Building on BMW's proven line of range-topping sedans, the refreshed 2013 BMW 7-Series brings the German brand's best and brightest technology and features to a fight that, at times, edges on the rarified air of the super-luxury realm.
You might not be able to spot the 2013 model's refreshes from a block away, but the 2013 7-Series is nonetheless rather updated. The primary tweaks are inside, with a new seat design and other interior improvements, as well as a new set of V-8 engines, a revised hybrid in the ActiveHybrid7, and eight-speed automatic transmissions across the range.
Perhaps most noticeable in terms of the 7-Series experience is the improved iDrive interface. Far from the clunky and confusing system of old, the latest iDrive is easier to interact with and more feature-packed than ever before, enabling many of the latest connectivity and cloud-based services.
All 7-Series models also get an air suspension system for 2013, including dynamic damping, allowing the driver to...