BMW 7-Series

New BMW 7-Series gets more tech and a smoother shell

Evo rating
Price
from £66,450
  • Packed with technology, better looking
  • We haven’t tried it on the open road yet

Given the amount of gadgetry to be found inside the new 7-Series, it’s probably a good job that BMW has invited us to its Miramas test centre in France so that its cleverest engineers can explain it all.

First lesson - there’s a new Dynamic Driving Control system that tunes the throttle, gearshift, adaptive dampers and, if fitted, the optional Dynamic Drive anti-roll bars and Integral Active Steering four-wheel steering system according to the selected setting – Comfort, Normal, Sport or Sport+. Out on the test track it’s soon clear that DDC blesses the new 7-Series with sharper handling, a better ride and tighter body control than the old car.

Subscribe to evo magazine

Subscribe today to have every issue of evo delivered straight to you. You'll SAVE 39% on the shop price, and get evo for its original cover price for a whole year!

Then there are the new 730d, 740i and 750i units, which are all cleaner and more frugal than those they replace, while the much-maligned iDrive system is now far more intuitive too. The new 7-Series also looks smoother and more cohesive than its predecessor. Now there’s something we didn’t need a workshop to understand.

Specifications

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement

Most Popular

Visit/review/202972/aston-martin-dbx-review-the-first-performance-suv-to-deliver-on-its-promise
Reviews

Aston Martin DBX review - the first performance SUV to deliver on its promise

Aston Martin's first SUV is more than a good SUV, the DBX is the best car the British firm makes
10 Aug 2020
Visit/bugatti/21646/new-bugatti-divo-deliveries-begin-ps44m-hypercar-hits-the-road
Bugatti

New Bugatti Divo deliveries begin - £4.4m hypercar hits the road

The very first examples of Bugatti’s Divo hypercar have rolled out of its Molsheim HQ gates
7 Aug 2020
Visit/maserati/ghibli/202975/maserati-ghibli-trofeo-revealed-sober-dressed-bmw-m5-rival-finally-arrives
Maserati Ghibli

Maserati Ghibli Trofeo revealed – sober-dressed BMW M5 rival finally arrives

Some seven years after the launch of its executive saloon, Maserati has given it a V8 – with 572bhp
10 Aug 2020
Visit/bmw/m4/22869/new-2020-bmw-m4-throws-off-more-disguise-ahead-of-reveal
BMW M4

New 2020 BMW M4 throws off more disguise ahead of reveal

BMW’s next M4 coupe promises much, but will it deliver? Here’s everything we know so far
7 Aug 2020