A pronounced crease atop each rocker panel catches the light, reducing the vertical mass of the side view. The recall began on December 12, 2012. The sudden opening may result in occupant ejection or increase the risk of injury in the event of a crash. Understandably, there is little feedback through the steering, but it is direct and well weighted. The most important of these powerplants are the two petrol V8s, which will account for 65 per cent of 7-series sales: the 4. The remedy became available in March 2013. There is also a keypad, which pops out of the dashboard.
Virtually everything in the cabin is controlled through a single mouse-like interface called iDrive. The 760 models are two of the quickest, fastest, normally aspirated 2. Step on the gas, count to three while listening to the suppressed engine sound and the mission is completed. Frustrated, she turned to iDrive. Those areas show obstacles as green, yellow, or red, depending on how close they are to the car. Cars presented by Syntax a. Instead of using iDrive, she went straight for the voice-command system.
The range-topping V12-engined 760i is relatively unchanged. But ads are also how we keep the garage doors open and the lights on here at Autoblog - and keep our stories free for you and for everyone. Braking and roadholding performance are in effect unchanged--70 to 0 in 164 feet vs. Pictures, trademarks and logos of third parties are exclusive property of the respective owners. The 7 Series has a superb-sounding stereo, so it's an insulated sound studio where you can hear Mozart concertos, crystal clear vocals or crisp acoustic guitar notes. You can also add voice tags for all of your address book entries, but that is a tedious task. Starting where the 745i leaves off, the 760i adds the 6.
Adaptive headlights turn with the car. Asked why it wasn't caught when first item went out, they said because we only work on what you tell us is having trouble. A stock on the steering column, similar to that used by Mercedes-Benz, controls the transmission, with buttons on the front and back of the steering wheel for manual shifting. We also frequently used voice command to make calls, if we happened to know the actual number we wanted to dial. Changes also have been made to the nose with new double kidney grille, headlamps and modified bumper. However, she couldn't find a way to directly dial a number.
Even on very tight turns, the transmission was more likely to only shift down to third gear, rather than second gear, which we would have chosen. Unattended rollaway incidents often result in a crash or cause injury to pedestrians attempting to stop or enter the vehicle or to other bystanders in the path of the vehicle. Under normal conditions and even on wet road, the car remains steady on track, rarely if ever reaching its adhesion limit and therefore never letting the driver feel out of control. Either way, we have no problems with the system. Whichever 7 Series you choose, starting with the standard 745i, you'll get a sedan that's big, smooth, fast and inspiring. Sport mode downshifted as we took our foot off the gas on the approach to a turn, but not very aggressively. Due to a software problem, the doors may appear to be closed and latched, but, in fact, may inadvertently open.
Whether you liked or loathed its looks, the fourth-generation 7-series — the one that started the Chris Bangle styling revolution — has been a success. The four major menus are color coded for easier navigation, and once you've pushed the iDrive knob toward one of the compass points to access a certain menu, all subsequent commands are executed by turning and pressing the knob--far simpler than the previous combo of sliding, twisting, and pushing. The 7-series desperately lacks character, especially when you define it by the abilities of its rivals. On the sport side, it is enjoyable to drive, with plenty of power on tap from its big V-8, but it is more of a cruiser than a canyon carver. Cold character By any objective measure, the new 7-series is a fine car. It's also equipped with the latest safety technology.
Finally, she figured it out and had the address in the system. Show and compare with other cars Main features, safety and ecconomy Engine size: 4799 ccm 292. Owners will receive a second notice when the remedy is ready. Specification errors Please, report any you find. The long-wheelbase Li models are 5. You can also you rate. It reproduces the sounds of individual instruments very clearly, working well with all genres of music.
Speaking of which, the much-maligned I-drive system has had some changes to the menu layout and the addition of extra buttons in an attempt to make it easier to use. Both model names and specs differ for various international markets. While testing out its handling, we found that the six-speed automatic transmission was slightly better than adequate. The handling is very good, although the steering response could be better--it feels like it was detuned a bit for a wider range of drivers. Fuel consumption is impressive at 24.