2016 BMW 7 Series

This is it, the 2016 BMW 7 Series!

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It is the sixth iteration of BMW's massive luxury sedan.

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This year it is more luxurious than ever, straddling the line between limo and driver's car.

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Styling is bold and sophisticated, yet refined.

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Headlights are far more striking. Sadly, laser headlights will not be offered in the US.

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Chrome vents behind the wheels make a dramatic statement, but perhaps not a statement that all will appreciate.

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Big brakes come as standard, bigger on option.

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Some things never change.

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There's a twin-turbo V-8 under there, putting down 445 horsepower.

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Twin cameras in the windshield watch the road ahead.

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Cavernous trunk will store a family's worth of gear, easily.

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Interior is an amazing place to be, front or rear.

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Dashboard is full LCD and is dynamically reconfigurable.

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For the first time BMW's iDrive comes with a touchscreen.

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Have another LCD! They're everywhere!

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Mapping is quick and responsive, and now you can pinch-zoom.

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Bowers & Wilkins sound system offers 16 speakers and sounds phenomenal.

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Eight-speed automatic is standard.

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Wood inlays are very nicely detailed.

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All controls are nicely finished and feel great beneath your hand.

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In the rear seats, 10-inch touchscreens are available.

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One for each passenger.

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Rear seating is downright opulent.

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And another touchscreen, this one a removable tablet.

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The Samsung-sourced tablet offers full control over things like seating and windows in the car.

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The tablet can be removed, or left in the armrest to charge.

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Heated and cooled seats both front and rear.

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And a fold-out table for staying productive.

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A full 360-degree camera is augmented by a 3D view of the car.

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Here's the key, which features a small touchscreen.

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Many settings are available from the key.

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There are two batteries, a separate one for unlocking the door versus powering this display, and it charges wirelessly.

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It is, needless to say, the fanciest key on the market.

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Sportier models will be available with bigger wheels.

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The chassis features sections of aluminum and carbon fiber.

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Carbon fiber in the roof rails saves weight up high. The car is 290 pounds lighter than the outgoing model.

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The latest in a long line of 7 Series cars, the new one starts at $81,300.

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