Only in the near past, YouTuber Jay Emm launched a video evaluating the options of his 1999 Mercedes-Benz S-Class, his 2007 BMW 760i and a brand-new Audi A8L. The thought was to match what you may get from an outdated luxurious automotive versus a more moderen one and the worth proposition of every. His purpose was to present one introduction video, exhibiting us all three automobiles, adopted by particular person movies for every automotive after which a conclusion.
This newest video is the person video for his E66-generation BMW 760i and it’s attention-grabbing to see. When the E65/E66 (quick/lengthy wheelbase) 7 Sequence first debuted, it was closely criticized for its “Bangle Butt” styling and its wonky cabin tech. As time went on, the criticism for its styling didn’t die down however complaints of poor reliability truly elevated. Even internally at BMW, the complete like of E65 7ers is taken into account hilariously unreliable. So it’s by no means had an important fame.
Nonetheless, now that it’s getting older, its attributes are beginning to shine by. It’s aged very nicely and is definitely began to look fairly good-looking. Possibly it’s simply the monstrous grilles of the brand new 7 Sequence however the E65 is definitely beginning to look understated and stylish by comparability.
It’s additionally beautiful to drive (when it really works). Particularly in BMW 760i type, the E65/E66 is a delight to drive. Its suspension is supple, its inside is splendidly made and its V12 engine is great.
Clearly, Jay Emm’s automotive nonetheless has some issues and may be fairly troublesome (and costly) to personal. Nonetheless, you may have an E66 7er, even the V12-powered BMW 760i, for surprisingly low cost, underneath $10,000 even. It may cost a little you triple in upkeep through the years however that’s an opportunity you’ll must be keen to take if you’d like the easy V12, luxurious cabin and gracefully getting older attractiveness. Is it ok to beat the Mercedes-Benz S-Class and Audi A8L? We’ll discover out quickly sufficient.
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