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      01-25-2010, 01:48 PM   #1
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Popular science magazine has posted up its most advanced for 2009. In the category of most advanced luxury sedan, our very own 750i/Li has come out on top!

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The 2009 BMW750i and its larger brother, the 750Li, exemplify the latest trends in automotive technology. First, there’s the smaller, more efficient engine; a twin-turbocharged V8 spools up to 400 horsepower, making the new 7 faster than the outgoing V12-powered model. Inside, the ridiculously spacious sedan is loaded. The High-Beam Assist monitors approaching cars, automatically dims the brights, and switches them back on the instant the car passes. Infrared Night Vision detects pedestrians in your path and warns you on the head-up display. Even the once-scorned iDrive gets it right, with an enormous high-res screen and effortless control of vehicle functions. Europeans get extras that may eventually float our way: full Web-surfing capability and a camera system that reads road signs and displays speed limits.
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Woohoo congrats BMW!
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Congrats BMW...

First, there’s the smaller, more efficient engine; a twin-turbocharged V8 spools up to 400 horsepower, making the new 7 faster than the outgoing V12-powered model.


They mean to say its faster then the outgoing 760Li E66 V12 440bhp/445lbft

Hmmm...anyone want to chime in because I am guessing they should be around even and the outgoing 760Li should have a higher top speed as it has 4 extra cylinders and its NA.

However, having driven both cars back to back I still think I would prefer the V12 over any V8 even if it has FI (Turbos in this case)

The only exception would be something like a Maserati's Quattroporte, as its engine is also NA and is much more responsive, albeit similar performance to the outgoing 760Li V12.
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another win for BMW!
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Just imagine how Popular Science would have rated the new F10 550.
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