2016 BMW 7-Series | New Car Review

Posted on Jul 21, 2015 by
2016 BMW 7-Series
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  • Rated 4.33 stars
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  • Last modified: July 21, 2015
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Review Summary:

The 7-Series has been a part of the German marque’s line-up since 1977 and has held its ground as the brand’s flagship model ever since. Being the epitome of what the brand has to offer, the 7-Series has for long found itself challenging the status quo and setting new benchmarks – something it continues to do well into its sixth generation

Pros

* Supremely well equipped.
* Innovative on all counts.

Cons

* Exterior lacks the freshness of its rivals.

Looks

Holding on to the distinguishability of its predecessor, the sixth generation model is more of a stylistic evolution and less of a revolution. Taut headlamps, chrome garnishes and subtle nuances lend the sixth generation model a more aggressive, athletic appearance but fall short of creating a truly unique identity.

2016 BMW 7-Series side

Feels

Inside, the Bimmer is as plush and well put together as one would expect. Leather, wood and silver trim embellish the cabin while the convex dashboard adds to its overall character. With the sheer amount of space and refinement on offer, the 7-Series is everything a flagship model should be and more.

2016 BMW 7-Series interior

Engineering

On the innovative side of things, the 2016 7-Series welcomes Gesture Control for the infotainment system, a Samsung tablet integrated into the rear central armrest and even Remote Control Parking. Not only have the Bavarians matched the competition this time around, but surpassed them.

2016 BMW 7-Series side

What’s on offer?

Under the hood, there’s either a six-cylinder engine or an eight-cylinder to be had. The former chucks out a respectable 326 horsepower and 450 Nm of torque, but isn’t enough to compete with the V8’s 450 horsepower and 650 Nm of torque. For those looking at something a little more conservative, there’s also a 4-cylinder unit scheduled for early 2016.

2016 BMW 7-Series front

Summing it…

With no details on pricing yet, it’s a little challenging to peg the 7-Series against its rivals accurately. However, if the comparison is to be based solely on the offering itself, then it’s safe to assume that the 7-Series is in the lead. Now all that’s left to do is to wait and watch while Mercedes-Benz and Audi plan their next move.

2016 BMW 7-Series rear

Specifications

Specifications2016 BMW 740i2016 BMW 750i
Engine/ Cylinders3.0 litre / V64.4 litre / V8
Max Power
(bhp/rpm)
326 hp @ 6,500 RPM450 hp @ 6,000 RPM
Max Torque
(Nm/rpm)
450 Nm @ 5,000 RPM650 Nm @ 4,500 RPM
Tranmission8 speed automatic8 speed automatic
DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive / All Wheel Drive
0-100 km/h5.5 secs4.7 secs
Top speed250 km/h250 km/h
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3 Responses to 2016 BMW 7-Series | New Car Review

  1. Doctor Mario Vincent Reply

    January 7, 2017 at 4:32 pm

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    • Rated 3 stars

    I just should like the lowest price of BMW 750 I and 650 i. and sent CIF to Lisbon (Portugal).

    The value of these luxury autos is at least 50% after 4 years, isn´t it.

    So, that´s the price that I want to pay.

    Besides that, I should like to know how much do you pay for Mercedes Model S and AMG with 2 000 km.

  2. Karimxer Reply

    August 1, 2015 at 12:10 am

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    What a car? This is something else. BMW should make more cars like this.

  3. Abdul Reply

    July 30, 2015 at 3:44 pm

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    Just seen this car in Megallen Grey colour in Dubai in a private viewing. It is awesome. Much much much better than our current Benz S Class. In fact it looks a lot better in real life than in pictures.

    The key difference between the new 7 and the S Class is its style and build quality as well as its high tech features. It is simply miles ahead of the Benz. I always knew BMW makes good cars but never thought anyone, including BMW, will ever achieve such a fantastic car.

    Going to place an order later tomorrow for sure.

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