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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  • No, it wouldn`t. If the lighter was straight, the ashtray could not fit in that area.

  • The "S" on the windshield washer stalk is the super-wash selection (lights washer system in German) for "more intensive" cleaning. You say "nothing different"? If you were to have TURNED ON THE LIGHTS (or) even just the driving/fog lights, you would've seen a high blast wash, very similar to the spray experienced when entering a car wash. In addition to the top bumper mounted headlight washer jets, there are also washer jets built into the underside of the bumper just above the driving light lenses. Under the hood are two 2-gal washer fluid tanks/4 washer pumps on opposing sides, connected to more water line than a garden hose. The wipers are dynamic/speed sensitive - sensors connected to the wiper arm linkage, monitoring the drag/down force of air hitting the wiper blade spoiler. At high speeds, the linkage will add tension to the arm, forcing the blades more firmly onto the windscreen and also adjust the frequency in between each wipe (faster at higher speeds) cycle. I've just spent over 7 lines in a comment section covering one very "minor" detail of overwhelming design advancements/engineering found in the E32. Three position "seat memory" Doug? Oh, so, much more than "just" seat memory. But hey... don't get me started. Once again, you obsess on a quirk; but fail to investigate or fully inform the viewer of the quirks you find so fascinating. For a Ytuber with a deep passion for cars, a subscription base equal to the population of Vermont, and presumably a healthy income through monetization - some folks may expect a more earnest effort into production; other than that of say, a 12 year old loopy from whiffing a lunch bag of glue. That and maybe a back-up pair of shorts?

  • intensive cleaning by BMW = turn ON headlight and windscreen washers by one button, from a more concentrated fluid from a separate tank

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

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

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

  • Fire 🔥

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

  • the "S" on the lever stays for "stark" in German or "intensive" in English ;)

  • S stands for “Stark” which means strong

  • 5:10 Germans always considered the Japanese to be the "Germans of the Far East"

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

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

  • If only Doug would stop speaking like a Valley Girl.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

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

  • Who the heck checks coolant using a dipstick? This cars coolant check seems pretty normal to me

  • I love how simple cars were back then.

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

  • rearview meeoorrr

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

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

  • 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

  • Doug DeMuro was still not born when this BMW V12 was presented

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

  • the Oreo!!!!, Doug thank you for make me laugh!!!

  • Maybe the S means Super-clean.

  • a true bmw, made a pool under it in 30 mins

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Why is it preposterous for a luxury car to not have big wheels?

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

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

  • 19:25 Luxury bmw pissing

  • Had a 1990 that was identical cool car was extremely quiet on the freeway

  • Summary: I can't believe this passed as the luxury pinnacle 30 years ago

  • Cup holder is USA only. In Europe we drive the car and drink coffee elsewhere.

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • Good job 👌👍

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

    • @DasPolarlichtlein no problem where in Germany are you from? Frankfurt, Cologne, Berlin, Stuttgart?

    • @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 😉

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

    • @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.

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

  • Im actually digging all the "over-thought touches"

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

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

  • Doug is the type guy... to pull his Oreo's apart and lick the inside first.

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

  • why is the car constantly leaking fluids?

  • leaking bmw...yup, 30 years later it is stil a feature xD

  • still not sure if the v12 was a big deal at the time

  • 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.

  • Jaguars had V12 engines before BMW.

  • 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

  • Did you forget to mention the powered rear seats!!!?

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

  • 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.

  • THISSSSSSSSS!!!!!! HE IS FAMOUS FOR

  • 19:28 aaaaand some liquid dripping out from the engine 💁‍♂️ a true BMW

  • 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/

  • Even w126 was still swaggier.

  • Tea shelf Doug, tea shelf.

  • 19:28 Car was taking a piss stealthily

  • BMW quality huh good joke

  • 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)

  • 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

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

  • Jag v12.......

  • My 1994 Bronco had power lumbar, peak of luxury I tell you what

  • And you're supposed to use the kickdown.

  • 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.

  • 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

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

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

  • 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.

  • 02:03 is the car leaking?

  • They also came with V8s at least in europe

  • 19:29 something dripping from under the car

  • Thiiiiiis iiiiiis a BMW.....

  • 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.

  • wait but i was born in 1991, wait but this says 30 years old

  • Ne čuje se, a radi

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

  • 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

  • 19:28 That's probably where the "Intense window cleaning" fluid went...

  • 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

  • Those 15's must be so damn comfortable, as luxury cars should be.

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

  • 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!!!!

  • That car is magnificent!

  • 19:22 lol oil leak?

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

  • I guess Doug forgot about the Jag XJ V12?

  • Title: V12 Content: Cupholders

  • I wonder how that V12 felt 🤔

    • 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.

  • 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.

  • First mainstream V12 ? The nice people at Jaguar might want to argue that point .

  • 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”

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