BMW’s flagship, the 7 Series represents the pinnacle of the company’s
automotive know-how. It boasts a handsome, spacious interior and
superior comfort, with supple leather and rich wood accents adorning
almost every surface. Highly adjustable front seats ensure comfort for
virtually every body type. The 7 also showcases a wealth of high-tech
luxury features such as a night-vision camera and sideview cameras. Some
may still find the iDrive electronics interface system a bit
complicated, but with use over time, we think the improved layout is an
elegant solution to a button-heavy dashboard.
are three models available. The 750i and the long-wheelbase 750Li share
the same 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 that produces 400 horsepower and 450
pound-feet of torque. A six-speed automatic and rear-wheel drive are
standard, while all-wheel drive is optional and denoted with the moniker
xDrive. The third model, the 760Li, features a 6.0-liter V12 that
produces 535 hp and 550 lb-ft of torque. It is rear-drive only, and an
eight-speed automatic is standard. Valvetronic technology by BMW allows
engine breathing to be controlled entirely by the valves, determining
how far each of the engines 16 intake valves is lifted, how much
air/fuel mixture the engine breathes, and how much power it produces.
This technology makes the traditional throttle method seem outmoded.
Whats more, it ensures drivers the smoothest ride on the road today.
7 Series provides limolike interior room, especially in Li form, yet
still remains a class benchmark for its handling prowess. The “Dynamic
Driving Control” system contributes to this status, featuring four
different settings that alter the driving characteristics of the car.
It’s complicated and we’d bet good money most folks will leave it on
“Normal,” but it should reward an owner who likes to customize their car
to their own driving tastes.