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BMW 7 Series
BMW 7 Series
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$74,000 - $141,200
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BMW 7 Series Overview

Though comfortable and laden with technology, the 7 Series isn't the crisp, sporty luxury car it once was. Handling lacks agility, and the long-wheelbase 750Li we tested didn't shine at its limits. The ride is steady and supple but not that cushy. The turbocharged V8 is smooth, refined, and punchy. Many controls are complex and frustrating to use. On the plus side, the roomy cabin is super-quiet and impeccably finished, and seat comfort is tops. A 315-hp six-cylinder, a 535-hp V12, a hybrid, and all-wheel drive are available. Reliability has been average but the 7 Series scored too low in our tests to recommend. The Audi A8 and Mercedes-Benz S-Class outshine the BMW. A 740Ld AWD version with a 3.0-liter turbodiesel six engine is new for 2015.

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