer 740iL and 750iL models have limousinelike rear-seat accommodations and longer doors for easier entry and exit. Standard features include a power tilt/telescopic steering wheel, rain-sensing windshield wipers, headlight washers, a navigation system, premium sound system with a six-CD changer and automatic climate control.



Under the Hood
A 4.4-liter V-8 engine with 282 horse...
Vehicle Overview
The flagship sedan of the BMW fleet gets a portable phone that operates in either digital or analog mode as a new standard feature and run-flat tires as a no-cost option. Last year, the run-flat tires were available only on the “light-armored” Protection Line models of the 740iL and 750iL. BMW says the tires can run up to 300 miles at 50 mph without air.

Protection Line sedans come with Aramide armoring (a fiber-reinforcing material) for the front footwells, doors, rear bulkhead, and wheel housings and roof, as well as bullet-resistant windows.



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.

Eagle-eye BMW watchers will notice that the side sills and lower bumper surfaces are body-color instead of matte black on the 2001 models, and the turn-signal lenses are clear instead of amber.



Interior
The 740i has enough space in the rear seat for taller passengers to sit comfortably, and the longer 740iL and 750iL models have limousinelike rear-seat accommodations and longer doors for easier entry and exit. Standard features include a power tilt/telescopic steering wheel, rain-sensing windshield wipers, headlight washers, a navigation system, premium sound system with a six-CD changer and automatic climate control.



Under the Hood
A 4.4-liter V-8 engine with 282 horsepower is under the hood of the 740 models. The 750iL has a 5.4-liter V-12 with 326 hp. Both engines come with a five-speed automatic transmission.



Safety
Standard equipment includes dual-stage front airbags, whose deployment force depends on crash severity and other factors, and side-impact airbags and the Head Protection System for the front seats. Head Protection for rear passengers is included with the optional rear side airbags.

 
Reported by Rick Popely  for cars.com
From the cars.com 2001 Buying Guide

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Lap of Luxury! This Car Has Treated Me Right!

by Enthusiast from Bay Area, CA on October 31, 2006

Nothing like driving James Bonds Car! Every bell and whistle one can think of! No mainentance issues but can eat lots of gas if your lead footed. Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2001 BMW 750 currently has 4 recalls

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

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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