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2009 BMW 760Li

2009 BMW 760Li

2009 BMW 760Li

The new BMW 7 Series already sets the benchmark in luxury performance motoring – and now BMW is moving up the standard of maximum exclusivity and supremacy in this supreme class to an even higher level, following a completely new definition: The new BMW 760i and the new BMW 760Li are taking over the top position within BMW’s model portfolio, representing the highest level of motoring refinement in their segment.
The heart and foundation of this exceptional new standard comes from the twelve-cylinder power unit featured in both top models in the BMW 7 Series. Developed as a completely new engine from the ground up, the V12 is a master¬piece of modern engine technology. Superior power of 400 kW/544 hp comes at an engine speed of 5,000 rpm, with maximum torque of 750 Newton-metres (553 lb-ft) from just 1,500 rpm.

Combined with the likewise brand-new eight-speed automatic transmission, this twelve-cylinder offers not only unparalleled motoring refinement, but also supreme driving dynamics through its ability to convert seemingly unlimited power reserves spontaneously and with precise control at all times into supreme driving dynamics.

Once again, BMW’s twelve-cylinder power unit is the epitome of refined performance, grand touring comfort, and stylish exclusivity. The new BMW 760i as well as the new BMW 760Li with its wheelbase extended by 14 centimetres or 5.5″ for particular comfort – if not to say, luxury – at the rear, provide the clear answer to the question as to what one may expect of a genuine luxury performance saloon, with fascinating new features underscoring BMW’s claim to leadership in the luxury segment.

The drivetrain with all its technical features is a masterpiece of supremacy in every respect. This applies both to the 6.0-litre all-aluminium power unit with TwinPower Turbo Technology, ¬High Precision Injection with fuel injected directly into the combustion chambers, and to BMW’s infinite double-VANOS camshaft adjustment as well as the eight-speed automatic transmission featured for the first time in a BMW.

Benefiting from all these technologies, the new BMW 760i and the BMW 760Li offer a new standard of motoring refinement, dynamic performance and all-round efficiency in a vehicle with this kind of power and output. Acceleration to 100 km/h comes in just 4.6*) seconds, average fuel consumption in the EU test cycle is 12.9*) litres/100 kilometres on the new BMW 760i.

In determining the cars’ fuel consumption, BMW’s engineers have already taken the stricter EU5 emission standard into account, meaning that with the cars’ performance improving significantly fuel consumption is down by approximately 4.5 per cent versus the former model.

In Detail

type Series Production Car
released at 2009 Shanghai Motor Show
built at Dingolfing, Germany
price $ $ 139,125
engine 60º V12
position Front, Longitudinal
aspiration Twin Turbo
valvetrain DOHC, 4 Valves per Cyl
fuel feed Second-Generation Direct Injection
displacement 5972 cc / 364.43 in³
bore 80 mm / 3.1 in
stroke 89 mm / 3.5 in
compression 10.0:1
power 405.7 kw / 544 bhp @ 5250 rpm
specific output 91.09 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 250.11 bhp per tonne
torque 720 nm / 531.0 ft lbs @ 1500 rpm
body / frame Unitary Steel Monocoque
driven wheels RWD
front tires 245/50 R18 100Y RSC
rear tires 245/50 R18 100Y RSC
front brakes Ventilated Discs w/Single-Piston Swing Calipers, Brake Energy Regeneration
f brake size 36 x 374 mm / 1.4 x 14.7 in
rear brakes Ventilated Discs w/Single-Piston Fixed Calipers, Brake Energy Regeneration
r brake size 24 x 370 mm / 0.9 x 14.6 in
front wheels F 45.7 x 20.3 cm / 18 x 8 in
rear wheels R 45.7 x 20.3 cm / 18 x 8 in
steering Rack & Pinion w/Varioserv Assist
f suspension Strut Arms
r suspension Multi-Arm
curb weight 2175 kg / 4796 lbs
wheelbase 3210 mm / 126.4 in
front track 1611 mm / 63.4 in
rear track 1650 mm / 65.0 in
length 5212 mm / 205.2 in
width 1902 mm / 74.9 in
height 1484 mm / 58.4 in
transmission ZF 8HP 8-Speed Automatic
gear ratios 4.696:1, 3.130:1, 2.104:1, 1.667:1, 1.285:1, 1.000:1, 0.839:1, 0.667:1
final drive 2.813:1
top speed ~250 kph / 155.25 mph
0 – 60 mph ~4.8 seconds
0 – 100 mph ~10.4 seconds
0 – 1/4 mile ~13.0 seconds
0 – 100 kph ~4.6 seconds
city fuel econ epa 18.09 L/100 km or 13 mpg-us
hwy fuel econ epa 12.38 L/100 km or 19 mpg-us
urban fuel econ eu 18.9 L/100 km or 12.45 mpg-us
extra urban fuel econ eu 9.6 L/100 km or 24.50 mpg-us
combined fuel econ eu 13 L/100 km or 18.09 mpg-us
emission 303 g/km