The proportions of the current 7-Series have always been right on the mark. Optional on all long-wheelbase 7 Series models is massage functionality for the rear seats. Developed more as a special package, the Edition Exclusive upgrade can be added to both the regular and the extended wheelbase 7 Series starting June 2014 for a yet unspecified price. Offered with rear- or all-wheel drive, the 7 Series is also available in regular- and extended-length versions. With a four-zone climate control system, this is one of the top picks with which to transport very important passengers. We have not decided on a car yet.
With the addition of the 2015 740Ld xDrive, luxury-minded fuel-efficiency fanatics have one more reason to check out the 7 Series, thanks to its excellent power, torque and fuel economy. We don't know that yet. Violations of copyright will be prosecuted under the fullest extent of the law. And whether you go with the standard or long-wheelbase versions where you get another 5. Saves time and money by providing an alternative to replacing the center console. These are models that are for the most part remarkably clean in design and devoid of excess buttons and switchgear. This car is a perfect blend between luxury and sport.
Options, even on the 760Li, include night vision, massaging rear seats, adaptive cruise control, and a choice of various materials and wood veneers. The last refresh of the 7-Series, two years ago, brought a new front fascia that adds more interest below--with a long, horizontal lower intake that runs across the nose of the vehicle. Ride quality isn't soft and pillowy, or at all bouncy; rather it's very well controlled, and about as firm as possible without compromising comfort. The 760Li might sound like one of the performance leaders of the group—and it is, with 537 hp from its twin-turbo V-12--but it's the portly one in the lineup. In Edmunds brake testing, the 740i stopped from 60 mph in 109 feet, which is excellent for such a heavy car with all-season tires. The 7 Series has been a popular choice for decades, thanks to its mix of performance, driver involvement and cosseting luxury.
New for 2015 is a standard leather-wrapped dash on V8 and V12 models. Attention Assist is standard across the lineup, and it monitors the driver's behavior and displays a coffee cup if it detects an unsafe level of fatigue. You do not acquire ownership rights to any content, document or other materials viewed through the site. Other options include the Individual Composition luxury trim package with numerous customization opportunities, a self-parking system not available with all-wheel drive , adaptive cruise control with a forward collision mitigation system, a night-vision pedestrian-detection system, a 16-speaker and a rear seat entertainment system with dual screens and an iDrive controller. Not for cars with limited slip. The familiar kidney grille was opened up just a bit, with fewer slats, and the front-end surfacing was changed.
We still haven't revisited the 7-Series since then, but we hope to soon update those with proper 2015-model-year impressions. All versions get an air suspension, plus Driving Dynamics Control, a system that governs shock firmness, steering heft, transmission shifts, and throttle response--but allows drivers to twiddle with the settings to fit their habits. Known failure of oil filter housing gasket. While those who appreciate the 7-Series' sport-sedan pedigree will be able to parse out and appreciate the finer differences between these models, across the board you'll surely find that the 7-Series models accelerate swiftly, with amazing grip and more poise from a vehicle this size. In terms of ride comfort, the 2015 7 Series dispatches bumps and road imperfections with a hardly a shake of the cabin. Although we haven't yet driven the significantly changed V-8 models, our drives of the current-generation 7-Series have always left us awestruck over how planted and stable it feels--whether at Autobahn-style limits or on winding parkways. An optional rear-seat entertainment package adds an iDrive controller and two 9.
The cockpit is a win as well, as the design is straightforward--not chaotic and cluttered, as luxury cars can often be—with streamlined dash shapes and densely grained wood trim and ceramic-finished knobs. Its latest street engine, the 6. The only thing we're left wanting is steering feel that isn't so artificial. The 750 gets a turbocharged 4. This edition comprises metallic paintwork and 19-inch light-alloy wheels in V spoke design, which have been exclusively designed for the edition models, an enhanced version of the exclusive Nappa leather trim and an instrument panel finished in leather.
And what makes this latest iDrive better is its revised menu system, revised navigation displays, and expanded voice control--including voice-to-text features and other voice editing tools. It comes in three trim levels: 740, 750 and 760. For me no other luxury car has been able to lure me out of a 750Li. But because of some newer, flashier rivals, the big may not feel as special as it once did. The first thing that I noticed, when we bought this car in September 2015, was the obvious high quality of the interior finish.
But unlike the S-Class, for example, the 7 Series' interior layout is not unique, as the less expensive 5 Series employs much the same dashboard and features. Rear-drive is standard across the board, but many of these models can be had with xDrive all-wheel drive, which comes standard on diesel models. Two other variants, the and the , are reviewed separately. We still prefer the look of the standard Alpina B7's 21-inch wheels. Comfort is pretty much beyond reproach, especially if you opt for the multicontour front seats with their incredible support and range of adjustments. While we still haven't had the chance to test these out on a long road trip and assure you they're as good as the seats they replaces, the 7-Series has quite a reputation for keeping trouble-prone backs well supported on the long haul. And Brake energy regeneration captures some of the energy that would otherwise be lost in braking.