The seat is such a perfect shape, and amazingly, it feels that way for every driver. Grasso chooses to be driven, there's an even better feature, the optional Ultra Luxury package, which elevates back-seat accommodations to the expectations of any Third World dictator. To maintain good proportions, the 7 Series was given a fast greenhouse with a very fast C-pillar. This Jaguar has a purity about it that's missing in the others. The Benz ranked last for driver comfort—the driving position is high and awkward—and barely ahead of the Audi for rear comfort. Built like a pro, 7 years old 110,000mi runs great. The astounding 498 pounds a 745i carries over an S430 seems to evaporate in the esses where the reactions were sharp and the adhesion magnetic.
The suspension is properly tuned and the ride smooth. The downside is that the tread wears away faster, and the tires are not suitable for temperatures near freezing or below. TransmissionFilter selectedTransmissionList, transmissionTemplate ; } listingsSearchManager. Just don't let anyone near enough to see the opulent wood and leather lining of the passenger compartment. They adjust every which way 14 ways standard, 20 ways optional and in some ways automatically: the headrests, for example, change height automatically according to the position of the seat. The seat is big and firm and supportive without being confining. So you need to sandpaper your fingertips like a safecracker to feel what's happening.
Do you get the idea this is the car we love to disparage? ColorFilter selectedColorList, 'exteriorColorFilter', 'exteriorColorName', 'Color', 'colors', null ; colorFilter. The quiet cabin provides a perfect environment for a superb stereo that delivers crisp highs, sharp bass, and clear mid-range tones. For those times when Mr. The dash shapes and textures are pleasing. Light weight is always its own celebration. Primary Use: Commuting to work Stunning Car In All Aspects-power To Burn-spoils You For Anything Else On The Road — Probably the overall best car I have ever owned-once you get to know the I drive and how to operate it-don't like the Time port phone--its not Bluetooth so I am dismayed as to how to make it work with the new technoledgy-can anybody help Primary Use: Commuting to work Badass Whip — 4.
Since then the car has spent a total of two weeks in the shop. Smaller safety touches included a safety battery terminal for jump-starting, active knee protection, internal trunk release handle and adaptive brake lights. Still, there are high spots. Given Grasso's current employment status—call him hooted into retirement—we reckon he's in less of a hurry. Controls for the headlights, turn signals and windshield wipers remained traditional switches and stalks. DoorsFilter selectedDoorsList, null ; doorsFilter. The new styling has not pleased everyone, however.
Beautiful, buttery leather trim is used throughout and a variety of fine materials makes the interior interesting without looking busy. It does so many things beautifully. The 7 Series is slightly longer 1. It's a car, with a simple presentation of those things you need to be comfortable, and no froufrou. We won't consume space with a laundry list of the iDrive's many knob- and voice-configurable fiddlebits.
The wood is stained so dark it masks the grain. The new 7 Series models offer stunning styling and a fresh approach to ergonomics that have sparked controversy among the automotive media. The slim-down begins with your first footfall on the pedal. It's like the salesman who never quits, and finally, you find yourself agreeing with him. .
But could it be ahead of its time? But if you are willing to dash off a check this heavy, the 745i may be the best driving tool in its opulent class, even with the flaws. Finally, the outside mirrors get a power-fold function this year. Simply pull your cellphone out of your jacket pocket or purse, plug it into the pre-wired coiled phone cord in the center console and the 7 Series will re-charge its battery. Behold the state of the art in 21st-century personal transportation. Basic black sheetmetal never looked more potent. What a brave and wonderful idea.
That's curious, because we never found a way to seek radio frequencies without the screen. In back, the seat itself is okay, but the seemingly vast legroom narrows to the Strait of Hormuz on the size-12 Reeboks. But either the Audi S8 or Mercedes-Benz S Series would get the job over the admittedly more technologically advanced 7. So much honey-colored wood burl so artistically shaped! Oil, power steering, coolant, transmission leaks. Since then I've done regular maintanance, nothing else. The 1st four months were great but i've had nothing but problems ever since.