A few weeks ago, we told you that two 2017 BMW vehicles were in the running to become Cars.com’s 2017 Luxury Car of the Year. We were thrilled to tell you that the 2017 BMW 7 Series and the 2017 BMW X1 were nominated as contenders for this coveted, sought-after title. While both BMW models faced some tough competition, we were confident that one of the vehicles produced by the brand we represent would ultimately prevail. And we were right!

The official verdict is in and the 2017 BMW 7 Series is Cars.com’s 2017 Luxury Car of the Year. Having been BMW dealers in Massachusetts for a while now, we can tell you that “Luxury Car of the Year” is one of the most prestigious titles a vehicle can earn from the editors at Cars.com. Their editors gather at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, MI every year to determine the winners of its Best of 2017 Awards, where they test and review the latest models released by each auto manufacturer.

While there are plenty of reasons the 2017 BMW 740i is Cars.com’s reigning Luxury Car of the Year, the sedan’s technology features caught the attention of many who attended Detroit’s annual auto show, including Cars.com’s editors. It’s impossible to overlook the advanced technology features that make the new BMW 740i so special, including the car’s specialized key fob. This fob is integrated with an LCD screen which enables motorists to operate their BMW 7 Series without being in the driver’s seat of their automobile. The vehicle’s multimedia system also has a gesture control system, which enables your sedan to respond appropriately to the movement of your hand.

The 2017 BMW 740i also impressed Cars.com’s editors with its reduced weight. Compared to its immediate predecessor, the new BMW 7 Series weighs more than 100 pounds less.

If you’ve ever asked yourself, “Is there a BMW near me that’s earned the title of Luxury Car of the Year?” you now know the answer to your question is yes. Visit BMW of Peabody to see why the 2017 BMW 740i is Cars.com’s current Luxury Car of the Year today.