7 Series Performance
The 7 Series offers a range of engine options, starting with a 320-horsepower, turbocharged inline-6 for the 740i. The upgrade is a 601-horsepower, twin-turbo V12 engine comes with the M760i. The hybrid option is the 745e plug-in, which uses a turbocharged 6-cylinder engine and a 12-kWh electric motor for a natural driving experience.
All engines mate to a slick-shifting 8-speed automatic transmission. All-wheel drive, branded xDrive, is optional for the 740i and standard for the rest of the trims. The absorbent suspension and responsive steering make the 7 Series comfortable and poised, no matter the driving situation.
7 Series Interior
The 7 Series interior is appropriately decadent and combines rich materials with practical design elements. The cabin is spacious and comfortable for passengers, even in the rear, and boasts incredible leather and comfort features like automatic climate control and heated and cooled seats. The outward visibility is excellent, giving the cabin an airy and open feel that’s pleasant for long drives.
The trunk of the 7 Series is 18 cubic feet, which gives you plenty of space to stow golf clubs, luggage, shopping bags, and more. The cabin has numerous small-item storage spaces for phones, keys, wallets, and other personal belongings.
7 Series Technology
The 7 Series comes with an iDrive infotainment system and a large touchscreen that can be controlled through touch inputs or a control on the center console. Some models offer hand gestures. Other standard features include two USB ports, four 12-volt plugs, and Bluetooth® connectivity. A dock for tablets between the rear seats is optional and allows rear-seat passengers to access infotainment features. Apple CarPlay™ is standard, so you can connect your phone to the system for on-the-go entertainment.
Several safety features are standard for the 7 Series, including low-speed automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection. Optional features include lane-departure warning and lane-keep assist, a set of features that alert you if you drift from your lane unintentionally and provide steering corrections to guide you back. Adaptive cruise control is also available, which adjusts your cruising speed on the highway to maintain a safe distance from the vehicle ahead.