Thankfully, August was a quiet month for our 2009 BMW 750Li sedan. There was no maintenance or repair work performed, and that left us a lot of time to drive the big Bavarian sedan.
Our BMW has now played a role in one wedding and a funeral, and it performed admirably at each event. Executive editor Joe DeMatio: "The 750Li was a properly regal ride for the funeral procession of one of my favorite aunts, Louise, this past Saturday. The only thing that could have made it better would be if it were painted black or dark blue rather than our car's champagne color, but it still added a suitably elegant and formal touch to the procession. In Catholic weddings in my hometown, the family and other mourners generally gather at the funeral home for the procession to the church. After the funeral itself, the procession continues to the cemetery on the other end of town. I was happy to have the 7-series to carry my mother and two of my sisters-in-law in style and comfort."
He continued: "I was even happier to have the 7-series that day because I had to make the 150-mile drive from Ann Arbor my mother's house that morning, and I was running late, and it was pouring rain. I drove between 80 and 90 mph almost the entire way on northbound US-23 and I-75, and the 750Li was incredibly composed and secure; it never put a foot wrong even while I was making record time in the heavy rain.... Read full article