It's always a pleasure to get into a BMW 7-series. The interior of this vehicle reeks of luxury - the materials are first-rate, the two-tone color scheme is striking, and the wood trim is a deep, rich red/brown. The power driver's seat can be adjusted in so many directions that you can make it almost literally hug every curve in your body. There's also tons of room in the back seat of this long-wheelbase model should you need to transport any passengers.
Turn on the car and start driving, however, and it doesn't feel as big as it is. The steering is precise, the suspension absorbs bumps but doesn't make you feel disconnected from the road, the brakes are quite good, and the transmission responds quickly to throttle inputs. My only reservation is that, with a V-12 engine that only gets 13 mpg in the city, I can practically see an oil well running dry and a bank account emptying every time I really put my foot down. Luckily, most of the people who buy the 760Li have plenty of bank accounts and probably own their own oil well.
Amy Skogstrom, Managing Editor