Pursuing an Auto Mechanic Career? Check Out BMW's 100th Anniversary 7 Series
Fans of the BMW 7 Series are in for a treat this year, after the German auto giant announced the release of a brand new commemorative edition of the car to mark the company’s 100th anniversary. The extravagantly titled BMW Individual 7 Series THE NEXT 100 YEARS models will be available sometime later in 2016.
Only 100 units are slated for production, and it’s clear from the details released that the automaker has gone to great lengths to give the limited edition model a unique feel, with buyers even receiving a specially designed Montblanc fountain pen with their purchase.
Of course, for auto mechanic students it’s always performance that counts. Luckily, with three different engines being made available to different markets, plus a horde of new tech features, there’s a lot to get excited about.
3 Different Engines for Students in Mechanic Colleges to Check Out
The first cars produced, which will include five to be sent to the US market, will be powered by a 6.6 liter V12 with M Performance TwinPower Turbo technology. It will deliver a maximum output of 610hp and an acceleration of 0-100km/h in just 3.6 seconds, an impressive feat for a vehicle the size of the 7 series.
As many car repair experts will tell you, the choice of engine isn’t an accident. The V12 is significant in the history of BMW, as the original 1987 7 Series was the first 12-cylinder production model to be made in Germany during the post-war era.
However, other markets can look forward to the release of two radically different versions of the car, with a V8 edition also available, as well as a plug-in hybrid model, proving the company is looking as much to the future as the past with the release.
Car Repair Experts Can Look Forward to the 7 Series’ New Tech Features
The new 7 series will also be the first to feature BMW’s Gesture Control System for its iDrive touchscreen, which allows users to control the functions on the car’s infotainment system using hand gestures which are detected by 3D sensors.
The car will include some self-driving functions, including BMW’s Active Lane Keeping Assistant and side and rear collision protection systems, as well as a new Traffic Jam Assistant function which will assist semi-automated driving during heavy traffic. Students in mechanic colleges will also be impressed by the improved Surround View system, which now allows drivers access to 3D View and Panorama View functions.
BMW Rolls Out Luxury Auto Design Features to Mark the Occasion
Of course, it’s no surprise that the German company have given the car an exterior design to match its technical flourishes. The car comes in BMW Individual’s unique Centennial Blue metallic paint finish, with two-tone 20-inch wheels and handcrafted emblems.
The interior is upholstered in BMW Individual’s exclusive Smoke White Full Merrino Leather, and features electrically adjustable rear seats with massage and seat ventilation functions. Passengers can also enjoy ambient lighting, LED Light Carpeting, and a Panoramic Sky Lounge LED Roof.
Check out the new 7 Series for yourself here:
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