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      09-01-2022, 10:43 PM   #1
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Wonder why Canada is getting pre prod cars before we are in the U.S.Has anyone on the forum actually seen one in person?
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In my opinion the non M-Sport 7er looks better thanks to a lack of thick black plastic that the M-Sport has. Sadly the front end doesn't match the understated side and rear design and I just can't get use to those split headlights. The two tone paint is nice option though, reminds me of a similar Silver/Blue Maybach I saw the other day.
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Saw this in person and in my opinion, the design is not cohesive in anyway. It really does look like there were 3 teams that worked on this car: one for the rear, side and front.

But the interior and the tech in this is pretty amazing by traditional BMW standards. The new 7er truly feels like a textbook exercise - to showcase what BMW can do and is capable of but not necessarily executed properly with this generation.

From very early spy shots, I think the next-gen 5er is going to look and feel like something this 7er should have been.
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Agreed. The front end is an abomination. I still feel like BMW is playing heavily to China with these design cues. As a former G12 750i owner, it's very sad to see how far the 7-Series has fallen.
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I completely disagree. I think the front end bridges part of the gap to Rolls Royce. Itís about presence and intimidation. I think the pre-LCI G12, as an example, looked like a stretched 5-series. It had its charms, but it was too demure too communicate ďbig bossĒ car. I donít think the 7 has the same role as the rest of the cars in the lineup, and therefore it should look different. So if you think of it as more of a baby Rolls Royce instead of an inflated 5, it makes a lot more sense.
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In my opinion the non M-Sport 7er looks better thanks to a lack of thick black plastic that the M-Sport has. Sadly the front end doesn't match the understated side and rear design and I just can't get use to those split headlights. The two tone paint is nice option though, reminds me of a similar Silver/Blue Maybach I saw the other day.
My friend Stein... You and I continue to agree on this. But I flat out find the split design and general fascia, hideous! The 2-Tone simply adds a degree of uniqueness which distracts some.

Again... The only plus for me in this is once released in measurable numbers, it will help me in my search for a 2020 model. Possibly a V12 even.
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In my opinion the non M-Sport 7er looks better thanks to a lack of thick black plastic that the M-Sport has. Sadly the front end doesn't match the understated side and rear design and I just can't get use to those split headlights. The two tone paint is nice option though, reminds me of a similar Silver/Blue Maybach I saw the other day.
My friend Stein... You and I continue to agree on this. But I flat out find the split design and general fascia, hideous! The 2-Tone simply adds a degree of uniqueness which distracts some.

Again... The only plus for me in this is once released in measurable numbers, it will help me in my search for a 2020 model. Possibly a V12 even.
Yeah I do not like the split design, its awful, I don't care for it on any brand from Jeep, Hyundai, to BMW, they are both far too large and obvious and just look weird. The non M-Sport helps, but its still just lipstick after all.

A V12 would be sweet! Definitely an end of an era engine right there.
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I've got one on order and I'm going to have to get used to the front end. I didn't especially like the G12 LCI front either, but I got over it. Maybe I'll set it up to back into my garage so when I come out of the house I won't see it.

Why? Because my lease is expiring, the interior is really nice, and I didn't like the driving feel of an S Class even though I liked its looks better. The schnozz is only one aspect of the car and doesn't have anything to do with how it drives.
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I completely disagree. I think the front end bridges part of the gap to Rolls Royce. It’s about presence and intimidation. I think the pre-LCI G12, as an example, looked like a stretched 5-series. It had its charms, but it was too demure too communicate “big boss” car. I don’t think the 7 has the same role as the rest of the cars in the lineup, and therefore it should look different. So if you think of it as more of a baby Rolls Royce instead of an inflated 5, it makes a lot more sense.
If this front end is supposed to look "intimidating" then they really missed the mark. This overwrought "aggressive" look a lot of cars have is getting old (this is a critique of most vehicles, not just BMW).
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I really like how the car looks overall including the front , It is definitely very polarizing and I think BMW was brave enough to take this step instead of playing it Safe like Merc, I am a current owner of a s550 and i didn't like how the new one looks or drives and I was almost buying it !
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Itís a polarizing design for sure. You love it or you hate it. I think the i7 looks spectacular in white. At least itís not cold and boring like the EQS.
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It’s a polarizing design for sure. You love it or you hate it. I think the i7 looks spectacular in white. At least it’s not cold and boring like the EQS.
It is the only BMW that looks better with the luxury front end, and it looks better with a single color. That said, I still am not a fan of the split headlights, I don't hate it as much as some do, it just won't be purchased by me.
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wild! kinda of like it at certain angles but for me one color > two tones
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wild! kinda of like it at certain angles but for me one color > two tones
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E65 owners had to wait 20 years before something as ugly came about.

I like that the car is two tone. It is more interesting this way. May be would have had black - silver color split, lighter top, darker bottom.

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E65 owners had to wait 20 years before something as ugly came about.
To this day and even when it was released, I don't understand the hate the E65 gets. You could still see the progression from the E38 with Bangle elements but it was still a BMW. Add that the E65 fit in with the lineup with the 3er and 5er.

The G70 doesn't look like it belongs with the rest of the lineup at all. Some say that's a good/bad thing but it's just not a cohesive design as a standalone vehicle or as part of BMW's portfolio.
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I've got one on order and I'm going to have to get used to the front end. I didn't especially like the G12 LCI front either, but I got over it. Maybe I'll set it up to back into my garage so when I come out of the house I won't see it.

Why? Because my lease is expiring, the interior is really nice, and I didn't like the driving feel of an S Class even though I liked its looks better. The schnozz is only one aspect of the car and doesn't have anything to do with how it drives.
Yikes spending your dollars for something your're not completely happy with or like. I've done this once or twice with cars and I wasn't happy until I got rid of them.
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Yikes spending your dollars for something your're not completely happy with or like. I've done this once or twice with cars and I wasn't happy until I got rid of them.
No, its not that I'm not completely happy. I'm looking forward to it. It's just that there isn't a car out there that is perfect in every way. Styling is just one factor in my car decisions, and here the verdict goes to the new 7, as I want a great road car that is fun to drive, and I love the new technology. My other choice was a S class, which I seriously considered until I test drove one. It was nice, beautifully put together, butt the handling was inferior to my current G12. I was impressed by the MB, but way happier in my G12 when I got into it after the test drive. The BMW approach to handling is different than MB, and more to my liking. And the BMW approach to technology is more intuitive than MB (for me, at least; others may differ). So in the end, dealing with the nose is outweighed by more important factors - to me. YMMV, and I'm not going to argue with anybody for whom the front end is a absolute no-go. They're entitled to their opinion - and so am I.
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Itís a polarizing design for sure. You love it or you hate it. I think the i7 looks spectacular in white. At least itís not cold and boring like the EQS.
Looks straight-up Chinese.
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