In terms of exterior styling, the new 7 Series borrows several things from the CS concept. The first part that catches the eye is the large, massive, BMW-signature kidney grille, with the front end clearly reminiscent of the concept.
The overall design is often described ugly, boring or simply BMW-ish. The headlamps for example obviously come fitted with BMW's "angel eyes" but they also benefit from the BMW Dynamic Xenon technology which we'll detail in our review's Gadget section.
The car we tested had optional 19-inch radial-spoke lightweight alloy wheels which cost almost as much as a Tata Nano (3,000+ Euros) but perfectly fit the overall design of the car. Viewed from the side, the car seems to be huge, but the aggressive body lines are accompanied by small "tricks" that play a key role in the final design. For example, the door handles are integrated into the shoulder line (that continues from the bonnet to the trunk) which, thanks to the integrated light, creates a nice surrounding effect especially at night.
At the rear, there are the same aggressive lines as at the front, with two large taillights (which look simply gorgeous at night) and a chrome stripe above the number plate. For enhanced sportiness, BMW installed two exhaust tips; the exhaust pipe is hidden underneath the rear bumper.
All in all, the new 7 Series is indeed a striking appearance on the road and its dimensions perfectly match the luxury sedan concept it is complying with. The car measures 199.7 in (5072 mm) x 74.9 in (1902 mm) x 58.2 in (1478 mm) (LxWxH) and has a wheelbase of 120.8 in (3068 mm).Continue reading
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Finally you guys prove me that you actually have a good taste in... ahem... cars... This beauty is really impressive, just like a car should be like, I can't imagine the auto industry without these marvelous limousines.
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