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Parkers overall rating: 4.5 out of 5 4.5

There's no Euro NCAP crash-test result and there isn't likely to be - the safety organisation rarely tests cars that cost as much as the 7-Series. That said, it is exceptionally well equipped on the safety front and BMW is confident that it would score five stars. All cars have dual front, side and curtain airbags, anti-whiplash head restraints, Isofix child-seat anchor points, ABS with electronic brakeforce distribution, stability control and traction control.

Security is taken care of with a Thatcham Category One alarm system with remote control and engine immobiliser. Those who find themselves locked out of their car can use BMW Remote Services, who - on answering a number of security questions - will unlock the car remotely.

As well as plenty of room inside for both front and rear passengers, the 7-Series is blessed is a very large boot. At 500 litres, it's capable of swallowing a family's luggage with ease and compares favourably with similar cars from other manufacturers. Other touches inside the cabin include an air conditioned glovebox and a variety of cubby holes.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the BMW 7-Series (08-15).

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Cruise control
  • Driver`s airbag
  • DVD
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Leather seat trim
  • Parking sensors
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator
  • 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
  • Climate control
  • Electric sunroof
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Sports seats
  • TV

Standard Trim equipment

Standard Trim standard equipment
  • Climate control
  • Metallic Paint
Standard Trim optional equipment
  • Electric sunroof
  • Lumbar support
  • TV

Luxury Edition equipment

Luxury Edition standard equipment
  • Climate control
  • Electric sunroof
  • Lumbar support
Luxury Edition optional equipment
None available

M Sport equipment

M Sport standard equipment
  • Metallic Paint
M Sport optional equipment
  • Climate control
  • Electric sunroof
  • Lumbar support
  • Sports seats
  • TV

M Sport Exclusive equipment

M Sport Exclusive standard equipment
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Sports seats
M Sport Exclusive optional equipment
  • Electric sunroof

M Sport Luxury Edition equipment

M Sport Luxury Edition standard equipment
  • Climate control
  • Lumbar support
M Sport Luxury Edition optional equipment
  • Electric sunroof

SE equipment

SE standard equipment
  • Metallic Paint
SE optional equipment
  • Climate control
  • Electric sunroof
  • Lumbar support
  • TV

SE Exclusive equipment

SE Exclusive standard equipment
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
SE Exclusive optional equipment
  • Electric sunroof

SE Luxury Edition equipment

SE Luxury Edition standard equipment
  • Climate control
  • Lumbar support
SE Luxury Edition optional equipment
None available