An entirely new generation of the 7-series, long BMW’s flagship sedan, and the brand’s most luxurious and advanced product have debuted for the 2023 model year. The formula doesn’t change much from the current car’s: powertrains include a turbocharged inline-six and a twin-turbo V-8, with a plug-in hybrid joining the lineup later. We’ve driven a thoroughly camouflaged prototype and found that the 7-series veritably floats down the road.
Its handling is a little lither than the 2022 car thanks to some changes to the chassis and suspension, including a new rear-wheel steering system. Its driver-assistance tech provides a semi-autonomous driving mode for highway slogs but the car’s showstopping feature is an optional 31.3-inch rear entertainment display called Theater Screen that drops from the ceiling and streams TV and movies using the onboard Wi-Fi system.