The BMW 750iL Was BMW's V12 Flagship Luxury Sedan From 30 Years Ago

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Doug DeMuro

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The E32 BMW 750iL was BMW's flagship luxury sedan from 30 years ago -- and it was the first V12-powered luxury sedan in this segment. Today I'm reviewing the 750iL, and I'm going to show you all the quirks and features of a special BMW luxury sedan -- then I'm going to drive the 750iL and review the BMW 750iL driving experience.
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Trash bag
Trash bag Пре 46 минута
Why is it preposterous for a luxury car to not have big wheels?
Gary Walker
Gary Walker Пре 53 минута
It all started right here - except that Jag had been putting in 5+ litre 300hp v12s since the mid-70s.
J M
J M Пре сат
Hopefully that was an ac condenser puddle... Not a rear main seal, those are so fun to change on these I imagine!
Незалежная Беларусь
Незалежная Беларусь Пре 3 сата
19:25 Luxury bmw pissing
Ryan Coleman
Ryan Coleman Пре 4 сата
Had a 1990 that was identical cool car was extremely quiet on the freeway
Roger Hitchner
Roger Hitchner Пре 8 сати
Summary: I can't believe this passed as the luxury pinnacle 30 years ago
Norman Mortensen
Norman Mortensen Пре 9 сати
Cup holder is USA only. In Europe we drive the car and drink coffee elsewhere.
Carsten Weiland
Carsten Weiland Пре 10 сати
The rear seat belt is arranged that way because it restrains the passengers better, allegedly the head does not knock on the vehicle side on a side impact. That is all to it, no Taxi myth, no first responder myth.
Torology
Torology Пре 12 сати
Cars like this were at the pinnacle of creative design and comfort. Not sure why they are compared to modern cars when they're in a league of their own!
sokin jon
sokin jon Пре 13 сати
Good job 👌👍
John Bacon
John Bacon Пре 13 сати
3:35 I think those slots are for toll coins. I hear toll roads used to be all over Germany
DasPolarlichtlein
DasPolarlichtlein Пре 50 минута
@John *_where did you hear this fairy tale ?_* _decades ago in germany a toll was planned, but was never introduced. today there is a toll only for trucks, which is billed via electronic devices on the autobahn. consequently in germany there are no toll booths with barriers where coins are thrown into payment machines. educate yourself. or learn to search on google._ edit: but yes...that is space for coins. back then there were parking meters (one thing for every spot) with coin slots and dials to operate the device. today you put money in one machine and a bill is printed, which you have to put behind your windscreen. the most modern version is an app on your mobile. you scan the code, set the time, get your bill printed, and place it behind the windscreen.
Ryan Hodges
Ryan Hodges Пре 14 сати
In the days before BMWs got unbelievably complex and difficult to work on and maintain.
Baha Bobby
Baha Bobby Пре 15 сати
Im actually digging all the "over-thought touches"
c00k13 m0N5tA
c00k13 m0N5tA Пре 15 сати
11:48 - Sure the 'L' stood for Limousine which came with extra 50mm for leg room
Ed venuto
Ed venuto Пре 16 сати
The miles don't me anything. Only taking care of the car will make any car last long
Kiran S
Kiran S Пре 18 сати
Doug is the type guy... to pull his Oreo's apart and lick the inside first.
SL Content
SL Content Пре 20 сати
full of shit .... every auto i have driven has a 1 2 3 D ...... you dont have to switch to manual mode .... typical doug ....
Dimitar Ristovski
Dimitar Ristovski Пре 23 сата
why is the car constantly leaking fluids?
Robert Kochmanski
Robert Kochmanski Пре дан
leaking bmw...yup, 30 years later it is stil a feature xD
Filip Mašek
Filip Mašek Пре дан
still not sure if the v12 was a big deal at the time
Erichhh
Erichhh Пре дан
Bosch didn't make a V12 Motronic ECU in 1987, so BMW used two fully separate 6-cylinder engine control systems for this engine. There are 2 fuel pumps, 2 distributors, 2 ECMs, etc. You can run the engine and drive around on the right or left bank only, which is sometimes useful for diagnostic trouble-shooting.
5ebra1
5ebra1 Пре дан
Jaguars had V12 engines before BMW.
Fynn Bittner
Fynn Bittner Пре дан
I just love these old BMW wheels so much. I have no idea why maybe its just nostalgia but these wheels look so amazing and have always looked amazing to me ever since i was little and first saw them
dAyshola
dAyshola Пре дан
Did you forget to mention the powered rear seats!!!?
Christophe Breland
Christophe Breland Пре дан
really shows how the top of the line features eventually become common/standard so entry level cars are better than top of class luxury cars from decades ago.
Labron James
Labron James Пре дан
THISSSSSSSSS!!!!!! HE IS FAMOUS FOR
Super Proper
Super Proper Пре дан
19:28 aaaaand some liquid dripping out from the engine 💁‍♂️ a true BMW
Chuck Hallowell
Chuck Hallowell Пре дан
Those wheels are made in Italy. They are the EXACT same wheels that are fitted to The 95 MERC, but mine have Mercury Hubcaps. Those wheels were fitted to early-90s Crown Vics, Grand Marquis , and Town Cars. I took 'em off of a '92 Crown Vic, and fitted used Mercury caps -- I like the looks of the classic-style pattern that I call "Italian Lace". Getting hard to find quality tires for the 15-inchers -- may have to go to 17s. www.mercuryforum.com/forum/grand-marquis-14/1995-grand-marquis-restoration-8937/
ukranaut
ukranaut Пре дан
Even w126 was still swaggier.
Ryan O
Ryan O Пре дан
Tea shelf Doug, tea shelf.
Suprano Music
Suprano Music Пре дан
19:28 Car was taking a piss stealthily
محمد السعدي
محمد السعدي Пре дан
BMW quality huh good joke
bennyg
bennyg Пре дан
Apparently the rear seat belts were designed that way to priorise stopping lateral movement in a side impact, so rear occupants would not clash heads. I have so much of this exact same stuff as options in one of my 540i E34s (the cheaper baby brother to the E32). I love it all, especially the first aid kit under the front seat that was "Made in West Germany". Along with the more modern V8/5 speed in the lighter E34, it is a classic car that is far more liveable than other 30 year old cars, it is fantastically cheap as its the under the radar consumable alternative to these classics, but the high build quality means a lot of the stuff lasts if its kept clean. Modern suspension really helps wake these up (the body roll on worn stock suspension is especially horrible)
TacticalStoner
TacticalStoner Пре дан
That's a car I never knew existed in the USA. The Ford contour svt. Known in the UK as the mondeo st mk1 Great cars
Leo Chang
Leo Chang Пре дан
I remeber the dealer said it can run on 6 cyclinder to save fuel, may be he was just joking.
Walter Hubicki
Walter Hubicki Пре дан
Jag v12.......
Bubba Gump Shrimp
Bubba Gump Shrimp Пре дан
My 1994 Bronco had power lumbar, peak of luxury I tell you what
Sean Costello
Sean Costello Пре дан
And you're supposed to use the kickdown.
Sean Costello
Sean Costello Пре дан
I had a 32 for my firs car. In mine at least, the shifter just let you use the manual gears and the switch was for manual and automatic traction control.
Marcin Rucinski
Marcin Rucinski Пре 2 дана
O god, looking at this CD PLAYER! I remember times when me and my mates were stopping in the middle of the road at night changing the CDs in my father's Audi 80 b4... Haha
saiiiiiii1
saiiiiiii1 Пре 2 дана
THIS is a door-handle, you can use it to open the door. This was cutting edge technology in 1990.
Joe Nest
Joe Nest Пре 2 дана
@5:30 Doug: "No luxury brand today would have a gear lever like this! The shape is ridiculous!" Audi: "Erm.."
Martin W
Martin W Пре 2 дана
I had one 750i e32 10years ago. The comfort in this car is way better then many new cars. This one I had was an 92 model and there was a sport mode in the gear box. It was not slow at all. So 1 in score is simply false.
Felix
Felix Пре 2 дана
02:03 is the car leaking?
D. J.
D. J. Пре 2 дана
They also came with V8s at least in europe
dusan antic
dusan antic Пре 2 дана
19:29 something dripping from under the car
Courage Nyika
Courage Nyika Пре 2 дана
Thiiiiiis iiiiiis a BMW.....
Derf T.
Derf T. Пре 2 дана
Doug forgot to show the most amazing quirk! When you operate the electric seats then the seatbelt height will adjust itself automatically! I owned a 735 back in the day and was amazed by that feature.
willrobd
willrobd Пре 2 дана
wait but i was born in 1991, wait but this says 30 years old
Drago Veles
Drago Veles Пре 2 дана
Ne čuje se, a radi
Red Pen
Red Pen Пре 2 дана
I love u man x i love the way you review cars all most mach jeremy clarcson . You should have tv show bro
Dino Greaver
Dino Greaver Пре 2 дана
My dad had a car like this. 750il. Fastest speed I have been in a car 260kms no problem at all and smooth all the way
Conny Huldin
Conny Huldin Пре 2 дана
19:28 That's probably where the "Intense window cleaning" fluid went...
ABDUL BAASIT HOOSAIN
ABDUL BAASIT HOOSAIN Пре 2 дана
I really want more these classic cars the old BMW series and Mercedes types of classes please it's way better than the modern ones
Heikki Remes
Heikki Remes Пре 2 дана
Those 15's must be so damn comfortable, as luxury cars should be.
sbscottw
sbscottw Пре 2 дана
Correction Doug, at 17:54 you mention there was no V8 option until the 540i and 740i, but you forgot the 840i.
Christopher Åhs
Christopher Åhs Пре 2 дана
Some comments: The rear seat buckles are in thr oppsite side due to the rear seat passengers shouldn´t collide the heads in an accident. Info from the brouchure I had back in the days. The V12 produces 300 hp, at least here in Europe. As you said, Mercedes was wayyy later with the V12, the needed something that was special... Mercedes V12 produced 300 kW (instead of hp) that equals to 408 hp. But only some years later du to emission rules down to 397 hp, but 292 kW wasn´t that cool.... :D Thank you for this review of my "Traumwagen" (dream car) of the 80´s and early 90´s!!!!
Roosevelt Freeman
Roosevelt Freeman Пре 2 дана
That car is magnificent!
Quake Rome
Quake Rome Пре 2 дана
19:22 lol oil leak?
Prian Purche
Prian Purche Пре 2 дана
uh-oh, what's drippin' there? (19:28) and no Doug, it didn't do 200mph (was limited to 250kph instead)
jehdominic
jehdominic Пре 2 дана
I guess Doug forgot about the Jag XJ V12?
GrasslandHerbivore
GrasslandHerbivore Пре 2 дана
Title: V12 Content: Cupholders
FREEWAYMACHINE1985
FREEWAYMACHINE1985 Пре 2 дана
I wonder how that V12 felt 🤔
Ernst Stavro Blofeld
Ernst Stavro Blofeld Пре 2 дана
Felt cultivated, though sporty, if needed. King of the Autobahn back in the late 80s/early 90s. Unique starting sound: like a hoarse turbine. Made you turn your head. Peak of BMW design, engeneering and quality.
Allan Roy
Allan Roy Пре 2 дана
My first car was an E32 735IL. Still one of my favorite cars and it's still on the road today. BMW doesn't make them like they used to. You can really tell the difference between an 80's BMW and a mid 2000's BMW. On the shift mode selector mine had an S button that you could get to by pushing the whole slider down. I think the E was for Economy because that was the standard mode every time you started the car. Mine had a quirk where the BC would go into German every couple starts.
Anthony Mcdonald
Anthony Mcdonald Пре 2 дана
First mainstream V12 ? The nice people at Jaguar might want to argue that point .
abbsnn cose
abbsnn cose Пре 2 дана
I owned a 1991 535 I. To this day, it’s still my favorite car. Sidenote, it was dark green with gold rims. We used to say “green for the money, gold for the honey”
Fw 07
Fw 07 Пре 2 дана
👍🇦🇺
IamtheBluefox
IamtheBluefox Пре 2 дана
This thing, from 1991, is nicer than most cars in 2021!
Juan Ballesteros
Juan Ballesteros Пре 2 дана
Jaguar offered V12s in their full size sedans since the 80s
Erik Griewisch
Erik Griewisch Пре 2 дана
Doug is the kind of guy who struggles to understand why a Model T Ford didn't come equipped with airbags.
abbsnn cose
abbsnn cose Пре 2 дана
Love old cars
Erik Griewisch
Erik Griewisch Пре 2 дана
Pretty sure the auto dimmer is just that...you don't have to position the slider under the word "Auto" Doug. The word "Auto" just lets you know the mirror has an auto dimmer. You slide the leaver to the position you want and the auto dimmer feature dims the mirror based on where you have positioned the slider.
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Bez
Bez Пре 2 дана
15:13 that's a miata
Herp Mc Derp
Herp Mc Derp Пре 2 дана
200mp/h on Autobahn? Ok...... more like 155..... You should seperate the old cars from the new ones, it is getting boring everytime you say the same stuff. Or stick to the new cars-I dont care much about them-if a person is into those classic cars all the modern stuff is not needed.
Jordan Licari
Jordan Licari Пре 3 дана
I like the fact I can see the car I won on CarsandBids in this video lol ... Thanks Doug for a great platform
bassandtrebleclef
bassandtrebleclef Пре 3 дана
Haven't checked out a DD video in a long time (the V12 drew me in), and a few seconds in, I remember why I stopped watching. I don't get why people like this shtick, but to each his own. I ffwded to the drive portion hoping he'd have something fun or meaningful to share, but it was just as inane.
arosnett
arosnett Пре 3 дана
The phone, those 1-10 labels are for shortcuts, not numbers...
firelord9000
firelord9000 Пре 3 дана
is this what you call a cat in a hat?
Michael Bayerl
Michael Bayerl Пре 3 дана
Badging. I never notice that BMW's Helvetica font on the badging doesn't have the German crossing of the stem of the 7. Kind of trivial, but weird.
donnerschwein
donnerschwein Пре 3 дана
Compare the styling of this car to a late 80s/early 90s American luxury sedan, especially the interior and you can tell why this was a benchmark.
Daniel Milewski
Daniel Milewski Пре 3 дана
BMW of earlier years (not sure about modern ones) had an extra reservoir with a special cleaning fluid in the engine bay which was activated by the S function ( I had it in an old 5 series). It was more aggressive, so no need to use it all the time e.g. in rainy weather. But if you had a long journey on the Autobahn with a lot of dead bugs on the windscreen it came in handy... I guess that is also the case here.
jeffrey wolf
jeffrey wolf Пре 3 дана
That big four-door Beast has nothing on an 850 I which was just a 2-door V12 monster
Windsor Wang
Windsor Wang Пре 3 дана
the gear shows e means eco mode i think
Nyar Bondo
Nyar Bondo Пре 3 дана
Love old cars
Graham Wilson
Graham Wilson Пре 3 дана
So Doug remembers this being a big deal when he was 2 years old...
mu11erandr31
mu11erandr31 Пре 3 дана
Crazy that the temperatures are in Farenheit
mu11erandr31
mu11erandr31 Пре 3 дана
This car is hard. Looks way better than new cars, and elicits nostaligia for the cocaine 80s.
Stephen Harrison
Stephen Harrison Пре 3 дана
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MontyPythonChap
MontyPythonChap Пре 3 дана
Yea bmw got mercedes scared, they came out with w140 s klass, best s class ever. World balance restored bmw behind mercedes.
Ojas Vadke
Ojas Vadke Пре 3 дана
Doug is the type of guy to get hungry admiring a Oreo looking fan speed dial
Robert Bang
Robert Bang Пре 3 дана
You didn't mention the car has a hydraulic self leveling suspension. It was a big deal for that time and also the car's downfall. Once the rear seals went out it was a $9k repair.
Jovan Ristic
Jovan Ristic Пре 3 дана
No cupholders?!? Are you saying we have to stop drinking and eating for maybe an hour, while we drive around!?! How do you do that? How do you keep your weight at 600 pounds mark?!
JcHussful
JcHussful Пре 3 дана
This was the first luxury car that my dad bought to treat himself after he "made it". It was his baby and he really loved it, even though it had to go to service all the time and was something of a lemon (first year model.) I drove it fairly regularly. But one night in the late 90's while in high school, I got in an accident and totaled it. Still one of my worst memories having to wake my dad in the middle of the night, with the car on a tow truck in the drive way.
TheTrucker Ed Show
TheTrucker Ed Show Пре 3 дана
Doug the type of guy to have someone drive him around and have champagne in the bmw 750L V12.....
TheTrucker Ed Show
TheTrucker Ed Show Пре 3 дана
Doug the type of guy to drive his V12 bmw around the neighborhood making loud engine sounds......
Costy
Costy Пре 3 дана
19:28 Ah yess...The typical bmw leak..
Lord Master
Lord Master Пре 3 дана
Didn’t the Jaguar XJ12 and Toyota Century had a V12 before BMW and Mercedes-Benz did? Then Audi followed with their V12 or W12 later. Ferrari, Lamborghini, Aston Martin always had V12s. Eventually Rolls Royce and Bentley joined the V12 club.
Matthew Jans
Matthew Jans Пре 3 дана
My e34 330i Wagon's interior is such a replica of this interior, same colour as well
Musashi
Musashi Пре 3 дана
I bought a fairly spec'd up 318is in 92 and so many of the features shown in the 750 were familiar. I also remember an article in about 93 that listed the cars that best retained their value (318, something like 90%) and worst (750, 50%).
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