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You can have a base 740i for just under $75,000, but we expect that most shoppers will extend much beyond that–sometimes even into the high six-figure range. 

And on the audio front, a new Bang & Olufsen Surround Sound system brings 16 speakers, active digital signal processing, and Dirac Dimensions technology to improve the listening experience. All-aluminum speaker grilles enhances the look of the system, too. An optional rear-seat entertainment package adds an iDrive controller and two 9.2-inch screens that are cleverly "floated" behind the rear seats rather than integrated into them.

BMW's latest iDrive interface is much-improved, and the 7-Series serves as a showcase for innovative, in-car tech.

Get the Driver Assistance Package and you'll have side and top camera views, as well as the Head-Up Display in all-wheel-drive xDrive models. 

Front and center, iDrive remains the central interface point in the 2015 7-Series last year it added a new navigation system with faster, smoother operation, a more powerful processor, and 3D graphics. But perhaps more important, there's a revised menu system, as well as expanded voice control--including voice-to-text features and other voice editing tools.

Last year, BMW also added a touch pad to iDrive, that allows you to trace out letters and numbers; it's something that BMW stubbornly resisted in the past, but a sign that the brand is finally willing to provide redundant controls rather than a single 'right way' to find functions. Separately, BMW has rolled out its apps services, full smartphone integration, and remote services in all 7-Series models this year.

Options, even on the 760Li, include night vision, massaging rear seats, adaptive cruise control, and a choice of various materials and wood veneers. And an Executive Package includes soft-touch doors, a power trunk, and multi-contour seats.

Truth is, you could easily add $20k or more in options. Especially as you move up the model line, to the 760Li (which can top out at over $160,000), the 7-Series' features tend toward absolute comfort and ultra-luxury upgrades. And if you're a tech maven, there's plenty of opportunity to express that, too.

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