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Parkers overall rating: 3.5 out of 5 3.5

There's no Euro NCAP crash test rating for the 7-Series (they don’t generally test cars this expensive), but protection is a big feature. All cars feature Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) with Dynamic Traction Control (DTC), driver and front passenger airbags plus head and side airbags front and back. The stiffened bodyshell has bonded seams while a bullet-proof high security model is also available featuring over a tonne of armour plating.

At more than five metres long it's little surprise that there's acres of space in the 7-Series and even the tallest of rear passengers will find legroom exceptional. Of course for even more luxury there's the long wheelbase version which has even more cabin room. Boot space on either version is 500 litres which is plenty of room for a couple of large suitcases although the load area is quite narrow.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the BMW 7-Series (02-08).

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Side airbags
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • Air conditioning
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD Multichanger
  • Central locking
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Electric sunroof
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Lumbar support
  • Remote locking
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator
  • Sports seats
  • Telephone

Standard Trim equipment

Standard Trim standard equipment
  • Central locking
Standard Trim optional equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD Multichanger
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Electric sunroof
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Lumbar support
  • Remote locking
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator
  • Telephone

SE equipment

SE standard equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Central locking
  • Cruise control
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator
SE optional equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • CD Multichanger
  • Climate control
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Headlight washers
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Remote locking
  • Telephone

SE Carbon Exclusive Edition equipment

SE Carbon Exclusive Edition standard equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Headlight washers
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Remote locking
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator
SE Carbon Exclusive Edition optional equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • CD Multichanger
  • Central locking
  • Telephone

SE Stratus Exclusive Edition equipment

SE Stratus Exclusive Edition standard equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Headlight washers
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Remote locking
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator
SE Stratus Exclusive Edition optional equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • CD Multichanger
  • Central locking
  • Telephone

Sport equipment

Sport standard equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Central locking
  • Cruise control
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator
  • Sports seats
  • Telephone
Sport optional equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • CD Multichanger
  • Climate control
  • Electric sunroof
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Lumbar support
  • Remote locking