The BMW 750iL Was BMW's V12 Flagship Luxury Sedan From 30 Years Ago

7. Sij 2021.
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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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  • Would be interesting to see if an Altima will perform and look as good as this cruiser does after 30 years. There will probably not exist any Altimas then but this beauty will most likely still be running fine.

    Nordic Commerce & ConsultingNordic Commerce & ConsultingPrije 17 sati
  • Why is doug so taken aback about the shape of the shifter handle? It’s just a shifter...

    Bryan BeyerBryan BeyerPrije 23 sati
  • 14:12 Did you ever see the Ferrari-logo? All letters connected. On such an expensive car...

    Brad CollinsBrad CollinsPrije 23 sati
  • 4:50 it's not for numbers, it's for names to the speed dial. @DougDeMuro

    nussednussedPrije dan
  • 1:24 BMW was nothing like what it is today, yhea it was better. Now tgey make shitty cars that only idiots like

    Ante ŠošićAnte ŠošićPrije dan
  • 03:37 three storage places: paper, weed, matches.... Good for you BMW! :D

    Alex O.Alex O.Prije dan
  • I used to own this car so this is my marks, much closer to reality than this guy from video: Styling 10 - legendary shape, not a single sedan of the time looking better Accel 4 - it’s still superb on autobahn, i was outrun many modern cars Handling 5 - looking at the weight, it feels very light, many modern cars suck comparing to this Fun Factor 7 - V12 and RWD on a sedan, what can be more fun? Cool Factor 9 - german legends of that time are the top you can dream about Features 8 - it has all you need in a car, unless you are so stupid that can’t drive without parktronics or sensor displays Comfort 8 - it’s still equal to modern cars of E-class Quality 9 - hard to find such a great quality of leather in interior and overall engineering our times Practice 10 - simply unbeatable Value 10 - they are extremely cheap at aftermarket 80/100 Take this expert looking, Doug.

    Sergey PopovSergey PopovPrije 2 dana
  • Lol there bbs,rims

    Phillip CunninghamPhillip CunninghamPrije 2 dana
  • Lol something made in the 90s which I sure you have seen many times how is wired.

    Phillip CunninghamPhillip CunninghamPrije 2 dana
  • Is that an oil leak at 1:54?

    Alex CruduAlex CruduPrije 2 dana
  • Heated rear seats... Christ, that's not even a standard thing in most *_modern_* luxury cars.

    KroneYTKroneYTPrije 2 dana
  • S could stand for sehr which means very. Sehr sauber. Very clean

    N F95N F95Prije 2 dana
  • I have a friend who has an e38 and the car phone still works today . I used it ones to try it out. It's pretty cool!

    RaphaelRaphaelPrije 2 dana
  • On my first car in 1991, when you opened the door the interior light came on... That was it. Those BMWs were spaceships back then.

    konohhkonohhPrije 2 dana
  • I have had a 540i from the same era. I kept it for years, other cars in my garage came and left, but this one by all means was a very very well built car. I had more than 200000mils. on it. It never and and mean never, broke down over the 20 years of owning it. Mine had a 6 speed HF gearbox, again 6 gears back then was unheard off. Most cars back then had a 3 speed gearbox. A truly great car. I sold it to a car collector, so it could have a proper final resting place.

    Michael S. V. LeviMichael S. V. LeviPrije 3 dana
  • 19:25 something's dripping under the car ...

    DKDKPrije 3 dana
  • Now its time to get it out on the road and see how it drives...

    DoubleDeckerAntonDoubleDeckerAntonPrije 3 dana
  • A great car then.... A great car now....

    DoubleDeckerAntonDoubleDeckerAntonPrije 3 dana
  • ....hey Doug, the „E“ in the shiftprogram means the Economyprogramm or normalprogramm. The German versions got a „S“port and a „W“inter programm! The „S“ on the Wisherlever is for the „Scheinwerfer“ in english called headlamps....that is intensive clean! Also the E32 V12 was the first car ever with Xenon headlamps in 1991 for the European market;)

    Diesel Buddys at Geissler TransporteDiesel Buddys at Geissler TransportePrije 3 dana
  • I have one of those - mine had backseats that can slide forward and recline, a power sunshade, and radio controls covered in the back center console. The battery of this thing is reverse polarity and under the passenger seatswhich lead to a lot of headaches as this always had a voltage leak. They only had a v6 and v12 those days because this was actually 2 v6s mated together which is why the ignition and other top parts are in reverse - left bank controls the right side and vice versa. I just bought it for kicks and no regrets even if I haven't used it for several years now. Oh the kicker is there's a V12 logo on mine that just shouts, I'm special!

    wilfred batarawilfred bataraPrije 4 dana
    • Inline 6 not a V6

      Allan HaywoodAllan HaywoodPrije 3 dana
  • 19:23 это ведро уже течёт. Японцы тех лет такого себе не позволяют.

    lone Ionelone IonePrije 4 dana
  • Doug, the phone handset paper was not for writing phone numbers, but for writing the contact name of the memory speed dial selection.

    Chad LinnenbrinkChad LinnenbrinkPrije 4 dana
  • just wait till you see a fully optioned out E32. no, you still can't get that stuff on a new Altima as you say. some features of the Highline and Royal Highline aren't even available on the G12.

    supra1722supra1722Prije 4 dana
  • First mainstream luxury sedan to offer a V12 engine if you ignore the Jaguar XJ12 that was around since the early 70's.

    Weekend WrenchingWeekend WrenchingPrije 4 dana
  • S for Spritz?

    Sam SamuelsSam SamuelsPrije 4 dana
  • Doug, when Mercedes got caught off guard by the V-12, they revamped their cars with the V12 and just to get back at their rivals, DOUBLE paned the windows! Mercedes salespeople were firmly ordered to warn customers that the glass was not bulletproof in any way. Its purpose was to make the interior as quiet as possible.

    largol33t1largol33t1Prije 4 dana
  • So they can include a glove like one everyone probably has already but they can't separate the letters and numbers in '750' and 'IL'. Hmmmmmmmmm....

    WestDakotaOfficialWestDakotaOfficialPrije 4 dana
    • The Last Boy Scout (1991) They we speeding down the road in a brand new 7 Series in white. Maybe thats the one.

      abbsnn coseabbsnn cosePrije 4 dana
  • What a moron... how can anyone watch review when he don't know basic things about cars... There is separate tank for concentrated fluid for intensive wash , if its empty then of course it is mystery for Dough deMoron :)

    abacus3000abacus3000Prije 4 dana
    • 19:15 Smaller wheels, taller sidewalls, more comfortable and cushier ride. I like that idea :)

      abbsnn coseabbsnn cosePrije 4 dana
  • I'm sorry, did he say that BMW has a reputation for quality? I think that's the funniest joke I've heard him say...

    Jo LCJo LCPrije 4 dana
  • you could get all the luxuries 30 years and ago and still , they are a luxury rather than being commodity

    Esat'ın MaceralarıEsat'ın MaceralarıPrije 4 dana
  • Hey Doug Idk if this one had it but I had a 92 and the back seats reclined.

    D WallaceD WallacePrije 5 dana
  • I had to double check it wasn't Emo Philips! 😂

    Mark BrantomMark BrantomPrije 5 dana
  • The rear seatbelts also kept the passengers heads from smashing into each other in case of a crash.

    RolandRolandPrije 5 dana
  • The exultant jail bizarrely knot because shell compatibly squeak sans a handsome exhaust. present, slippery emery

    tito hotrodtito hotrodPrije 5 dana
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      Bio ConjugationBio ConjugationPrije 4 dana
  • Americans and their stupid cup holders..... Those lighters are super handy now with the phone chargers you can use on them.

    П ЧП ЧPrije 5 dana
  • Engine options: one or two engines?

    karroomekarroomePrije 5 dana
  • I almost bought one of these with low mileage back in the 90-s, during the test drive (the car drove nicely) I noticed that hardly any of the thousand electronic gismos inside the cabin worked. That made me think again.

    NorceCodineNorceCodinePrije 5 dana
  • S = Schnell.

    NorceCodineNorceCodinePrije 5 dana
  • Doug, I was lucky enough to learn to drive in a 1989 750iL. Ours did not have the terrible front license plate holder, but had reclining rear seats as well as heated!

    TheNickGuy408TheNickGuy408Prije 5 dana
  • no beauty or style in the interior????? poor choice of words

    CacafuegoCacafuegoPrije 5 dana

    A. K.A. K.Prije 5 dana
  • 19:15 Smaller wheels, taller sidewalls, more comfortable and cushier ride. I like that idea :)

    Harry CallahanHarry CallahanPrije 5 dana
    • I liked them all

      sokin jonsokin jonPrije 5 dana
  • The Last Boy Scout (1991) They we speeding down the road in a brand new 7 Series in white. Maybe thats the one.

    Johnny GustavJohnny GustavPrije 5 dana
    • control for decades beginning in the 60's.

      sokin jonsokin jonPrije 5 dana
  • No, it wouldn`t. If the lighter was straight, the ashtray could not fit in that area.

    Be FlabbergastedBe FlabbergastedPrije 5 dana
  • 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?

    StubahnStubahnPrije 5 dana
  • intensive cleaning by BMW = turn ON headlight and windscreen washers by one button, from a more concentrated fluid from a separate tank

    devlop30devlop30Prije 5 dana
  • 19:24 seems to be leaking something. Starting that BMW legacy that's for sure

    piratexxxkingpiratexxxkingPrije 5 dana
  • Hi Doug, the S for intensive cleaning is for 'Scheinwerfer' cleaning 'headlights' (i think)

    90MinutenLangVoorOnzeClubUitAmsterdam90MinutenLangVoorOnzeClubUitAmsterdamPrije 6 dana
  • 15“ best comfort.. i wisch all luxery cars today should have 15inch wheels

    Sebastian KobialkaSebastian KobialkaPrije 6 dana
  • Fire 🔥

    doire aintudoire aintuPrije 6 dana
  • 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 РычаговPrije 6 dana
  • the "S" on the lever stays for "stark" in German or "intensive" in English ;)

    Fabius Maximus CunctatorFabius Maximus CunctatorPrije 6 dana
    • @sharknose6 So I guess they forgot to refill it

      Fabius Maximus CunctatorFabius Maximus CunctatorPrije 4 dana
    • There is a smaller washer tank besides the main tank for special "intensive" washer fluid that nobody care.

      sharknose6sharknose6Prije 4 dana
  • S stands for “Stark” which means strong

    Denis DecoyDenis DecoyPrije 6 dana
  • 5:10 Germans always considered the Japanese to be the "Germans of the Far East"

    AW TAW TPrije 6 dana
    • Am I the only one who will point the elefant in the room ? That leak underneath

      doire aintudoire aintuPrije 6 dana
  • 1988 750 in space grey is my favorite. Had one but radiator fan blew into pieces and dismantled everything

    Thomas TagueThomas TaguePrije 6 dana
  • If only Doug would stop speaking like a Valley Girl.

    Rob MurrayRob MurrayPrije 6 dana
  • 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 LPrije 6 dana
  • 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 WiltonPrije 6 dana
  • BMW: the ultimate driving machine, funnily enough they're only driven by the worst drivers on the planet.

    JonO387JonO387Prije 6 dana
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    Juan SmithJuan SmithPrije 6 dana
  • Who the heck checks coolant using a dipstick? This cars coolant check seems pretty normal to me

    zack wehmeirzack wehmeirPrije 6 dana
  • I love how simple cars were back then.

    Your FanYour FanPrije 6 dana
  • my first car was a 1985 735i (16). It was so balanced and comfortable I regularly drifted it in congested city streets.

    Your FanYour FanPrije 6 dana
  • rearview meeoorrr

    Fire Ant MediaFire Ant MediaPrije 6 dana
  • 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.

    SlipAngle79SlipAngle79Prije 6 dana
  • 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 TuominenPrije 6 dana
  • No offense Doug but THIS is me skipping past cars and bids on every video lol

    justincc87justincc87Prije 7 dana
  • Am I the only one who will point the elefant in the room ? That leak underneath

    Tomi SlavTomi SlavPrije 7 dana
  • 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 : ProducerPrije 7 dana
  • Doug DeMuro was still not born when this BMW V12 was presented

    Marco MarcoMarco MarcoPrije 7 dana
  • gosh can't even watch two minutes without ad after ad. this is getting tiresome.

    Garrett DodsonGarrett DodsonPrije 7 dana
  • the Oreo!!!!, Doug thank you for make me laugh!!!

    Luis E.T.Luis E.T.Prije 7 dana
  • Maybe the S means Super-clean.

    Skyler WoodsSkyler WoodsPrije 7 dana
  • a true bmw, made a pool under it in 30 mins

    Recycle BinRecycle BinPrije 7 dana
    • 19:28

      Recycle BinRecycle BinPrije 7 dana
  • 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_PhotographyPrije 7 dana
  • 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 KinnePrije 7 dana
  • Why is it preposterous for a luxury car to not have big wheels?

    Trash bagTrash bagPrije 7 dana
  • It all started right here - except that Jag had been putting in 5+ litre 300hp v12s since the mid-70s.

    Gary WalkerGary WalkerPrije 7 dana
  • Hopefully that was an ac condenser puddle... Not a rear main seal, those are so fun to change on these I imagine!

    J MJ MPrije 7 dana
  • 19:25 Luxury bmw pissing

    Незалежная БеларусьНезалежная БеларусьPrije 7 dana
  • Had a 1990 that was identical cool car was extremely quiet on the freeway

    Ryan ColemanRyan ColemanPrije 8 dana
  • Summary: I can't believe this passed as the luxury pinnacle 30 years ago

    Roger HitchnerRoger HitchnerPrije 8 dana
  • Cup holder is USA only. In Europe we drive the car and drink coffee elsewhere.

    Norman MortensenNorman MortensenPrije 8 dana
  • 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 WeilandPrije 8 dana
  • 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!

    TorologyTorologyPrije 8 dana
  • Good job 👌👍

    sokin jonsokin jonPrije 8 dana
  • 3:35 I think those slots are for toll coins. I hear toll roads used to be all over Germany

    John BaconJohn BaconPrije 8 dana
    • @DasPolarlichtlein no problem where in Germany are you from? Frankfurt, Cologne, Berlin, Stuttgart?

      John BaconJohn BaconPrije 7 dana
    • @John Bacon 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 😉

      DasPolarlichtleinDasPolarlichtleinPrije 7 dana
    • @DasPolarlichtlein sorry another german told me. I heard it from a german dude and thought it was legit

      John BaconJohn BaconPrije 7 dana
    • @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.

      DasPolarlichtleinDasPolarlichtleinPrije 7 dana
  • In the days before BMWs got unbelievably complex and difficult to work on and maintain.

    Ryan HodgesRyan HodgesPrije 8 dana
  • Im actually digging all the "over-thought touches"

    Baha BobbyBaha BobbyPrije 8 dana
  • 11:48 - Sure the 'L' stood for Limousine which came with extra 50mm for leg room

    c00k13 m0N5tAc00k13 m0N5tAPrije 8 dana
  • The miles don't me anything. Only taking care of the car will make any car last long

    Ed venutoEd venutoPrije 8 dana
  • Doug is the type guy... to pull his Oreo's apart and lick the inside first.

    Kiran SKiran SPrije 8 dana
  • 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 ContentPrije 8 dana
  • why is the car constantly leaking fluids?

    Dimitar RistovskiDimitar RistovskiPrije 8 dana
  • leaking bmw...yup, 30 years later it is stil a feature xD

    Robert KochmanskiRobert KochmanskiPrije 8 dana
  • still not sure if the v12 was a big deal at the time

    Filip MašekFilip MašekPrije 8 dana
  • 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.

    ErichhhErichhhPrije 8 dana
  • Jaguars had V12 engines before BMW.

    5ebra15ebra1Prije 8 dana
  • 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 BittnerPrije 8 dana
  • Did you forget to mention the powered rear seats!!!?

    dAysholadAysholaPrije 9 dana
    • You'd think he would have noticed and pointed out the asymmetrical seat cushion.

      Ralph LRalph LPrije 6 dana