While the BMW M3 that steals the limelight in the new Mission Impossible film, we should say few words about the the new BMW’s new 7-Series.
BMW’s new 7-Series has finally landed, bringing with it more space than ever, loads of technology and powerful yet frugal engines.
The car will arrive to North America very soon, as a 2016 model, initially in 740i and 750i xDrive variants and with the long-wheelbase body style only.
This is the sixth generation of the luxury icon, and while it may look a lot like its predecessor there’s an impressive number of innovations that have taken place under the skin. At its core is a new modular platform codenamed the 35up. This platform will form the basis of most of BMW’s models going forward and includes carbon fiber-reinforced plastic (CFRP) in its construction.
The 7-series new platform contains some major changes. What BMW is calling its “Carbon Core”, it is a mix of carbon-reinforced plastic, aluminum, and high-strength steel.
It also allows for a number of other technological advances including electrified drive-trains. Than beneath the conservative BMW exterior, there are some major changes.
An impressive new thing is, the driver standing outside the vehicle while the new 7-series parks itself. Unfortunately this feature will not be available in Canada at this time, instead, we’ll have to be satisfied with the parking-assist system. This system can maneuver into any parking spaces.
The search for pioneering innovations is the driving force for the BMW engineers. BMW’s new 7-Series comes with functions such as BMW Gesture Control, BMW Laser head light or the above mentioned Remote Control Parking.
These features set further future orientated standards in the BMW 7 Series. In addition, with BMW Touch Command, a tablet for controlling key functions has been integrated into a BMW vehicle for the first time.
BMW has said that all its core model lines will offer a plug-in hybrid, and so it will be for the 7-series too. A diesel 7-series also a possibility at some point. A new plug-in will carry the hybrid banner.