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      03-30-2006, 10:57 AM   #1
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Was chauffeured in a 740iL today

Went to Melbourne for the day for business. We have a corporate car service when travelling and today it was a 740iL. Been in plenty of S-Classes, and an old 7 series, but never a current 7.

My E90 being my first BMW, what struck me most was the instant familiarity with the interior, how beautiful it was in the flesh in comparison to photos, how much of a relationship there really is with our E90s. What I have to say surprised me the most, was how familiar many of the "sounds" of the vehicle in operation were... including the distinctive sound of the turbine-like engine (even though it is a V8, you could only really tell when he floored it to get onto the freeway going to the airport).

The core of the current BMW DNA was made very evident to me. Seems the apple doesn't fall far from the tree afterall
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      03-30-2006, 11:00 AM   #2
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Had a 7 as a loaner for a few days. Fun to see how the other half lives!
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      03-30-2006, 11:02 AM   #3
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LOL, now THAT would have been fun... what did you get up to??
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      03-30-2006, 11:11 AM   #4
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Led, that's a sweet loaner. I think my dealership loans E46 323i's.

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      03-30-2006, 11:26 AM   #5
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I love the 7's

Only problem is finding big enough parking spaces here, and thats for the i, nevermind the Li
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      03-30-2006, 11:48 AM   #6
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Our dealership (findtom and me) has ONE E90 323, and the rest are E46 320is.
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Do I hear a 7 sometime in your near future Jamie?
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My dad and I test drove the 7 when deciding on his next car

We went for the BMW dealership and then drove the MB dealership to drive the new 2007 S class

While the new 750 is a very nice car, it has NOTHING on the new S
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Do I hear a 7 sometime in your near future Jamie?
LOL, I wish... A 7 here, drive away (a serious one, not an entry level poverty pack one) is $AU220,000, or $US158,400.

A fully loaded 760Li is $AU350,000 + delivery and onroads, or$US252,000. If I packaded one of these babies into my salary, I would sacrifice $AU108,500pa from my gross amount.
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My dad and I test drove the 7 when deciding on his next car

We went for the BMW dealership and then drove the MB dealership to drive the new 2007 S class

While the new 750 is a very nice car, it has NOTHING on the new S
I went to the launch of the new S, and I agree they have certainly upped the ante. They have basically made a Maybach Lite, the level of workmanship and the interior quality are simply stunning.

Having said that, they borrowed a lot of 7 features, boot, iDrive etc etc.
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after being able to drive the maybach i must say i am now spoiled.
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