By Cars.com EditorsJuly 27, 2010
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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.
(upbeat instrumental music) <v Narrator>Cars.com Auto Review. (upbeat instrumental music) Hey, there. David Thomas. Of Cars.com We're coming to you from the backseat of a BMW 750Li.
Now the L stands for long wheel base, which means it's actually just a stretch version of the regular 750, which creates this huge backseat area. And BMW is one of a few auto makers that's cramming these cars with lots of opulent features, but they don't come cheap, and they're all extra on top of a starting price that's pretty high to begin with. So what do you get for over $100,000? We're gonna walk you through those features. By far the most opulent out of all the opulent features we have here in the back are in the back seats themselves, these aren't the base standard seats you get in a 750, they're an upgrade, they're over $3,000. What do you get for that? Well, you get air conditioned. They're ventilated. You also have all these power adjustments right here in the armrest, and guess what? They massage you too. I'm actually getting a massage right now. It feels pretty good. (upbeat instrumental music) Three entertainment system cost $2,200 bucks, but it's pretty cool. You get these two LCD screens in the back of the front seat. So you can watch or listen to two different sources via some wireless headsets. Also comes with a remote control that kinda has a click wheel. So it emulates the iDrive up front. And you can also watch DVDs, but to do that, you have to get a $2,000 option system for a six, this DVD changer, but catch this, if it's really sunny, and you want that theater experience? You have sunshades, but those don't come cheap either. They're part of a $2,800 package. (car door opening) These configurations are really popular in Europe where they're actually used as limousines for either executives or even royalty. In the US, people just buy them typically because they're bigger. (car door closing) Now don't cry for the poor driver of the 750, because the front seat is a pretty comfortable place to be too. Has the same comfortable leather seats as the back. It has this massaging feature as well, but it only massages the thighs, and that's so you don't fall asleep while driving. And despite a 400 horsepower turbo charged V8 engine, you might actually fall asleep while driving 750, because it's a pretty sedate experience. And that's because this is such a large car due to that extended wheel base. And our tester also has all-wheel drive, which adds even more weight. Now for a car this big, you expect the trunk to be a little bigger, but believe it or not, it's pretty competitive for this class. And overall, the 7 series is still the benchmark of this class. Well, this is that redesigned Audi R8 comes out. Now the 7 series overall this year has a lot more options. So you get a 740, which is the lowest cost at $70,000, all the way up to the 760, which is $137,000. So if you want the really big dog 7 series, so go with that one. <v Narrator>For more car related news, go to Cars.com or our blog, KickingTires.net