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A Smooth Diesel Covers Up Some Wrinkles

Will a beloved diesel engine be enough to kickstart the heart of BMW's aging flagship luxury sedan?

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2011 BMW 740i – Click above for high-res image gallery

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BMW's current E65/66 7-Series has been roundly bashed since its introduction in 2002, and it's creeping up on retirement. Whether it was deserving of all the uproar or not is down to taste, but following up the classically styled E38 while also making a turn toward a new ethos is a 1-2 punch of controversy. BMW's finally grown into its flame surfacing, and the 2009 7-Series has been nabbed in its peculiar paisley camouflage.

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