No matter how expensive it might have been the old BMW 7 Series was not the best looking saloon around.
However, I must point out that the new generation BMW 7 Series has improved so much in terms of design.
The new 7 Series looks compact and sleek and more elegant than its predecessor. It has so much of the 3 Series and 1 Series face. One look at the new Seven, tells you which family it comes from.
In the technological front, this fifth generation 7 Series has reached even better heights. It feels and handles like a small sedan.
Taking it through its paces in the twisty corners of Franschhoek pass in the Western Cape, was a great pleasure.
Large vehicles often suffer from understeer in such conditions, but the seven felt at home throughout.
Since its introduction in 1977, the 7 Series has always prided itself, when it comes to technological features.
The new model is no different from the previous ones. Its interior design identiefies the 7 Series as a particularly modern rendition of pure luxury.
Swinging shapes, high-quality materials as well as enhanced space and comfort give the interior a harmonious, generous and luxurious impression. The driver-oriented cockpit, with its special display on ablack panel.
High tech specs include the electronic selector lever on the automatic transmission models that is featured as standard, dynamic driving control unit - BMW iDrive control - as well as the multifunction steering wheel with an extended range of functions.
The new Seven was launched in three models - the 730d, 750i and the flagship 750Li.
The latest 7 Series enters the market with a V8, straight-six petrol engine, both featuring twin turbo technology and direct fuel injection, as well as the first representative of a new generation of six-cylinder diesel engines.