Su­per sedans

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

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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.

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