BMW is a brand we often associate with sports cars for those that enjoy a thrill. Still, the wide range of vehicles the Baviera-based produces includes some sweet high-end luxury cars.
The Series 7 is the direct competitor of the Mercedes S-class. It delivers on many of the same arguments for those after the best luxury car on the market. All with one extra point: a BMW is rarely ever boring.
There are several choices before you. Diesel, hybrid or full-electric powertrains cater for everyone’s taste and specific requirements.
The BMW series 7 costs $87,000 at entry-level with the 740i, which quickly doubles if you’re after a fully-equipped M760i.
Engine-wise, there’s much to be excited about. The 745e has a turbocharged 3.0-litre thermal engine complemented by an electric one, boosting 335 horsepower. On the other end of the sheet, the M760i has a twin-turbo V12 with 600 horsepower.
Inside the cabin, the BMW series 7 shows why it’s one of the best luxury cars in the world by anyone’s standards. Even though we’re a few miles off the Rolls Royce or Bugatti, it’s undeniable that a quality interior is one of BMW’s trademarks.
Modern, packed with LED details, and as digital as every 2022 car plans to be. The BMW series 7 must be seen to be believed or enjoyed – after all, it may not be to everyone’s taste.
Everything happens in the rear seats. Comfort is undoubtedly the primary concern, with doors that close automatically or open themselves at the press of a button. Read door panels have touchscreens that control all aspects of the rear cabin.
If you’re in for entertainment, BMW brings its genius to this model. An optional theatre screen may arrive with the 2023 model. Expect all the connectivity and high-definition tech you can dream of.
Overall, seat quality now rubs shoulders with the Mercedes S-class, which is saying a lot. There isn’t a dull moment inside this car, as there isn’t when it’s off where it belongs: out on the open road.