2017 BMW 7-series Tested in Depth: Undistinguished Full-Size Luxury ""

By | November 17, 2017


The gilded playground of full-size luxury sedans is rampant with high expectations. BMW’s 7-series only partially meets them, serving up a comfortable, quiet ride but no distinguishing features or character to set it apart from its upper-crust rivals. In designing the 7-series, and as it has done with most of its newer passenger cars, BMW left behind its reputation for building excellent sporting sedans. At least the turbocharged inline-six, twin-turbo V-8, and twin-turbo V-12 engines that are available in the 7-series live up to the brand’s sparkling mechanical repute. (The company is named the Bavarian Motor Works, after all.) Even the 740e plug-in hybrid’s powertrain is well executed. Engines aside, the 7-series is luxurious but unremarkable.  READ MORE ››



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