BMW’s flagship sedan was launched in its current, fifth-generation form in 2009. Despite the passage of a few years since then, the 2012 BMW 7-Series
has managed to age gracefully and we’d still call the big sedan one of the best that BMW has ever produced.
We’re partial to the styling of the current 7-Series
, which does away with the sometimes awkward proportions of the previous model, built from 2002 - 2008. Performance is better on the new version as well, and the 7-Series manages to feel much lighter behind the wheel than you’d expect it to.
Inside, there’s plenty of room to carry three passengers, or four on shorter trips. Headroom is ample, even for rear seat passengers, and even standard-wheelbase cars have a generous amount of rear seat legroom. If you prefer more room to stretch out and read The Wall Street Journal as you're driven to the office, the 7-Series comes in an extended-wheelbase (Li) version as well.
As you’d expect from BMW,...