The Ambani family currently has one of the most expensive garages in India. The Antila, which is the house of India’s richest family houses numerous exotics including high-end performance SUVs, sports cars, supercars, electric cars and whatnot. Just like Reliance Industries, it was Dhirubhai Ambani, who started building the exemplary garage too. Dhirubhai Ambani was as passionate about cars. One of the favourite cars owned by Dhirubhai Ambani is the BMW E38 750i XL L7. The vehicle is as long as the model name and it was spotted only a few days ago with Mukesh Ambani’s Z Plus security.
Why is it special? Well, because 899 examples of this model were ever made in the world. It is a rare car, not only in India but around the world. It is the only example of the BMW E38 750i XL L7 in India. BMW specially manufactured this model for the South-East Asian, European and Middle Eastern markets. As it did not sell anywhere else in the world, it is extremely rare and exotic.
The XL in the name is an explanation for the length of the car. It is quite long. The video shows the car lives to its name. The pictures of the car are from 2015 but the video captures the vehicle in its latest form. It also shows the vehicle’s overall condition. It seems to have been restored recently and looks like in an immaculate condition.
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While it is not clear who is driving the vehicle, only an Ambani family member will travel with the security cars. So it seems that someone from the family was living a nostalgic moment with the BMW. It is quite possible that someone is sitting in the rear of the car.
BMW E38 750i XL L7
BMW manufactured the L7 variant in 1997. It was sold in the limited markets until 2001. A total of 899 units were made, which makes it quite rare around the world. The models were based on the top-of-the-line trim. BMW extended the length of the car by about 25cm over the luxurious “iL” variants of the model. It measured 5.37 metres, which is massive. The current BMW 7-Series is about 5.23 metres long.
The car came with a long list of features. Including electrically adjustable rear seats, rear footrests, fold-down rear trays, personal rear screens, a fridge, a television screen and a fax machine. The car also came with an optional “privacy window” glass partition that allowed the passengers to isolate the cabin on the move.
The BMW E38 750i XL L7 came with a powerful engine option. Under the hood, a massive 5.4-litre V12 petrol engine powers the vehicle. It generates a massive 322 Bhp and 490 Nm of peak torque. The car can do 0-100 km/h in just 7 seconds but the top speed is restricted at 250 km/h due to safety reasons. It is a rear-wheel driven car and the long-wheelbase makes it an extremely fun-to-drive car. However, most owners preferred to stay in the rear compartment of the vehicle.
Dhirubhai Ambani also owned a few other luxury limousines including a Cadillac Fleetwood, which remains parked at the new house of the Ambani family. There were many other cars used by the founder of Reliance Industries and many of them remain parked at the Antila among many other exotic vehicles.