I would say it meets expectations and is competent - but far from amazing. I can't see any major technology or advances on the car that haven't already been available on prior or existing BMWs, or cars from other manufacturers. It's a parts bin special in many ways. The only 2 innovations I can see are side view camera and speed limit sign recognition.
Originally Posted by baga
whatever....the 7 is the 7...and this new one is amazing !!!
I would have really liked folks to have called the 7er ground breaking and innovative - but I haven't seen praise like that yet. Shouldn't that be what a 7er is about? Past 7ers have introduced ABS, PDC, DSC, ARS, comfort seats, iDrive, 6 speed auto - where's the innovation like that on this 7? Things that go on to become standard on other cars since they are so ground breaking. Being slightly better than the competition isn't really the same as being amazing.
Having said that, I'll still consider the car when my lease ends.
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Last edited by chrischeung; 06-18-2009 at 11:20 AM.