BMW’s flagship sedan, the BMW 7 Series, was named 2016 World Luxury Car Award at the 2016 New York International Auto Show.
Launched fall 2015, the BMW 7 Series includes ground-breaking Carbon Core passenger cell technology, which uses carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic to reduce weight and increase both the overall torsion strength and bending stiffness. It features all-new technologies such as Gesture Control, Wireless Charging and Display Key and an Active Kidney Grille available for the first time in the U.S. market.
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. It drives phenomenally well courtesy a new range of engines and has a sporty drive dynamic that the rivals in the segment cannot claim as their USP. This comes from a 130-kilogram drop in weight thanks to the new ‘Carbon Core’ frame. 25 new features, of which 13 are segment firsts! Inside the cabin, BMW has taken things up a notch on luxury, pampering the owner with not just very comfortable and well designed seating, but with loads of technology, entertainment too. The new 7 Series brings in new features like the ambient ‘sky lounge’ sunroof, the ambient air package and the all‐new gesture control.”