Published on July 20th, 2015 | by Subhash Nair0
BMW 7-Series 6th Gen, Sheer Luxury and Long Distance Comfort Redefined
In the mid-1970’s the product planners at BMW’s Munich headquarters decided that a large sedan needed to join their lineup of vehicles. At the time the BMW 5-Series (E28) and 3-Series (E21) was a success and there was no competitor for the Mercedes S-Class. In 1977 the 7-Series (E23) was born.
It was stylish and rather sporty in its performance. Since then the 7-Series range has seen 4 new generations and with each new 7-Series the technology and engines installed have been ground breaking. Now comes the 6thgeneration 7-Series. All new from nose to tail and with technology that will shake up the segment once again.
With the latest iteration, BMW has redefined what an exclusive, luxurious driving experience looks like in contemporary, pioneering form. Groundbreaking technologies in the areas of lightweight design, powertrains, chassis, operating systems, intelligent connectivity and interior ambience underline its mission to bring together unbeatable driving pleasure and long-distance comfort in a luxury sedan. The handing over of the baton from one generation to the next at the top end of BMW’s model line-up sees the brand presenting a raft of innovations unmatched by any of its rivals.
Key factors in enhancing dynamics, efficiency, comfort and safety while on the move are the use of carbon-fibre-reinforced plastic (CFRP) in the body structure, engines from the BMW Group’s new generation of power units, the plug-in hybrid system in the new BMW 740e, the Executive Drive Pro active chassis system, the Driving Experience Control switch with ADAPTIVE mode and BMW Laserlight.
Maximising well-being in the rear compartment, meanwhile, are the Executive Lounge feature with massage function and Vitality Programme, the Sky Lounge Panorama glass roof, the Welcome Light Carpet, the Ambient highlight and a smartphone holder with inductive charging station. Standout innovations in operating system and driver assistance technology include the extension of the iDrive system to include a touch display and BMW gesture control, as well as Touch Command, the new BMW Head-Up Display, crossing traffic warning, the steering and lane control assistant, active side collision protection, Surround View with 3D View and the Remote Control Parking system.