Since 1977, when the "seven" of the first generation appeared, the Bavarian automaker had updated its set of luxury sedans four times. Presentation of the last fifth series of the BMW 7 took place in 2008, at the Red Square in Moscow.
The fifth generation of the sedan was offered to customers in two versions: standard and extended. Inside look of the BMW 7 speaks on belonging of this car to the highest class. Interior is decorated exclusively with high quality materials: beautiful skin, metal, wood and more. The center console has a large 10.25-inch display of multimedia system, and rear passengers can enjoy two 9.2-inch screens on the backrests of front seats. The new generation of BMW iDrive control system has high resolution of graphics displayed on the Control Display with a diagonal of 10.2 inches, a new menu with a single structure and ease of operation of controller. Due to direct-dial buttons on the controller we can directly enter the function menu the audio system, CD, navigation and telecommunications. Visual assistance functions and sequential user guide on the display facilitate orientation in the different menus.
The car is offered with three engine variants: BMW 750i, BMW 740i and BMW 730d. The range of power units is completely updated. Under the hood of the top version we can find V8 petrol engine with Twin Turbo and direct fuel injection (High Precision Injection) with a capacity of 407 hp. This is followed by a six-cylinder engine of 3.0 liter capacity 326 hp The diesel version is equipped with in-line six-cylinder engine with turbocharger and Common Rail injection system of the third generation with volume of 3,0 l and capacity of 245 hp. All cars are equipped with a standard six-speed automatic gearbox with electronic selector of switch and optimized dynamics that provides quick gear change, increased comfort and reduced fuel consumption.
Body of the new generation is made of steel that allows you to absorb impact energy in the controlled deformation zones and to protect passengers from its effects. Active head restraints on the front seats, shifted forward in case of the collision, the airbags of the last generation, three-point inertia seat belts on all seats and tire indication system of puncture provide additional protection.