The 7 series is just hopeless, nothing breathtaking, just in my opinion, poorly proportioned, fat, overweight looking walrus like styling
The Megane is also crazy, but it's probably better looking than the 7 Series (that really says something). It just doesn't have the badge, which is as good enough an excuse for most people to get the 7, hahah. It looks more innovative than the 7 series. The problem with the 7 is that it's not sure whether it wants to look futuristic or conservative, rather it's a dog's breakfast. Just loke the AU Ford Falcon - couldn't decide whether it was going to be conservative or modern. Half way between, just looks confused, and it's been a disaster for Ford Australia. Had they tried to make it look modern, ala Focus or Mondeo, they'd've done much better!
And the i-drive. Why bother? It's so hard to use, that BMW Australia has had to run training courses for hotel and parking operators, because noone can figure out how to work that thing! Sometimes, you wonder whether they've just put in technology, for technology's sake.
I think the S-Class, inside & out, looks far better than the 7 series. At least it has class.
And yeah, that is the new Renault Megane II. It's very real.