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2011 BMW 7-Series Review

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Call us converts: The latest BMW 7-Series turns our eyes more than ever and drives with real big-guy brio.

The year 2009 brought the newest edition of the bigger Bimmer--and in this, its fifth turn around the block, the player from Munich neatly reverses the styling miscues applied under the old regime, which makes today's 7-Series one of the best-conceived big sedans Bavaria's ever brewed.

The awkward proportions and surfaces of the 2002-2008 model are gone, and performance is better than ever, too. The quintessential BMW driving feel remains intact, despite a horde of new electronic interventions and a big uptick in size. There's a version, practically, for anyone well-funded enough to lay down a minimum of $70,000 for a four-door sedan. The in-line six versions are sprightly enough; the twin-turbo V-8s are thrusty joys to drive. The V-12 may be overkill for anyone who can't afford one--and the new Hybrid, a first important step into new technology that could use some smoothing over.

Cavernous interior room comes with either the short-wheelbase 7er. Long-wheelbase cars have chauffeur-style room for front and rear-seat passengers. Safety ratings are still on hold, but other features overflow the order sheet--everything from DVD changers to night vision to custom wood and leather trim.

With a base price above $72,000 in the 740i, climbing to more than $135,000 for the 760Li, there's a vast gulf in the 7-Series lineup that leaves lots of wiggle room for the justifications and rationalizations you'll want to make. In that range, the 7-Series' competition includes the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, Audi A8, Jaguar XJ, Lexus LS; Porsche Panamera; possibly even the Aston Martin Rapide, if you're willing to sacrifice a lot for beauty.

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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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