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BMW 7 Series review

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BMW 7 Series
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10 Oct 2016 09:37 | Last updated: 21 Aug 2018 12:56

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Space & practicality

How it copes with people and clutter

Even in standard wheelbase form the 7 Series is five metres long and seats four adults in comfort. There is room for three in the back, but because the huge armrest can incorporate a 7.0in multi-function tablet and the properly adjustable (not to mention, supple) seats are limited to two, it’s doubtful the middle seat will be used much. There’s plenty of leg and head room, while the boot can comfortably accept a collection of suitcases. Be warned, though, the plug-in hybrid 740e’s battery removes a not inconsiderable chunk of boot space, being positioned where it is at the rear of the car.

The cabin is plush and trimmed in Nappa leather with extensive use of wood veneers and metallic surrounds. The dash and centre console are familiar BMW, albeit with a smattering of smarter-looking switchgear to indicate the car’s status. There are two keys, one of them featuring a 2.2in screen that displays information about the car. It slots into a wireless charging bay under the front armrest. This can also charge your mobile, should it accept wireless charging.

Courtesy of the Executive Lounge Seating option, the front passenger seat can electronically contort itself into a footrest for the steeply reclined occupant behind, granting the 7 Series a new reputation for opulence.

 

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