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Old 12-17-2008, 11:35 AM   #1
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So my room mate works for Flour and is on assignment in Columbia (about 2.5 hours away). he works 6 day weeks and only comes home saturday night. this will be going on until september. Anyway, in order to get a few days off for christmas, he had to work through last weekend and will be working through this weekend (14 days straight, 10 hours a day). So here's what happened. He owns a late 90's BMW 750iL.

For those of you that aren't familiar with BMW's the 750 is the flagship, costing upwards of 100k depending on the options (his is fully loaded). It also has a 5.4 liter 12 cylinder engine. the older models do not have nearly as much power as the new ones but they are still very fast.

Anyway, he asked me to drive it yesterday so it wouldn't be sitting for too long. To be honest i didn't want to because of the fact that if anything happens to it it costs a small fortune to repair. But being a good room mate i drove it. and i drove the SHIT out of it! This thing dwarfs a crown victoria, but it handles like its on rails. i didn't know it was possible for a car that size to take turns at the speeds i was taking them. of course the tires are rubber bands and over a foot wide each, so there is alot of surface area. Now on to the speed....

zero to 60 is fast, but i have been in quicker cars. but 60 to 100 is unbelievable! i'm serious, it takes litterally only a few seconds to jump from 60 to 100. and i think the 100 to 140 is even faster. (for the record i didn't quite hit 140 but i got close). this thing is like a rocket at highway speeds. the downside is that with 12 cylinders it burns through gas like nobody's business. i averaged 11 mpg (according to the onboard computer).

Long story short, if you ever get the chance to let loose in one i highly recommend it. but hopefully i will not be driving it again since i will either kill myself, someone else, or have my license suspended. basically, i have zero self control when i have that much power at my toes and couldn't help but floor it everywhere i went. i'm much better off with a slow lumbering truck. but damn..... i still cant get over the overall feel of the car. $100,000 will buy one hell of a driving machine. smooth as silk, and the engine was quiet but still somehow managed to scream. anyone else driven one of these?
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Old 12-17-2008, 11:38 AM   #3
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I'm forwarding this to your roommate.
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Old 12-17-2008, 11:38 AM   #4
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Old 12-17-2008, 11:42 AM   #5
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I deal with some of the folks from Flour at the power station in EastOver SC.

I know, who cares.....
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Old 12-17-2008, 11:43 AM   #6
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Drove my father's LS460 half way home from New Hampshire to Florida a while back. It's only got 380 horses but like that Bimmer it accelerates from 60 to well over 100 in a heartbeat. You think you've been doing 70 for a while, look down and you're doing 110, feels no different. Handles like it's on rails too. Quite exhilarating!
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Old 12-17-2008, 11:46 AM   #7
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Makes you have a new found respect for BMW does it. I have had the experience too...We have MINI's which have alot of BMW technology in them and gotta say...well they are quick and so much fun to drive...better yet you can drive the hell out of it and still get 30mpg! Thanks for sharing your experience.
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So my room mate works for Flour and is on assignment in Columbia
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He owns a late 90's BMW 750iL.
So your roomate works for the cocaine cartel in Columbia.
Somehow it all makes sense to me now..
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Old 12-17-2008, 11:51 AM   #9
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I'm forwarding this to your roommate.
i already sent him an email telling him i didnt know how to turn the traction control off and so the only way i could burn out was to go in reverse at 20mph then slam it into drive without taking my foot off the gas and that it burned out real good then

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I deal with some of the folks from Flour at the power station in EastOver SC.

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i believe that is where he is stationed. thats the coal plant right?

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Makes you have a new found respect for BMW does it. I have had the experience too...We have MINI's which have alot of BMW technology in them and gotta say...well they are quick and so much fun to drive...better yet you can drive the hell out of it and still get 30mpg! Thanks for sharing your experience.
my first car was a 1990 325i and i loved it. i've always had alot of respect for beamers but this one was just extremely impressive
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Old 12-17-2008, 11:53 AM   #10
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my brother has an 08 m5 and 06 m3. bmw's are sexy.
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Old 12-17-2008, 11:54 AM   #11
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My Cousin is Manager at the local BMW/Mini dealership, he told me once he could let me drive any car i wanted, this might be the time to ask for that favor....

They had this amazing M5 one year ago, with carbon fiber roof and all the stuff... it was sweet....
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The coal plant is correct. I deal with Willie....she unloads the truck when ever I venture there. She's a sweetheart and/but looks like if she got you one on one she could do some damage. That's why I keep going back. A boy can dream can't he?
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Old 12-17-2008, 12:10 PM   #13
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The coal plant is correct. I deal with Willie....she unloads the truck when ever I venture there. She's a sweetheart and/but looks like if she got you one on one she could do some damage. That's why I keep going back. A boy can dream can't he?
yeah, he says the plant is in terrible shape, i think he's trying to bring it up to code or something. apparently they wont let him into some parts because they dont want him to see how bad it is
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Old 12-17-2008, 12:19 PM   #14
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