Originally Posted by TheBry
Agree it's here to stay, but disagree with your assessment of the 7-series. I'm biased of course. And even bringing the Li version of the 5er here isn't going to supplant the rear-seat experience in an Li 7er, full stop. You've obviously never enjoyed a long drive in the back seat of an Li 7er with the luxury seating package. I have that option on my 740Li and am frequently told by passengers (friends and family alike) that it's the most comfortable experience they've ever had in the back seat of a car. Leg room (and head room) for DAYS and infinitely adjustable temperature controlled seats.
Now if they were to stretch the 6er Grand Coupé and actually give it some rear leg room, you might have a contender for replacing the 7-series (specifically the Li variant), but the 5er ain't gonna do it.
Well the stretched out GC was the Concept CS that they didnt feel was financially viable when it was cancelled, but my point was just about the economics of the 7er rather than the utility of the size. It just seem they sell fewer and fewer of these things and it may be time for a change direction. Perhaps they should revive the CS and replace the 7er with it, as if you are going to have something so big, might as well make it dramatic looking like the CS was, I just dont think there is place for both so that would have to be the decision point....