Whether you’re the big boss, a family man, or an aspiring executive, there’s a premium sedan out there for you. By Ben Chia
Whether you’re the big boss, a family man, or an aspiring executive, there’s a premium sedan for you
If you’re looking for an automotive technological tour de force, then take a gander at the all- new BMW 7 Series. Packed to the brim with the latest innovations, some of which are world firsts, the 7 Series has moved the goal posts not just for luxury sedans, but arguably for the automotive industry as a whole as well.
Starting from its engineering core, literally, BMW has made good use of the knowledge learnt from the development of its breakthrough i3 and i8 electric cars, and has incorporated carbon fibre technology into the design. Dubbed Carbon Core, the body structure is produced from a mix of carbon fibre, steel, and aluminium, which helps to shed weight and results in a much more livelier car to drive, not to mention enhanced efficiency all round.
Under the skin, BMW has strived to produce as advanced a car as you can get today. The optional four-wheel steering system helps with handling agility and stability, while air suspension is standard for maximum ride comfort. In addition, there is the new Adaptive drive mode, which utilises sensors and GPS data to read the road and prime the 7 Series with the most optimum settings to adapt.
Step into its interior, using the clever digital smart key that can display various data and info about the car, and be prepared to be wowed, as the cabin is truly modern luxury redefined. Rear seat passengers are pampered with adjustable chairs with massage function, as well as their very own removable tablet in the armrest to control various functions, such as the radio, climate control system, interior lighting, and many more.
Up front, the 7 Series debuts a new gesture control system, which allows you to adjust the radio’s volume or accept and reject incoming phone calls, among other functions, using a series of pre- defined hand gestures that is detected by a sensor in the cabin. The smart park assist system, with 3D surround view makes parking the car a breeze, and the ambient air package, incorporating an in- built air freshener with a choice of two selectable scents and an air ioniser, ensure a soothing ambience for occupants.
Dripping with cutting- edge technology, the new 7 Series truly moves the game forward, and has redefined what we’ve come to expect from cars. A revolutionary game changer indeed.