Im­prove­ment of the Race

The 740Li, base model of the BMW 7-Series, is ev­ery­thing that can be ex­pected from the iconic Ger­man man­u­fac­ture—and a few more sub­tle but amaz­ing new fea­tures, writes

Philippine Tatler - - LIFE CARS -

Re­tain­ing the 7-series XxxxxxxxxxxxxxDNA, this xxxxxxxxxxxxxlat­est sedan has a few tricks up its sleeve mw has parted the cur­tain on the lat­est ver­sion of its flag­ship model— the 7- Series full-size lux­ury sedan—and, be­lieve me, it does not dis­ap­point. The Mu­nich car­maker has cer­tainly done it­self proud with its sixth gen­er­a­tion cre­ation. Just when you thought that there was very lit­tle BMW could do to fur­ther im­prove on its 7- Series, it comes out with a new model loaded with en­hance­ments, mostly un­der the skin.

The new 7 sedan has a restyled skin, al­beit slightly. Viewed from any an­gle, it can­not be mis­taken for any­thing other than a BMW 7- Series sedan. Those fa­mil­iar with the five pre­vi­ous gen­er­a­tions should be aware of how its shape has evolved over the years—in one word, hardly. This is one model that has pre­served its de­sign DNA for six gen­er­a­tions, with each gen­er­a­tion’s look tweaked to keep up with the times, re­sult­ing in a fresh and modern look, yet un­mis­tak­ably a BMW 7-Series.

Like its pre­de­ces­sors, the new sedan re­mains true to this de­sign phi­los­o­phy. Its new look is more evo­lu­tion­ary than rad­i­cal, re­as­sur­ing long-time 7- Series ad­mir­ers who did not care much—my­self in­cluded—for the rad­i­cal styling of BMW in the Ban­gel de­sign era.

The in­te­rior is mar­vel­lous with its slew of new re­fine­ments and elec­tronic en­hance­ments, all aimed at mak­ing the drive more en­ter­tain­ing, more in­ter­ac­tive, and more fun, par­tic­u­larly for its rear-seat pas­sen­gers. Now let’s move on to the other as­pect that makes BMW sedans so spe­cial—the driv­ing dy­nam­ics. Over the

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