BMW introduces super high-end 7-Series modelsby Drew Johnson
BMW is reaching higher with its new Solitaire and Master Class Edition models.
BMW has introduced two limited edition models of its 7-Series sedan that target the upper-end of the luxury car market. The special edition models will be marketed as the Solitaire and Master Class Edition.
Created by the BMW Individual Manufactory, the 7-Series Solitaire will be limited to just six units while BMW plans to build only one example of the 7-Series Master Class Edition. Both models are based on the 750Li xDrive, but will feature bespoke interior and exterior treatments.
Those seven buyers will be able to choose from 100 exterior paint options, including two exclusive colors — BMW Individual Metallic Black Gold and BMW Individual Metallic Solitaire White. BMW says it will also be happy to mix up a bucket of customized paint for any customer.
Inside the Solitaire and Master Class Edition take luxury to the max with BMW Individual fine-grain full leather, Alcantara headliner and lambskin floor mats. There's even an option for five diamond inserts in the car's dashboard and doors. A bar with wine glasses and a cooling box is included as standard. BMW will also be happy to outfit the special edition models to a customer's specific tastes with things like initials on the car's headrest or incorporating materials like wood from one of their own trees.
Being based on the 750Li xDrive, the special edition models uses a 4.4L twin-turbocharged V8 hooked to an all-wheel drive system. Rated at 450 horsepower, the 7-Series is able to hustle its coddled occupants from 0-60 in just 4.7 seconds.
Pricing wasn't announced, but we wouldn't be surprised to see the two 7-Series model command around the same $170,000 that Mercedes-Maybach is asking for its flagship sedan.