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2009 BMW 750Li: In Night’s Mist

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THERE is no blue moon to light your progress tonight.

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only Xenons’ gaseous blue…

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is there to pierce the night’s mist.

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Stationary, you appraise all those details.

There are so many.

Lines, curvatures, creases, technological bits.

Only somehow the presence of water magnifies them.

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The air’s humidity reflects engineered light well…

making the atmosphere appear damp and electric all at once.

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That nose.

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The mass.

You’ll note that this generation 7-Series is within a half inch

the length of a W140 S-Class Benz.

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And in order to move that bulk,

the 750Li’s Twin-Turbo V8 makes 407 horsepower.

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Not that any of these horses are being used at the moment.

It’s just you, the car, the dampness of the air, and another car

whose helpful source of light lets you soak it all in.

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The rear door’s sun blinds reflect man made light, nicely.

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There are just so many facets to this 7.

So much technology. So much that’s new and different and unique to

this 2009 flagship. So much of it foreign to those Bavarian

standard bearers that served before.

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Helpfully, there are genealogical cues to clue you into the heritage…

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even if that heritage may seem lost at moments

in the incongruity of some flamed surfaces…

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you nevertheless recognize that the past is still very much in the present.

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May 11, 2009
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About the Author: Gunnar Heinrich is publisher of Automobiles De Luxe online and is executive producer of the Automobiles De Luxe Television series on PBS member station CPTV.

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