In an effort to promote the new luxury sedan, BMW North America showed just what the 2016 BMW 7 Series can do in an event organized in the Monticello Motor Club.
Not many car companies elect to showcase their new cars on a race track, but BMW did just that. Why? Because the German company wants to show customers that driving the new BMW 7 Series is luxury, but also sporty and dynamic experience. BMW also used the event to release more than 150 photos of the luxury sedan.
The sixth generation of the flagship sedan by BMW is powered by 3.0-liter V6 engine producing 320hp, accompanied by an 8-speed automatic gearbox. The basic version costs just $81,300 and offers extreme fuel efficiency and quicker response to driver commands. At the top of the class sits the BMW 750i xDrive with the new 4.4-liter twin-turbo engine producing 445hp. The V8 engine is also coupled with 8-speed automatic transmission and gets the xDrive all-wheel drive system. BMW also plans a 740e plug-in hybrid model which should be released on the US market in the beginning of 2016. The plug-in hybrid will last for 23 miles on battery power and accelerate up to 75mph.
But what makes the 2016 BMW 7 Series luxury and sporty car is the technology inside. Arguably one of the best features is the navigation system that uses GPS data to predict the next shift. The feature allows the driver to accelerate to maximum speeds and prepare for a shift just like race car drivers do. With a package that adds a sport exhaust, aero kit, 20 inch wheels and sport transmission, all those who want to drive a sports luxury sedan through the city and breeze on highways, can pay extra for the M Sport.
BMW offers only the long-wheelbase model for the US market, but thanks to the xDrive all-wheel drive system, the 7 Series is smooth on the road. Air suspension keeps the body in check at high speed, braking, shifting and acceleration.
As we continue towards the technological aspect of the new 2016 BMW 7 series, we must mention the new center console touchscreen display. The change allows the driver to control the navigation system and other functions much faster. Some features like Gesture Control only add flair to the already remarkable infotainment system. With gestures, the drivers will be able to accept and reject calls on their smartphones, volume down or up and use a two-finger point to activate special, previously assigned function.