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7 double win

BMW's 7 Series is showing its stuff, with double wins from the critics, gaining the title of Luxury UK Car Of The Year and World Luxury Car for 2016.

The BMW 7 Series has gone from strength to strength since it was launched last November and now BMW's latest flagship model has been awarded two of the most prestigious awards - Luxury Car of the Year for 2016 at the UK Car of the Year awards 2016.

The UK Car of the Year Awards, sponsored by Cox Automotive are judged by 27 of Britain's most-read motoring journalists. Each judge uses their expertise to pick out the top performer in 12 vehicle categories, before deciding the overall winner from their favourites in each class.

Nargess Shahmanesh-Banks, UKCOTY judge, commented on the BMW 7 Series: "The design team have successfully grasped the concept of modern luxury in a world heading towards autonomous driving, and in a world where luxury will mean a much more complex set of values. The 7 Series is an expression of modern luxury that is also very unique to BMW, one that has at its centre technology, and is about the joy of driving. The 7 Series is a brilliant fusion of understated elegance and advanced technology."

The World Luxury Car category included an initial entry list of eight premium cars from all over the world. Vehicles in all award categories are selected and voted on by an international jury panel comprised of 73 top-level automotive journalists from 23 countries around the world.

The World Car jurors observed: "This is the flagship model for the Bavarian car maker, and so it simply has to be the epitome of what the brand represents in terms of technology, design and performance. And the new 7 Series certainly delivers. It is very much the new face of BMW in the new family design - and yet it is a classic BMW all at once".

The BMW Group is no stranger to the World Car Awards - now in their 12th year. BMW cars have previously won the World Green Car title two years in a row (2015 - BMW i8; 2014 - BMW i3) and in 2008 for the BMW 118d with Efficient Dynamics. In 2006, the BMW 3-Series was the World Car of the Year while in 2014, the BMW i3 won World Car Design of the Year.

The sixth generation of the BMW 7 Series is both stronger and up to 130kg lighter than its predecessor, thanks to the intelligent use of multiple materials in the construction of the body, including carbon-fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP) for the Carbon Core.

With a wealth of interior comfort and driving features, from remote parking and BMW Laser Lights to Gesture Control and new ConnectedDrive technology including the sumptuous Executive Lounge feature, the new BMW 7 Series redefines luxury on the move.

Read more about the 7 Series taking the World Luxury Car Award here!

The 7 Series goes head to head with the Cadillac CT6 here!


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