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

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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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Daniel Roth
Daniel Roth - 10 timer siden
I had a 1988 740i and I had a blast in that car my friends loved when I took them for drives. Took it on some long road trips as well she tracked true and ran great. Wish I kept it.
simon199418 - 2 dager siden
14:30 I am guessing the reason was not cost but rather wanting to pierce the bodywork as few times as possible.
HUNTTER 97 - 3 dager siden
Cockie still operates and looks like brand new 1, like its just come out of the oven fresh 🤙
Oleg Dehanin
Oleg Dehanin - 6 dager siden
Кирилл, между тем к игре в online казино надо тоже подходить с умом. Естественно, когда вы катаете в вулкан делюкс то вы ни одного раза не выведете бабки, а например если придти к вопросу тщательно тогда сможете представлять, что существуют такие как вулканы, созданные мошенниками и не выводящие деньги, а имеются игорные заведения с лицензией, где подкрутка аппаратов исключена. Так что не думаю что правильно решать на основе мошеннических сайтов. Лист лицензионных игровых автоматов можно посмотреть здесь:
Limi Xhemalwi
Limi Xhemalwi - 6 dager siden
Doug be like “THISS is my wife and I’m gonna take her out for a drive and show you her quirks and features”
Brendon Bosy
Brendon Bosy - 7 dager siden
In 1991, I'd rather have a Lexus LS400 or especially an SC400, Lexus styling was leagues ahead BMW
Snake Plissken
Snake Plissken - 7 dager siden
In reality their v12 is just 2 2.5 liter is6 glued together in a v shape.
So yeah no surprise they came up with that before a v8 engine, as the v8 required development the v12 didn't.
And that said... I never have been a fan of bmw v12s.. as they usually just become a pain when things break, specially given how much of an independent unit both glued together i6 still are.
Has always been i6 or v8 for me.
Alan Aliyev
Alan Aliyev - 7 dager siden
Nice car... but never it success to opposite with Mercedes..... This bmw have a 5.0 v12 300hp (second step of podium of Mercedes crush it with a v8 of same cube and 26cv in more.. itts egalise just DAUGHTER 'V12 E38 )... poor Jagiar before 1993 had just v12 5.4 given for 289hp..controlled under 270hp....... Mercedes v12 is a 6 liters 408hp (all verified upper 410 hp"....VELUE OF A A FERRARI TESTQROSSA OR LAMBORGHINI COUNTACH.. lwb/swb V/w 140 mercedes was lionger of 10 inchs E32 bmw Lwb... /swb.........
Igor Ralić
Igor Ralić - 8 dager siden
infotainment predecessor.. um, what, like a BOARD COMPUTER ?
kbst84 - 8 dager siden
The E32 is still my dream car. When I was a child it was too expensive, now its impossible ti find one in good condition here in Austria.
Se Bastian
Se Bastian - 9 dager siden
You don't write the numbers on the phone, just the name of the person you want to call . Wouldn't make sense just to write the number.
chris l
chris l - 10 dager siden
nice car
Mister Bulletl6
Mister Bulletl6 - 11 dager siden
Something is leaking from the engine bay @ 19:26
Ravi Sriram
Ravi Sriram - 11 dager siden
My favorite 7-series was the e23 and the e38, either one of which I would be quite happy to own. I walked past a neighbor's new, massive, overstyled 7 with its ugly front-end the other day and simply shook my head.
carrot lemon
carrot lemon - 11 dager siden
730 is its v8
Microsoft Mutt
Microsoft Mutt - 11 dager siden
Does Doug review emergency vehicles?
David デービッドChristian クリスタン
My dad owned one of these when it was more or less new, thinking he had gotten a "good deal" on a V12, it was a total lemon. The catalytic converters melted and fused together, requiring > $6000 in repairs, no fewer than three times before he sold it, at a loss. I remember checking into this model circa 2000 when I had an employer with multiple T1s, back when that still seemed as if it was relatively fast broadband, and most of the remaining stock which could be found had a *negative value* given the repair costs, with multiple fora posts from multiple owners attesting to what a disaster it was to own one of these. My dad, owning predominantly Mercedes and Mustangs from my youth in the 1970s, until this car, swore off of European cars entirely until he died (making an exception to buy my mom a Mercedes station wagon with AWD circa 1999 [he passed away in 2000]), switching to a Mustang 5.0 GT convertible after unloading the 750iL onto some other sucker.
Albeit, I grew up within ear shot of Laguna Seca, and in addition to attending more or less every race on that track, my dad would also take me on "bonding" trips to Concours d'Elegance at Pebble Beach annually. I am sick to death of cars, but your channel reminds me a bit of the hubris and ignorance my dad exhibited, so I watch it for its charms, or quirks as you may phrase it. ;)
Despite your perspective though, as the son of someone who owned one, and pushed cars to their limits, this was a complete disaster of a car. I drove it once or twice, and while it was impressive that it would hit 50MPH before even bothering to shift out of first, it was definitely not suited for anything but making repair shops unnecessary profits on abysmal engineering. There are reasons why multiple mechanic youtube channels poo-poo BMWs, and your review seems to ignore that entirely. I'm honestly surprised you found one in drivable condition in the 21st century, they were falling apart even within a year or two from being shipped from the factory. Moreover, that's *with* the over-engineered poorly thought out trip computer which could be heard mechanically logging information if you sat in the car after it had been powered off for more than 5-10 minutes.
A truly, terrible, vehicle.
Stephen Chapman
Stephen Chapman - 12 dager siden
You say it was the first V12 in a mainstream car. What about the Jaguar XJ12 of 1972?
uvuweve osas
uvuweve osas - 13 dager siden
i think this is the most beautiful car ever made. i love to imagine myself in 5 years driving it
Travis Hartley
Travis Hartley - 14 dager siden
Borlend ALARMA
Borlend ALARMA - 14 dager siden
In my E32, all the doors in the armrests have normal pockets (I have whitefish and a wallet there). In the fatty trim levels, there is a passenger airbag (I have it), at maximum speed there is full climate control on the buttons (without twists) And from the very beginning there was a V8. Did you screw up? Acceleration 7 seconds 30 years ago on a weight of 2.5 tons. She is prettier than 38, steering well for a barge. And "no sportiness" cheoooo ???? This is a premium barge. Buy M5 for racing
Raul Bila
Raul Bila - 15 dager siden
it's a little sad to see small grilles that suit perfect a large car. now they are doing in reverse: huge grilles on small cars. too sad
i for what i watched
i for what i watched - 15 dager siden
Not the 1st time germany and japan teamed up
Roverjoe - 15 dager siden
19:27 is a cool Quirk and feature of the BMW 750iL
limyohwan - 15 dager siden
i'd like to see doug use that cigarette lighter without it angling up
David C.
David C. - 16 dager siden
The „S“ on the wipers button means „Scheinwerfer“ german = headlights (washers)
George Bozovic
George Bozovic - 16 dager siden
The 1-2-3 is not shifting gears like a manual transmission. It is a higher starting gear, e.g. if you want to start with less torque in 2nd gear if its icy.
doubts - 17 dager siden
My friend had one. His dad was absolutely minted.
Rudi TheDog
Rudi TheDog - 17 dager siden
I live in Ireland and had a 1992 5 series and it had a lot of these features including the multi disc changer, i didn't have the phone though. Wish I still had it ......good content thanks
Christiaan Offerhaus
Christiaan Offerhaus - 17 dager siden
The kidney grille on this car caused a stir because it was so big......
Malik Zulqarnain
Malik Zulqarnain - 18 dager siden
If that's the score given to a big luxury car I wonder what kind of score my car will get which is unfamiliar with the word luxury and is 30+years old🤔
U.E. U.E.
U.E. U.E. - 19 dager siden
This V12 came out in the 1980's and was the FIRST German post WWII V12!
JadeRabbit - 19 dager siden
@ 10:24 when my dad bought a five series from the same period he was totally impressed by the "crazy computing power" of this thing
ed word
ed word - 19 dager siden
Jaguar had been building v12 saloons for a decades when this 7 showed up. Jaguar was better in many ways, better wood, leather and smoother ride the xj40 also had two lighters in the back but was cramped in the back. The first 7 also had vents in the back and power rear seats but the was not a heated option
djchristian82 - 19 dager siden
Didn't the 750i have a massage function in the front seats?
Andreas Kruber
Andreas Kruber - 19 dager siden
The square shaped exhaust pipes and the big grill kidneys were also signs for a 750 model.
ocean drive
ocean drive - 19 dager siden
S- SCHNEL...S-english lenguage its -FAST- working faster ..
Ung Grabb
Ung Grabb - 19 dager siden
It was designed to cruise at 200 km/h all day long, in comfort
Ung Grabb
Ung Grabb - 15 dager siden
@Ralph Laurent as is the case with every engine driven vehicle (except solar powered ones).
Ralph Laurent
Ralph Laurent - 15 dager siden
from one gas station to the next one
Ung Grabb
Ung Grabb - 19 dager siden
750 had square tail pipes. Tool kit location meant that tools were accessible even when trunk was full with luggage. S switch for wipers is not intensive clean, it is for Scheinwefer or Headlight flush system.
Why not show the beautiful analogue instrument cluster, stylish and classic. And superior to todays silly xbox looking stuff
Giuseppe - 19 dager siden
Stop slaying it. These cars are well better than modern ones.
Giuseppe - 19 dager siden
Intensive cleaning is probably operation of the headlamp washer/wipers aswell as the windscreen wipers. I'm pretty sure that's what it is.
hechtgalleries - 20 dager siden
fast forward to 19:12, you can see the engine dripping fluids.
dumb things you see
dumb things you see - 20 dager siden
fuckin nankang tires---seriously!!!!!!
8 mice
8 mice - 20 dager siden
It has rear electric seats too
Alex K.
Alex K. - 21 dag siden
"You would just sit at 200 miles an hour" I THINK you meant 200 kilometers per hour, considering this car's top speed was 250 km/h.
Asae2 - 21 dag siden
the infotainement came also up in my 635 Csi build in 1985 so it was includet far earlier :D
And all Engine hoods opens this way for BMW cars since the 60's so no special for an BMW too.
Dino Rossi
Dino Rossi - 22 dager siden
Still a great car
MrT 123
MrT 123 - 22 dager siden
Ken Saber
Ken Saber - 22 dager siden
At 19:25 something is dripping underneath the car.
Ivan K
Ivan K - 23 dager siden
that little panel was called "board computer" thats why you would see and find "bc" on some models even in the USA
Ivan K
Ivan K - 23 dager siden
I think (pretty sure) S on the stalk meant cleaning headlights
Takeo Mack
Takeo Mack - 23 dager siden
You are, The first car guy I started watching!
Michael Pilz
Michael Pilz - 23 dager siden
you are so naive ... naive born american
Beun007 - 23 dager siden
What an impressive interior!
Joshua Walker
Joshua Walker - 23 dager siden
How come no one talks about code feature on bmws of this era? I honestly think this should still be a feature on cars today. Keep your teenager from joyriding your car even if they get the key 😉
Aden Anthony
Aden Anthony - 23 dager siden
Is it sad that this bmw Is packed with every technology I need. Every single one. Nothing fancy or extra
Jack Adams
Jack Adams - 24 dager siden
Your here for a comment on a Less Doug Demuro video and the oreo comment is at 11:34. Your welcome
ron simpson
ron simpson - 24 dager siden
Headlight washers very fragile often broke off in snow and freezing temps. In later years BMW recessed the washers in bumper to avoid this problem.the wheels were a bitch to keep clean due to lace pattern. Rocker switch backlighting failed often. You had to replace whole switch as bulbs were not serviceable. Lol. Switches were 100 dollars each plus labor to swap Like paying 200 bucks for a joke was every service visit cost 1000 bucks back in the
donald agnor
donald agnor - 24 dager siden
This guy is awesome!! I truly enjoy his videos. He's allowed me to check out dream cars from different decades that I wanted to have when I was younger.
Roy Janssen
Roy Janssen - 24 dager siden
This guy dont really know anything about bmw i can see now 🤨
Hassan Ismail
Hassan Ismail - 24 dager siden
try pushing the "s" then pulling the stick backwards or vice versa. i think u need to press both "s" and pull backwards to get intensive cleaning.
The Rainmaker
The Rainmaker - 24 dager siden
the list on the car phone, wasn't that the speed dial list? :D
Vladimir Vladimir
Vladimir Vladimir - 25 dager siden
the front seat could be pulled back to see how much space in the back. cup holders have never been anywhere before
Ontario Traffic Man
Ontario Traffic Man - 25 dager siden
So the V12 7-series gets the same acceleration DougScore as the Unimog dump truck...
Dieter Cabral
Dieter Cabral - 25 dager siden
Is it really excited to be here or is it leaking oil at 19:27?
LEVIN6921 - 25 dager siden
True BMW. Dripping water all the time 🤣
AndrewKidd14145 - 25 dager siden
But Doug in reality it’s just chassis codes. Not because people are enthusiast or anything. It’s just proper
David Roberts
David Roberts - 26 dager siden
Aquasoulution M
Aquasoulution M - 26 dager siden
There's one poped in Los Angeles nice at 3000$ @#livenridela
David Khugatti
David Khugatti - 26 dager siden
4 speed? i cant believ that!
Ron Parson
Ron Parson - 26 dager siden
What's also interesting is that the launch of the E32 caused that the W126 Mercedes S-Class became the longest model in production of all S-Classes (and still holds this record). The W126 also still is the most sold S-Class of all time, making it the most successful model for Mercedes
BorkumRiff - 26 dager siden
Geweldige auto / Tolles Auto / Great car.
MrJohnnyexcellent - 27 dager siden
wonderful car
rnt - 27 dager siden
This is a great car and it deserves a better score. Sometimes Doug doesn't know what he's talking about...
CJ Cunningham
CJ Cunningham - 27 dager siden
Had a rich uncle who had one of these new in 1988 after years of driving Devilles & Park Avenues. I was in high school just getting into cars at the time remember spending hours admiring it. He used to allow me to detail it and drive it in his driveway. He replaced it in 1992 with an Eddie Bauer Explorer vowing never to buy another BMW due to the depreciation. LOL
Oxzowachi Alt
Oxzowachi Alt - 27 dager siden
11:33 someone please take this out of context
SMIFFY - 28 dager siden
I've never really subscribed to the "bigger rims are better looking" opinion and hate when I see old cars with huge modern rims on them, they just look awful.
glya - 28 dager siden
11:33 Doug out of context
Marc Cilliers
Marc Cilliers - 28 dager siden
I have always found headlight washers on its own pretty useless
cpob1688 - 29 dager siden
Obviously not a BMW guy, are you?
mistertee - 29 dager siden
I learned to drive in one of these. It was a big, heavy beast and it was so damn cool!
Ardit Sarja
Ardit Sarja - 29 dager siden
19:26 is that oil ?
Lennart Thilly
Lennart Thilly - 29 dager siden
Shit review
Don Moore
Don Moore - 29 dager siden
One of the quirks and features of Doug is he constantly reminds us of how old he is by pointing out "oddities" that anyone 10 years older than he is knows were typical in the day. Such as a place to write important phone numbers on a phone.
Simon Banks
Simon Banks - 27 dager siden
and the lack of cup-holders that always bewilders him
Patrick McCarron
Patrick McCarron - Måned siden
Japan ruled the world in the late 80s when the design and manufacture of this car occurred to deliver it by 1990.
Teknakill - Måned siden
Actually, the very first cars were electric, am I wrong? 100 plus years later we are using volts again to power 4 wheels?
Johnny R1co
Johnny R1co - Måned siden
That thing is leaking the brake fluid Doug, be careful with it!! 19:26
Shutbyotch - Måned siden
Doug, what car have you ever seen that has a coolant dipstick? This car's coolant reservoir is the same as every other car's, but it's just located in the middle of the rear engine bay.
antsolja - Måned siden
if i had the money to buy a brand new modern cheap car id buy an old second hand luxery car
antsolja - Måned siden
actually it was toyota that started the luxury v12 thing
SwissMarksman - Måned siden
Germany, not Japan.
Большая Секунда
07:18 - Why "S" means intensive clean of the front window ?
We have to check the German language, where "Schnelle" - means fast, faster :D
Rikard Sohlberg
Rikard Sohlberg - Måned siden
Nope. S for Sonderreniegung. Special cleaning. I had the same on my humble 1989 325iX. A separate container supposedly containing fluid to 'dissolve' (...) insects! Worked remarkably well!
A Magnificent Cunt
A Magnificent Cunt - Måned siden
We need a "THISSSSSSS is a" compilation.
paulfinney - Måned siden
The badge letters being connected wasn't to save money per badge, it was to save time when assembling the car and to make sure it is always straight.
The door storage was made like that for coins for autobahn Tolls. Not to just fill a gap, nothing on 90s BMW's was because. It was always for an actual reason.
Andrey Levitsky
Andrey Levitsky - Måned siden
Waiting for w223 review from Doug...
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Beechgoose 1
Beechgoose 1 - Måned siden
Yeah, things have moved on, BUT..back in the day, we used to KNOW peoples phone numbers... Nowadays, i can barely remember my own! Heheh.
Hardy Schilling
Hardy Schilling - Måned siden
Fun fact regarding the E32 BMW: It's the first car ever to sport xenon HID headlights.
Brian Weir
Brian Weir - 27 dager siden
They were offered as an option on the '92 models and were low beam only. Completely sealed units, non-replaceable bulbs, and still available new at $2,500 per side for these cars. Terrible bargain now.
k a f k a
k a f k a - Måned siden
@19:26 Leaking guts...
Jeffrey Krout
Jeffrey Krout - Måned siden
Those phones caused a lot of dead batteries. Very Doug thanks !
Robert Betz
Robert Betz - Måned siden
For some reason all I see is the door, hood, and trunk gaps. Otherwise, would love this car. My friend has a 2002 750, well maintained, and nice too drive.