BMW 7-Series driven in Russia
The land of carjacking and caviar. Where better to drive the new 7? Er...
Posted: 23 Oct 2012
Problem is, BMW seems to be backing away from the 7's remit as the sportiest-driving limo, burnt perhaps by the outgoing car's poorly resolved ride. The new one is better, but still lacks the S-Class's sublime blend of pillowy smoothness and balance. It doesn't handle like the XJ, either, and the absence of a paddle-shift underlines the 7's apparent abandonment of hustle mode. At least you don't find yourself endlessly faffing about with those eight ratios.