BMW unveils sixth generation of the BMW 7-Series
The new 7 Series features BMWs newest and groundbreaking technologies such as Gesture Control, Wireless Charging and the standalone option of the Display Key.
The 3-liter 740i ($81,300) boasts a 320hp TwinPower inline six, while the 4.4-liter 750i xDrive ($97,400) has a 445hp twin-turbo V8. There’s also the 740x xDrive plug-in hybrid, but pricing hasn’t been announced just yet.
BMW has updated its iDrive operating system to make it even easier to utilize via touchscreen and voice command. Even better, it now supports Gesture Control. “Pre-selected hand movements in the vicinity of the center console allow 3D sensors to register and fulfill requested actions.” You can adjust the volume, answer and end calls, and even configure your own using a list of possible functions.
The car has its own removable Touch Command Tablet too. The 7-inch screen lets you control the auto’s interior ambiance, like the lighting and navigation system, and also enables you to play external music, videos, and games (which will appear on the 10-inch rear-seat entertainment system).
The BMW 7 Series features not only ambient light options (with six different color variants), it also features an optional Ambient Air package. Accessed through the control console, the driver can choose between eight different scents (and three intensity levels) that are then released via the air ducts. Not to be forgotten is the new Panoramic Sky Lounge LED Roof “here the light emitted by LED modules along the sides is spread evenly throughout the glass surface” of the moonroof.
BMW’s 2016 7 Series autos are not only lighter than their predecessors by 190 pounds