BMW 7-Series What Could Have Been

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    BMW 7-Series What Could Have Been

    The artist uses the E38 generation in the render and man oh man the 7 instantly looks ten times better than the current generation. For me the E38 7-Series remain the best all around luxury sport sedan.

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    The simply beautiful E38. I owned a blue 2000 740i many moons ago, it was a CPO type car with 37K on it. I enjoyed every minute of driving that car, the reliability however, was atrocious. Sold and gone after only 2 short years. But I'd still consider buying a clean, low mile example for pleasure use.

    I like the renderings, looks so much better than some of the stuff BMW's coming out with today.

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    I was looking at a new 7 Series on the road the other day and was thinking how unappealing it looked.

    The "what could have been" is a nice redo!

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    Re: BMW 7-Series What Could Have Been

    I like the idea of it, but don't like the execution. The render is definitely done well, but I think it strayed too close to the E38.

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    Wife's step sister had the last gen.
    It was a real piece of crap, always in the shop. To compound things, the BMW dealer here is a goof.
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    I'm not sure how far back BMW is behind MB saleswise in the segment, but they're going to be further back now. The grille on this thing is ghastly to say the least. I guess they were going for bold in an attempt to move the needle in their direction, but they ended up creating this massive meat slicer of a grille that just doesn't flow w/ anything else on the car. Sad really, if it weren't for the massive grille, this thing would've been almost perfect and dare I say it, better than the S Class:






    IMO the altered pics fixes the grille but it also messed up what they got right w/ the 2020 7 Series
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    You can call me a homer but I think the CT6 has it all over the German trio (7 Series, A8, S-Class) in exterior looks. By a wide margin too.

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    Re: BMW 7-Series What Could Have Been

    Quote Originally Posted by LowRider View Post
    You can call me a homer but I think the CT6 has it all over the German trio (7 Series, A8, S-Class) in exterior looks. By a wide margin too.
    The exterior of the CT6 is great (I actually prefer the pre-facelifted version)...its the interior that is the letdown. Maybe Cadillac shouldn't focus so much on lightweighting and chassis dymamics and make an actual luxury car that doesn't have switchgear from a Malibu.
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    Re: BMW 7-Series What Could Have Been

    Quote Originally Posted by sdotjeezy View Post
    The exterior of the CT6 is great (I actually prefer the pre-facelifted version)...its the interior that is the letdown. Maybe Cadillac shouldn't focus so much on lightweighting and chassis dymamics and make an actual luxury car that doesn't have switchgear from a Malibu.
    Driving dynamics needs to stay a main focus because you won’t out do a Maybach. These sedans are still being driven by most so when a person gets out of a loaded 5 or E and steps into a CT6 that’s easier to drive it makes a lasting impression.
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    Re: BMW 7-Series What Could Have Been

    It is so unfortunate that the E38 was such a terrifying piece of junk as miles accumulated. From M62 issues to later Vanos issues to electrical issues the only part of the car nominally reliable at higher miles was the ZF transmission.
    I want a car so violent that the mere thought of full throttle would cause a heart attack. That actually going wide open throttle in would result in nothing less than instant death!
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