A 1997 BMW 750iL is given to James Bond by Q in the movie Tomorrow Never Dies.
BMW 750iL (the stretched version, noted by the "L" in 750iL) is a four-door, as opposed to the sexier two-doored Z3 seen in GoldenEye. But the 750iL has a combination of conservative good looks and performance that's comparable to any of its predecessors. Few large sedans are as well-proportioned as the BMW 7-series or manage to be both restrained and alluring. The sporty handling of the BMW brand ensures that this car is as lithe as it is imposing.
A bullet-dodging Bond has operates this car from the backseat, lying on his side, with a remote control that doubles as a cell phone. The car doesn't make it out alive in the movie. The BMW 750iL takes a memorable dive off a seven-story parking garage and crash lands onto an Avis car rental office.
The special 'Q' features available on the BMW 750iL:
- Operable by remote control via Ericsson cell phone
- Elaborate security system that could immobilize the vehicle and emit an electric charge to scare off any would-be thieves
- Stinger missiles hidden in the sunroof
- Re-inflating tires
- Retractable metal cutter behind BMW badge
- Mechanism to discharge tear gas or smoke
- Releases three-pointed nails from underneath the rear of the car
- Bulletproof body armor and glass
- Front and rear video cameras
- Glove-compartment safe that requires Bond's fingerprint to open
- Assorted hidden compartments
- Voice capability: This car can talk in a soothing, and not surprisingly, female voice
The number on the license plate of Bond's BMW 750iL is "B-MT 2144." This is similar to the license plate on his GoldenEye Aston Martin DB5 "BMT 214A".