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The current 7-Series hits a home run in its profile. The proportions are on the mark, versus prior generations with too-tall decklids and big panes of glass. The current silhouette is a knockout. Though it's long, the shape still has a pronounced wedge and an upkicked tail. It's equally dramatic, whether it's the standard car or the long-wheelbase model, with its 5.5 inches of additional rear-seat legroom.
Last year's refresh ended in a new front end with more visually interesting details below a wider twin-kidney grille. BMW added a long chrome strip across the bumper, while the taillight design is a little more crisp and detailed.
he 740i/740Li sport BMW's latest twin-turbo inline-6. Rated at 315 hp and 330 lb-ft of torque, these models deliver ample acceleration that's smooth and linear. BMW quotes a 0-60 mph time of about 6 seconds, all we think you need in an executive-class sedan. The bonus: this 7er feels lighter at the controls, taking midrange passes in stride, or rocketing along back roads at the top of the rev range. The 6-cylinder puts 200 pounds less on the road, so steering and ride benefit, strongly.
The 750i/750iL cars stock twin-turbo 4.4-liter V-8s with 445 hp and 480 lb-ft of torque. BMW drops a 4.7-second time for 0-60 mph runs. Go even heavier, even more powerful, and the 760Li uses its 537-hp twin-turbo V-12 to lurch to 60 mph in 4.6 seconds. It's not much quicker than the V-8s, since BMW really ladles on the luxury gear, tipping the scales at 4,800 pounds.
The most athletic 7er is the Alpina B7. Its V-8 gets a twin-turbo boost to 540 hp and 538 lb-ft; it also gets a stiffer suspension and bigger brakes, and BMW quotes its 0-60 mph time at 4.5 seconds.
Unlike Benz, BMW still offers its big sedan in two lengths. The long-wheelbase car has 5.5 inches more between its front and back wheels, and it devotes all of it to rear-seat leg room. It's the difference between an executive sedan and a chauffered car. All passengers have better seats this year, regardless of body length, as BMW adopted thinner front seats with deeper contours. The 7-Series is one of our picks for very tall drivers, thanks to all of these thoughtful touches.
As the flagship of the BMW lineup, the 7-Series can be fitted with a long list of luxury accommodations. The back seat can be optioned up from bench to buckets with ventilation and massage control.
No matter where you sit, the 7-Seres has a remarkably calm interior, for something with so many features. Excess switchgear is avoided where possible; iDrive takes over some of the controls, and with its touchpad surface it's easier to use, though it still requires lots of learning and practice.
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