This smooth-shifting auto helps to more exactly match closer ratios and road loads to the engine's torque and power curves. Some product and company names mentioned on this site may be trademarks of their respective owners. For every-occasion fun and serious speed, here are our favourite performance bargains that. A longer 745Li model is available for even greater legroom in the back seats. We are growing to appreciate it. Its powerful engine, amazingly responsive six-speed automatic transmission, magic-carpet ride quality, brilliant handling, and awesome brakes deliver the ultimate in driver control.
The design, particularly when viewed from the rear, has been controversial among automotive media. We suspect it might prove even quicker. The seats are supportive and comfortable, and swathed in beautiful leather. In addition to its brilliant performance, this is probably among the safest cars on the road. Valve timing, valve lift, and even intake runner length are all electronically varied as are ignition and fuel enrichment on the fly to best suit power requirements and the driving environment. They may also find themselves explaining basic operation of the car to other people who drive it.
Electronically limited Although New-Cars. Omit the last two elements in that equation and you merely activate the accessory circuitry. Smaller safety touches included a safety battery terminal for jump-starting, active knee protection, internal trunk release handle and adaptive brake lights. Part of this is due to the low unsprung weight weight, a benefit of lightweight aluminum wheels and brake calipers, the lightweight aluminum suspension components, and the highly rigid chassis that allows precise suspension tuning. A plethora of features ensure travel will never be dull. It is conceivable, however, that some owners may tire of telling valets how to start the car, release the parking brake, put it in drive, and put it back in park.
The wood comes in two matte finishes and two glossy finishes, light and dark shades of each. More details have since boiled to the surface, and though we don't know it all just yet, you can expect this: Its aggressively styled sheetmetal contains even higher road performance, greater comfort and luxury, and an increased safety quotient over that of its still-exceptional predecessor, not to mention a serious helping of electronic hardware that should keep technophiles satisfied for years. The 7 Series trunk is oriented to carry four golf bags transversely or five standard pieces of luggage. In subtle counterpoint, the twin-kidney grille was raised and the lower air intake reshaped to reinforce an aggressor image. Cellular telephones, an important part of our daily lives nowadays, are brilliantly integrated into the 7 Series. To view table with complete performance data and technical specifications including final drive and gear ratios, powertrain description, dimensions, accelerations chart etc. By applying braking force to individual wheels it can bend the laws of physics.
The additional gearing with re-mapped ratios gives it quicker performance off the line with a lower first gear, better response in the mid range with ratios that are closer together, and improved fuel economy with taller top gears. In Normal or Sport settings, it now automatically-and most effectively-optimizes the shock action to match road surface and dynamic conditions. Round, pull-type door handles have been adopted both for ease of use and because they're favored by safety experts. It will be shown at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit this January and be available in dealer showrooms a few weeks later. All specifications, prices and equipment are subject to change without notice. As a final output-optimizing touch, a new computer-controlled inlet manifold steplessly varies runner length in response to changing engine speeds. Here's how to disable adblocking on our site.
Real-world gains are impressive to say the least. January 2002 For a direct link to this manufacturer's Web site, go to motortrend. And the car senses when being driven hard, retuning the suspension appropriately for optimum handling. But frankly, with a transmission as responsive as this one, manual shifting seems more of a toy than anything else. The rear seats of the 745i are comfortable and roomy. Most obvious is that the sharp corners have been knocked off the greenhouse. We have every reason to expect the new 7 Series will be a superlative luxury offering.
Whether prospective owners will fully concur remains to be seen. As for Active Roll Control, it simply must be experienced to be fully appreciated. Already recognized for its rare combination of smooth ride and impressive agility, the 7 Series' all-aluminum suspension has been upgraded with electronically managed, active anti-roll bars. While the steering feels a tad heavy on center, weighting and linearity fall right into place as the twisties intensify. The long-wheelbase Li models are 5. The drive train is absolutely silky when cruising around. With respect to sheer visual impact, the new 7 Series represents an unprecedented expansion of the envelope.
This car stretches the bounds of driving technology to new horizons. If you'd be so kind as to whitelist our site, we promise to keep bringing you great content. Suede-like alcantara roof liners will be available on the 760Li. While basic underpinnings remain as before-struts with split lower control arms up front and a multilink rear setup-everything, including the subframes, is now rendered in lightweight aluminum to help reduce sprung and unsprung weight. I explored this on a fast, greasy corner over a crest that un-weighted the suspension. A single-link tubular hinge eliminates intrusion into the trunk space, yet it springs open when the remote is activated. The exact text will differ depending on the actual application you have running.
It's interesting to note that the forthcoming 745i V-8-engined car's 0-60 time is actually 0. However, it's the tail treatment, with the unfamiliar-some might say ungainly-interfacing of lines, angles, contours, and multiple lighting elements, that evokes the most emotionally divergent responses. If you're buying a car, reliability is one of the most important considerations — alongside monthly payments, equipment and depreciation. Although our time was spent in 745i Euro-spec preproduction units, they differed little from what we'll see here when the car-and its stretch-wheelbase 745Li stablemate-hits U. And thanks for reading Autoblog.
Torque is a stout 330 lb-ft, up from 324 in the existing engine. But could it be ahead of its time? This car smoothes out bumps. After driving the all-new 2002 745i, we're here to tell you this is a fantastic luxury-performance sedan. I never lifted my foot off the accelerator pedal nor made any adjustments in the steering. In addition to selectable Dynamic Stability Control now augmented by a new Dynamic Traction Control that permits more slip in particularly challenging conditions like sand, gravel, or snow , the new 7 Series also introduces Active Roll Stabilization.