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Vehicle in-car lighting has come a long way, especially so in modern day luxury cars. Cool, multi-coloured ambient lighting is almost a norm for premium segments these days, with models like the latest-gen Mercedes-Benz E-Class offering up to 64 colours to choose from.

As cool as the Benz may be, the BMW 7 Series’ latest trick is probably one of the most impressive means of cabin lighting we’ve ever seen – enter the BMW Sky Lounge glass roof. Yes, Rolls Royce has done something similar before, with its starry night LED headliner, but BMW’s Sky Lounge takes the concept to a whole other level.

Previewed at the 7 Series’ local launch event yesterday morning, the new sunroof system features an electric roller sun-blind, a slide and tilt function for cabin ventilation and an LED-based lighting installation with over 15,000 lighting elements in the glass of the panoramic roof.

It’s difficult to fully capture just how pretty the Sky Lounge is when paired with the vehicle’s ambient lighting systems, or the mood it sets in the cabin, but gosh, this thing is properly impressive. We strongly recommend checking it out for yourselves at a dealership for the best experience – just remember to do so when it’s dark. Then you’ll see the visually impressive exterior Welcome Light Carpet too.

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