When your door opens at a press of a button and your VIP boss on the rear seat, who may be a head of state, is surrounded by every control anyone could wish, then you know this car locks horns with the best in the world.
By Rubin van Niekerk
It is a technological marvel in every respect. Innovative features such as the BMW Theatre Screen, the multi-sensory vehicle experience BMW iDrive with the latest generation of BMW Operating System 8, plus the BMW Curved Display and the Manoeuvre Assistant for automated parking and manoeuvring, is great up to 200 metres.
The optional BMW crystal headlights Iconic Glow create a light effect unmatched by any other car. Here, crystals from Swarovski – arranged in L-shapes and each backlit by LED units – perform the role of sidelights and daytime driving lights. The impressive presence of the front end is also enhanced by the BMW kidney grille’s contour lighting.
Drivers will love this dynamic sedan, while the rear-seat passengers can luxuriate in the incredible ambience.
An amazing BMW Theatre Screen – extending down from the headline – with Amazon Fire TV built-in brings a unique entertainment offering for the rear-seat passengers. With its 31,3-inch touchscreen and 8K resolution, Bowers & Wilkins surround sound system with optional exciters in the seats, the 5,5-inch touch-controlled function operation displays in the rear doors, it transforms the rear compartment of the BMW 7 Series into a private cinema lounge on wheels.
The driver and front passenger can also use YouTube video on-demand streaming on the control display for the first time.
The 5G-compatible aerial system in the new BMW 7 Series provides high-speed connectivity.
The i7 offers 400kW capable of a 600km range and the sound experience was created by the renowned film score composer Hans Zimmer and provides drive sound for the all-electric model variant.
Buyers have a choice of combustion engines and all-electric drive based on a newly developed flexible vehicle architecture.
Pricing ranges from R2 160 000 to R2 940 000.