[The live jaguar in the background of this still from 1997's James Bond flick Tomorrow Never Dies was an in-joke by the film production about the famed British spy driving a BMW instead of a British automaker—like Jaguar. There is a deleted scene featuring the cat in more detail.]
You may be of the opinion that the 2016 BMW 7-Series is just a cushy almost-limousine for rich dudes with no interest in insane M5 levels of performance. You’d be wrong, then, because like Mercedes’ S-Class, the 7-Series is BMW’s technological flagship. And the new one has some crazy interesting stuff. Here are some…
Because BMW is nothing if not punctual, the company's already doing outdoor tests of a refresh to the 7 Series expected for the 2013 model year. Outside of turn signals in the rearview mirrors, change may not be a selling point.
Last year, sales of BMW's midsize sedan hit 5.5 million. The outgoing 5er, known as the E60, represented the car's fifth generation. I have at least five personal stories to tell about the 5-series. Coincidence? I think not!
Thieves recently stole six BMWs destined for the New York Auto Show, including a rare 5-series worth $90,000, from a processing center at the New Jersey port.
Just, you know, in case you were wondering. Glad we cleared that up. (Hat tip to Backus and Bill!)
The E38 BMW 7-Series has been and will always be one of the most significant executive sedans of all time. Doesn't protect the later E65 from the occasional jerk-off who advertises their success. Example? This guy and his license plate.
The six-cylinder 7-series has been absent from our shores since 1992, when BMW gifted base U.S. Sevens with a DOHC V8. Think luxury cars should have a swingin' six and creamy power delivery? Rejoice! Your prayers have been answered.
In 1994 BMW dropped all six-cylinder engines for the 7-series in favor of the V8/V12 power needed to haul their bloated-by-features luxobarges. Now, inline-six fans rejoice! The 2011 BMW 740i is back with an inline-six powerful enough to haul itself.
Joining his custom black Mercedes SL63 is Michael Phelps' custom BMW 7-Series. We guess he needs the extra space for when he goes shopping for stupid hats and "hard" poses with his hangers-on.
The 2010 BMW 760i and 760Li, the automaker's two flagships will now offer new eight-speed gearboxes, 544 HP 6.0-liter twin-turbo V12s, and sub-5.0 second 0-to-60 MPH acceleration. And all this for a base price of only $136,000.
BMW's Motorsport division said it would never tune an SUV, yet they've gone back on their word on that one. Does that leave room for a big-daddy M7? Looks like a definite "maybe."
I was scoping BMWs at the Half Price Sale at a local self-service wrecking yard on Thanksgiving weekend, looking for a good long battery cable from a trunk-mounted-battery model (so's I could get the race car rigged with the battery cutoff switch now mandated by 24 Hours Of LeMons rules), and something about this one…