The 2014 BMW 7-Series lineup reaches far up the luxury ladder; and while it's possible to get a 740i for less than $75k, it's unlikely that many buyers will have the restraint to keep it at that.
Last year, BMW's iDrive interface added new navigation graphics, a faster processor, and 3D output. Revised menus and a bigger voice-command vocabulary now include voice-to-text operation. The system also now has a touch-sensitive puck for hand-written inputs, Palm Pilot-style. BMW also integrates smartphone services and apps in with iDrive.
Of course, the luxury touches are myriad. Massaging rear seats, night vision, wood and leather choices are a start; it's simple to spend a lot of money once you take them up on the power trunklid, soft-touch doors, and multi-contour seats.
We'd also save money for the spectacular sound of the 16-speaker Bang & Olufsen audio system, with its surround-sound capability and its pretty aluminum speaker grilles. The optional rear-seat entertainment system brings with it twin 9.2-inch displays for rear-seat passengers, as well as its own iDrive control knob.