Among ultra-luxury sedans, the BMW 7 Series has always played second fiddle to the Mercedes-Benz S-Class. Fully redesigned for 2016, the new 7 is lighter and nimbler, with an impressively steady ride. The base 740i is powered by a 3.0-liter turbo six-cylinder. Our typically equipped 750i, with the polished and punchy 445-hp, 4.4-liter turbo V8 and all-wheel drive, rang in at $110,645. The luxurious interior is impeccable, with supremely comfortable seats. Rear-seat dignitaries enjoy a ton of room, a massage feature, and the ability to control climate, audio, and sunshades. Interior quality is superb, with the wood, leather, suede, and aluminum trim delivering a modern ambience without looking glitzy. More powerful V8 and V12 versions, as well as a hybrid, are new for 2017.