BMW’s perennially popular executive flagship sedan, the 7 Series, gets a stunning upgrade, injecting a sense of gravitas into a refined and elegant package.
As might be expected, BMW’s latest 7 Series refinements include six-, eight- and 12-cylinder variants, plus a new six-cylinder plug-in hybrid option. And you might also expect a slew of added tech details like an updated, customizable iDrive 7.0 system; an autonomous-drive-ready Mobileye interior camera; and multiple driving assist technologies. However, the unexpected story here is a design revamp touching nearly every exterior detail. Expect it to bring an unapologetically bold, in-your-face message to the stalwart flagship sedan. From $83,650, 2495 Aurora Ave., Naperville, billjacobsbmw.com
In the Details • A chrome-enhanced steering wheel with new button arrays, a wireless charging pad in front of the cup holders and new framing for the 12.3-inch nav screen and instrument gauges hallmark the interior refinements of the new 7 Series.
• Slimmer rear taillights are augmented with a fullwidth light strip, and exhaust surrounds are now wider and bolder.
• Interior elegance sets a new high bar with seats of Dakota or nappa leather and merino trim options, as well as elegant, customizable ambient interior detail lighting schemes.