"Fast Luxury Cruiser"5.0 starson by NewCents05
Pros: Extremely fast, extremely luxurious. It is the essence of excess and well worth it.
Cons: This much technology and youll have nightmares once its out of warranty. Rear tires are too narrow (275) and will tend to burn rubber on kickdown at <40mph
Summary: This is not a prius. It never was designed to be a prius. Cnet is taking the 0-60 from bmw but it has been tested to do 0-60 in 4.4 seconds and the quarter mile in 12.8, I would like to see a prius do that. A prius also does not come with alcantara headliner, leather padded dash, hud and a slew of luxurious amenities that makes this car unique. The review of this car barks at the price when they didnt factor in that it comes with many features optional on the 740i as standard. The e-boost from the electric battery in itself is worth the asking price over a standard 750i. Its instantaneous torque with a tesla roadster feel of acceleration mated with a twin turbo v8 and you wonder how they made this match made in heaven. The 8 speed is quick and snappy with its up and down shifts with a nice smooth blipping of the throttle. No, the person who buys this isn't buying it for the snob appeal of owning a hybrid with crazy gas mileage but more for the support of a better technology for the future (which is already becoming apparent in bmws i3 and i8) and to not give up on the performance aspect of a flagship sedan. I think the 740 was a mistake. A car of this magnitude states "ive arrived" but the 740 allows for a more entry level of this feeling and has diminished the appeal of the 7 compared to the e60 body style. Of the hybrid luxury sedans on the market (panamera, ls, and s) The 7 takes the cake and will leave the rest awing at its icicle looking tail lights. Let the haters hate for not working to the point where they could have such a wonderful predicament of choosing the best stablemate. If they could make an x drive version, it would be the perfect car.
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