...What's New for 2004: A regular-wheelbase 760i model has been added to complement the long-wheelbase 760Li -- it features all the power and amenities of the top-line model in a more manageable size. The 745i and 745Li models are freshened with new alloy wheels, and are available with all-season run-flat tires as a no-charge option. All 7 Series models can add adaptive headlights as an option, and Sirius Satellite Radio as a dealer-installed accessory. BMW has made revisions to the iDrive control system to simplify various functions, and the automatic climate control system now has a humidity...
...Standard features include a power tilt/telescoping steering wheel, rain-sensing wipers, a navigation system, automatic climate control and a 10-speaker sound system with a six-CD changer. Under the Hood BMW?s 4.4-liter V-8 engine cranks out 325 horsepower. The six-speed-automatic transmission works with adaptive technology. Safety Antilock brakes, side-impact airbags for the front seats and BMW?s Head Protection System are standard. Optional rear-seat side-impact airbags extend BMW?s inflatable tubular structure to the rear passengers. Driving Impressions Because these sedans are packed with...
...Interior Like both V-8 models, the 760Li seats five people. Because it has a longer wheelbase, backseat occupants enjoy an additional 5.5 inches of legroom for limousinelike accommodations. The longer doors ease entry and exit. The door openings are infinitely variable rather than fitted with specific stops, and an optional Comfort Access system opens and closes the door as soon as the driver moves the handle. Rear passengers can have optional, separate automatic air conditioning with a cooling box for beverages. An electronically controlled sunblind for the rear window and a LOGIC7 stereo...
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