BMW 7-Series driven in Russia
The land of carjacking and caviar. Where better to drive the new 7? Er...
Posted: 23 Oct 2012
It's a tense moment, and one in which we fully expect to be relieved of some roubles. But we're waved in, and an hour later our host is showing us round his weekend retreat, his wife Nina is trying to put lemon in our coffee and his friend - a professor of magnetic fields at one of the city's polytechnics - is gesturing to the sea and telling us that the ice will freeze to a thickness of a metre from November to April. "Saint Petersburg is windy in the winter," he adds. "So while the temperature is usually around minus 20°C, it feels colder even than Siberia."