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2011 BMW 7-Series - Review

 

2011
logo OVERALL RATING 9
out of 10

One of the perennial players in the high-end luxury sedan segment, the 2011 BMW 7-Series is a bigger, better version of its former self, with styling that's fresher and more appealing to most. MotorAuthority rates the 2011 7-Series a 9 overall.

Space is the dominant sensation in the cabin of either the short-wheelbase or long-wheelbase version of the car. Excellent materials, a sensible, conservative design, and a bounty of technology and entertainment features mean the 7-Series will do just about everything you'd want it to--for work or for play.

The long-wheelbase car is chauffeur-worthy, but despite its ponderous length, it's still a car you'd want to drive as much as ride in. Handling is balanced and controlled, even communicative for such a large sedan. Performance is brisk with the twin-turbo V-8 model, and the V-12 is truly over-the-top. Even the inline six-cylinder models are peppy, if not potent.

Pricing can quickly move from the $72,000-plus price of entry into the $135,000 range with the right drivetrain and features choices, but from base to top, the 7-Series range competes on even ground with the likes of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, Jaguar XJ, and Audi A8, among others.

For the full review, including a detailed look at comfort, quality, features, styling, performance, and safety, head over to the 2011 7-Series at TheCarConnection.

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Specs: Select a Trim

Style MSRP Invoice MPG City MPG Hwy
4-Door Sedan AWD (2)
750i xDrive Specs $85,500 $78,660 14 20
750Li xDrive Specs $89,400 $82,250 14 20
4-Door Sedan AWD ALPINA B7 (2)
LWB xDrive Specs $128,900 $118,590 14 20
SWB xDrive Specs $125,000 $115,000 14 20
4-Door Sedan RWD (3)
740i Specs $70,650 $65,000 17 25
740Li Specs $75,050 $69,045 17 25
760Li Specs $137,300 $126,315 13 19
4-Door Sedan RWD 750i (2)
4-Door Sedan RWD 750i Specs $82,500 $75,900 15 22
ActiveHybrid Specs $97,000 $89,240 17 24
4-Door Sedan RWD 750Li (2)
4-Door Sedan RWD 750Li Specs $86,400 $79,490 14 22
ActiveHybrid Specs $101,000 $92,920 17 24
4-Door Sedan RWD ALPINA B7 (2)
LWB Specs $125,900 $115,830 14 22
SWB Specs $122,000 $112,240 14 22
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