It seemed better with Driving Dynamics Control in Comfort mode, so we suggest staying there, and avoiding Normal altogether. For the structures that serve as these force paths, multi-phase steels as well as a new generation of heat-formed steels have been introduced, further contributing to the structure's weight efficiency. Outstanding occupant protection at all seating positions Robust structural elements, extensive and precisely defined deformation zones, and highly efficient restraint systems coordinated by the powerful control electronics form the basis for the high level of occupant protection in the 7. This option is available on all 7-Series models. At the core of this experience are chassis engineering that sets new international standards and all-new powertrain technology. These two paths are visually differentiated from each other.
The Stop-and-Go function can bring the vehicle to a complete stop if traffic calls for it. Full-screen map displays offer outstandingly detailed views of the geography; maps and landmarks can be shown in 3-dimensional form. Black Dakota leather, dark Anthracite wood trim and brushed aluminum accents give the interior a sporty and classy feel. Both are included in the optional Camera Package. Mere input of destinations reveals the new system's impressive capabilities. Actual acceleration results may vary, depending on specification of vehicle; road and environmental conditions; testing procedures and driving style. You know, like on those long road trips with the kids.
Should the vehicle leave the station's digital broadcast area, the system automatically reverts to the same station's conventional broadcasting. Aside from the dramatic thrust that drivers will notice subjectively, the objective data are dramatic as well: the 750i, will accelerate from 0-60mph in 5. For whiplash protection, Active head restraints are standard on both front seats. The point of the new engineering approach is to achieve higher performance without correspondingly higher fuel consumption. There are also eight programmable buttons that look like radio presets. Hence, the system is able within a fraction of a second to vary the distribution of drive forces, anticipating the upcoming situation and not just responding once a wheel has started to spin.
The 760Li's quad tailpipe tips are rectangular, and integrated in the rear air dam. Completely redesigned for 2009, the fifth-generation 7 Series line expands considerably for 2011. Beyond these extensive functions, still others involve the use of brakes to achieve desired operational and stability goals. An additional new refinement is four direct-select keys placed directly next to the controller, for the most frequently used menus. Extensive array of features enhancing forward illumination and outward vision It probably goes without saying that Xenon headlights are standard on the 7; but these are just the beginning of an extensive array of advanced, beneficial and enjoyable features that enhance these cars' forward illumination.
We wish it would be replaced with something simpler. Hill Decent preset speed and operation is shown in the display below the speedometer. Consequently, these vehicles are well positioned to achieve excellent ratings in all crash-safety tests worldwide. Subjects are presented in a multimedia format of animations, slide shows with sound and written description. Another first for the 7 is this additional capability: recognition of the direction a pedestrian near the roadway is moving.
Varying the rear-wheel steering according to vehicle speed, the system steers them in the same direction as the fronts at higher speeds, which enhances the more important attribute of stability at these speeds. Having the Alpina B7 means they don't have to play that card. The details of the 760Li are described in a separate release. Carbon Black Metallic exterior paint is available with the new M Sport Package. Convenient combination of voice entry and controller operation Yet another iDrive innovation is its ability to combine voice and controller entry, called Multi-mode Input. Furthermore, it reset itself at 70 degrees each time the engine was shut off.
It uses a tuned version of the twin-turbocharged 4. The side-view camera consists of two further cameras, one each in the front bumper's corners, which transmit views toward the sides to the control display. A further, and perhaps less expected, benefit is that the rear-wheel steering reduces the yaw rate in a given road-speed maneuver, which will be perceived by rear-seat passengers as an improvement in riding comfort. According to researchers who developed this technology, it contributes 2-3% fuel savings and 20% fewer emissions. Hill Decent Control is activated by a button on the center console and, using xDrive and individual brakes, is able to can automatically control the vehicle decent down a steep, icy and curvy road allowing the complete steering control.
Users need not go into iDrive for any climate settings. From the driver's seat you don't see that, anyway. The effect is that of a significantly larger-displacement engine; yet this aluminum V-8 weighs less than such a larger, naturally aspirated engine of comparable performance would. It looks like the joystick for a flight-simulation video game, and company engineers have re-invented the Park position, putting it where Reverse is on other cars. In great measure, this new sedan owes its unique, progressive character to an abundance of innovations whose purpose is to make driving a magnificent automobile - as well as riding in it - a memorable experience. The doors open way wide, for easy entry and exit. And the twin turbos keep delivering, over that wide rpm range mentioned earlier.