Editor’s note: If you’re looking for information on a newer BMW 7 Series, we’ve published an updated review: 2019 BMW 7 Series Review.
With a rich history of luxury, elegance and performance, the 2016 BMW 7 Series is in elite company. Top luxury rivals have their work cut out for them, and we have five reasons to buy BMW’s flagship sedan.
In driver or passenger form, the BMW 7 Series makes the experience of German engineering worth every single second. Whether it’s the 320-horsepower 3.0-liter inline 6-cylinder or the 4.4-liter 445-hp turbocharged V8, the 7 Series will have most sport coupes begging for mercy. Of course, shedding nearly 200 pounds with the lighter, new Carbon Core platform only adds to the fun.
Entering the 7 Series automatically creates a sense of heightened comfort and ease. From the greeting of the LED-illuminated Welcome Light Carpet to perfuming the air to your liking with the fragrance option, the 7 Series has an atmosphere like no other. The 750i xDrive trim level offers a Rear Seating package that includes a removable Touch Command tablet with a wireless hot spot. Its standard long wheelbase gives rear-seat passengers legroom to spare, as well. See the 2016 BMW 7 Series models for sale near you
BMW is reaching heights never seen before on the technology front. The iDrive infotainment system has quite a few features, but Gesture Control is among the most innovative, translating your finger movements into certain commands via an infrared camera and adding another way to help BMW stand out from the pack.
The name BMW speaks for itself, and the 7 Series sets the standard for most of its lineup. Its subtle beltline and 19-inch wheels give it an understated appearance. Inside, wood-trimmed seat-belt covers and heated rear seats and armrests set the 7 Series apart from the competition. Underneath it all, its perfect 50/50 weight distribution, as well as air breathers that continue along the lower sides of the vehicle, gives it a performance edge over its competitors.
The 7 Series’ ride quality is among the best in the industry. Behind the wheel, endless top-of-the-line features (such as adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go capability and the Active Comfort Drive with Road Preview feature, which monitors outdoor conditions and makes immediate adjustments for a better ride) are just a small taste of the subtle qualities of the 7 Series. There is an array of driving settings, from ECO PRO mode to the Sport Plus setting, that will suit any driving mood with pleasure.
A combination of unprecedented technology, unmatched performance and classy comfort, the 2016 BMW 7 Series continues to exceed in every way.