In Reply to: The new 7 is absolutely, astonishing!!! posted by jaddates on June 26, 2001 at 20:12:48:
First, please don't mix technological advances with aesthetic design.
I don't recall a single post here questioning or belittling any of the E65 supposed advances, except perhaps some reservations on the Idrive.
Aesthetically though, the car is just not as striking TO ME as one would first expect a BMW to be (witness the Z8 or the Z3). and aesthetics are personal and subjective. (the Edsel was supposedly a leap foward too). And that's not back to the future!
The gripes of some of you guys, hold no water. You really should consider coming up to the future with the rest of us.
Anyone that can say that this E65 is an ugly car and go on to bash what is obviously a work-of-art, should come to grips with reality. This technilogical advancement just further establishes BMW as the mass production front-runner in luxury automobiles. All others will stand and cheer as their engineering departments (in utter awe) begin the process of dissecting and stealing BMW's ground-breaking
acheivements. NO one can can point out any car in the history of automobiles that looks as intriguing, combining size, comfort and state-of-the-art equipment such as this. BMW has once again proven why it is "The Ultimate Driving Machine" by creating "A New Way to Drive"!