2009 BMW 750Li

This makes for my second experience with a 750Li. I think I'd need to log about 1000 more miles, most of them in the passenger seat, to uncover even half of its features. That's not to say the 7-series' technology is inscrutable, but rather, that there's just so much of it. My favorite trick so far are the active high beams, which automatically dim in the face of oncoming traffic.

The only complaint I have about the long-wheelbase 750 is that it's, well, long. In tight turns or parking-lot maneuvers, there's simply no getting around the fact that you've got some serious distance between you and the rear wheels. I'd be very curious to drive a model with active steering and see if that makes a real difference.

In every other way, the 7-series is pretty much unimpeachable. I likewise didn't notice any real deterioration in ride quality from the nineteen-inch wheels on this test model, even when in Sport mode.

David Zenlea, Assistant Editor

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