BMW Thrills with Its Latest 7 Series

By Mike Espindle | May 15, 2019 | Lifestyle

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,

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.

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