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10 of the Best Luxury Vehicles of 2018

9. BMW 7 Series

The largest of the BMWs is, naturally, the most expensive, but also offers the highest level of refinement. Not only that, its wide range of powertrains covers everything from four to twelve cylinders. The 2.0L turbo four can only be found in hybrid 740e models, though, where it makes 322 horsepower with help from electric motors and a 9.2 kWh battery pack. The base gasoline 740i models get the 3.0L turbocharged straight-six with 320 ponies. A 4.4L twin-turbo unit from 750i models is responsible for that unmistakable V8 grunt, while top-of-the-line performance belongs to the M760i and its 6.6L V12. V8 and V12 yield 445 and 601 horsepower, respectively. Even that’s not the end, though, as the Alpina B7 units also squeeze out 600 ponies, albeit from the smaller 4.4L twin-turbo V8.

Of course, the BMW 7 Series’ prices aren’t exactly their most popular aspect. The Alpina B7 models cost at least $139,000, while an entry-level 740i unit starts at around $83,000. Problem is, even the most affordable of BMW 7 Series sedans will quickly become extremely expensive thanks to numerous overpriced options. Options like driving assistance aids, four-wheel steering, and even Apple CarPlay, which really should be included from the get-go considering the 7 Series’ hefty price tag. Not only is the BMW 7 Series stylish, plushy, tech-savvy and powerful, it also handles extremely well for a car of its size. Then again, who would have expected a different outcome from the Bavarian automaker’s flagship model?!

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