BMW has jumbled in a bunch of new technology into its all- new 7 Series, the under-skin bits of which defy an evolutionary body design.
Completely redone inside, with quality materials everywhere, including metal buttons, gesture controls for the multimedia system and carpet so thick you could lose coins in it, the BMW 7 Series has the very best key in the business. It’s a chunky unit with the traditional lock/unlock/boot buttons at one end and a big touchscreen occupying the rest of the palm-sized unit.
It has plenty of tricks available as options, too. Maybe too many. It’s a long list, with all-wheel drive adding 70kg to most models, there’s also a full-size sunroof, the tech to park (and unpark) itself in tight spaces by using just the key, laser lighting, a rear-seat tablet to operate most in-car functions – it goes on and on.
The flagship of the BMW range is the internally acknowledged technology leader of the brand, stacked with every innovation it couldn’t afford to put in lesser cars.