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2013 BMW 750Li [w/video]

Bavarian Hustler Gets Solid Update Including Stunning New iDrive For a while now, the absolute and rather uncontested king of big luxury executive sedan sales worldwide has been the Mercedes-Benz S-Class. Among the obvious competition, there has been an almost unspoken agreement that this is so, and that it shall remain so for our lifetimes. Clearly, this is regardless of the fact that the motoring press – i.e. we the so-called "experts" – have generally preferred this generation of Audi A8/S8, or the sporting BMW 7 Series in its various trims. But hey, what do we know? ... Read More

Vital Stats

Engine:
4.4L Twin-Turbo V8
Power:
443 HP / 479 LB-FT
Transmission:
8-Speed Auto
MSRP:
$90,895 (base)
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