RE: Updated 7 Series gets new 530hp V8

RE: Updated 7 Series gets new 530hp V8

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Funk

20,276 posts

147 months

Wednesday 16th January
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A wistful reminder of just how good the 7-series used to look:






Edited by Funk on Wednesday 16th January 12:31

Master Bean

1,201 posts

58 months

Wednesday 16th January
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All the diesels are 3 litre Sam. What happened to that editor bloke? shoot

dunc_sx

932 posts

135 months

Wednesday 16th January
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Front grill is probably catering for the USA, they seem to be into that sort of thing?

Blanchimont

3,614 posts

60 months

Wednesday 16th January
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To think the E60 5 series got slated when it came out for not being a looker. That still looks pretty good now. This, however, is fking horrendous.

PaulsM3

48 posts

66 months

Wednesday 16th January
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You'll see that i don't post very often but as a lifelong BMW fan you will see my posts are generally 'Christ, what on earth have BMW with that new model'.
These kidney grills are becoming ridiculous. They just look like a chinese rip off of a proper BMW.
I just can't buy a modern BMW now.
The new X5!! My god.
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cerb4.5lee

10,791 posts

118 months

Wednesday 16th January
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Those grills are certainly comical. I've always had a soft spot for the 7 series though.

F4R

52 posts

3 months

Wednesday 16th January
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What happened BMW? Your design department needs to go to Specsavers.

Was the Lincoln MKT used for inspiration?


belleair302

6,021 posts

145 months

Wednesday 16th January
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Sadly the design brief for global pedestrian safety is all about large flexible, non metallic front grills. Nothing car designers can do if politicians set new rules. Alas all new cars over he next few years will go this way. Lets hope somebody sees sense and reverts the rules about impact design and pedestrian safety laws.

Electronicpants

1,815 posts

126 months

Wednesday 16th January
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If this car was a gif

The BMW 7 Gerry L


JohnCarlisleApeiron

7 posts

4 months

Wednesday 16th January
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It is the Chinese year of the pig! Perhaps it will go down well in the target market.

Onehp

854 posts

221 months

Wednesday 16th January
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belleair302 said:
Sadly the design brief for global pedestrian safety is all about large flexible, non metallic front grills. Nothing car designers can do if politicians set new rules. Alas all new cars over he next few years will go this way. Lets hope somebody sees sense and reverts the rules about impact design and pedestrian safety laws.
A few hundred thousand people, persons, folk, humans, are killed every year. So, no.

Andy665

2,287 posts

166 months

Wednesday 16th January
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That will look brilliant when aftermarket M tri-colour grille slats are fitted - not going to be cheap in that size though

The Voice

119 posts

87 months

Wednesday 16th January
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The car looks like a comical parody of itself.

Absolutely terrible laugh

PistonTim

44 posts

77 months

Wednesday 16th January
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Apart from the obvious hideousness a loss of 0.4 seconds 0.60 for a 25bhp reduction suggestions much bigger changes to gearing / mapping elsewhere in the system too. Sad state of affairs.

eein

338 posts

203 months

Wednesday 16th January
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The 760 sounds excellent - definitely my next car!

Why??? Well it looks a bit funny, and the V12 has been somewhat compromised on numbers so it'll tank in second hand price quicker than usual, thus opening it up for me in 3-4 years time! And I don't care about it looking a bit odd, and if you live with a V12 day to day you soon realise it's headline numbers versus the V8 is missing the point.

  • * rubbing hands, just got 3-4 years to wait...***

Tuvra

7,746 posts

163 months

Wednesday 16th January
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Funk said:
A wistful reminder of just how good the 7-series used to look.
In fairness, in the right spec the current/previous generation is a nice looking car:-


This "new" one is disgusting though frown

Chestrockwell

1,309 posts

95 months

Wednesday 16th January
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Definitely a lottery win car, 750i SWB for my daily in Carbon black with the finest mocha leather.

Sure the grill is oversized but I can’t help but think that cars like these don’t have to be ‘pretty’. The S class isn’t very nice looking and looks like a balloon with its rounded bloated facelift bumpers, the A8 looks like a Korean market only Hyundai and the Lexus looks like an 80’s artists impression of what cars will look like in 2050, just looks ridiculous. The press shots don’t do this 7 any favour’s especially with the lighting, colour and spec of the car, but imagine a black one of these at night parked outside the Ritz. It’s got a lot of presence and it will be a sight to behold.

So yes, it may not be as pretty as the E38 and the kidney grills may be over sized, but compared to what’s on sale today in its segment, is it that bad? I don’t think so.


thiscocks

1,869 posts

133 months

Wednesday 16th January
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That front end MUST be a joke

Wills2

15,286 posts

113 months

Wednesday 16th January
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Tuvra said:
Funk said:
A wistful reminder of just how good the 7-series used to look.
In fairness, in the right spec the current/previous generation is a nice looking car:-


This "new" one is disgusting though frown
The current one is a handsome car in a large 3 series kind of way, not outstanding to look at but decent enough and they are a great drive, I love mine.

The rear end is a nice update but the front grilles are far too big on the LCI.



st4

905 posts

71 months

Wednesday 16th January
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daveco said:
Lexus (Lexi?) are an overstyled mess too.


Mazda are the only ones designing good looking saloon cars imo.
They're nicely overstyled - this is just ugly. I would buy the LS over this.