Dhirubhai Ambani aka Dhirajlal Ambani was an Indian business tycoon who founded Reliance Industries. Today, the Ambani family is the richest family in India and also owns one of the most expensive garages in India. Even Dhirubhai Ambani was also fond of collecting cars. One of the cars most used by him was the BMW E38 750i XL L7. Yes, it’s a long name, but so is the car itself. Clearly the car has sentimental value to the family as they still maintain it and it is spotted with Ambani’s Z Plus security.
The video is uploaded to YouTube by CS12 Vlogs. This BMW is quite special because only 899 copies were made for the whole world. This is the BMW E38 750i XL L7 in India. The model was specially designed for the European, Middle Eastern and Southeast Asian markets. BMW didn’t sell it in any other market, which makes it quite rare.
The XL in the name signifies the extra wheelbase which increases cabin space for occupants. We can see in the video the length of the BMW E38 750i. The photos we see were clicked in 2015. It is very well preserved for such an old vehicle. The sedan is finished in the Titan Silver paint scheme. We cannot see who was driving the vehicle but since the convoy was there with the vehicle, there could be someone from the Ambani family. It is also possible that the family member is sitting in the back seat.
BMW E38 750i XL L7
BMW made the L7 variant in 1997, it was only sold until 2001 and that too in limited markets. The 7 Series is BMW’s flagship sedan, so it makes sense that BMW would manufacture the limo based on the 7 Series. further lengthened by 25 cm. Because of all that extra length, the model ended up measuring 5.37 meters. For comparison, the current BMW 7 Series is 5.26 meters long.
Being the flagship vehicle, it had a very long list of features that were considered modern at the time. It came with a fridge, fax machine, TV screen, power rear seats, personal rear screens, rear footrests and foldable trays. Additionally, you could get an optional “privacy window” feature which was a glass partition that could isolate the aft cabin from the driver’s cabin.
BMW gave a 5.4-liter V12 petrol engine to the E38 750i XL L7. The engine could produce 322 hp of peak power and 490 Nm of peak torque, which might not seem like a lot compared to current vehicles. All this power was transferred to the rear wheels only via an automatic transmission. The sedan was able to reach 100 km/h in just 7 seconds. The top speed was electronically limited to 250 km/h for safety reasons. BMWs are known to be driver’s cars. However, the E38 750i XL L7 would mainly be aimed at people who will be traveling in the back seat.
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