BMW 7-Series driven in Russia

With an all-new Mercedes S-Class looming, BMW's biggest, stealthiest car has just been nipped and tucked. There are enlarged kidneys on the grille, the new front apron gives it a more lantern-jawed look, and the full spangly complement of LED lights are present and correct. There are revised engines - from 258bhp 730i to 544bhp 760i V12 - an eight-speed transmission standard across the range, TFT instruments, sophisticated interior upgrades, while all-wheel drive is available for the first time, and self-levelling air suspension promises to iron out the previous 7's surprisingly irksome ride quality.