BMW loves the barbecue culture of South Carolina, its second home, so much that it is now slapping beef burners on the front of its cars. In a move to bring the 7 Series into line with the upcoming X7 giant SUV, the flagship limousine scores a bunch of new technology, but few people will be able to initially go beyond the double-barbecue grill, er, grille. BMW launched the facelift of its sixth-generation flagship at the Detroit motor show. After posting record sales in 2017 in its pursuit of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, hopes are high at BMW that the limousine will pair up with the X7 to make a class-crossing luxury front line. There are upgrades inside as BMW moves to its latest software system, and its driver-assistance tech has also received a boost beyond its already impressive suite, which includes self-parking into garages. It’s arriving just in time, too, with the chief competition in the segment, the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, also in line for an upgrade this year. Headlined by b...

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