The BMW 7 Series provides ultra-luxury in a sedan that impresses with a steady ride, smooth powertrain, and ultimate handling abilities. In direct competition with the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, the BMW is always improving upon its features to provide the best in quality, luxury, and appearance.
The interior of the new 2020 BMW 7 Series pays close attention to detail in seats that are more comfortable than ever. They are most likely the best seats in its class, with massage features that will lull any passenger into a relaxing rest in the luxurious cabin. The use of upscale materials such as leather, wood, and suede creates a modern ambiance that provides just the right amount of class without being ostentatious.
Standard features being added to the 2021 BMW 7 Series
There are some subtle differences between the 2020 and 2021 BMW 7 Series. The interior of the 2021 model will receive new standard features that include heated front seats and armrests as well as a heated steering wheel. Passengers can also enjoy heated rear seats, but they are not a standard feature and only offered as a standalone option. A remote start will now be standard in all BMW 7 Series.
The in-dash CD player is discontinued, and the 2021 models will feature a built-in dash-cam. This new system offers Drive Recorder that records footage from various angles around the car. The recording can be saved to a USB drive for future reference.
The current 2020 BMW 7 Series
The existing 2020 BMW 7 Series received a total facelift this year that came with more power and a larger front grille. U.S. News ranked the sedan as No. 4 in the class of super-luxury cars, giving it an 8.2 out of 10 score. The improved exterior styling changes and infotainment system upgrades are impressive improvements to this luxurious vehicle.
The long wheelbase allows for extended rear passenger legroom and offers more cargo space than its competitors. The use of top-notch materials in the interior is why U.S. News refers to the 2020 BMW 7 Series as “stately, sumptuous, and serene.”
What people are saying about the new 2021 BMW 7 Series
Since the upgrade to the 2020 model is so recent, BMW settled on only a few tweaks to the new 2021 7 Series. Motor Trend felt they needed to do more, saying, “The BMW 7 Series is a vehicle with an identity crisis; it sacrifices a bit of luxury for sportiness but falls short in both aspects.”
Edmunds disagreed with Motor Trend, ranking the new 2021 BMW 7 Series in second place among competitors that include the Porsche Panamera, Lexus LS, and Genesis G90. They made their decision based on the impressive room allotted to the cabin, the improved in-car tech, as well as the powerful performance. After reviewing the new 2021 model, Edmunds stated, “We think the sixth-generation 7 Series is just about the best around and well worth consideration if you’re in the market for a big, comfortable and tech-laden sedan.”
BMW is moving away from its businesslike aesthetic in the new 7 Series and presenting an image that is a little less serious. The result is an opulent cabin filled with quality materials, improved technology, and a ride that is more comfortable than ever. The high-end interior offers luxurious features that are comparable to that of the Audi A8 and Mercedes-Benz S Class.
The powerful engine provides strong acceleration and outperforms others in its class. Responsive driving dynamics and good fuel economy are some of the desirable benefits of this vehicle. Drivers will enjoy the time they spend behind the wheel of this superb automobile.
The 7 Series is available in five trim levels that include the 740i, 740i xDrive, 750i xDrive, 745e xDrive iPerformance, and M760i xDrive. Edmunds preferred the V8 power of the 750i xDrive because of the standard all-wheel drive and enhanced performance capabilities.