Originally Posted by itschase
There's no real point to this post except to share with other N63 owners that the 740i should not be seen as a compromise. Instead I feel it's a very practical way to package a 7 series for someone that just wants to drive and doesn't necessarily need to always be first across the intersection.
The 740i is only 242lbs heavier than the 535i, so most drivers shouldn't feel the difference (it's like hauling a fat girlfriend around). BMW does do a great job at making you feel like you're driving a ligther car. The 740Li xDrive on the hand, is 450lbs heavier compared to the 535i. It feels like a yatch, but it's still fun to drive.
I've been trying to justify the purchase of a 7 for over 6mos. I test drove every model (no B7 yet), even took a couple home for the weekend. I really love the 7, but for some odd reason, I can't let me F10 535i go. I never had issues with short term relationships with my cars (keeping them for 6mos or less), but I had my F10 for 2yrs now.
What cause you to pull the trigger to make the switch?