2020 is an LCI update for the G11/G12 BMW 7 Series. We're taking a look at a well-equipped 2020 BMW 750Li xDrive and going over everything you need to know about it.
Last year on TestDrive we featured the 2018 BMW M760Li xDrive sedan in Retrospective comparing it to our own 2001 BMW 740iL E38 7 Series. This year we wanted to focus on the LCI G12 7 Series and what's new with the vehicle, including the exterior design changes, the 40% larger kidney grille, new rear end design including a completely updated tail light system with horizontal lightbar. We also go over the updated 4.4L bi-turbo V8 engine and the updated sport Steptronic transmission along with the xDrive all-wheel drive system and integral active steering.
Our full tour and review of the 2020 BMW 750Li xDrive sedan goes over everything you need to know if you're in the market for this $160,000.00+ vehicle. Aside from the exterior changes brought with the LCI, we go over the packages available and selected on this specific vehicle, and the interior changes and features, like this new BMW Individual Amarone extended leather, wood trims, changes to the wireless charger, better sound insulation, rear cooler box (fridge), and BMW Live Cockpit Professional.
We take the 2020 BMW 750i xDrive sedan on a comprehensive road test to talk about the vehicle's overall performance and handling, including several 0-100kph (0-60mph) tests, rolling starts, handing tests through s-curves, and a visual demonstration of BMW's anticipatory road preview suspension and integral active steering. We discuss how this BMW 7 Series feels on the road from a daily driving perspective, along with the different drive modes available.
We wrap up our episode of TestDrive Spotlight on the 2020 BMW 750Li xDrive with our real-world fuel economy testing, what we like about this LCI update, and what improvements we feel BMW can make when we think back to the recent Mercedes-Benz vehicles we've driven.