2010 BMW 750

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Key Specs

of the 2010 BMW 750. Base trim shown.

  • Body Type:
  • Combined MPG:
    17-18 Combined MPG
  • Engine:
    400-hp, 4.4-liter V-8 (premium)
  • Drivetrain:
    Rear-wheel Drive
  • Transmission:
    6-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
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Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Ride comfort
  • Power
  • Interior quality and luxury
  • Seating comfort
  • Much-improved iDrive system
  • Impressive technology

The Bad

  • Lethargic gas pedal response in Normal mode
  • Nonlinear brakes
  • Persistent drivetrain whine
  • High price

Notable Features of the 2010 BMW 750

  • 400-hp, twin-turbo V-8
  • 535-hp, twin-turbo V-12 (760)
  • Six- or eight-speed (760) automatics
  • All-wheel drive now available
  • Regular and extended-length versions
  • Multiple driving modes

2010 BMW 750 Road Test

David Thomas

As the 2010 7 Series ebbs into the 2011 with few changes, I spent some time driving the 750Li xDrive. That's BMW's long-wheelbase, all-wheel-drive version of its flagship sedan.

While I was impressed with the standard-length 750i with rear-wheel drive, the 750Li's added length and weight sapped any excitement from the driving experience.

Luckily, backseat passengers are cocooned in a level of automotive opulence you don't routinely find under the six-figure mark.

As a person who routinely chauffeurs and rarely rides in the backseat, I couldn’t recommend any car that so heavily favors the rider instead of the driver.

What Li Gets You
I'm not sure who will be shopping for a long-wheelbase 7 Series. Overseas, they're the executive car of choice, allowing busy CEOs a space to decompress between board meetings. Perhaps there are enough of these power brokers in the U.S. as well, because I can't imagine any affluent parent wanting to pamper even the most spoiled child with backseat digs that are far superior to the driver's in terms of plushness and technological gadgetry.

My test car had option packages checked off en masse. Besides the somewhat pedestrian seat-mounted dual LCD screens that can play a variety of media sources, from DVDs to iPods, there are automatic sunshades on the windows so you can watch a movie even when it's sunny. No matter what you're doing back there, though, the seats are what transform a ride in the ...

As the 2010 7 Series ebbs into the 2011 with few changes, I spent some time driving the 750Li xDrive. That's BMW's long-wheelbase, all-wheel-drive version of its flagship sedan.

While I was impressed with the standard-length 750i with rear-wheel drive, the 750Li's added length and weight sapped any excitement from the driving experience.

Luckily, backseat passengers are cocooned in a level of automotive opulence you don't routinely find under the six-figure mark.

As a person who routinely chauffeurs and rarely rides in the backseat, I couldn’t recommend any car that so heavily favors the rider instead of the driver.

What Li Gets You
I'm not sure who will be shopping for a long-wheelbase 7 Series. Overseas, they're the executive car of choice, allowing busy CEOs a space to decompress between board meetings. Perhaps there are enough of these power brokers in the U.S. as well, because I can't imagine any affluent parent wanting to pamper even the most spoiled child with backseat digs that are far superior to the driver's in terms of plushness and technological gadgetry.

My test car had option packages checked off en masse. Besides the somewhat pedestrian seat-mounted dual LCD screens that can play a variety of media sources, from DVDs to iPods, there are automatic sunshades on the windows so you can watch a movie even when it's sunny. No matter what you're doing back there, though, the seats are what transform a ride in the 750Li into a luxurious undertaking.

Our tester had upgraded rear seats with ventilation, electronic adjustment and a massage feature. Yes, massaging seats. The giant head restraints felt softer than the four pillows I use in my bed. If I had to be chauffeured cross-country, I think I'd be just fine back there.

Driving
I'd feel a bit bad for the driver on that trip, though. While the 400-horsepower, turbocharged 4.4-liter V-8 engine is relatively sprightly in the 750i, I thought it was a bit of a laggard while towing all the additional weight that comes with the 750Li's longer wheelbase and xDrive all-wheel-drive system hardware. All of the driving comfort Mike Hanley mentioned in his review of the 2009 750i is still there, but I found the experience a bit numbing. That may be good for some large luxury sedans, but probably not ones adorned with the letters B, M and W.

The front seats are nearly as comfortable as the rear ones, but the massage feature works just your thighs — and buttocks, I must add — to keep the driver alert.

It's not a pleasant sensation.

Cargo
The trunk is decently sized, but not as big as you'd expect in a car this mammoth. At 14 cubic feet, it fit our department's standard-size golf bags that we test in every car, but my personal oversized bag and modern driver (the club, not the chauffeur) wouldn't fit lengthwise. That means most foursomes wouldn't be able to load their gear into the 750Li. The trunk is 2.3 cubic feet smaller than the Mercedes-Benz S-Class', and it's a little smaller than the new Jaguar XJL's trunk, which measures 15.2 cubic feet. 

Safety
The 750Li is outfitted with a full array of airbags, including front-seat-mounted side-impact airbags, side curtain airbags for both rows, and knee airbags. The previous-generation 7 Series offered rear side-impact airbags, but this one doesn't. It seems an oversight in a car so focused on addressing the needs of backseat passengers.

Advanced features — like adaptive cruise control with a collision warning system, blind spot detection, and even a night-vision feature — are optional.

750Li in the Market
Our 750Li's as-tested price of $104,000 may make your eyes bulge, but the car is a luxurious limousine that's still a sizable chunk of change less than a Bentley Continental Flying Spur, which starts at $177,600 — and it's a lot less ostentatious to boot.

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2010 750 Video

Cars.com's Dave Thomas takes a look at the 2010 BMW 750Li xDrive. It competes with the Audi A8 and Mercedes-Benz S-Class.

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Consumer Reviews

Exterior Styling
(4.7)
Performance
(4.4)
Interior Design
(4.7)
Comfort
(4.8)
Reliability
(3.8)
Value For The Money
(3.8)

What Drivers Are Saying

(1.0)

Reliability! Worst Car I have ever owned.

by AjnabiNahi from Lombard, IL on August 21, 2018

What a mistake owning this vehicle, everyone who owned this vehicle will say the same. beautiful car but piece of ---- only. #BMW is the car you regret buying. I am loosing about $1,000 per month in ... Read full review

(5.0)

Head turner

by Dvx1138 from Quartz hill on August 13, 2018

It is great for the family. Plenty of leg room. The family loves the style. Classy and comfortable. Makes you feel like a millionaire. Overall great vehucle! Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2010 BMW 750 currently has 1 recall

Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2010 BMW 750 has not been tested.

Manufacturer Warranty

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    48 months / 50,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    48 months / 50,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    48 months / unlimited distance

CPO Program & Warranty

Certified Pre-Owned by BMW

Program Benefits

Comprehensive inspection by BMW technician, 24/7 Roadside Assistance, BMW Assist. Exceptional vehicles with exceptional coverage

  • Limited Warranty

    Unlimited Miles for 1-Year

    BMW Certified Pre-Owned: Covers you for unlimited miles for 1-year, after the expiration o f the 4-year / 50,000 mile New Vehicle/SAV Limited Warranty for a total of 5 years with unlimited miles. This includes up to 5 years and unlimited miles of BMW Roadside Assistance and BMW Assist (TM) on many late model BMW vehicles. Additional plans are available to extend your vehicle's coverage for up to a total of 6 years with unlimited miles. See your BMW Center for details.
  • Eligibility

    Under 5 years / 60,000 miles

    Vehicles receive a Comprehensive inspection.

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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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