2011 BMW 760Li F02 6.0 V12 Twin Turbo - 544bhp For Sale
Welcome to the sale of my fantastic BMW 7 series.
It's hard to know where to start because these cars are simply sublime pieces of engineering and quality. This is BMW throwing all it's know how, expertise and skill in a two fingered salute to Mercedes' S Class and Audi's A8.
I've owned well over 100 BMW's over the years, and have a few rare ones in my current collection, but this '7' is something else.
The standout feature is how the car glides down the road. It is so far elevated from the experience in a 730d etc you'd never believe the two cars are related! The engine was developed by BMW to ultimately go into the Rolls Royce Ghost, and you can tell - at idle there isn't a single vibration or noise - not one. Without glancing at the rev counter you'd never know the engine was actually running!
Pull away and the combination of colossal torque (553lb/ft at just 1,500rpm) and the super slick 8 speed automatic gearbox guarantee that meaningful progress can be made, whilst only breathing on the throttle.
Whilst the car is the epitome of comfort, class and smooth silent progress, if you press the throttle then you'd better be ready! With two turbochargers feeding a 6 litre V12 it thumps itself down the road with breathtaking force at any speed. On many occasions I have simply laughed out loud such is the surprise of how quickly a 2 ton car can suddenly be hurled at the horizon in this manner. Take the top speed limiter off, and you're looking at a 200mph car.
The graceful and classy nature of the exterior lulls you into a false sense of security - its a true iron fist in a silk glove!
The feeling of acceleration is relentless and never-ending. Whilst the car has huge torque it also likes to rev (7,000rpm limit), and with 8 gears to go at it's never caught napping. Most of the time though you just sit back, relax and waft. It soothes the soul this car...
Oh yes, but what about the fuel economy the nay-sayers will ask? Well, on average I get 23mpg. On a motorway run it's fabulous, with 30mpg achievable through a combination of long gearing in 8th, and the fact that 70mph is like tick-over for this powerhouse. Around town you'll be into the late teens, but to decide not to buy a car like this based upon the difference between 23mpg (760Li) and 32mpg (740d) is to deny yourself one of life's greatest pleasures for the sake of a few inconsequential quid. Life is too short to not enjoy yourself (unless you enjoy penny pinching of course) and these cars arent supposed to share a rattly, noisy engine with a Munich airport taxi! As my dear granddad used to say to me, "if a job is worth doing, then at least do it properly and don't cut corners lad".
Quick summary of the car:
- 6.0 litre V12 Twin Turbo goliath
- 553lb/ft torque
- Long wheel base version
- Individual programme - Special order car
- low mileage 84,000
- 8 speed automatic gearbox
- Full BMW service history
- next service not due for 15,000 miles
- 20" upgraded alloys
- Lovely condition
- Super high specification
- Recently machine polished and ceramic coated for long term protection
Needless to say this was a ferociously expensive car when new at £115,000, and is loaded to the roof with equipment, features and extras. To list them all would be a boring list but here are some of the nice touches:
- Mineral White pearlescent coachwork
- Black ultra soft Nappa leather
- Extended leather package (dash, doors, pretty much everywhere)
- Individual piano black door and dash trims with stainless steel fine inlays
- Upgraded 20" high gloss wheels
- Head up display (shows your road speed, the speed limit for the road, sat nav instructions and lane departure warnings)
- Widescreen sat nav
- Soft close doors and boot lid
- Keyless entry and go (touch the handle and the door opens, brush it with your thumb and it locks)
- Alcantara headlining with contrast stitching
- Full rear entertainment package with individual independent screens and media playback
- 3 x TV's
- DVD player
- Electrically reclining rear seats (move every which-way-possible)
- Heated seats front and rear
- Electric rear window blind
- Electric side window blinds
- Electric glass sunroof
- Radar cruise control
- Lane departure warning
- Lane assist
- Rear wheel steering (makes the car amazingly agile)
- Air suspension (Comfort, Normal, Sport, Sport Plus)
- Heated steering wheel (fabulous on a winter morning!)
...you get the idea, and yes, it all works as it should.
The car benefits from a full BMW service history - it's never been serviced anywhere other than within the main BMW network. The car was last retailed by a BMW dealer, which tells you how good the car is. The owner before me only swapped the car due to him buying a brand new M760Li. The sight of the two cars side by side was quite something...
The next oil service isn't due for around 19,000 miles.
The car was originally registered with the number plate "1 BMW" so I suspect it was either a very wealthy BMW fanatic, or more likely BMW's own plate?
The car has this week received a full machine polish followed by a 3 stage ceramic coating. It really gleams in the sun and with a private plate on could easily pass for a £50,000 car. The F02 shape looks incredibly modern and only aficionados can tell it from the brand new model (apart from those ridiculous over-sized kidney grills of course).
To be picky, the rear bumper has a couple of areas of crazing, but you need to be up close to see them and the front bumper has some stone chips, again only noticeable when close. Two of the wheels are unmarked, two have contained areas of light kerbing. I will aim to get the two wheels smart repaired before sale.
The interior is absolutely gorgeous. Acres of matt leather, no wear to the interior surfaces and such an expensive smell when you open the door. That wave of ultra expensive leather puts you in a good mood for the day.
The leather used on the 760 is very different to that in regular 7 series models, which have standard hide similar to that of a 3 series. The Nappa leather used on the 760 is soft, buttery to the touch and lifts the whole interior ambience. I'm not usually a fan of black interiors but BMW have done an exceptional job with the detailing on this interior. I usually go for cream interiors but having seen a 760 with just that interior it feels materially cheaper by comparison.
The interior trims are free of marks and the carpets are deep, clean and unworn.
It looks and smells a million dollars in here.
The tyres all have lots of remaining tread.
The car feels utterly bulletproof and totally solid. There isn't a single squeak, rattle or noise from the interior fittings and all the mechanical's are fresh, healthy and fit.
I've priced the car fairly according to other examples, although they are rare cars of course. I would prefer a straight sale but I could potentially take your car in part exchange if it's a nice example with no stories to tell or myriad of faults. Worth asking me the question at any rate.
I will happily take genuinely interested buyers out for a good long test run in varied conditions so you can be confident in how it performs. It will be me driving though - I've allowed other people to drive my cars in the past and I've learnt my lesson!
Thanks for looking.
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