Mark Jones
Road Test Editor
2 minute read
13 Nov 2019
9:17 am

‘Entry-level’ BMW 740Li is anything but bargain basement

Mark Jones

If you find yourself forced to drive or be driven in the 740Li, I doubt you will have any complaints

A few months ago, colleague Jaco van der Merwe got thrust into a luxury lifestyle when he got to pilot his family around in BMW’s new M760Li. Costing close on R3 million and running a 430kW/850Nm, 6.6-litre V12 twin-turbo powerplant, you would struggle to come up with a good excuse as to why you were late for a board meeting – or in our case – why our girls were late for school. Everybody has their problems, I guess. This week, my “problem” came in the form of the 740Li M Sport model – if you could call a luxury...