Grilling new 7 Series revealed
Controversial new face fronts BMW’s luxury flagship sedan
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...