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Old 28th February 2009, 11:48   #76
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I love this car so much, its getting to unreal levels now. The more I see of her, the more I am infatuated. BMW disappointed with the weird look of the previous gen 7, but boy have they made up with the clean '09 look! If only I was in my late-forties and had 1 cr to spend on a car (either of which are far far away ).....but hey, look at the bright side. I see "worshipped" 7 series hitting the used market for 30 - 40 lakhs sooner rather than later.

Does anyone else also think that the rear door looks unproportionately long in the Li variant? Pretty evident in the last pic of the opening post.
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Well from the front it still looks like it's a little surprised, open mouthed. It doesn't have the stately looks that are expected from a car of this class IMO. Nor is it sporty.

But the profile and the rear end are very well done though ! Me likes !!
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@ d3mon - "nor is it sporty " i think reconsidering this line would be better because as far as i know and hav experienced it it is sportier than the a4 and the s500 ....the handling and the acceleration totaly blow you of.
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Sporty to some, not so to the others, its a personal choice really and one's personal opinion cannot be thrust on another's.

As for me i love the car, much more than the S class. For me the car would be a 730LD
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One of the most liked feature in the new 7, the L-shape LED tail lights.
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IIf only I was in my late-forties and had 1 cr to spend on a car (either of which are far far away ).....but hey, look at the bright side.
Hey, you can always get one for your dad and then have a ball with it. That's what I planned to do with the C..that never happened.
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One of the most liked feature in the new 7, the L-shape LED tail lights.
I love these pictures!!!!

And the tail-lights...
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Amazing pics hani! the lights look great with the surroundings blacked out!
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Lovely night shots. Hani. I visited the Infinity showroom at Worli the other day. Loved the new 7. It does have some presence. And yes the new showroom has been very well made. Lots of stuff on dsiplay including the M V8 engine, BMW F1 merchandise, all of the art cars in 1:18 and the regular 1:18 road cars.

On display they had the X6, 6 coupe, 520i, 320d and the new 750li.
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On display they had the X6, 6 coupe, 520i, 320d and the new 750li.
You mean 520d, right?

Where exactly is the showroom? On the main road that leads to haji ali or behind near jewel of india/maruti showroom?

Did they have an accessories on sale or a small workshop for such fitments?
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You mean 520d, right?

Where exactly is the showroom? On the main road that leads to haji ali or behind near jewel of india/maruti showroom?

Did they have an accessories on sale or a small workshop for such fitments?

Sahil.,

It is next to the Maruti Vitesse showroom, opposite the Jewel of India, not on the main road. Take a left after Atria to Planetarium and then the right.

It was a white 520i as far as I remember.
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@ d3mon - "nor is it sporty " i think reconsidering this line would be better because as far as i know and hav experienced it it is sportier than the a4 and the s500 ....the handling and the acceleration totaly blow you of.
Hey hey I meant the looks aren't sporty.
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Sahil.,

It is next to the Maruti Vitesse showroom, opposite the Jewel of India, not on the main road. Take a left after Atria to Planetarium and then the right.

It was a white 520i as far as I remember.
There is no 520i as far as I know,in India atleast. Even the website doesn't list it BMW India : 5 Series Sedan : All the facts : Technical data
If BMW has indeed launched a 520i, it's rather shameful as it defeats the claim of the ultimate driving machine. The 523i was just about acceptable, but i'm glad it's gone too.
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Did they have an accessories on sale or a small workshop for such fitments?
They have the ultimate accessory on display there...an E92 M3 V8 engine!
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