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Published on : Oct 26, 2015

BMW, the luxury car maker has announced the launch of 2016 BMW 7-Series in the Chinese car market. The price of the vehicle is in the range 1.18 – 1.98 mn yuan. China stands as the third most important market among the Seven worldwide, following the United States and Germany. The top model of the vehicle, the 750 Li, comes with a host of standard accessories, which include an old school car phone, akin to the 1993 Nokia phones, having a teeny-weeny screen, big buttons, and a BMW sticker.

In the vehicle, the location of the phone is as much idiotic as the phone. The phone is placed deep inside the armrest in between the rear seats, which sits next to a tray table that is foldable. If it rings, it is not easy to get, but thankfully it is wireless to allow easy handling.

To explain the use of this type of phone, it is believed that the ones installed in cars were used to arouse horny feeling between the people in conversation. A car phone was a device that would be wired to the car. Prior to the rise of mobile phones, these phones were commonly used in the 1980’s and 1990’s. They could be used to make phone calls, but could not be removed from the car.

Similar to this, the car phone that comes in the 2016 BMW 7 is similar to a Nokia mobile phone of 1989. However, this phone is also meant for in-car use, irrespective of its wireless feature.

Rest of the interiors of the vehicle befit a 2013 vehicle.  However, the S-Class from Mercedes, appears to be a few light years ahead of this vehicle, which is almost slated to be a car of the faraway future. For example, the air vents are on the center tunnel, something that Mercedes-Benz would never design for that crappy look