I just finished posting a review article on the new BMW 7 Series and I noticed that more and more online publications or blogs are coming out with their own reviews. MotorTrend has just posted a comprehensive review on the 2009 BMW 7 Series and once again, I would have not posted it if I knew it wasn’t interesting enough to take ten minutes of your time.
But before I will let you jump into the full review and great photos, let me leave you with this conclusion, maybe it will make the reading more exciting.
“if you like the idea of being able to shoot, fence, ride, swim, and run with the best, you’ll love the new 7 Series.”
It’s fitting in this Olympics year to use an athletic metaphor to describe the all-new 2009 BMW 7 Series, which comes to America next spring in 750i and 750iL trims. After our first drive of the new luxury sedan, in advance of its public debut at this October’s Paris auto show, the best comparison we can make to the realm of heated blood and straining muscle is to call the fifth-generation 7 Series a champion pentathlete.
To most Americans an obscure sport (the U.S. has never won a medal since it was added to the Olympics in 1912), the modern pentathlon requires the most varied skills of any competition: shooting an air pistol, wielding an epee, swimming 200 meters freestyle, jumping a horse over a dozen demanding obstacles, and running three grueling cross-country kilometers. This sounds like a day in the life of an officer of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, but the physical acumen demanded of these performers also reminds us of the all-around excellence required to be counted among the world’s most accomplished automobiles.