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The biggest news for the BMW 7 Series this year is under the hood, in the form of a new 6-cylinder diesel engine. This turbocharged 6-cylinder offers up fuel economy that's superior to the ActiveHybrid 7 model, and it can accelerate to 60 mph in just over six seconds.
Changes for the 2014 BMW 7 Series include the addition of a configurable digital instrument cluster (except on hybrid and Alpina models) and an enhanced navigation/iDrive system with a new touchpad controller. The power trunklid gets a motorized open/close feature activated by running one's foot under the rear bumper, and 750 trims can be fitted with the smaller (and less easy to damage) 18-inch wheels at no extra cost.
For those fortunate enough to afford a premium luxury sedan, BMW builds the 2014 7 Series sedan. Comfort and convenience features on BMW's flagship exceed the norm – almost to the point of excess – yet the 7 Series offers more than just plush accommodations for five. Available engine choices range from a turbocharged inline-6 to an obscenely powerful V12. Whether you choose the standard model or long-wheelbase "Li" trim with six inches of additional rear legroom, you'll be getting a big sedan that loves to drive as much as it does impress. Placed against the new Mercedes-Benz S-Class and the Audi A8, the 7 holds its own quite well. It outperforms the Lexus LS 460 and Jaguar XJ, and has no American-based rival to speak of.
By Hokie on Thursday, January 12, 2012
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 1,000overall rating 10 of 10rating details
Pros: "Great value for price"
Cons: "Storage space inaequate for front seats"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"The driving characteristics are nothing but astonishing for a car of this size. The six cylinder engine is more than enough for an excellent ride and driving experience. The smaller engine provides for a perfect balance to the car. Visibility is grand, comfort is of particular note for tall individuals. All in all a superior value over Porsche or Mercedes."
13 people out of 13 found this review helpful
By Justin G on Monday, January 13, 2014
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 60,100overall rating 8 of 10rating details
Pros: "Gadgetry, Power, Comfort, great ride"
Cons: "Some plastic inside, less leg room than previous"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9
"I am 6'7" and this is my 5th 7 series in the past 7 years. What I like about the Li is that I can have clients sit behind me with plenty of room and I am not cramped driving. Having the previous model, I do feel the interior was better in my 2007, as there seems to be some materials that are sub par in the newer car (guessing weight reductions). The engine and transmission are very responsive and is the main reason for the switch from the 07. Also,the styling and gadgets are much better but still has issues. This is a car I would definitely not own if it does not have a warranty. Repairs can easily cost $1000's for the most mundane repairs. My car recommends oil changes between 9,000-15,000 miles thus far. It seems I go through roughly 4 quarts of oil between changes. I have no active leaks but was told its a turbo charged car and its normal. Anyhow, overall a great car, but outside of a warranty, I would not buy. I currently average 15.9 for 70/30 Highway/City Driving. If you do the speed limit of 55, you can easily get 20+mpg."
11 people out of 11 found this review helpful
By Mick on Sunday, September 22, 2013
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 22,000overall rating 9 of 10rating details
Pros: "great car all around"
Cons: "tires ware off around 12K"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"I owned Mercedes S500 then S550 and E430 before them ... the S class had miserable reliability so I said let me give this BMW (my First) a try. Boy was I surprised - PLEASANTLY! this car is amazing in design, comfort and aerodynamics. I would rate it a 10 except for one problem that is behind me now. the tires ware off at about 12,000 miles creating roaring noise. but once I ditched the OEM tires and got plain old tire kingdom tires ... problem has disappeared and now 10,000 miles later still gone. so if you dish out a $1200 for new tires for a car that is over 100K what is the big deal, right? my take on it is that. I am likely to buy this car once my lease is up in 3 months! Great Car and the mpg is good too with the hybrid!"
8 people out of 8 found this review helpful