2010 BMW 750Li xDrive Sedan

A quick glance at the spec list indicates that, if you wanted to, you could load up this 7-series with another $15,700 worth of options, bumping its list price close to the $120,000 mark. Yow. Of course, once behind the wheel of this particular 750Li xDrive, you don't exactly feel as if you're lacking in amenities, what with iDrive, navigation, satellite radio, a heated steering wheel (great for cold early-spring weather), all-wheel drive, and the M sport package and wheel upgrade.

As with our Four Seasons 7-series, this is a very large car -- to fit in my garage I have to pull it far enough forward that its nose is practically kissing the front wall. However, for all its size, you don't feel like you're piloting a barge when you drive it. That doesn't mean that it feels small -- this is, after all, a full-size luxury sedan -- but instead of feeling bloated it feels athletic and capable.

It's nice to see that the 7-series is finally available with all-wheel drive. Although our rear-wheel-drive Four Seasons 7-series performed pretty well in the snow this winter, its electronics were forced to work overtime in order the keep the nose pointed straight ahead. With all-wheel drive, the 7-series can now compete head to head with all-wheel-drive versions of the Audi A8 and the Mercedes S-class.

Amy Skogstrom, Managing Editor

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