Host John Batchelor welcomed Ian Robertson, BMW AG board member, and Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation, to his radio show to talk about the 2016 BMW 7-Series.
We drove the BMW 7-Series on the Monticello race track, on the roads around the track, and through an autocross.
2016 BMW 7_series 6th generation September 14 starts press days for the Frankfurt auto show and BMW is bringing out their big guns and new generation flagship ultra-lux sedan, the BMW 7-Series. BMW and MINI will take up an entire hall at the Frankfurt auto show. Changes have been made to The 7-Series. It only comes in long-wheelbase and it comes in three different models; 740i $81,300 V-6 twin-turbo 750i $94,400 V-8 750i xdrive $97,400 V-8 (tops out at less than $130,000)
China — #1 market for BMW — They sold 450,000 BMWs in 2014, an increase of 17% Ian Robertson, “the country is normalizing. BMW is still up 2.5% in 2015. we hope to be neutral by year-end. We have seen a slow down in the last couple of months.” Electric Vehicles – BMW i (a sub-brand of BMW) 21-22 % of BMW cars in Norway are Electric. Industry-wide 15% of cars in Norway are Electric. BMW i3, i8 (gasoline version is $12,000 less than electric, but sales are strong for EVs) Why? Norway offers ; 0% VAT, free charging, free parking, HOV/bus land