He born in the teeth of the Great Recession, the fat, but not so happy fifth generation flagship BMW 7 Series definitely abandon its contribution as a successor.
The 7 Series has always been to BMW for those who remember the little stick their shifts, day-tail slide. Available in a range of distances between long or very long shafts with a maximum 12-cylinder twin-turbo and rear-wheel drive or four-wheel, which is a four-door sedan with comfort, speed and attitude due caution 7 blessed.
But the world has changed since the current 7 was produced in 2009 came and went Fisker, Tesla was so green luxury brand Mercedes chips is stronger than ever, and Cadillac is showing signs of intelligent life. The luxury car business is so beautiful that even the prosperous Korean brands nibbling a thin slice of the cake.
BMW has taken a decisive step in securing your future did. Last year the company announced major electrification is expensed in the states of fashion i3 and i8 and the existing 3, 5 and 7 Active Hybrid, to include a plug-in hybrid option for each model of core engineering. BMW is the undisputed leader among automakers in composites of weight savings with its own plant in the state of Washington to produce affordable carbon fiber in collaboration with the SGL Group.
Five years ago, fresh out of the shipping box, a BMW 750Li 2010 Mercedes S550 won a comparison test of two cars, but the big Bimmer lost steam quickly. He lost a 750i Porsche Panamera S to hit a Maserati Quattroporte Sport GT S. Then in 2011, suffered a humiliation 750Li in a distant third place result against Audi A8L and Jaguar XJL compressor. The new 7 is too late to do well again this year.
While we can not announce Mission after only eight laps in stimulated BMW Miramas, France achieved, proving grounds in early production cars that we’ve learned about so far in July, asked:
• Project Manager Walter Shindlbeck recognizes the need for careless handling badge career and recuperate.
• weight-saving technologies have been applied seriously. BMW engineers are a clever mix of high strength steel, aluminum, magnesium, plastics and carbon fiber materials created for an alleged £ 285 in the basis weight of a third of them from the body while lowering the center of gravity 7 and improve the fit of bending and torsional stiffness. Several suspension components and brakes has been changed from iron and steel, aluminum and silencing used in moderation. Unsprung weight is reduced by 15 percent.
• BMW is proud of its innovative ‘carbon core “unibody construction that a badge touting the technology is discreetly mounted to each of 7 of the B-pillar. While pressed steel remains as the main ingredient, there is less of it by the Use of molded carbon fiber 15 was added (CF) reinforcements at strategic locations. The larger form is a long tube, the CF sweeps majestically from the bottom of each pillar, along the top of the openings doors and based on the C-columns. The upper half of each B column is reinforced with a CF-layer, which is pressed with a die of one side and cured in place. A large patch secured with rivets and adhesives based on each of the C column. The windshield header and two leaves reinforce the roof structure. The 7 central tunnel has to raise a CF Bender the bending rigidity of the body and help drive forward collision loads. There are also two inserts doorway CF side and a horizontal shelf under the backlight black magic material. Exactly how the CF and steel parts are associated with adhesives and fasteners and painting methods proprietary information, such as BMW, of course you prefer to keep their knowledge of competitors as long as possible.