Impressive figures that are backed up by an equally stunning 600Nm of torque from 1,750rpm to 4,500rpm. The 2009 edition of the 7-Series sports a much happier, relaxed look and feel. Despite the carry-over names, there is a new engine—the 400-hp, 450-pound-feet, direct-injection twin-turbo 4. With a fuel consumption of 11. The multi-adjustable front seats are paragons of comfort, and the back's not shabby either. Has all of our complaining finally paid off? A fifth mode is simply switching off the stability control altogether.
There's a little blessed anonymity in its rear shoulders, a more open grille, and a wide, low air intake across the face that visually drops the front end. In what must be a tuning nightmare for chassis engineers, the new car features standard active dampers that vary compression and rebound characteristics independently in an attempt to maximize handling without sacrificing ride, in addition to the active front and rear anti-roll bars that are a part of the Sport package. Other ancillaries, such as the air-conditioning compressor, are also able to disengage to improve the all round performance of the car. Heading from comfort toward sport plus causes the suspension and the steering effort to firm up, the transmission to shift later and more aggressively, and the stability control to back off. At speeds up to 37 mph, the rear wheels turn by as many as three degrees in the opposite direction from the fronts, which reduces the turning circle by more than two feet. Credit goes to a raft of technology—a lightweight control-arm independent suspension front and rear, active rear steering which turns the rear wheels opposite the fronts in some situations to enhance turn-in with variable assist on cars with the Sport package , and on the 750Li, an air suspension.
The sets a new benchmark in terms of drivetrain performance. More obvious were features like night vision, lane-change warnings, heads-up display, improved run-flat tyres and variable light distribution. Also included are side view cameras, part of the Blind Spot Detection System that will vibrate the steering wheel should the driver signal a lane change and another vehicle is in that lane. In excess of 100 albums can be saved in this way for the driver's enjoyment. Quick access to automobile-catalog website - type in a browser: a-c. About chassis details responsible for road holding, handling behaviour and ride confort, the F01 7 Series has Independent. Less visible were the stiffer, but lighter body and the lightweight aluminium suspension.
Violations of copyright will be prosecuted under the fullest extent of the law. Again Data Unavailable Suspension Sedan-750i Suspension Type - Front Data Unavailable Suspension Type - Front Cont. The six-speed auto that is mated to all but the V12, which has an eight-speed auto, has tough shifting and adaptive shift programming. The exterior is spruced up with a strong crease that runs the length of the car as well as a far less bulbous trunklid, although in person, what most caught our attention was the nearly vertical and dramatically enlarged grille. Completing the host of innovations is speed-related Integral Active Steering. Sometimes they will burn, especially if you are running low on gas in hot weather the fuel pump tends to get hot and even burn a fuse. A camera mounted on the back of the rear view mirror scans oncoming road signs to alert the driver of any impending speed restriction.
The lighter-weight body has ever more passenger room. In what must be a tuning nightmare for chassis engineers, the new car has standard electronically controlled dampers that vary compression and rebound characteristics independently, as well as available active anti-roll bars. The commercial copying, redistribution, use or publication by you of any such matters or any part of this site is strictly prohibited. Under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988, the content, organization, graphics, design, compilation, magnetic, translation, digital conversion and other matters related to the automobile-catalog. The full Terms and Conditions of using this website and database can be found. In fact, continuing to call it iDrive is almost an insult to its vastly improved control strategy.
With its carefully crafted lines and timeless proportions the new 7- Series returned to the elegance of old; it was certainly less confronting then the earlier model. To view table with complete performance data and technical specifications including final drive and gear ratios, powertrain description, dimensions, accelerations chart etc. The electronic shifter on the column with additional shifting buttons on the steering wheel is gone. Elsewhere the 7-Series' performance is unbelievably nimble for a car so long and heavy. But even sport and sport+ plus modes allow moderate sideways action as long as steering and throttle inputs remain measured. The car accommodates varying tastes via four settings Comfort, Normal, Sport, and Sport + that alter the damping rates, steering effort, shift points, and stability-control intervention threshold. Aside from the usual maintenance, we have not had any issues with the car.
For stopping power, the F01 7 Series 750i xDrive braking system includes Vented Discs at the front and Vented Discs at the rear. The rear suspension consists of a five-link arrangement made of aluminium which can be further optimised with the inclusion of Adaptive Air Suspension. The system provides an overview of traffic conditions on the iDrive display so the driver can negotiate a partially obscured junction, leave a car park or drive through a narrow gate with absolute confidence. Depending on the model, there are currently limited parts available, however not all parts are available at this time. Even after several years, this car still looks clean and modern today.
At higher speeds, the rears swivel in the same direction as the fronts to improve responsiveness. It could be a bad fuel pump leading to a burning fuse as well. Reproduction of part or all of the contents of this web-site in any form is prohibited and may not be recopied and shared with a third party. After years of ownership and having friends with the S class, the 7 was clearly the right decision. On long-wheelbase cars, there's 5.
As part of its usual research on vehicle safety, TheCarConnection. This resulted in a whole new 7-Series for 2009. All three engines produce more power yet use less fuel and produce less emissions than any rival premium product. Both items have now been returned to their previous locations. If the car does not want to start make sure that the fuel pump fuse is good.
The air-conditioning system feeds cool air to the seat squab and backrest while twelve massage bubbles gently kneed the occupants' upper body. The 7 Series cars are the height of quality and beauty in the automotive arena, and are more affordable and more readily available than other premium models that can cost more than six figures. A fifth mode is achieved by simply switching off the stability control. The impressive performance of the 730d is, in part, possible due to third-generation common-rail direct injection incorporating piezo injectors that operates at a peak pressure of 1,800 bar. However, courtesy of cameras located in the door mirrors, Lane Change Warning adds another tier of driver safety. Top speed is 155 miles per hour, made possible in part to more aluminum in the body. Any injury, damage or loss that may result from improper use of the tools, equipment, or the information contained in this video is the sole responsibility of the user and not Auto Repair Guys.