The BMW 7-Series is replete with impressive technology. The grille features active aerodynamic fins that automatically open when cooling required or close to maximize fuel economy. Auto-leveling air suspension is standard on the 7-Series. Drivers may modify suspension settings on the fly to provide improved feel and response or to soften and gain comfort as the road and driving conditions permit. The all-digital touchscreen interface now responds to gesture commands as well as the conventional voice commands or BMW's iDrive controller.
Standard features on the 740i are as plentiful as would be expected on a luxury sedan at this price. LED headlights and fog lamps are standard, as is BMW's intelligent Display Key, with a touchscreen fob that reports various information about the car. Eighteen-inch alloy wheels are standard as are heated and power folding side mirrors, plus heated leather seating and heated armrests. The interior features wood trim, a Harman/Kardon 600-watt 16-speaker sound system with a 10-inch touchscreen that integrates navigation and a drive recorder. A year-long subscription to SiriusXM satellite radio is also included. Automatic 4-zone climate control, dynamic cruise control, a power opening and closing trunk, a panoramic moonroof, rain sensing windshield wipers, park distance control (both front and rear) and wireless charging are also included as standard. The 740i and 745e are similarly equipped but add BMW's sure-footed all-wheel-drive system.
Options on the 7-Series include an Executive Package, with vented and massaging front seats, an Autobahn Package, with more suspension and steering, and an M-Sport Package that offers unique badging and styling cues for a more performance-oriented look. Rear-seat enhancement packages are also available that can add such features as massaging and reclining rear seats with footrest and a rear seat entertainment system that comes with its own 7-inch tablet. M Sport brakes and remote-controlled parking are also available.
Standard safety systems include Lane Departure Warning, Active Blind Spot Detection, Frontal Collision Warning, Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, City Collision Mitigation, driver attention alert, Speed Limit Info and Parking Assistant Plus.