Here’s How Fast the 2016 BMW 750i xDrive Accelerates to 155 MPH

There’s no model in BMW’s current line-up more important than the brand spanking new 7 Series. The flagship was unveiled a while back and special test driving events have been held at various locations around the world already, with positive remarks being written in all corners of the world.
2016 BMW 750i xDrive at 260 km/h 1 photo
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However, the reviews are not what’s important here. What matters is how the car performs in all sorts of situations and straight up acceleration will be one of those. I’m not saying that drivers of the new 7er will be drag racing all the time, but they will probably press the accelerator pedal beyond the kick down point a couple of times.

When that happens, in any BMW, it’s good to know that you have plenty of grunt to take you out of there in no time and, the fastest model in the 7 Series range will do that easily.

We’re talking about the 750i xDrive model which, for now, is the title holder in this regard. Using a revised version of the old 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 engine of its predecessor, the new car is faster by 0.2 seconds, needing just 4.4 seconds to reach 100 km/h (62 mph). Since they have the same power output and torque at 450 HP / 650 Nm (480 lb-ft) torque, the difference comes from the weight cut the G11 received, of around 180 kg (400 lbs).

The guys from Arab GT got a hold of one and decided to record just how fast a limousine of its size can accelerate, from the inside. Therefore, allow us to show you probably the first video of the new 7 Series accelerating to its top speed.

As you’re about to see, the car apparently goes up to 260 km/h (161.5 mph) but we think that a V-Box would’ve shown the car’s real speed which is limited to 250 km/h or 155 mph.

Either way, as expected, the BMW shows great acceleration potential up to around 150 km/h (93 mph) and then starts to slow down as its shape, aerodynamics and weight start to show their grinning faces.

The least impressive factor, however, is the sound the V8 makes as it reaches triple-digit speeds. I know that this is a limousine that has to be comfortable and quiet, but no V8 should be muffled out like that.

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