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I like the look of the 5 series, but would never pay the extra $20,000 for a 7. It's just not worth it imo and they have to get rid of I-Drive, too complicated for many and I don't care to spend 2 hours on the driveway learning before I could drive.
I prefer more of a soft ride that you get in an american luxury car.
Ill never get why so many people hate the new look of BMW. (disreguarding the fact that its german)
The dashboards of the new 2006 BMW 3 series, the new 5 series, and the new 7 series just don't have driver-oriented dashboards like the cars they replaced. The new 7 series isn't available with a manual transmission like the three previous generations (the 95-01 7 series wasn't available with one in the USA though). The interior materials of the new 5 series don't match the interior materials of the previous 5 series. The headlights of the 7 series make it look "sad."
Look at the tacked-on trunk of the new M6. The badge also looks tacked-on. The rear diffusier (sp) is hideous.
The interior of the new M6 looks bland with a bunch of lines going all over the place. It will likely cost around $100,000. Notice the cheap hood release on the left.
Here is an 850CSi. The 8 series was the previous big BMW coupe and it used its own chassis. The 850CSi was the high-performance 8 series.
Here is a website with videos and pictures of the 8 series.
I hope the new 7 series will be more user friendly and aesthetically pleasing than the current E65. IMO, the E32 was the last of the great 7 series, my old 1990 750iL brought me 72,000 miles of pure driving enjoyment and I still see it around town with over 180K now. I purchased a used demo 1995 750iL in late 1995 and traded it on a 1996 S500 1 year later because it was full of problems. I know 1995 was one of the worst years for BMW, and they have fixed most of the bugs the older models were plagued with.. but it was just a horrible experience. The M line is progressing the way its competitors are progressing.. a mix of luxury and sport. I still remember the good old days of the M6, E28 M5, and E30 M3, nothing but raw performance with almost perfect fit and finish (and electrical gremlins).. not overdone like the newer models. I am trying to "go with the flow," but it seems newer autos do not have character like they used to.
That is the best looking interior I have ever seen in my life! Way better than any interior I have ever seen, sure beets the Bentleys etc. Maybe the A8s interior or something. That blue just sells me:coolgleam now thats a BMW