Saturday, January 3, 2015

10k: Long Wheelbase V12: 2005 BMW 760Li

Whenever you mention a V12s powerdd luxury sedans,the iconic Mercedez-Benz S-Class springs to mind, but don't forget that BMW started putting V12 power plants into their 7-series way back in 1987 and you can still get a V12 in a 7-series today...but you won't want to drop that kind of cash on a car even if you are a Rockefeller.  Certainly not when the used ones are almost free.  Save yourself some cash and buy this 2005 BMW 760Li currently bidding for $7,600 here on eBay located in Waterbury, CT with 1 days to go.

The fourth generation BMW 7-series was launch in 2001 with the E65 generation, complete with a giant Bangle-butt trunk styling and the universally despised iDrive navigation control system.  The Adrian Van Hooydonk design is actually starting to grow on me, perhaps because the next generation looks like a Hyundai.

Power in the 760 model comes from a 6.0 liter V12 that puts out a healthy 439 horsepower and 442 ft-lbs of torque.  The 5886 lb long wheelbase monster will reach 60mph dispatched in 5.4 seconds and keep accelerating until it reaches a governed 155 mph top speed.

See a better way to break the speed limit with impunity?


  1. Buying this car might be a bit like dating a supermodel. You empty your bank account to take her to an expensive restaurant on the first date. People that see you with her are jealous of your stud status. But then on the way home from the restaurant Fifi breaks a heel and wants you to buy her some new shoes and they cost $8000.....

    1. +1 Paul.
      Whatever you pay for the car is a cover charge for entry into an exclusive ownership club. Whomever buys this upscale rocket ship knows that budgeting double the purchase price for maintenance will be in order and can afford it, I'm sure. Possibly one of the most affordable opportunities to own that V12 howl. It is an addictive noise.

    2. A very chubby supermodel well past her prime, IMO.

  2. It is amusing that BMW finally changed the model designation on these monsters. Previous incarnations could be misread as: 63 0iL, 75 0iL and so on. I always found it sweetly ironic for such consumptive creations.

  3. Fleetwood T. BroughamJanuary 5, 2015 at 7:50 AM

    Just an FYI, there was a very limited production short-wheelbase, sport suspensioned model called the 760i that is definitely the pick of the litter if you can find one. Rare ducks, but fun sedans to cover some miles in.


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