On the insides, the occupants are kept busy with new floating 9.2-inch LCD screens at the back, better soundproofing for lesser ambient noise, redesigned ambient lighting and an optional 16-speaker Bang & Olufsen sound system. The GPS navigation system has been significantly revamped with a dedicated 1.3 GHz processor and 3D map display capabilities. The trademark BMW iDrive also is now revamped with a ‘pie’ menu, split screen displays, voice control and dictation function.
With regards to technology, this Beemer comes with automatic parking assist which will park your vehicle in tight spots with accuracy, adaptive cruise control which can bring the car to a complete stop in an emergency, hands-free trunk opening and a driver fatigue monitoring system.
Expect BMW’s new 7 to make to our shores by end-2012 or early next year.