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We were lucky enough while in Munich to see many of the future models in the BMW lineup, the 2009 7 Series being one of them. This fleet of cars was put together for a group of VIPs to take a test drive in. In person the car looks much different than in the official release photos we showed you a few months ago.

It is very elegant and has an indescribable presence about it. Many have commented how the rear looks like a Lexus, and we agreed until seeing it in person. The character lines carry through to the rear lights and bumper giving it much more depth than a Lexus. The front and rear lights are the most technology laden systems in the BMW arsenal and they look the part.

This car may depart from the previous styling cues of “flame ” surfacing but also bends the light quite effectively. This adds to the sporty yet elegant look of the car while at the same time lengthening it to the eye. You can interpret the design as you see fit but BMW should have a huge winner in this car as long as people can still afford it.