It’s good news here, too, for the 7 Series driver, because there’s electronic driver’s seat and steering wheel adjustment as standard, making it easy to create the perfect driving position.
With front and rear parking sensors as standard, you needn’t worry about the 7 Series’ large proportions (especially in long wheelbase form) but even so, the view out in all directions is very good.
An updated iDrive system incorporates a touchscreen for the first time, and can even be made to recognise hand gestures. The latter might be gimmicky, but at least it's responsive enough to be impressive, and the new display ought to appeal to those still befuddled by BMW’s dial-style controller.
BMW’s optional rear entertainment screens are a nice touch, and together with the car's standard wi-fi preparation (data packages are sold as an extra), you can be working on your laptop or streaming a film, which can in turn be mirrored on the rear screens. Wireless headphones are another neat feature.