Big Bimmer

At the top of the already ridiculously impressive BMW family tree resides the 7-Series, notable for their ability to put chauffeurs out of work because owners won’t get out from behind the wheel.
Words by Bill Lindsey | February 23, 2023 | Luxury

The BMW 7-Series was arguably the first sedan to blend true performance and handling with uncompromising luxury, a tradition that is still going strong with the BMW 760i x. The cabin is a plush sanctuary from traffic, cosseting the driver and passengers in an interior reminiscent of a private club, with glossy woods, plush leather or optional cashmere and a curved 14.9-inch infotainment system that controls the myriad passenger comfort systems, adjacent to the driver’s 12.3-inch virtual dashboard. For maximum rear-seat comfort, the Executive Lounge setting tilts the right rear seat back and extends a footrest, making it ideal for viewing the optional 31-inch drop-down video monitor. In 2023, the 760i is no longer powered by a V12, but there are no complaints about the 4.4 liter, twin-turbocharged, 536-hp V8 augmented by a 48-volt electric motor for more torque, linked to a buttery-smooth 8-speed transmission and a highly-responsive electric steering system;