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Click above for high-res gallery of the 2009 BMW 7 Series

BMW released a bevy of new 2009 7 Series images and even some video today in anticipation of the big sedan's appearance next month at the Paris Motor Show. Officially unveiled at the Moscow Motor Show in early July, the 2009 7 Series will appear at the Paris show in at least six different models: the 730d powered by a 3.0L straight-six diesel engine, the 740i and long-wheelbase 740il, the 750i and the also long-wheelbase 750il, as well as a hybrid version. The 7 Series will also be packed with more high technology than NORAD, including a Side View camera system, Park Distance Control system, Lane Departure Warning system, Head-up display, a four-wheel steering system called Integral Active Steering, and, of course, the latest generation of BMW's iDrive. Back seat passengers can also be entertained via big headrest-mounted screens that are controlled via a second iDrive rotary knob in the rear seat center armrest Check out all of the new images released by BMW today in our gallery below, as well as b-roll video the new 7 Series being driven on the road after the jump.

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      • 6 Years Ago
      I can just imagine what most conversations will be like in the car for those with young kids: "Stop touching that. Stop touching that. Stop touching THAT!"While I love the idea to let back seat passengers have a few electronic gizmos of their own, I always wondered how (well-to-do) families dealt with kids just wanting to touch all those buttons. Not just in the 7 series, either.
      • 6 Years Ago
      BMW's are like Russian Nesting Dolls, Remove the biggest one (7 series) and inside you'll find a smaller version of the same thing (5 series), remove that one and you'll find an even smaller version (3 series) and so on...
        • 6 Years Ago
        3seriesisking...It was a sarcastic comment, don't get your lederhosen in a bunch.
        • 6 Years Ago
        I own a BMW, and I love it. But in this case you're right. Every model is the same as the others, just different sizes. Since each size is released a different times, the lines are usually blurred a bit. The e34 5 series has elements of the e30 and the e36, since it came out in between. The e38 7 series has many elements of the e36 and the e46. So in other words, BMW basically designs one car, but it evolves over time and happens to come in different sizes each time. I guess for me, that's not a problem.
      • 6 Years Ago
      BMW shouldn't have sold their soul ( and their balls) because some people were afraid of something different. I know it makes sense for BMW to make a design that caters to more people, but they shouldve just made an edgy design that LOOKS GOOD. I think this one looks horrible, mainly because of those tailights! ugh! A watered down (even further) Lexus is NOT the way BMW should be going.

      Enough ranting about the exterior, the interior looks elegant and i'm sure the ride makes up for the car's shortcomings
      • 6 Years Ago
      Simply Put:

      This car was made for shareholders not automotive enthusiasts.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Best looking large luxury car on the market today. Well done BMW, and its about time.
      • 6 Years Ago
      WOW, this thing is far worse than the Bangle 7 Series.

      The Bangle 7 series attracted both traditional and non-traditional BMW buyers but this 2009 version will scare all previous 7 series owners into the showrooms of Audi (A8L) and Merc (S Series).

      It screams late 1980's for some reason when building a large vehicle just for the sake of being the largest and longest.

        • 6 Years Ago
        80s is The Best 80s Music 80s Cars and 80s Girls lol...

        on the other Hand I Love This New 7 Series Good Job BMW...
      • 6 Years Ago
      ugly, boring, BMW has to do something different with its sedans, they haven't really changed in years, and it seems anytime they change anything BMW fans whine and whine and BMW just makes the next version even more boring. BMW needs to grow some nuts, and take a risk, and even if people moan and groan they will come around, people don't like change at first but they always come around....BMW spineless!!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Sorry BMW try again. This design is odd, every part is out of proportion. It's like the designers tried to make th ecar that way.

      Sorry but it is just a terrible pig of a car. I guess that is what happens when you base a design off of good looking sketches. With the inclusion of the sketches it looks like that is what they signed off on.

      Stylized pen and marker drawings a good car they do not make.
      • 6 Years Ago
      this 7 definitely hides its size a lot better, but the grille reminds you that it's a pig.
        • 6 Years Ago
        You are right, I hate the new kidney grill design. Its too big and round. They should have went with a more long and skinny approach.
      • 6 Years Ago
      luuurve the side profile, dislike the large rear light, hate the long kideny grill. overall think its a very nice limo. however saw a 740i sport from around 2000 recently and it made me think that was the model where bmw design language hit its peak. very very cool car.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Great BMW have produced the current Lexus!
        • 6 Years Ago
        Yeah, that is what I thought. "Nice Lexus." I am ok with that though. I think big sedans should be conservative.
        • 6 Years Ago
        I thought the same thing, nice Lexus.
        It's so lack lustre, I bring to words how disappointed this car is. . . .

        These guys are losing their edge. I'm always been a big fan and owned four 3 series cars and now looking to move to an Audi S5.

      • 6 Years Ago
      The best looking 7-Series was the 1995-2001 E38 models.

        • 6 Years Ago
        Concur. I saw an E38 740i the other day, and it's still a magnificent-looking ride; doesn't look out of date to me at all, just a classic shape; well proportioned, sleek, just slightly menacing.

        The fact that it was widely copied eventually led to where the 7 is now. I didn't really hate the Bangle-butt 7, but here they've improved it.

        Unfortunately, the nose ruins the car, imho. The kidneys are so completely out of proportion it's just ridiculous, and they extend so far below the headlights it adds even more visual weight to the front. Very ungainly, and gives the whole thing a Jimmy Durante feel. "Fail-cha-cha-cha."
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