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2007 BMW 7-Series

  • 2007 BMW 7-Series 750i Sedan

    750i Sedan

    • MAX MPG
      25
    • SEATS
      5
    • HP/TORQUE
      360/360
    • ENGINE
      4.8L V8
    • MSRP
      $75,800
  • 2007 BMW 7-Series 750Li Sedan

    750Li Sedan

    • MAX MPG
      25
    • SEATS
      5
    • HP/TORQUE
      360/360
    • ENGINE
      4.8L V8
    • MSRP
      $78,900
  • 2007 BMW 7-Series 760Li Sedan

    760Li Sedan

    • MAX MPG
      22
    • SEATS
      5
    • HP/TORQUE
      438/444
    • ENGINE
      6.0L V12
    • MSRP
      $122,600
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2007 BMW 7-Series Review

Not the best daily driver, but best driver in class.

Reviewed by Automotive on

Overview

The 2007 BMW 7 Series luxury sedans offer some of the best in-class handling and performance along with an opulent and feature-filled cabin. It separates itself from the pack with great driving dynamics and build quality. BMW is famous for making cars that meet exacting luxury standards and performance standards, and the 7 Series doesn’t disappoint. The only noticeable complaint is the iDrive all-in-one control system lags behind the rest.

The Range

Body Styles: sedan
Engines: 4.8-liter V-8, 6.0-liter V-12
Transmissions: six-speed automatic
Models: BMW 750i, BMW 750Li, BMW 760Li

What's New

For 2007, all models now have standard 20-way adjustable front seats, heated front seats, power-folding exterior mirrors, an MP3 player input jack, additional braking technology that includes a brake-drying feature, and a four-year subscription to BMW Assist telematics. Sport package wheels for the 750i and 750Li have been changed to 20 inches in diameter. There is a new BMW Individual Composition option group that allows buyers to customize the interior and exterior of any 7 Series model. The short-wheelbase 760i sedan and the sport seat option are discontinued.

Exterior

The 2007 BMW 7 Series full-size luxury sedans are available in three versions: the 750i, 750Li, and 760Li. Standard equipment on the 750i and 750Li includes 18-inch wheels, a moonroof, and adaptive bi-HID headlights. For the exterior, the most notable upgrade is the Sport package, which provides firmer suspension tuning, 20-inch wheels, and a three-spoke steering wheel. The Adaptive Ride package adds self-leveling air springs and electronic damping. Almost all of this equipment is standard on the 760Li, even the Adaptive Ride suspension.

Interior

The cabins of the 750i and 750Li offer a generous list of standard features, including walnut wood interior trim, leather upholstery, 14-way power front seats plus four-way power lumbar and two-way active headrests for a total of 20 adjustments, dual-zone climate control, front-seat heaters, a navigation system with voice control, a 10-speaker CD sound system with an MP3 player input jack, one-touch windows, and Bluetooth connectivity. Both cars offer a long list of options although only the 750Li comes with ventilated 14-way power rear seats. The Luxury Seating package adds a massaging driver seat, ventilated front seats, a heated steering wheel, and rear sunshades. The Premium Sound package throws in a 13-speaker Logic 7 sound system with an in-dash CD changer. Stand-alone options available on all 7 Series models include keyless startup, adaptive cruise control, and a rear entertainment system. The 760Li can have a rear-seat beverage cooler and individual rear climate controls.

Overall, the interior is spacious, comfortable, feature-filled and nice, even for this class. The only minor complaints would be a few materials not suited for such opulence, and the iDrive, ironically, is supposed to make control easier.

Performance & Handling

The BMW 750i and 750Li make use of a 4.8-liter V-8 with 360 hp and 360 lb-ft of torque. The 760Li packs a six-liter V-12 with direct-injection technology, making it the first V-12 production engine to do so, producing 438 hp and 444 lb-ft of torque. Both engines mate to a fast-shifting six-speed automatic transmission that sends power to the rear wheels. Zero-to-60-mph times are about 6 seconds for the 760Li and 6.5 seconds for the 750i. Not bad for a big luxury sedan. Handling is typical of BMW cars with communicative steering and athletic handling while providing a comfortable and well-mannered ride.

Safety

Standard safety features on all 7 Series models include stability control, anti-lock disc brakes, a tire-pressure monitor, full-length side curtain airbags, front-seat side airbags, a driver's knee airbag, and a four-year subscription to BMW Assist telematics. The rear-seat side airbags are optional on all models. The stability control system offers a number of advanced braking features, the most notable being a brake-drying feature that periodically wipes the brake rotors when the windshield wipers are engaged. Front and rear parking sensors are also standard equipment. The Night Vision system uses an infrared camera to monitor obstacles up to almost 1,000 feet ahead of the vehicle and is optional on all models.

EPA Fuel Economy

BMW 750i: 15/23 mpg city/highway
BMW 750Li: 15/23 mpg city/highway
BMW 760Li: 13/20 mpg city/highway

You'll Like

  • Handling dynamics
  • Drivetrains
  • High-tech features
  • Cabin furnishings

You Won't Like

  • Much-maligned iDrive
  • Some cabin materials are inferior

Sum Up

Not the best daily driver, but best driver in class.

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