Where is the end to advanced technology in luxury cars? There is no real answer to that question but we can look for the answer primarily in concept cars. New generation of the biggest Bavarian car brought us some amazing advancements which we could only dream of, even just few years back. However it is a real production car which is supposed to hit the marked sometime in the fall.
Fist thing that stands out as really impressive is the new remote parking which is the perfect solution for people who have trouble with it. The whole process is completely automatized and sensors basically do all the work. As you know we discussed some advancements in multimedia systems, but BMW took it to the whole new level.
Some manufacturers implemented few gesture functions on some of their concepts, but new BMW 7 makes this function standard besides all the usual stuff.
3 D sensor monitors your movements and it does all the work for you. That is not all, they also implemented wireless charging for your cell phone which is integrated in the main console.
There are advancements all around, and that also goes for the handling itself.
When the car is cornering, Executive Drive Pro system automatically reduces roll, while the shocks adjust every millisecond to provide you with the maximum comfort on the bumpy roads. Besides that they also offer laser headlights which light up the road ahead up to 600 yards ahead.
As we were able to notice in previous 7 series, those were really heavy cars, and BMW decided to reduce the weight on the new BMW 7. They actually reduced the weight by 130 kilos by combining aluminium and steel with a carbon fiber reinforced plastic. This means that they intelligently reduced weight, but more importantly that they improved the overall strength.
However there is one thing which makes this car really unbelievable, and that is its hybrid version. Hybrid version of the new BMW 7 combines 4 cylinder 2 liter engine which is powered by two turbos with an electric motor, and they develop 326 horse power combined. It is also capable of driving 25 miles just by using electric motor.
The most impressive thing in this whole story is that hybrid version gets an incredible 112 miles per gallon. Whether that’s based on the real life tests, we won’t know until we get behind the wheel of one.