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Old 11-28-2005, 02:39 AM
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The new 7er :)

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Old 11-28-2005, 10:45 AM
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Photoshopped pics years before the car's introduction may be of low validity -- and I doubt I would ever want a 7er -- but if this is an indication of the future of BMW styling, I feel a little better. I'm one of those who is disappointed with the direction of BMW design, but this doesn't look too bad to me, other than the 21" wheels...
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Old 11-28-2005, 12:21 PM
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Photoshopped pics years before the car's introduction may be of low validity
true, very very true! this looks like a big 3er

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-- and I doubt I would ever want a 7er
oh c'mon - buy it and drive it for bit before you knock it

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but if this is an indication of the future of BMW styling, I feel a little better. I'm one of those who is disappointed with the direction of BMW design, but this doesn't look too bad to me, other than the 21" wheels...
whats wrong with 21" wheels? i myself got style 32 20" and i dont think it looks bling or tasteless:

http://photos.jkb.org/v/cars/750/
http://photos.jkb.org/v/cars/750i_2/
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The photos of the alleged new 7er appear to make it look a lot like the new Mercedes S class, but a little sleeker.

As for the wheels, what happens when you put on larger wheels and tires? Do they affect (1) suspension and road feel, (2) body clearance, (3) odometer and nav readings, (4) turning radius and/or (5) steering?

There are some really nice BMW wheels at 20 inches (the thick 5 spoke wheels and also some M-series look-a-likes), and I suspect that going up from 19 to 20 inches would not be that big of a deal, but I would be leery of going any bigger. What are the experiences of those who have increased wheel size by at least 2 inches?
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If that is indeed a new 7, then I think my wife will be wanting a new 7 to go along with my 6.
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Old 11-28-2005, 12:58 PM
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The photos of the alleged new 7er appear to make it look a lot like the new Mercedes S class, but a little sleeker.

As for the wheels, what happens when you put on larger wheels and tires? Do they affect (1) suspension and road feel,
a little firmer, since you are loosing an inch of air to ride out small road bumps

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(2) body clearance,
no changes (maybe a few mm at most)

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(3) odometer and nav readings,
well, nav is confused because it think you are going backwards. hehe, just kidding. why would nav possible care about your wheel size? LOL

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(4) turning radius and/or (5) steering?
reall nothing except for road feel changes. handling is a little better IMHO since i went from 19 to 20 (i also got high performance pirelli). you want to keep this handy:

http://www.miata.net/garage/tirecalc.html
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