2008 BMW 7 Series  -  $77,625


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $77,625
Base Invoice: $71,480
Destination Charge: $825
Options: $0
Trim: 4dr Sdn 750i
Doors: 4
Drive train: Rear Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: | City: 17 | Hwy: 25
Body Style: Sedan
Transmission: 6-speed Steptronic automatic transmission w/OD
Engine: 4.8L DOHC 32-valve V8 engine

Model News

Two new variations of the color black--Azurite Black Metallic and Ruby Black Metallic--are introduced for the 2008 BMW 7-Series. There's also a special-order Individual Package, which includes special exterior colors offering varied color intensity and glistening effects, plus unique 20-inch wheels and illuminated door sills. Otherwise the 7-Series is carried over from 2007 with no significant changes.


Pros

High-technology features; roomy interior (L); comfortable ride; overall performance; exclusivity (especially 760 and Alpina B7).


Model Highlights

BMW's 7-Series sedan is now offered in three models: 750i, 750Li, and 760Li. The models designated "L" are longer overall and have a wheelbase that is 5.5 inches longer for a roomier interior and expanded rear legroom especially. The 750 models are powered by a 360-horsepower, 4.8L V8 engine, while the 760 comes with a 438-horsepower, 6.0L V12 engine. All 7-Series models have rear-wheel drive, along with a Steptronic six-speed automatic transmission, which allows manual selection of gearshifts when desired.

Both the V8 and V12 engines have Valvetronic, which varies valve lift and allows better fuel-efficiency than is typical from engines this size. The 750 achieves EPA fuel economy ratings of 17 mpg city, 25 mpg highway.

The big 7-Series has the reflexes of a lighter sport sedan, thanks to a lightweight aluminum suspension system, variable-ratio and variable-assist systems for the steering, and large four-wheel disc brakes. An Adaptive Ride Package, which is standard on the 760 but optional on the 750, brings electronic damping control and a self-leveling rear suspension.

The Individual option brings Xirallic paint, which has distinct color nuances and effects. Wheels are noteworthy across the line. The 750 comes with attractive 18-inch alloys, while the Sport Package and the Individual option include showy 20-inchers.

A wide range of active and passive safety features are standard on the 7-Series. Electronic stability control, anti-lock brakes, and electronic roll stabilization are included, as are front side air bags, a tubular-structure head protection system, active head restraints, and active knee protection. Rear-seat side air bags are optional.

All of the 7-Series models come extremely well equipped, with standard 20-way-adjustable, three-stage-heated comfort seats in front, perforated Nasca leather upholstery, American walnut wood trim, a power moonroof, rain-sensing wipers, and auto-leveling xenon headlamps. The 760 adds power soft-closing side doors and trunklid, ventilated, upgraded seats, a heated steering wheel with upgraded controls, a 13-speaker Logic7 sound system, and two-tone burl walnut trim with an Alcantara headliner.

Many high-tech features not yet widely offered on other cars are available on the 7-Series, including adaptive cruise control, which can maintain a set, safe following distance from traffic ahead, and a night vision system that uses thermal imaging to help spot people and animals up to 1,000 feet ahead. Available comfort-oriented features include a heated steering wheel, heated rear seats, sunshades for rear and side windows, rear climate control, a coolbox, and 14-way-adjustable power rear seats with Active Ventilation. HD radio and a rear DVD entertainment system are also among the options.

Also of note is the sporty, limited-availability Alpina B7 model, which brings a supercharged, 4.4L V8 making 500 horsepower, along with a sport-tuned suspension, huge 21-inch wheels and Z-rated tires, a performance exhaust system, and many of the same luxury features as the 760.


Value Writeup

BMW's 2008 7-Series is by no means cheap, but it offers smooth, powerful, and sophisticated powertrains, top technology features, and the opportunity to add traditional luxury features and distinct interior trims. Especially in long-wheelbase form, it offers just as much room and comfort as other prestige luxury sedans, yet it has the nimble handling and sharp responses of smaller, lighter sport sedans.


Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
25 MPG

Cruising Range - City
396.10 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
17 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
582.50 mi

Engine Type
Gas V8

Displacement
4.8L/293

Fuel System
EFI

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
360 @ 6300

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
360 @ 3400

Trans Type
6

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD

First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.17

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.34

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.52

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.14

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.87

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.40

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.38

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
180

EPA Classification
Large

Passenger Capacity
5

Passenger Volume
104.0 ft³

Front Head Room
39.2 in

Front Leg Room
41.3 in

Front Shoulder Room
59.3 in

Second Head Room
38.5 in

Second Leg Room
37.2 in

Second Shoulder Room
58.7 in

Wheelbase
117.7 in

Length, Overall
198.4 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
74.9 in

Height, Overall
58.7 in

Track Width, Front
62.1 in

Track Width, Rear
62.8 in

Trunk Volume
18.0 ft³

Base Curb Weight
4486 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
Double-Pivot Strut

Suspension Type - Rear
4-Link

Front Tire Size
P245/50VR18

Rear Tire Size
P245/50VR18

Front Wheel Size
18 x 8.0 in

Rear Wheel Size
18 x 8.0 in

Front Wheel Material
Alloy

Rear Wheel Material
Alloy

Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
13.1

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.07

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
39.7 ft

Brake Type
Pwr

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
13.7 x 1.18 in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
13.6 x 0.94 in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
23.3 gal

Basic Years
4

Basic Miles/km
50,000

Drivetrain Years
4

Drivetrain Miles/km
50,000

Roadside Assistance Years
4

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
Unlimited

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
10V446000

Mfg's Report Date
SEP 30, 2010

Component
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:POWER ASSIST:VACUUM

Potential Number of Units Affected
198352

Summary
BMW IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2004-2010 5-SERIES, 6-SERIES, AND MODEL YEAR 2002-2008 7-SERIES VEHICLES. A CHECK VALVE OF THE BRAKE VACUUM PUMP MAY LEAK A SMALL AMOUNT OF LUBRICATING OIL. OVER TIME THIS COULD RESULT IN CONTAMINATION OF THE BRAKE BOOSTER.

Consequence
POWER ASSIST BRAKING PERFORMANCE COULD BE ADVERSELY AFFECTED. IN EXTREME CASES THERE COULD BE A COMPLETE LOSS OF POWER ASSIST BRAKING. AN UNEXPECTED REDUCTION OR LOSS IN POWER BRAKING ASSIST MAY INCREASE THE RISK OF A CRASH.

THE MANUFACTURER HAS NOT YET PROVIDED A REMEDY OR AN OWNER NOTIFICATION SCHEDULE FOR THIS CAMPAIGN. OWNERS MAY CONTACT BMW AT 1-800-525-7417.

OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
17V328000

Mfg's Report Date
May 18, 2017

Component
LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES

Potential Number of Units Affected
45,484

Summary
BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2005-2008 745i, 745Li, 750i, 750Li, 760i, 760Li, and B7 Alpina vehicles equipped with both the Comfort Access and Soft Close Automatic options. In these vehicles, the doors may appear to be closed and latched, but, in fact, may inadvertently open.

Consequence
The door may unexpectedly open due to road or driving conditions or occupant contact with the door. The sudden opening may result in occupant ejection or increase the risk of injury in the event of a crash.

The manufacturer has not yet provided a remedy for this recall. Owners may contact BMW at 1-800-525-7417 or email BMW at CustomerRelations@bmwusa.com.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

4.8L DOHC 32-valve V8 engine-inc: double-VANOS steplessly variable valve timing, Valvetronic

2-stage intake manifold

Electronically controlled engine cooling

Aluminum block & cylinder heads

Comfort start w/engine start/stop button

6-speed Steptronic automatic transmission w/OD-inc: adaptive transmission control (ATC), sport & manual modes, electric range & mode selectors

Dynamic stability control (DSC)-inc: dynamic traction control (DTC), dynamic brake control (DBC), cornering/braking stability enhancement, electronic brake proportioning, brake fade compensation, brake standby, brake drying, start-off assistant

Front/rear active roll stabilization (ARS)

Rear wheel drive

Liquid cooled alternator

Aluminum double-pivot strut-type front suspension w/coil springs

Aluminum 4-link integral rear suspension w/coil springs

Twin-tube gas-pressure shock absorbers

Aluminum front/rear subframes

Front/rear stabilizer bars

P245/50VR18 all-season tires

18" x 8.0" star spoke alloy wheels (style 175)

Vehicle-speed-sensitive rack & pinion pwr steering

4-wheel vented disc brakes

4-wheel anti-lock brake system (ABS)

Automatic electromechanical parking brake

Pwr tilt/slide moonroof-inc: pwr retention, 1-touch operation, conceal panel, wind deflector

Aluminum hood & front fenders

Smooth underbody

Body-color roof moldings

Front/rear body-color bumpers

Xenon adaptive automatic headlights-inc: dynamic auto-leveling, high-pressure headlight washers

Halogen front foglights

Adaptive brake lights

Auto-dimming pwr folding heated mirrors-inc: reverse gear activated passenger auto-tilt-down, 2-position memory

Infrared windshield

Heated rain-sensing windshield wipers-inc: heated washer fluid reservoir

Illuminated door handles & ground illumination

Continuously variable stepless door brakes

Perforated Nasca leather seat trim

20-way pwr heated front comfort seats-inc: 4-way pwr lumbar, articulated upper backrests, adjustable backrest width, adjustable thigh support, 2-position driver seat memory, passenger seat memory, active headrests w/adjustable side support

Climate-controlled illuminated front console compartment-inc: coinholder, trunk release lockout, phone provision

Rear center armrest w/storage compartment

Front/rear floor mats

Leather-wrapped pwr tilt/telescopic multi-function steering wheel w/auto tilt- up-inc: audio controls, phone controls, cruise controls, (1) programmable control, 2-position memory, shift controls

Electronic control stalks

Electronic analog speedometer & tachometer w/variable warning segment

LCD main & trip odometers

LCD displays & warning indicators in dial faces

Park distance control w/graphic display

iDrive concept-inc: condition-based service system, trip computer, GPS navigation, voice command, short message system

Vehicle & key memory-inc: programmable pathway lighting feature

Check control vehicle monitor system

Service interval indicator w/time & miles-to-service readout

Brake wear display

On-board computer

Tire pressure monitoring system

Pwr windows-inc: 1-touch open/close, key-off operation, anti-trapping feature

Central locking system w/double-lock anti-theft system & selective unlocking

Remote keyless entry-inc: window open, trunk release, moonroof opening, alarm

BMW Assist-inc: auto collision notification, SOS button, roadside assistance, (4) year subscription

Programmable cruise control

Alarm system w/interior motion detector

Coded driveaway protection

3-function BMW universal garage door opener

AM/FM stereo w/CD player-inc: radio data system (RDS), (10) speakers w/(2) subwoofers

Auxiliary audio input in middle console

FM diversity antenna

Bluetooth wireless technology-inc: phonebook downloading, speech recognition

4-zone automatic climate control-inc: solar sensor, auto recirculation, heat-at-rest feature, auto activated-charcoal micro-filter ventilation, humidity control, mist sensor

Rear window defogger

Locking glovebox w/rechargeable take-out flashlight

Dual front/rear cupholders

Smokers pkg

Auxiliary pwr outlet in passenger-side footwell area

American walnut wood trim

Front/rear dual illuminated visor vanity mirrors

LED "atmosphere" lights in C-pillars

Lighting-inc: dual front/rear reading lights, front/rear footwell lights, door panel lighting

Fully finished trunk

4-wheel anti-lock brake system (ABS)

Driver/front passenger dual-threshold dual-stage airbags w/passenger deployment sensor

Front seat side-impact airbags

Front/rear seat head protection system (AHPS II) curtain airbags

Active knee protection airbags

Intelligent safety & info system (ISIS) for deployment of safety systems

Front safety belts w/automatic pretensioners & force limiters

Child safety rear door locks

LATCH attachment of child-restraint safety seat

All-passenger automatic locking retractor (ALR)

Emergency interior trunk release

Dynamic stability control (DSC)-inc: dynamic traction control (DTC), dynamic brake control (DBC), cornering/braking stability enhancement, electronic brake proportioning, brake fade compensation, brake standby, brake drying, start-off assistant

Front/rear active roll stabilization (ARS)

Front & rear bumpers w/hydraulic energy absorbers & front compressible elements

Impact sensor (automatically turns on hazard/interior lights, unlocks doors & disconnects alternator, fuel pump & starter)

Battery safety terminal

 
PERFORATED NASCA LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
FULL MERINO LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
SPECIAL ORDER PAINT
$3,000

 
ADAPTIVE RIDE PKG
$1,900

 
CONVENIENCE PKG
$1,000

 
COLD WEATHER PKG
$700

 
BMW INDIVIDUAL COMPOSITION
$11,000

 
LUXURY SEATING PKG
$2,200

 
PREMIUM SOUND PKG
$1,800

 
REAR ENTERTAINMENT PKG
$2,200

 
SPORT PKG
$3,100

 
REAR SIDE-IMPACT AIRBAGS
$385

 
20" DOUBLE SPOKE WHEELS (STYLE 149)
$0

 
19" WHEELS (STYLE 89)
$0

 
19" STAR SPOKE ALLOY WHEELS (STYLE 231)
$1,300

 
COMFORT ACCESS SYSTEM
$1,000

 
PWR REAR SUNSHADE & REAR SIDE WINDOW SHADES
$750

 
LIGHT ASH INTERIOR WOOD TRIM
$0

 
DARK ASH INTERIOR WOOD TRIM
$0

 
PIANO FINISH BLACK TRIM
$0

 
MAHOGANY WOOD TRIM
$0

 
WALNUT AMARONE WOOD TRIM
$0

 
ACTIVE CRUISE CONTROL
$2,400

 
NIGHT VISION
$2,200

 
HIGH-DEFINITION RADIO
$350

 
SATELLITE RADIO
$595

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