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Old 06-05-2015, 04:58 AM
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The New 7 Series Will Blow Your Mind

I got invited to the new 7 series reveal this past Wed (6-3-15). It was held in Sands Point Long Island and was pure class from beginning to end. There were only about 30-40 people who got invites. Frankly, I have no idea how I scored one but I'm just happy I did. The held it in an $11M mansion right on the Long Island Sound. To say the venue was stunning is an understatement. The President of BMW N. America was there to explain the car's features and advancements. It is truly magnificent and they are claiming a 0-60 number of 4.3'. I know no one buys this car to drag race, but let me repeat that...4.3". That's Ferrari territory. I wish they let us take photos but they were very serious about maintaining the secrecy of this car before the official reveal so they collected all of our smartphones, etc before allowing us to enter. It was very 007, if you know what I mean. Trust me though, you will be very impressed with this vehicle. Me, I'm a 5 series guy so I'm pretty happy in that I figure most of the features will find their way into the brand new 2017 5 series which is when I'll be in the market (probably Sept '16) for a new car.
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Old 06-05-2015, 05:08 AM
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meh the S class seems like a better car, not that I'm in the market for either
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Old 06-05-2015, 05:13 AM
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meh the S class seems like a better car, not that I'm in the market for either
Actual sales would certainly support that position. Traditionally the S is the default choice for cars in this class and the S has been eating the lunch of the 7 for decades now. And, as great as this car is (and it really is) this trend may continue. But I will tell you that just comparing the two directly and without and preconceived bias, this car is the better vehicle.
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Where are the pics?
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Old 06-05-2015, 03:20 PM
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I was there (Sands Point) today and I will agree that the new 7 is very impressive. I am seriously considering one but they will not be available for months. There is so much complex technology that this is a car that I would definitely lease as the maintenance costs out of warranty will probably be staggering. The interior of the car is very upscale, high quality leather everywhere, and a very roomy cabin. As PsychDoc stated they are claiming 0-60 figures that are in M car territory.

Externally it is an attractive car but not all that different looking than the current model.

The home where the event was held was on a spectacular beach front lot on Long Island Sound in a beautiful and very upscale neighborhood but the house was not at all to my taste as a place to live but was a great venue for the event.



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Old 06-05-2015, 03:24 PM
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meh the S class seems like a better car, not that I'm in the market for either
I would have to drive both before I came to that conclusion. Since the car has not even been released to the press yet and there are no published test drives available I would have to say that we are going to have to waut and see how it stacks up to the S Class.
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Where are the pics?

He stated taht there were no pictures allowed by direction of the event organizer, the President of BMW North America (which, by the way, has nothing to do with Canada and Mexico that each have their own BMW HQ. To me, BMW NA should be BMW USA).
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Old 06-06-2015, 02:30 PM
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I am hoping that the G30 grabs me. The F10 didn't.

So the more stuff they try out and shake down for me in the 7, the better I will like it. I think it is classy of them to use a 7 to test stuff before they commit it to the five. The last time, they used a 3, a 3 for gawd's sake, to try out the new engine for the 5.
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Somehow I do not think buying vs leasing and maintenance costs are the primary considerations for most people considering these cars.
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we had 2 company lease 7's, there's a lot of these that are wrote off as a business expense
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I would have to drive both before I came to that conclusion. Since the car has not even been released to the press yet and there are no published test drives available I would have to say that we are going to have to waut and see how it stacks up to the S Class.
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