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. It has risen in popularity since the third generation was launched in 2011. Until you feel the optional Alcantara, that is, which is even softer and richer. These are for the most part surprisingly satisfying sedans for the driver, although comfort, luxury, and tech are at the top--and that also shows more for some models than others. Without its battery of electronics, this big sedan might feel like a land yacht, but altogether they dramatically broaden the 7's driving feel. The 550i features a 4.
We sometimes find it overwhelming. I especially love the feature that turns it off if the brake is pressed for a certain period of time to save fuel and then cranks itself back up. But it takes more than brute power and a revised suspension to… Welcome to the 65th running of Motor Trend's Car of the Year award. As a result, the 760i will sprint from 0 to 60 mph in just 4. In terms of design the 5-Series sedan received different structured lower air intakes, a modified front apron and more sharply contoured taillights. There is a wide range of wheels, colors and trims to choose from.
Hit the jump for the full pricing list. Between the longer and shorter wheelbases, there is a difference worth parsing. This system automatically keeps the car in the same lane, even when the road bends around a corner. The long hood and sleek roofline add to the wow factor, especially when you notice the humped wheelwells and the short front overhang, almost like a racecar. See your dealer for details.
As you'll see from our finalists, there were at least seven other cars… Auto enthusiasts have known the benefits of diesel for some time now, but to Camcord owners everywhere, diesels are still known primarily for just being smelly, smokey, and slow. We were dismayed by the array of questions that had to be answered when we pressed Menu. Each 7 Series model delivers the luxurious feeling that cars in this class are supposed to create. When the driver makes a kicking motion below the rear bumper, the trunk will close. It adds illuminated rear visor mirrors and is otherwise similarly equipped to the 740i. On our 750Li, we kept getting a message on the big screen that said Passenger Restraint System: Malfunction. At that time, the taillights also became more finely detailed, while a long chrome strip was added across the bumper.
Still, the 5-Series has the advantage of offering more powerful version for those customers interested in a high-performance luxury sedan. The is another worth looking into. The cruise control function, underpinned by radar sensors and a camera, reacts with even greater precision to the driving situation at hand and also to stationary objects. Last year's round of changes also brought redesigned back seats; and you can still choose from bench seats or, with the Luxury Rear Seating Package, individual bucket-style seats with integrated massage and ventilation functions. Fuel economy for this model is 22. Less Active, More Hybrid The ActiveHybrid 7 gets more extensive powertrain changes, and it trades away some performance for better fuel economy, a sensible move in our estimation, given that fuel economy is the prime motivation for buying a hybrid. Plus, models at the V-8 level and above now include the leather-wrapped dash.
With 445 horsepower on tap, the difference in fuel economy is marginal although the difference in price is not. The 760Li might sound like one of the performance leaders of the group--and it is, with 537 hp from its twin-turbo V-12--but you might enjoy the other models over this one if tight, curvy roads are your norm you do feel the extra weight of the V-12. The standard Driver Dynamics Control adds an Eco Pro mode to the previous Comfort, Comfort-plus, Sport, and Sport-plus. For example, the function of the optional Comfort Access system, which allows the tailgate to be opened hands-free, has been extended to include a closing mechanism, which means that a movement of the foot under the rear apron can now be used to prompt the tailgate to close as well as open. The speedometer, tachometer, temperature and fuel gauges are among the best-looking anywhere. That said, it's still not the choice for green shoppers. A digital instrument cluster with various views is also new.
There's a lot of elegance in stance and shape always hard to achieve in a long flagship of the 2015 7-Series, and a nice kick in its tail. There's a nice amount of wedge to the shape always hard to achieve in a long flagship of the 2015 7-Series, and a nice kick in its tail. Some critics say that the 7-Series has composed handling, but mention that it isn't as engaging to drive as some of its rivals. The 7 Series suspension is nearly as flawless as its engines, whether cruising in a straight line on a rough road or tossing through curves. With the standard 7-series V-8 adding more power for 2013, the Alpina version also had to pump up in order to maintain its advantage — and it did.
But if you're willing to ante up option packages and you get top-notch materials, including beautiful wood and leather, with fit and finish easily on par with Rolls-Royce. Super smooth, and fast, but don't expect outstanding gas mileage. While those who appreciate the 7-Series' sport-sedan pedigree will be able to parse out and appreciate the finer differences between these models, across the board you'll surely find that the 7-Series models accelerate swiftly, with amazing grip and more poise from a vehicle this size. It has black mesh air dams in front, like the M6. We'd say they drove us crazy, except we were already half-crazy from the others, including Volvo and Mercedes-Benz. There are loads of options we never knew we needed or wanted, all with strange names that didn't describe any function we know of.
She said that they do not have any sales whatsoever. New for 2014 A new iDrive touchpad controller allows owners to write out navigation and phone inputs. And in addition to a gasoline and hybrid powertrain, a new diesel engine joins the 5 Series lineup for 2014. The dashboard is low, thin and lovely, and the instruments are beautiful silver-rimmed analog gauges. It sounds odd, but you get used to it pretty quickly. With the new reconfigurable information display introduced last year, it's much better coordinating and intuitive--as well as better-looking. Also standard are front and rear park assist, a tire-pressure monitor, and active front head restraints.