At last, the all-new 2016 BMW 7-Series was officially unveiled today and as expected, the flagship sedan from the German manufacturer is full of high-end technology. First of all, we find the groundbreaking Carbon Core passenger cell, world’s first Gesture Control, Active Kidney Grille and Air Breather, an optional 7-inch Touch Command Tablet, all-new Display Key as a standalone option, Wireless Charging and WiFi Hotspot, the new iDrive 5.0 with touch screen technology, the largest Head-up Display in the industry, as well as Panoramic Sky Lounge LED roof, Ambiance Lightning and LED Light Carpet.
The Carbon Core reduces the weight by up to 190 pounds is borrowed from the i sub-brand and uses a mix of carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic (CFRP) as well as ultra-high-tensile steels and aluminum. Moreover, the vehicle’s center of gravity was lowered. While the weight distribution remains 50:50 between the two axles.
Inside, we find slim paddle shifters on the steering wheel, Driving Dynamics Control buttons to the instrument cluster and Control Display graphics, as well as fine wood or aluminum surfaces.
Pricing starts at $81,400 for the 740i and at $97,400 for the 750i xDrive.