While automotive factories are traditionally thought of as loud, hulking buildings throwing fire and smoke everywhere, modern ones are actually pretty quiet and clean. It’s just the faint whirring of robots and the graunching noise. Especially when it’s a car like the new 2016 BMW 7-Series, which comes complete with a…
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Last week, BMW of North America invited us to an exclusive preview of the 2016 BMW 7 Series. The private show and tell event for the new 7 Series is geared towards VIP customers of the brand
If you like to peek into car factories, you’ll enjoy how BMW creates its mixed material bodies for the 2016 7-Series. Carbon fiber, aluminum and steel never looked this good together.
Depreciation can be a bitch. Pardon my French, but it’s true. When buying a new car, you must know that the moment you drive your shiny new wheels off the dealer lot, it loses an almost frightening amount of its value. But we already know this, cars are quite possibly the worst investment possible, especially high-end…
Remember when Audi introduced its hybrid carbon-aluminum chassis with the Lamborghini Huracan? Well, looking at the new BMW 7-Series and its “carbon core,” that feels rather last year.
You're supposed to see the 2016 BMW 7 series at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show. Well, uh, here it is anyway.
Almost a year ago, we published photos of the BMW i8 keyfob which was regarded as one of the most high-tech car keys on the market. At the time, BMW has refrained from giving more information on the keyfob, but we have learned at the time that besides the usual buttons for locking and unlocking, a high-res LCD…
The cat is out of the bag. For months, we have learned that the new G11 BMW 7 Series will deliver some of the most advanced technology ever developed by BMW. One of them, was a complete revamp of the iDrive system and how the driver interacts with it.
The factory BMW uses to supply carbon fiber for the i3 and i8 just got a $200 million infusion to triple its capacity. Norbert Reithofer says the next 7 Series will set an "example in terms of weight reduction." Coincidence?
The 1998 BMW 740iL was a $70,000 car. In 1998. It had infinitely adjustable seat heaters. And it was one of the most intimidating cars on the road, with power over everyone. Including you.
BMW's premier luxobarge is traditionally its 7-series, fitted with all the wonder and splendor that a middle-manager's yearly salary could buy. It's also traditionally had big V8 engines, at least here in the US, so seeing a reference to a BMW 720i on the company's German site is a bit unusual.
In the German luxury wars, if one company has a big diesel luxury sedan for Americans, then all of them are going to get it sooner or later. Now it's BMW's turn to introduce the 7-series to turbodiesel propulsion in the form of the 740Ld xDrive.
We've known BMW to send a lot of cars to the M division recently, but there's promise in things like the 2014 BMW M3 and M4. One car the M division has never given the full treatment to is the 7-series, but the engineering guy in charge of M wants to change that. Eventually.
Legendary wine critic Robert Parker was so enthused when he first tasted the 1985 Sassicaia, that he awarded the vintage a maximum 100-points on his internationally acclaimed ratings system, such was the "surreal" quality of this fabled wine.
When the Bangle-ized E65 7-series was released, the values of the preceding E38s immediately rose. Things have obviously settled down as this Nice Price or Crack Pipe contender 740i has a price that's styled for mass appeal.
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.