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In the rarified atmosphere of high-end luxury cars, the rule is simple: don’t rock the boat. When it comes to design, the vague sort of “Euro” look of the Lexus LS430 is far more the norm than the exception. So how to explain the new 7-Series from BMW?

Though it’s been two decades since Bayerische Motoren Werke rolled out its first top-line sedan, the Teutonic marque has struggled to fully fit into the same league as the sophisticated Mercedes-Benz S-Class. To many, the 7er, as the Germans call it, was always a bit of a poseur, without the right stance and dimensions. The new 7-Series is designed to break down any remaining barriers. It is intended to be the ultimate luxury sedan from the company that boasts of building “the ultimate driving machine.”

Boasts and accomplishments

From a driving perspective, the 2003 lives up to BMW’s boasts. It’s significantly more powerful, its 4.4-liter V-8 coming just one horsepower short of last year’s V-12. Despite its size, the sedan handles like a true performance machine, maneuvering even the twistiest roads with aplomb.

There’s no questioning the lavishness of the new 745i sedan, which went on sale in Europe late last year but will only reach U.S. showrooms by late spring. From the sumptuous leather swaddling the interior to the array of creature comforts and sophisticated, onboard technology, the 7 sets new standards.

And unlike the play-it-safe designs so many competitors have settled for, the 745i is visually commanding—and unabashedly controversial.

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Saturday, April 18, 2015
For 2015 BMW 7-Series

750 is awesome

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Aside from the fact that there are a still a few things I need to learn about this car, it is the best vehicle I've ever had. It's fun to drive - everything about it is as close to perfect as it can be.
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Tuesday, January 12, 2016
2013 BMW 7-Series 4-Door Sedan 740Li RWD

Business class at all times and performance car when needed

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I love what BMW accomplished in the 740 IL. A dose of luxury with the IL extension, and the basic 7 series amenities. Under the hood the 7 series delivers performance on a dime. The performance tubeless run... + More »
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Friday, April 17, 2015
For 2013 BMW 7-Series

Love my 750Li BMW!

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Car is amazing. Great fuel economy for this size automobile. Handles like a sports car, drives like a dream and performance with the twin turbos is outstanding.
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