Win executive status with the BMW 7 Series
DUBAI: They prowl around television dramas like panthers ready to strike. Whether the serial in question contains high-level corporate wheelings and dealings, government officials travelling from one meeting to the other, or spies attempting to remain inconspicuous among the metropolitan elite, the 7 Series is an enduring presence. The car's greatest asset - it straddles the fine line between elegance and functionality. It is neither understated nor over-the-top. Much like an Audi A8, or Mercedes S-Class, the BMW in question is among the top choices for the professional constantly on the move. It is a vehicle not only to be driven, but to be driven in.
We have to say, this is perhaps not the most handsome 7 Series there has ever been, but it is certainly not going to make your stomach turn. The edges especially at the front have been rounded off a bit too much for our liking, but the large rims still set the whole vehicle off nicely. It is inside, though, where the real magic happens. There's a saying in the industry, that whatever innovations are added to a new EClass Mercedes, will become standard in every other car in the next five years. We think the BMW 7 Series may have usurped that title. This car is full of gadgets, and comfort and driving enhancements that make its Dhs385,000 starting price justifiable. To begin with - gesture control. If you're too concentrated on the road and thinking about the next board meeting, there's no longer a need to scrabble around looking for a button to answer that important call. Simply circle your index finger in front of the central column and you can pick up the phone or change the radio volume.