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Old 05-09-2012, 11:15 AM
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Thanks - appreciate it - this deal actually did not work out as it turns out all 2012 orders were no longer available so the 2013 was my only option, although the dealer gave me the quote prior to knowing if there were any allocations left.

As for 740Li vs 750Li - I test drove both cars back to back on city streets as well as a freeway, and my impression was that the 750Li had more grunt on the freeway (i.e., 60mph-90mph pickup for overtaking) whereas it had some noticeable lag from low RPM's, such as in traffic and around town. In contrast, the 740Li I-6 felt much more "revvy" from down low, and although you have to wind it up more to get the speed, felt much more responsive and was more fun to drive. It also felt lighter/more nimble for some reason - I know that the engine is 200lbs lighter and I would not expect to be able to really feel that difference, but that was my impression.

This is coming from someone whose every non-motorcycle BMW (1993 325i, 2001 325Ci, 2010 X6 35i) had one version or another of the beautiful BMW I-6 engine in it, so I may be somewhat biased here

I also ride bikes and have always preferred mid-size bikes to liter-bikes, always have preferred the requirement to rev the crap out of it to get it to go but be able to use more of the rev range vs. just point-and-shoot strategy required on liter-bikes. If you are not into bikes this probably makes no sense, but I felt similarly about 740Li vs 750Li.

Interestingly enough (and off-topic) I test drove both the V-6 Panamera and the V-8 Panamera S, and it was the opposite feeling for me - the V-6 felt slow and heavy and the Panamera S was a beast and way more fun to drive. Wow I fell in love with that car!
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