Category: First Impressions

BMW 7-Series – First Impressions

The new sixth generation of the BMW 7 Series is due in October and will have a couple of plug-in variants to follow, in 2016. Expect prices in excess of £70,000. The ‘base’ 740e will have a standard wheelbase and will be rear-wheel drive, whilst the 740Le xDrive will come with the long wheelbase and four-wheel drive. Both models share…

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BMW X5 – First Impressions

Whilst BMW’s i-range has been getting all the plaudits, their more conventional range of hybrids have been mediocre at best. The new X5 promises to change all that in an instant. Welcome to the new BMW X5 xDrive40e. This operates a permanent all-wheel drive system, even in all-electric mode, through an eight-speed Steptronic transmission. Performance and Economy Between the engine…

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