Date: Tue, 22 Dec 1998 19:34:20 -0800
From: Justin VanAbrahams <jvanabranopsamnet>
Subject: Re: Saab 9-5 or Volvo S 80 ? wrote: > > Johan is correct here. I added a 750IL to my stable today. > The V-12 is sweet! > Stephanie The V12 in the 750iL is one of the most overrated underacheiving engines in BMW's history. Not only is its reliability incredibly poor due to the flaws in the nikasil coating on the cylinders, but it is also extremely low powered for its displacement. Compare it to the V12 the previously powered the Jag XJS and the V12 in the Mercedes S600 and one wonders why BMW continues to produce this ridiculous powerplant. Even the 850i is a poor performer with this engine under the hood - the 840 is 99% as quick and much more fun to drive due to better weight distribution. By many BMW afficionados' opinion, the 740iL with the smaller V8 is a superior car, in terms of reliability *and* performance. I truly hope you didn't actually purchase such a car - it's an embarrassment to BMW and super-luxury sedans everywhere. And, if you did, I hope you have the good sense to take it back right now and look into adding a *real* car to your stables. "Park that shitbox and come inside" -Justin

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