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Sole BMW 750Li 100 Years snapped up
BMW Australia allocated just one example of super exclusive 750Li
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12 Sep 2016
ONE lucky, and very cashed-up, Australian buyer has snapped up the sole local example of BMW’s 750Li 100 anniversary special that, for now, is the priciest model in the German car-maker’s Australian line-up.
As part of BMW’s centenary celebrations, the company has fittingly produced 100 examples of the BMW Individual 750Li The Next 100 Years edition for global consumption, but just one was offered for the Australian market and it has found a home.
With an asking price of $400,000 plus on-road costs, the extremely limited-edition variant costs about $88,000 more than the ‘standard’ 750Li on which it is based, but it gains features that are not available in other 7 Series models.
Another model slated for Australian launch, the all-paw V12-powered M760Li xDrive could very well exceed that pricetag when it lands Down Under, but pricing is yet to be confirmed.
“This exclusive vehicle further elevates the 7 Series above the mainstream,” said BMW Australia managing director Marc Werner.
“It offers a next-level luxury experience and sits proudly at the top of the BMW experience as we embark on the next 100 years of exceptional mobility solutions.”
BMW is keeping quiet on the well-to-do Australian that has put down their hard-earned for the special 750Li, but given its status, it is likely it could have been a savvy collector.
It follows a number of other slightly less exclusive 100 Year Editions offered in Australia, including the 330i sedan and 430i Gran Coupe announced in June.
Over and above the already well-specified 750Li, the 100 Years Edition gains a Bowers and Wilkins 1400W 16-speaker surround sound system with fully active 10-channel amplifier and stainless steel finishers, as well as ceramic interior control surrounds.
Other extras include M Sport brakes, a BMW Individual rear Cool Box, and an Executive Lounge Package that features electric outboard comfort seats, full-length central console, heated and cooled seats and a massage function.
It is finished in Centennial Blue metallic paint that is limited to 7 Series centenary variants and it features special BMW Individual door sill finishers and 20-inch Individual forged alloy wheels.
The Next 100 Years badging is found on the B-pillar, above the glovebox, on the front and rear head rests, while the individual numbering is embedded into the piano black cupholder cover in the console.
It features full-leather Merino upholstery in Smoke White trim, an Alcantara roofliner also in Smoke White contrasted with piano black trim elsewhere in the cabin.
BMW has teamed with Montblanc to offer the special 750Li with a Masterpiece Skeleton Fountain Pen that incorporates elements of the Next 100 Years design theme, such as the Centennial Blue colour and a quilted look that borrows from the car’s cabin.
Under the bonnet is BMW’s 330kW/650Nm 4.4-litre twin-turbocharged V8 petrol engine driving the rear wheels via an eight-speed auto, ensuring a zero to 100km time of 4.7 seconds and consuming 8.3 litres of fuel per 100km on the combined cycle.
Features already standard on the 750Li include BMW Display Key, Gesture Control, Remote Parking, four-zone auto climate control with Ambient Air system, Rear Entertainment Experience incorporating two high-resolution 10-inch screens with Blu-Ray drive and digital TV function, panoramic glass sunroof and BMW Laserlight with Selective Beam.
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