2020 BMW 7 Series Review: Power Behind Its Gaping Grille

The BMW 7 Series has undergone a facelift. Safety tech also gets a slight upgrade for 2020, with a more robust automatic park assist function that adds a new Back-Up Assist feature that can navigate the 7 Series out of parking spots. The system remembers a driver’s inputs to get into space and will carry them out in reverse order. That joins a standard feature menu that includes forward-collision warning with automatic emergency braking, blind-spot monitoring, lane-departure warning, rear cross-traffic alert, speed limit information and a surround-view camera. Adaptive cruise control and active lane-keep assist are optional, allowing for partially automated, hands-on-the-wheel driving.

2020 BMW 7 Series

The big BMW 7 Series rattled the luxury sedan market back in 2016 thanks to advanced technology, new levels of comfort and Newton’s law-defying driving dynamics. Now for 2019, BMW has given it’s luxury sedan a nip and a tuck both inside and out. The BMW 7 Series will be offered in 2 body styles, but the SA market will only be getting the long wheelbase options. The newcomer is 5 260 mm long and total length has been increased by 22 millimeters. The new 7’s height and width remain the same.

The Steering Wheel

Also new is the steering wheel that features a modified arrangement of the multifunction controls. The infotainment system is BMW’s latest Operating System 7.0, which combines a 12.3-inch instrument cluster with a 10.25-inch touchscreen control display and the Intelligent Personal Assistant. Rear passengers can get a pair of 10-inch full-HD touchscreen displays with a Blu-ray player.

2020 BMW 7 Series

The Engine

Turbocharged 6, 8 and 12 cylinder engines will be joined by a new 6-cylinder plug-in-hybrid variant when the new BMW 7 Series goes into production this March. Modern exterior design elements enhance the presence of the vehicle while the interior receives touches that upgrade the ambiance of luxury to new levels. The iDrive 7 system along with Mobileye interior camera and available Driving Assistant Professional bring BMW’s latest technology to the brand’s pinnacle luxury sedan.

The Interior

On the inside, the sedan gets an infotainment screen running on BMW’s latest iDrive 7 software, and some climate control and driver assist buttons have been moved within closer reach of the driver. The manufacturer has also increased the level of sound deadening in the car, adding road noise shields to the 7 Series’ wheel-wells and using thicker glass windows across the vehicle.

2020 BMW 7 Series

The Exterior

When you view the 2020 BMW 7 Series, the first thing you’ll notice is its unmistakable exterior featuring a bold kidney grille and slim white 5202 led bulb taillights with a seamless light band sleekly extending across the rear. As poised as the 7 Series is, though, it’s also convenient, offering a Comfort Access System for easy entry. This available feature automatically unlocks the doors and activates the LED Light Carpet when it senses you approaching, so you can be on your way safely and quickly.

Individually available notable options include: Remote Engine Start, 19 inch and 20 inch wheels and tires, m Sport Brakes, Integral Active Steering, Space-saver spare, Ambient Air Package, Front massaging seats, BMW Laserlight, Remote Control Parking, Bowers 7 Wilkins Diamond Surround Sound System, Rear-seat entertainment Professional and Night Vision with Pedestrian Detection.

Refreshing and Review: 2020 BMW 8 Series Gran Coupe

Hitting the US for the first time is the BMW 840i Gran Coupe, which uses BMW’s venerated TwinPower 3.0 liter inline-6 Turbo engine. It makes 335 hp and 668 lb-ft of torque, good for a 0-60 of 4.9 seconds. With optionally xDrive, the 840i will hit that mark in 4.6 seconds. The 8 Series also features the TwinPower 4.4 liter V8 Turbo engine from its Coupe counterpart in M850i xDrive guise. This engine makes 523 hp and 553 lb-ft of torque for a 0-60 time of 3.7 seconds.

BMW 8 Series

Head-up Display

The 2020 BMW 8 Series Gran Coupe has the latest head-up display that adds additional content and optimized graphics. This makes it easy to see the projected information without diverting eyes from the road. The BMW infotainment and driving system includes the latest version of iDrive, providing better interaction and control options for users. BMW Connected supports intelligent connectivity for easy, stress-free navigation. Drivers can connect to the app from within the car or using their mobile devices to enjoy more convenience.

Intelligent Personal Assistant

Standard specification for the new BMW 8-Series Gran Coupe includes the BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant, an intelligent digital helper who responds to the prompt “Hey BMW” and is an intrinsic element of the operating system. The BMW Group is set to revolutionize driving pleasure with the BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant and, in so doing, enters a new era in which drivers will increasingly be able to operate their car and access its functions and information simply by speaking. The range of functions and skills available will be constantly expanded as part of updates, which can be carried out seamlessly on a smartphone and in-car by Remote Software Upgrade.

BMW 8 Series

The Interior

Like the coupe and convertible, the Gran Coup’s interior is lavishly outfitted—albeit sedately styled—and features a digital gauge display, touchscreen infotainment with navigation, ambient interior lighting such as the white 912 led bulb for map light, and soft leather upholstery. Legroom is more generous in the rear seat of the Gran Coupe than it is in the other models but, thanks to the car’s sharply angled roofline, headroom will be tight. The 8-series Gran Coupe goes on sale this fall with a starting price of around $85,000 for the 840i with M850i models starting in the low six-figures.

In the 840i xDrive and M850i xDrive Gran Coupe models, the BMW xDrive intelligent all-wheel-drive system features rapid, precise and fully variable distribution of drive torque between the front and rear wheels, maximizing traction and handling stability not just when driving in adverse road conditions, but in performance driving situations as well. Power is split in accordance with demands at all times using an electronically controlled multi-plate clutch that is networked with the powertrain and chassis systems.

BMW 8 Series

BMW will offer the 8-Series Gran Coupe in two distinct flavors. The entry-level 840i Gran Coupe starts at $85,895 (all prices include destination charges). BMW’s 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged inline-six engine powers the rear wheels, making 335 horsepower and 368 pound-feet of torque. The 840i xDrive Gran Coupe, which offers all-wheel-drive, starts at $88,795.

BMW M8 North America Testing With Huge Rear Spoiler

High performance serving safety: the new BMW M8 MotoGP(TM) Safety Car. In-person – even under the bright lights of a late summer’s day in Vancouver and surrounded by all sorts of other precious metal from McLarens to Paganis – the Manufaktur has a definite presence. Indeed, when you think about it, a car like this deserves to a special hue, a little more flair than its brethren. That’s what sets vehicles like this apart, and I would guess it’s a big part of what people want when they’re shopping in this realm. The carbon fiber bits are especially inviting when set against the Fire Red backdrop; they seem to shine all that more brightly themselves. The M8 Competition, to those in the know, is a true mental car.


The Design

The distinctive Widmanstätten surface pattern of meteorites are seen all around the M850i. The extra-terrestrial material has an appearance of ice crystals. This finish is seen on the hand-stitched headliner and on the center console’s trim finishers. This distinctive meteorite pattern can also be seen on the exterior mirror caps, the front splitters, the center mesh plate and the surrounds for the vertical air vents on the front side panels. Housing with white 9012 led bulb kit, the pattern of meteorites would be shown more stylish.

Leather Options

In addition to the leather options for the S-Class, a design roof liner in Nappa leather is available exclusively for the Mercedes-Maybach. The leather trim extends to sunblinds, roof grab handle, pillar trim, both vanity mirrors in the rear with diamond quilting pattern, and the frames of the Burmester 3D loudspeakers. Elaborate topstitching on the three interior colors of Nappa leather available (black, porcelain and crystal grey) attest to the high level of craftsmanship involved in each vehicle’s fabrication.


New Features

To commemorate the long-anticipated return of the 8 Series to the BMW lineup after a hiatus of two decades, and to celebrate the launch of the new halo within the BMW portfolio, BMW Canada and BMW M have collaborated to bring forth the BMW M8 Individual Manufaktur Editions” which have been designed exclusively for the Canadian market and debut as the first special-edition M8’s in the world. Per our sources, the McLaren V12 (a modified S70) and the M8’s V12 were likely constructed by many of the same engineers hence a similar design and output but differed in areas such as overall length due to the horizontal intakes for a front-engine layout if the 8 compared to the vertical intakes of a mid-engined car The McLaren engine, from a design standpoint, shared quite a lot of characteristics and parts with the S50 engine of the E36 M3.

BMW Canada has just announced the BMW M8 Individual Manufaktur Edition which aims to pay tribute to the original BMW E31 M8 Prototype car. It’s hard to believe that it has been 9 years since we first saw the BMW M8 E31. It was during a trip to the BMW Welt when the Bavarians were just getting started on the BMW i sub-brand. So in contrast to the theme at hand, they decided to show, for the first time, the BMW M8 Prototype. And what a story this car has.


BMW M and BMW Canada unveiled a particular version BMW M8 in the present day, below the BMW M8 Particular person Manufaktur Version moniker. These particular fashions have been designed completely for the Canadian market and would be the first special-edition M8 fashions on this planet. They’re primarily based on the BMW M8 Coupe and have particular finishes and craftsmanship that’s certain to get your creativeness moving into a heartbeat.