The guys from MotorWeek drove the new 2016 BMW 7 Series and they found it to be genuinely desirable. Their test vehicle was the same 750i xDrive model we tested last year on a track, the difference being they took it out on normal roads to see what it could do in every day situations.
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The 750i model uses a slightly refreshed version of the old 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 of the F01 750i model, with power ratings identical at 445 HP and 480 lb-ft of torque. As expected, the silky smooth character of the engine along with its sharp pedal response and outrageous pulling power left a good impression on the reviewers.
All models sold in the US are long wheelbase variants, even though the nameplate doesn’t state that anymore – the “L” being dropped on all cars starting with the G12 platform. The elongated body is now almost identical in size to its arch-rival, the Mercedes-Benz S-Class and offers a lot of legroom in the back. Chip in the optional lounge feature and you can even stretch your legs by folding the front passenger seat.
And while the exterior design of the 7 Series was called ‘uninspired’ by the guys from MotorWeek, they admitted it doesn’t look bad at all, be it from the inside or the outside. The plethora of tech bits included is impressive and everything works as advertised, including the gesture control functions and the tablet in the back which allows you to control almost every feature in the car.
When it comes to a six-figure car, the purchase is far from being a bargain, but all in all, the 7 Series has enough aces up its sleeve to make you confident in your purchase. From the impressive straight line acceleration to the comfort and luxury you experience inside, everything is set up to fulfill your every need. But don’t take our word for it, check out what they had to say in the video below.