BMW high-tech keyfob will self-park the car

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… » 12/03/14 12:31am 12/03/14 12:31am

G11 BMW 7 Series will have a new iDrive system with touch screen

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. » 11/26/14 12:11am 11/26/14 12:11am

BMW Is Tripling Carbon Fiber Production For The Next 7 Series

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? » 5/12/14 4:19pm 5/12/14 4:19pm

The BMW 7-Series Has The Power To Cancel Everything In Your Life

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. » 3/03/14 1:40pm 3/03/14 1:40pm

Is BMW Planning A Tiny Engine For Its Biggest Car?

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. » 1/25/14 11:15am 1/25/14 11:15am

The 2014 BMW 740Ld xDrive Gives Diesel Power To The 7-Series People

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. » 1/24/14 3:12pm 1/24/14 3:12pm

BMW M Boss Wants An M7, But Faster 3-Series GT Is A Higher Priority

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. » 12/16/13 1:43pm 12/16/13 1:43pm

2013 BMW Alpina B7: The Jalopnik Review

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. » 8/27/12 10:30am 8/27/12 10:30am

Thieves Swipe 7-Series From BMW At Detroit Auto Show

Tired of their usual fare of Cadillac Escalades, Detroit's car thieves raised their sights Wednesday night by stealing a BMW 7-Series that the automaker had hauled in for the show. » 1/13/11 9:00am 1/13/11 9:00am

BMW 740i Wears the M Badge of Courage for $13,200!

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. » 4/09/10 8:00am 4/09/10 8:00am

In A BMW Limo, You're Always Overpaid

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. » 2/01/10 9:00am 2/01/10 9:00am

BMW 740i And 740Li Want To Six Up Your Life

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. » 1/11/10 1:45pm 1/11/10 1:45pm

2011 BMW 7-Series Brings Inline-6 Back To U.S. With 315 HP

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. » 12/16/09 2:00pm 12/16/09 2:00pm

Michael Phelps Has Another Black Car, Stupid Hat

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. » 10/16/09 1:30pm 10/16/09 1:30pm

Welcome To The Clunkerdome: Cash For Clunkers Victims Hit The Junkyards

You've seen the Cash For Clunkers numbers and maybe even endured some sodium silicate destructo videos, but have you thought about where those vehicles go after their engines get destroyed? That's right! » 8/29/09 12:00pm 8/29/09 12:00pm

2010 BMW ActiveHybrid 7: 455 HP Green Machine

BMW keeps rolling out versions of the 2010 7-series. This time it's the ActiveHybid 7, which will officially bow at the Frankfurt Motor Show. » 8/13/09 9:30am 8/13/09 9:30am

The BMW 7-Series "Gentleman Function" Will Help You Help The Ladies?

No feature in BMW's new 7-Series is receiving quite the attention as one allowing you to adjust the passenger seat from the center control stack. Maybe it's because of the possibly chauvinistic name. It's called the "Gentleman Function." Really. » 7/27/09 5:30pm 7/27/09 5:30pm

F01 BMW 7-Series M Sport: It's No M7

This is not the long awaited BMW M7, rather, it's the BMW 7-Series M Sport package with M-designed 5-spoke wheels and revised front/rear fascias. Sadly, it lacks the potent M-spec 555 HP 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8. Sad 7 is sad. » 6/24/09 4:15pm 6/24/09 4:15pm

2009 BMW 7-Series, Now With 400 HP Twin-Turbo V8

The next generation 7-Series has officially arrived, though if you've been paying attention you've already seen the 2009 BMW 7-series » 11/19/08 10:30am 11/19/08 10:30am and therefore know that the design team has gone to great effort to correct the car's awkward-looking posterior. A new twin-turbocharged, direct-injection 4.4-liter V8 manages 400 HP…