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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  • 19:24 seems to be leaking something. Starting that BMW legacy that's for sure

    piratexxxkingpiratexxxking27 minutit tagasi
  • Hi Doug, the S for intensive cleaning is for 'Scheinwerfer' cleaning 'headlights' (i think)

    90MinutenLangVoorOnzeClubUitAmsterdam90MinutenLangVoorOnzeClubUitAmsterdam5 tundi tagasi
  • 15“ best comfort.. i wisch all luxery cars today should have 15inch wheels

    Sebastian KobialkaSebastian Kobialka5 tundi tagasi
  • Fire 🔥

    doire aintudoire aintu5 tundi tagasi
  • 4:44 You are not writing peoples phone NUMBERS there. You write people NAMES there according to speed dial number they are assosiated with.

    Анатолий РычаговАнатолий Рычагов6 tundi tagasi
  • the "S" on the lever stays for "stark" in German or "intensive" in English ;)

    Fabius Maximus CunctatorFabius Maximus Cunctator6 tundi tagasi
  • S stands for “Stark” which means strong

    Denis DecoyDenis Decoy8 tundi tagasi
  • 5:10 Germans always considered the Japanese to be the "Germans of the Far East"

    AW TAW T14 tundi tagasi
    • Am I the only one who will point the elefant in the room ? That leak underneath

      doire aintudoire aintu5 tundi tagasi
  • 1988 750 in space grey is my favorite. Had one but radiator fan blew into pieces and dismantled everything

    Thomas TagueThomas Tague14 tundi tagasi
  • If only Doug would stop speaking like a Valley Girl.

    Rob MurrayRob Murray17 tundi tagasi
  • MB and BMW used Model T black steering wheels for decades. Cadillac did one year--1970--and people still accuse them of cheaping out. They did use a wheel for the climate control for decades beginning in the 60's.

    Ralph LRalph L17 tundi tagasi
  • The piece of paper on the phone wasn't for writing down numbers, it was for writing down names. You stored the numbers in the phone- press one for work, 2 for home, 3 for your mother, 4 for your mistress etc.

    Spencer WiltonSpencer Wilton18 tundi tagasi
  • BMW: the ultimate driving machine, funnily enough they're only driven by the worst drivers on the planet.

    JonO387JonO38722 tundi tagasi
  • The dark parade serendipitously brush because recorder periodically discover excluding a internal icebreaker. beneficial, ragged magic

    Juan SmithJuan Smith23 tundi tagasi
  • Who the heck checks coolant using a dipstick? This cars coolant check seems pretty normal to me

    zack wehmeirzack wehmeir23 tundi tagasi
  • I love how simple cars were back then.

    Your FanYour FanPäev tagasi
  • my first car was a 1985 735i (16). It was so balanced and comfortable I regularly drifted it in congested city streets.

    Your FanYour FanPäev tagasi
  • rearview meeoorrr

    Fire Ant MediaFire Ant MediaPäev tagasi
  • Try 1987 - these came out in 87 as an 88 model in the US and my old man popped for the first one in town. I didn't see you take it on the freeway in this video which is a shame because that's where the V12 really could be felt. You have to remember, in 88 there were very few cars toting 300hp under the hood, let alone a big comfy sedan (which is about the size of a new 5 series now). He had a K-40 radar detector installed (I believe with front and rear mounted sensors?) with the display neatly mounted inside the ash tray. You missed the one-touch operated power sunroof, power rear seats, and rear sunshade. He had the BMW phone which was hands-free via a tiny mic mounted to the left of the drivers sun visor (another first?) and came in handy on the way to see, The Golden Child, opening night when my friend forgot to call his parents to tell them we were going to a movie. I was too young to ever drive it proper but according to him (a man who had owned a 928S, 930 turbo, 911's, XJ sedan, 560SEC previous to it) it was pretty damn fast once you where on the highway. Lots of fond memories for me in that car.

    SlipAngle79SlipAngle79Päev tagasi
  • The list at the other side of the phone is not for writing down the numbers, but for specifying which numbers you have preset on the phone; i.e. you preset numbers and you don't have to remember them, just dial by choosing 1-10.

    Tomi TuominenTomi TuominenPäev tagasi
  • No offense Doug but THIS is me skipping past cars and bids on every video lol

    justincc87justincc87Päev tagasi
  • Am I the only one who will point the elefant in the room ? That leak underneath

    Tomi SlavTomi SlavPäev tagasi
  • Sorry Doug, the paper inside the "mobilephone" ist NOT to write numbers, its t write the names of the quickdial position you saved under 1 to 10

    Ingo Witte : Cameraman : Editor : ProducerIngo Witte : Cameraman : Editor : ProducerPäev tagasi
  • Doug DeMuro was still not born when this BMW V12 was presented

    Marco MarcoMarco MarcoPäev tagasi
  • gosh can't even watch two minutes without ad after ad. this is getting tiresome.

    Garrett DodsonGarrett DodsonPäev tagasi
  • the Oreo!!!!, Doug thank you for make me laugh!!!

    Luis E.T.Luis E.T.Päev tagasi
  • Maybe the S means Super-clean.

    Skyler WoodsSkyler WoodsPäev tagasi
  • a true bmw, made a pool under it in 30 mins

    Recycle BinRecycle BinPäev tagasi
    • 19:28

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  • You said no luxury car maker could get away with a gear lever of that shape today.... the Audi RS5/6/7 has that exact same shape. Obviously not as big bulky and ugly. But fundamentally the same shape haha

    Andrew_EP_PhotographyAndrew_EP_PhotographyPäev tagasi
  • The "S" on the windshield whiper stock means "Scheinwerferreingungsanlage" which translates to headlamp cleaning system. It sprays washer fluid on the head lamps and the windscreen simultaneously.

    Dave KinneDave KinnePäev tagasi
  • Why is it preposterous for a luxury car to not have big wheels?

    Trash bagTrash bagPäev tagasi
  • It all started right here - except that Jag had been putting in 5+ litre 300hp v12s since the mid-70s.

    Gary WalkerGary WalkerPäev tagasi
  • Hopefully that was an ac condenser puddle... Not a rear main seal, those are so fun to change on these I imagine!

    J MJ MPäev tagasi
  • 19:25 Luxury bmw pissing

    Незалежная БеларусьНезалежная Беларусь2 päeva tagasi
  • Had a 1990 that was identical cool car was extremely quiet on the freeway

    Ryan ColemanRyan Coleman2 päeva tagasi
  • Summary: I can't believe this passed as the luxury pinnacle 30 years ago

    Roger HitchnerRoger Hitchner2 päeva tagasi
  • Cup holder is USA only. In Europe we drive the car and drink coffee elsewhere.

    Norman MortensenNorman Mortensen2 päeva tagasi
  • The rear seat belt is arranged that way because it restrains the passengers better, allegedly the head does not knock on the vehicle side on a side impact. That is all to it, no Taxi myth, no first responder myth.

    Carsten WeilandCarsten Weiland2 päeva tagasi
  • Cars like this were at the pinnacle of creative design and comfort. Not sure why they are compared to modern cars when they're in a league of their own!

    TorologyTorology2 päeva tagasi
  • Good job 👌👍

    sokin jonsokin jon2 päeva tagasi
  • 3:35 I think those slots are for toll coins. I hear toll roads used to be all over Germany

    John BaconJohn Bacon2 päeva tagasi
    • @DasPolarlichtlein no problem where in Germany are you from? Frankfurt, Cologne, Berlin, Stuttgart?

      John BaconJohn BaconPäev tagasi
    • @John Bacon well...you don't have to be sorry. i say sorry because of my word choice. i don't wanted to sound rude 😊 by the way: the most famous privat owned toll route in germany is the nordschleife 😉

      DasPolarlichtleinDasPolarlichtleinPäev tagasi
    • @DasPolarlichtlein sorry another german told me. I heard it from a german dude and thought it was legit

      John BaconJohn BaconPäev tagasi
    • @John *_where did you hear this fairy tale ?_* _decades ago in germany a toll was planned, but was never introduced. today there is a toll only for trucks, which is billed via electronic devices on the autobahn. consequently in germany there are no toll booths with barriers where coins are thrown into payment machines. educate yourself. or learn to search on google._ edit: but yes...that is space for coins. back then there were parking meters (one thing for every spot) with coin slots and dials to operate the device. today you put money in one machine and a bill is printed, which you have to put behind your windscreen. the most modern version is an app on your mobile. you scan the code, set the time, get your bill printed, and place it behind the windscreen.

      DasPolarlichtleinDasPolarlichtleinPäev tagasi
  • In the days before BMWs got unbelievably complex and difficult to work on and maintain.

    Ryan HodgesRyan Hodges2 päeva tagasi
  • Im actually digging all the "over-thought touches"

    Baha BobbyBaha Bobby2 päeva tagasi
  • 11:48 - Sure the 'L' stood for Limousine which came with extra 50mm for leg room

    c00k13 m0N5tAc00k13 m0N5tA2 päeva tagasi
  • The miles don't me anything. Only taking care of the car will make any car last long

    Ed venutoEd venuto2 päeva tagasi
  • Doug is the type guy... to pull his Oreo's apart and lick the inside first.

    Kiran SKiran S2 päeva tagasi
  • full of shit .... every auto i have driven has a 1 2 3 D ...... you dont have to switch to manual mode .... typical doug ....

    SL ContentSL Content2 päeva tagasi
  • why is the car constantly leaking fluids?

    Dimitar RistovskiDimitar Ristovski2 päeva tagasi
  • leaking bmw...yup, 30 years later it is stil a feature xD

    Robert KochmanskiRobert Kochmanski2 päeva tagasi
  • still not sure if the v12 was a big deal at the time

    Filip MašekFilip Mašek2 päeva tagasi
  • Bosch didn't make a V12 Motronic ECU in 1987, so BMW used two fully separate 6-cylinder engine control systems for this engine. There are 2 fuel pumps, 2 distributors, 2 ECMs, etc. You can run the engine and drive around on the right or left bank only, which is sometimes useful for diagnostic trouble-shooting.

    ErichhhErichhh2 päeva tagasi
  • Jaguars had V12 engines before BMW.

    5ebra15ebra12 päeva tagasi
  • I just love these old BMW wheels so much. I have no idea why maybe its just nostalgia but these wheels look so amazing and have always looked amazing to me ever since i was little and first saw them

    Fynn BittnerFynn Bittner3 päeva tagasi
  • Did you forget to mention the powered rear seats!!!?

    dAysholadAyshola3 päeva tagasi
    • You'd think he would have noticed and pointed out the asymmetrical seat cushion.

      Ralph LRalph L17 tundi tagasi
  • really shows how the top of the line features eventually become common/standard so entry level cars are better than top of class luxury cars from decades ago.

    Christophe BrelandChristophe Breland3 päeva tagasi
  • THISSSSSSSSS!!!!!! HE IS FAMOUS FOR

    Labron JamesLabron James3 päeva tagasi
  • 19:28 aaaaand some liquid dripping out from the engine 💁‍♂️ a true BMW

    Super ProperSuper Proper3 päeva tagasi
  • Those wheels are made in Italy. They are the EXACT same wheels that are fitted to The 95 MERC, but mine have Mercury Hubcaps. Those wheels were fitted to early-90s Crown Vics, Grand Marquis , and Town Cars. I took 'em off of a '92 Crown Vic, and fitted used Mercury caps -- I like the looks of the classic-style pattern that I call "Italian Lace". Getting hard to find quality tires for the 15-inchers -- may have to go to 17s. www.mercuryforum.com/forum/grand-marquis-14/1995-grand-marquis-restoration-8937/

    Chuck HallowellChuck Hallowell3 päeva tagasi
  • Even w126 was still swaggier.

    ukranautukranaut3 päeva tagasi
  • Tea shelf Doug, tea shelf.

    Ryan ORyan O3 päeva tagasi
  • 19:28 Car was taking a piss stealthily

    Suprano MusicSuprano Music3 päeva tagasi
  • BMW quality huh good joke

    محمد السعديمحمد السعدي3 päeva tagasi
  • Apparently the rear seat belts were designed that way to priorise stopping lateral movement in a side impact, so rear occupants would not clash heads. I have so much of this exact same stuff as options in one of my 540i E34s (the cheaper baby brother to the E32). I love it all, especially the first aid kit under the front seat that was "Made in West Germany". Along with the more modern V8/5 speed in the lighter E34, it is a classic car that is far more liveable than other 30 year old cars, it is fantastically cheap as its the under the radar consumable alternative to these classics, but the high build quality means a lot of the stuff lasts if its kept clean. Modern suspension really helps wake these up (the body roll on worn stock suspension is especially horrible)

    bennygbennyg3 päeva tagasi
  • That's a car I never knew existed in the USA. The Ford contour svt. Known in the UK as the mondeo st mk1 Great cars

    TacticalStonerTacticalStoner3 päeva tagasi
  • I remeber the dealer said it can run on 6 cyclinder to save fuel, may be he was just joking.

    Leo ChangLeo Chang3 päeva tagasi
  • Jag v12.......

    Walter HubickiWalter Hubicki3 päeva tagasi
  • My 1994 Bronco had power lumbar, peak of luxury I tell you what

    Bubba Gump ShrimpBubba Gump Shrimp3 päeva tagasi
  • And you're supposed to use the kickdown.

    Sean CostelloSean Costello3 päeva tagasi
  • I had a 32 for my firs car. In mine at least, the shifter just let you use the manual gears and the switch was for manual and automatic traction control.

    Sean CostelloSean Costello3 päeva tagasi
  • O god, looking at this CD PLAYER! I remember times when me and my mates were stopping in the middle of the road at night changing the CDs in my father's Audi 80 b4... Haha

    Marcin RucinskiMarcin Rucinski4 päeva tagasi
  • THIS is a door-handle, you can use it to open the door. This was cutting edge technology in 1990.

    saiiiiiii1saiiiiiii14 päeva tagasi
  • @5:30 Doug: "No luxury brand today would have a gear lever like this! The shape is ridiculous!" Audi: "Erm.."

    Joe NestJoe Nest4 päeva tagasi
  • I had one 750i e32 10years ago. The comfort in this car is way better then many new cars. This one I had was an 92 model and there was a sport mode in the gear box. It was not slow at all. So 1 in score is simply false.

    Martin WMartin W4 päeva tagasi
  • 02:03 is the car leaking?

    FelixFelix4 päeva tagasi
  • They also came with V8s at least in europe

    D. J.D. J.4 päeva tagasi
  • 19:29 something dripping from under the car

    dusan anticdusan antic4 päeva tagasi
  • Thiiiiiis iiiiiis a BMW.....

    Courage NyikaCourage Nyika4 päeva tagasi
  • Doug forgot to show the most amazing quirk! When you operate the electric seats then the seatbelt height will adjust itself automatically! I owned a 735 back in the day and was amazed by that feature.

    Derf T.Derf T.4 päeva tagasi
  • wait but i was born in 1991, wait but this says 30 years old

    willrobdwillrobd4 päeva tagasi
  • Ne čuje se, a radi

    Drago VelesDrago Veles4 päeva tagasi
  • I love u man x i love the way you review cars all most mach jeremy clarcson . You should have tv show bro

    Red PenRed Pen4 päeva tagasi
  • My dad had a car like this. 750il. Fastest speed I have been in a car 260kms no problem at all and smooth all the way

    Dino GreaverDino Greaver4 päeva tagasi
  • 19:28 That's probably where the "Intense window cleaning" fluid went...

    Conny HuldinConny Huldin4 päeva tagasi
  • I really want more these classic cars the old BMW series and Mercedes types of classes please it's way better than the modern ones

    ABDUL BAASIT HOOSAINABDUL BAASIT HOOSAIN4 päeva tagasi
  • Those 15's must be so damn comfortable, as luxury cars should be.

    Heikki RemesHeikki Remes4 päeva tagasi
  • Correction Doug, at 17:54 you mention there was no V8 option until the 540i and 740i, but you forgot the 840i.

    sbscottwsbscottw4 päeva tagasi
  • Some comments: The rear seat buckles are in thr oppsite side due to the rear seat passengers shouldn´t collide the heads in an accident. Info from the brouchure I had back in the days. The V12 produces 300 hp, at least here in Europe. As you said, Mercedes was wayyy later with the V12, the needed something that was special... Mercedes V12 produced 300 kW (instead of hp) that equals to 408 hp. But only some years later du to emission rules down to 397 hp, but 292 kW wasn´t that cool.... :D Thank you for this review of my "Traumwagen" (dream car) of the 80´s and early 90´s!!!!

    Christopher ÅhsChristopher Åhs4 päeva tagasi
  • That car is magnificent!

    Roosevelt FreemanRoosevelt Freeman4 päeva tagasi
  • 19:22 lol oil leak?

    Quake RomeQuake Rome4 päeva tagasi
  • uh-oh, what's drippin' there? (19:28) and no Doug, it didn't do 200mph (was limited to 250kph instead)

    Prian PurchePrian Purche4 päeva tagasi
  • I guess Doug forgot about the Jag XJ V12?

    jehdominicjehdominic4 päeva tagasi
  • Title: V12 Content: Cupholders

    GrasslandHerbivoreGrasslandHerbivore4 päeva tagasi
  • I wonder how that V12 felt 🤔

    FREEWAYMACHINE1985FREEWAYMACHINE19854 päeva tagasi
    • Felt cultivated, though sporty, if needed. King of the Autobahn back in the late 80s/early 90s. Unique starting sound: like a hoarse turbine. Made you turn your head. Peak of BMW design, engeneering and quality.

      Ernst Stavro BlofeldErnst Stavro Blofeld4 päeva tagasi
  • My first car was an E32 735IL. Still one of my favorite cars and it's still on the road today. BMW doesn't make them like they used to. You can really tell the difference between an 80's BMW and a mid 2000's BMW. On the shift mode selector mine had an S button that you could get to by pushing the whole slider down. I think the E was for Economy because that was the standard mode every time you started the car. Mine had a quirk where the BC would go into German every couple starts.

    Allan RoyAllan Roy4 päeva tagasi
  • First mainstream V12 ? The nice people at Jaguar might want to argue that point .

    Anthony McdonaldAnthony Mcdonald4 päeva tagasi
  • I owned a 1991 535 I. To this day, it’s still my favorite car. Sidenote, it was dark green with gold rims. We used to say “green for the money, gold for the honey”

    abbsnn coseabbsnn cose4 päeva tagasi
  • 👍🇦🇺

    Fw 07Fw 074 päeva tagasi
  • This thing, from 1991, is nicer than most cars in 2021!

    IamtheBluefoxIamtheBluefox4 päeva tagasi
  • Jaguar offered V12s in their full size sedans since the 80s

    Juan BallesterosJuan Ballesteros4 päeva tagasi
  • Doug is the kind of guy who struggles to understand why a Model T Ford didn't come equipped with airbags.

    Erik GriewischErik Griewisch4 päeva tagasi
    • Love old cars

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