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BMW 7-Series

BMW 7 Series. 2009

November 19, marked a milestone as BMW, the most successful purveyor of motor vehicles presented the the American debut of the 5th generation of its sedan—the all-new BMW 7 Series—at the Los International Auto Show. The is expected to be in U.S. authorized BMW by spring 2009.

The new 2009 BMW 7 BMW Individual, Moonstone metallic and alloy wheels V-spoke 20.

Highlights.

• Fifth generation of the BMW 7 a completely new interpretation of style, and driving pleasure. The U.S. will receive the 750i with its wheelbase extended by 140 in. the 750Li.

• The attributes of vehicles are expressed visually by design, which radiates a presence, inherent sportiness and an born of precision in concept and A whole new generation of V-8 engine direct injection and twin expresses BMW EfficientDynamics at the highest of performance.

Weight-efficient construction and chassis technology contribute to the platform for dynamic driving that are unique in the world of automobiles. New, exclusive BMW systems and comfort-related features add to the truly exceptional driving and experience these automobiles

• An unmistakable look, and proud in its character, expresses BMW sportiness in its most elegant Viewed from various the design is composed of energetic a graceful silhouette; sculptural that embody modernism; the vertical, yet low-set BMW “kidney” and a rear aspect that a wide stance, muscular and clarity of line.

• Inside the new 7, the is consistent with the exterior: an spatial concept with organization and delineation of driving- and functions. The ambiance is luxurious, of quality and – most important of all – Gently contoured lines, materials and an enhanced feeling of add up to a harmonious, expansive and luxurious The driver-oriented control center Black Panel technology.

A E-Shift transmission control, new to the 7 is positioned close to the new Driving Control, the BMW iDrive controller. functions than ever are accessible to the driver from the steering wheel.

• An entirely new of BMW’s pioneering iDrive features and functions in a larger high-resolution color display. intuitive operation is ensured by an menu structure; a new controller function selection and activation via push and tilt motions; keys; and eight freely Memory Keys. The standard GPS system is newly enhanced topography and functionally improved; the system gains a hard

• An all-new engine both models in the U.S. introduced in the X6, it’s a 4.4-liter, V-8 delivering 400 hp and 450lbs-ft of torque an amazingly broad rpm range. efficiency promises to be class-leading though official EPA ratings are not yet

• A 6-speed automatic transmission optimized shifting smoothness and also promotes enhanced efficiency.

•  All-around weight-efficient within the BMW EfficientDynamics concept: use of multi-phase and hot-rolled steels in the load-bearing structures; aluminum doors, hood and front aluminum front spring aluminum-block engine, aluminum housing.

• An entirely new system, engineered for dynamic and a refined ride. The new 7 is BMW’s passenger car (i.e. not Sports Vehicle) with multi-link front suspension. At the rear, the new V rear suspension also to EfficientDynamics via extensive use of aluminum.

On the self-leveling air suspension is standard. steering with variable and hydraulic power assist but with a new-type hydraulic that delivers assist when called for, saving fuel. Also and a world premiere: Integral Steering, which adds rear-wheel steering to BMW’s front Active Steering

This is included in U.S. Sport Package.

• The system features further of BMW’s Dynamic Damping With standard Driving Control, the driver can choose four settings for shock-absorber transmission shift characteristics, response, power-steering assist: Normal, Sport and Sport In Sport mode, the default can be adjusted by the driver.

In Sport the traction-and-stability system Dynamic Control switches to its Dynamic Control setting (reduced intervention), which is suitable for driving. Active Roll BMW’s system of reducing lean in cornering, continues as of the optional Sport Package.

array of innovative driver-assistance that’s unique in the luxury (asterisk indicates new, or new to 7 Active Cruise Control new stop-and-go capability; Lane Warning*, Active Blind Detection*, Head-up Display*, Beam Assistant*, BMW Night with new Pedestrian Detection, View* and Back-up Cameras.*

occupant protection via optimized structure and a comprehensive range of safety systems electronically and coordinated according to actual or threatening conditions.  As is customary in all BMWs, 3-point safety are employed at all seating positions, the of which are equipped with – although, in the new 7 Series, the pretensioners use motors rather than to pre-tension the belt an anticipation of

The passive safety systems of the new 7 are rounded out by front side and airbags, front/rear head airbags, active head on the front seats and knee Via the standard BMW Assist system, emergency calling is newly to include accident severity

• A wide range of comfort and innovative entertainment features: amenities include new hard-drive storage, multi-channel amplification and outputs, auxiliary audio available 6-disc DVD changer and ports. Further optional or luxuries include 4-zone control with “draft-free” Active Seat Ventilation, Comfort massaging seats, enhanced telematics, an innovative new concept, and a first-ever Integrated Manual.

Luxury and dynamics as never before: The new BMW 7 Series.

The new 7 luxury that inspires, dynamics that enthuse, and a presence that earns admiration. It is the product of a self-assured philosophy and consistent yet ever-evolving artistry. In great measure, new sedan owes its unique, character to an abundance of innovations purpose is to make driving a automobile – as well as riding in it – a experience.

At the core of this are chassis engineering that new international standards and all-new technology. BMW, which its Active Steering concept in now brings it to the 7 Series in a new, form: Integral Active encompassing not only the original front steering, but also new steering. Acting as an overall the two capabilities deliver a new combination of ease, maneuverability and unrivaled in dynamic driving conditions: Active Steering is included in the Sport Package.

The new 7 Series Driving Dynamics Control, enables the driver to select four progressively sporty programs with the touch of a Driving Dynamics Control Dynamic Damping Control has three-mode shock-absorber control) transmission shift characteristics, response to the accelerator pedal, and assist and traction control

Active Roll Stabilization BMW advance in handling and riding is yet another element of the available Package: Via electro-hydraulically actuated bars, ARS reduces body or lean in cornering to a minimum, enhancing the feeling of road-hugging

An all-new engine that combines Efficiency and Dynamics.

U.S. models will be by an all-new twin-turbo V-8 engine making its debut in the X6 Sports Coupe. This is a highly unique and outstanding powerplant. 4.4 liters of displacement and direct injection (BMW’s High Injection), the V-8 carries its two turbochargers in the between the two cylinder banks its exhaust valves inboard and valves outboard – a highly layout and a complete departure its predecessor.

This “variation the norm” pays off: the develops 400 hp over a range 5500 to 6400 rpm, and a 450 lb-ft. of torque over the broader range of 1750-4500 Compared to the like-named 750i/Li 4.8-liter naturally aspirated 360 hp and 360 lb-ft. the new engine represents progress in performance; and though EPA ratings are not yet in, it is expected to deliver fuel efficiency as well. To some context to this the previous 7 Series’ 6.0-liter develops 438 hp and 444 lb-ft.

Leading the way again: a new generation of

With the new 7, BMW again assumes the of world leader in automotive concepts. A 4th generation of iDrive new standards for ergonomics, efficiency and functionality with its larger, Control Display. New, structured menus and an optimized strategy for the display and console-mounted are also signature features of the new

Other new details include for direct selection of the Radio, CD, and Telecommunications menus, grouped next to the controller. Visual and consistent flow in the display choices within the individual In the GPS Navigation section, users benefit from map displays new standards of size, brilliance, and view choice.

A “map function facilitates selection of the destination from a list; in a new logic, letters of the alphabet and are arranged in circular form for intuitive input of addresses and numbers.

For greater driving Active Blind Spot #8232;and BMW Night Vision Pedestrian Detection.

Thanks to driver-assistance systems – some of BMW-exclusive – active safety attains new levels. The new 7 is the first in its to offer a Head-up Display, projects relevant driving onto the windshield in front of the The HUD is a stand-alone option on U.S.

Optional Adaptive Cruise with new Stop-and-Go capability, the driver in maintaining serene in rapid freeway or interstate or on country roads; and in dense, traffic, can do precisely that necessary to maintain a safe distance.

With the new 7, BMW’s developed Active Blind Detection makes its debut. Its is to warn the driver – by vibration in the wheel plus a blinking LED on the mirror – upon initiating a change when there is an vehicle in the blind spot or there is a vehicle –not yet in the spot- but is closing in at a rate could result in a collision if the changed lanes.

Active Spot Detection will be together with the Lane Warning, a familiar BMW option but new to the 7 By alerting the driver (also, via a steering wheel) when a change is initiated without the signals, the driver is assisted in potential accidents.

Finally, the Beam Assist, which dims the headlights for oncoming and returns them to high when the way is clear, is included Active Blind Spot and Lane Departure Warning in the Driver Assistance Package for models.

BMW Night Vision as an option in the new 7, and adds a new capability: and indicating individual pedestrians on or the roadway.

Innovations in climate and systems – plus more

The new 7 delivers technological progress in control and entertainment systems, more space in the cabin to them. The standard automatic control provides for precise of airflow and temperature, free of or unpleasant air turbulence. Newly is 4-zone climate control, which rear-seat passengers can their climate independently on the and right sides, just as in the compartment.

And speaking of the rear compartment, the 750Li has a 140-mm/5.5-in. wheelbase for greater rear leg this model also has rear head room.

BMW image – in its most elegant

A harmonious blend of dynamic and elegance is the overarching theme in the new 7 design. A long wheelbase (in the Li, longer), long hood and front overhang are basic a “greenhouse” set relatively rearward, a roofline and overall dynamic say “BMW,” and at the same time most elegant BMW.”

At the headlights include BMW’s use of the “corona rings” for Daytime Lamps, and are accented at the top by a light that visually unifies the dual headlights on each The BMW “kidney grilles” – another element, appearing here in new – are notable for their boldness, and low placement.

In profile, the interplay of and concave surfaces associated recent BMW design appears in extended, subtly swung and lines. For the first time on a 7 the front side panels a chromed “gill” that the side blinker – itself a element – and lends character to the long space between wheelwell and windshield base. follows function: this is a consistent attribute of BMW body and an outward sign of the rear-wheel and optimum front/rear weight that are BMW tenets.

The profile’s modeling makes for a graceful into the rear deck. flow gracefully over the all the way to the bumpers creating a sporty to this altogether graceful An understated chrome band the taillight clusters, which the L-shape that has become a BMW

LED technology throughout makes for homogeneous illumination whether brake- or turn-signal lights or the 3rd brakelight, set into the rear upper edge.

Advanced, inviting: the interior.

Generous – it goes almost without that occupants of the new 7 enjoy of knee, head and elbow in the front and rear compartments. design – the ambiance is luxurious, in quality and advanced in its amenities and The contours, color coordination and of materials symbolize taste and

With its center stack angled toward the driver, the center promotes the driver’s mastery of the vehicle: this is a hallmark of BMW interior design. And yet interior isn’t only for the its concept, layout, technology and focus equally on the driver’s and the passengers’ well-being.

The feeling of space and harmonious design is by horizontal color gradations the entire cabin.  High-quality and meticulous workmanship communicate the precision of these automobiles; such as visible seams on the and door ledges, and double-framed air outlets, are evidence of passionate to details.  The leatherette covering the instrument-panel surfaces has been developed to be as close to leather as can be – and yet soft Nappa leather and on the door ledges is optionally

As always in BMW, the harmony of and function is visible everywhere: for in the integration of door handles the door panels’ chrome lines, or the door pulls as of their contrasting trim Speaking of which: there are choices of wood trim, Nappa-leather interior color and the optional additional leather

All these refinements and choices the interior counterpoint to the 12 available colors, and enable customers to classic elegance, sportiness or luxury according to their tastes and preferences.

BMW 750Li: space for rear-seat passengers.

If the 750i already offers interior space, the long-wheelbase provides truly lavish for rear-seat passengers. And in the new 7, the meaning of “L” confined to just length: this model also has its own solution provides additional head room, as well as maintain the dynamic proportions of the car to making it look like a version of the short wheel 750i. Thus BMW’s “Joy of Driving” is complemented by the of Being Driven.”

And even extra space can be further by two available options. Rear Seats only available in the Li includes individual left and Comfort seats with adjustments including fore-aft (70 range), cushion and backrest and head-restraint positions. Additionally, Comfort Seats also Active Ventilation and Active (“massage”) functions.

The Rear Package adds yet another to rear-seat luxury: a DVD player color monitors integrated the front seats’ backrests, from a dedicated remote. option is available on both and 750Li.

Clear, intuitive concept for greater driving and comfort.

Control of the many functions and amenities is via a freshly and executed overall concept is clear and intuitive. To begin the simplest aspect of this, storage is provided by a spacious compartment, bins in the door and pockets on the front-seat backrests. Two are on the front center console; controls are on the seats and memory are on the doors.

The basic concept for all controls upon a philosophy of a clear, logical arrangement of the entire Thus, driving-related functions are all on the side, comfort-related functions the center. This principle for the placement of buttons, keys and around the cockpit, as well as, on the steering wheel, where for cruise control are separated those for the audio and phone

Analogous to this “horizontal” of functions is the arrangement of all displays in a “vertical” separation. In the upper – and thus, at about the driver’s eye – are the primary displays, such as the and tachometer (and, naturally, the Head-Up Display). Below are less frequently viewed like the fuel and oil-temperature

At a still lower level are controls, optimally accessible and operable without looking at such as the turn-signal and low/high-beam/flasher Controls that need to be to be used are generally grouped for example, those for the driver-assistance clustered around the main control: this too is highly as all these support the driver’s to perceive the vehicle’s surroundings and

Everything at a glance: instrument in Black Panel technology.

The new 7’s cluster combines classic and new solutions into a complete, presentation of driving information. For the time in a BMW, the entire is a high-resolution Black Panel in which four classic instruments are most prominent; driving-relevant displays and readouts – GPS Navigation, vehicle-monitoring functions, service requirements and other – also appear here in various (and function-related) forms.

In “dormant” state, display is a mostly blank form defined by its chrome-toned and including only pointer scale markings and the tachometer’s red zone within it. The circular numerals, as well as the integrated for current fuel economy and on remaining fuel, are entirely and not visible until a door is

So it is that the advantages of mechanical and displays are ideally combined – eye-catching visual and graphic As the user enters the vehicle, the instruments’ “chrome rings,” now open at the bottom, close and brighter. Once the ignition is (upon pressing the Start/Stop the numerals plus all other and warnings illuminate.

As the engine functions that have previously activated by the driver are revealed as well.

The instrument interacts in new ways with the control display and the optional Display. According to selected users can call up phone or radio stations via the steering-wheel The cluster also augments the GPS Navigation display with a enhanced directional arrow which can now direct the driver to lanes and help the driver the correct street at a complicated or intersection.

If the Head-up Display is the relevant directions appear there; otherwise, they in the instrument cluster.

Current settings are indicated in a second Panel display in the center along with all system Users need not go into for any climate settings.

E-Shift selector and Dynamic Driving on console.

While retaining the concept first introduced on the – no mechanical linkage from lever to transmission – the new 7 moves its selector from steering to center console.

Instead of from position to position a “gate,” the E-Shift lever is “tipped” in one direction or another to from one range to another. is engaged by a button atop the To engage Reverse, the driver the lever forward; to engage it is tipped aft.

From the lever does actually to the left to engine its Sport from there, the driver can manual shifts by tipping the forward for downshifts, rearward for The lever markings are R-N-D in the plane and M/S -/+ in the left.

Adjacent to the lever are the Driving Dynamics selector (logically, on the driver’s and the iDrive controller. DDC provides settings that tailor characteristics to different drivers, one different moods, driving – or all of the above. The settings are Comfort, Sport and Sport Plus; the vehicle-dynamics parameters are affected:

firmness (within the Dynamic Control system)

• Engine response

• Transmission shift

• Power-steering assist level

Stability Control mode.

the vehicle’s driving dynamics can be affected by these different of so many elements. In addition, via the driver can program his or her preferences for all parameters into the Sport for a personal, instantly-recallable mode.

control in this area Dynamic Stability Control all-encompassing stability- and traction-control alone. A brief push on button switches the system to Traction Control, in which intervention threshold is raised; one of this setting is improved in deep snow. A long on the same button de-activates DSC though one function (antilock is always active.

Like its the new 7 has an electrohydraulic parking brake than the customary mechanical the driver sets and releases the with a button on the console. An Hold function, which holds the vehicle at a standstill and eliminates “creep” when in gear, is also available via an button.

iDrive, 4th generation: intuitive operation, expanded

With iDrive, the predecessor 7 initiated a new direction in the control of features and functions; via a multi-menu display and a mouse-like controller by driver and passenger alike, a crowded landscape of buttons and was supplanted by a computer-logic control Now, a 4th generation of iDrive upon that pioneering while making it more intuitive, simpler and elegant.

An attribute of iDrive was the separation of (via the console controller) and (the centrally placed monitor). This basic remains; the controller has been developed and the display is larger: 10.2 in. vs. 8.8 in. previously.

Positioned at the level as the instrument panel, the new display sets higher for logical, readily understood and attractive graphics. The controller has refined for comfortable, intuitive and activation of functions via standardized push and tilt motions, being augmented with direct-selection keys.

Convincing satisfying to use: controller direct-selection keys.

Benefiting the newest biomechanics RD, the state-of-the-art operates with tactile and clearly structured motions. New elements, menu schemes and representations in the control display evident upon first yet user appreciation grows the longer term. A graphic of the controller in the display itself orient the user to the next step; the rotation, pressing and motions generally correspond to of a computer mouse.

Thus rotation of the controller takes the through menu selections; it makes the choice. Tilting the to the left or right effects through various menu Via clear graphic organization in the of stacked layers and onscreen of controller movements, the user highly intuitive navigation.

All are structured according to a consistent so that one is almost immediately at menus are broad so that the can view relatively numerous without switching to another Also, functions are arranged so in longer-term use the most important are reached more rapidly.

An new refinement is four direct-select placed directly next to the for the most frequently used These allow quick of CD, radio, phone and navigation and are augmented by three further of general utility: one takes the directly to the start menu one to the most recently active (BACK), and the third (OPTION) various options within the area. As a result, searches are to be shorter, or unnecessary.

Familiar and yet now more useful: Programmable Keys.

An iDrive enhancement introduced in other BMW models now to the 7 and represents a further user Programmable Memory Keys. up above the audio controls, eight keys allow the to store favorite or most used functions (radio phone numbers, navigation as an example) on various keys and them instantly.

The stored functions can be as specific and as a navigation map in the preferred scale, an balance setting or a selected in the Integrated Owner’s Manual which more later). And the keys are sensitive not just to pressed, but also to being touched by the user’s finger, one can get the function shown on the control by lightly touching the key. If the right one, the user only press the key and it’s ready to use.

Large-format preview maps and full-screen

With its 10.2-in. monitor, the new system doesn’t just all other graphic displays in to date; its 1280 x 480-pixel means remarkably true-to-life It’s a system appropriate to the it’s in, achieved via up-to-date and software. White-on-black menu effective symbols and icons; graphics; and clear, consistent are among the elements that not only function, but also

Menu structures, too, finding desired functions In the Start Menu, all functional served by iDrive are listed. a given item leads to its layer, where the options of level are also listed. consistency in navigation assists in the user, as does the “stacking” of layers in the display. Visual further contribute to clarity.

And if the gets to a place where he or she mean to be, the Back key usually the error.

User-friendlier GPS Navigation.

overall refinement of functionality simpler control of the standard GPS Full-screen map displays offer detailed views of the geography; and landmarks can be shown in 3-dimensional Selected points of interest the travel route appear near-photographic realism.

Mere of destinations reveals the new system’s capabilities. If the destination appears on a in the system, a preview map appears as the scrolls the list; this can distinguish between places similar or identical names. If a (or a phone number) needs to be manually, this is done a new, circular “speller” makes the entry go more

Convenient combination of voice and controller operation.

Yet another innovation is its ability to combine and controller entry, called Input. The user can go back and between the two methods while inputting; indeed, voice can remain active during via controller and the user can modify an via voice. Voice recognition – BMW it Voice Command – is activated by its key on the steering wheel, and de-activated upon completion of the action or by the key again.

Voice Command is by visual display of the available yet its capabilities go further in that synonyms of these commands are recognized.

This newly iDrive introduces a very step forward in the operation of features and functions. Greater improved logic and clear, displays help define the of the new 7 Series. Indeed, the new iDrive the new 7 Series create a user that is incomparable in automotive

Unique powerplant: the all-new new V-8 engine #8232;with High direct fuel injection.

BMW 7 Series models of the same designation were powered by a 360-hp V-8 engine – “naturally in the tech talk of engineers and car meaning not super- or turbocharged. engine also had BMW’s system, in which variable-lift valves assume the function done by a throttle.

The new V-8 engine a different approach. Its displacement is to 4.4 liters; replacing – no, surpassing – the displacement and Valvetronic are twin and direct fuel injection. In terms, the new engine delivers 400 hp (40 hp and does so over a range 5500 to 6400 rpm, vs. the engine’s 6300 rpm.

torque is up even more: 450 vs. the previous 360, and available the extremely broad range of to 4500 rpm, vs. 3400 rpm The bottom line here is, greater power and torque; but importantly, delivered over a wider range of operating

Also impressive: that torque peak is almost to that of previous 760i/Li 6.0-liter V-12 engine!

The of the new engineering approach is to achieve performance without correspondingly fuel consumption. In technical the approach involves some new design details. For the first twin turbochargers and the exhaust-cleansing converters are placed between the two cylinder banks.

In turn, required the exhaust camshafts and to be inboard so that the path cylinders to turbochargers (which are by exhaust gas) would be short. The intake camshafts and are then positioned outboard. this results in a very engine.

And an impressive-performing one. from the dramatic thrust drivers will notice the objective data are dramatic as for the European 750i, 0-100 (62 mph) in 5.2 sec. Data for models is not yet available.

Twin delivers quick, sustained response.

As in the highly acclaimed 6-cylinder twin-turbo engine now in other BMW models, the use of twin turbochargers overcomes a historic of turbocharging: the so-called “turbo before the engine responds to the accelerator foot with thrust. And the twin turbos delivering, over that rpm range mentioned earlier. The is that of a significantly larger-displacement yet this aluminum V-8 weighs than such a larger, aspirated engine of comparable would.

Also, contributing to the performance is BMW’s High Injection, a system of direct injection that sprays the mixture of fuel and air directly the cylinders, rather than the ports.

Positioned centrally in the chambers for optimum combustion, the are thus subject to especially temperatures and must deliver at very high pressures. To BMW’s ambitious performance/efficiency/emissions with the necessary long-term a “stack” of piezo crystals lightning-fast to impulses from the electronics, governing the injector opening … and duration for control. According to researchers who this technology, it contributes fuel savings and 20% fewer

Precise, responsive 6-speed transmission.

BMW pioneered the 6-speed transmission with the previous 7 the new 7 evolves this concept quicker, smoother shifting, torque-converter efficiency and the new-type driver interface. Altogether, the changes result in a more more efficient and sportier

For example, when the driver down” the accelerator, the transmission can by as many as four gears – as quickly as if it were shifting only one gear. And the torque mechanical lockup – an efficiency-improving – is now engaged more of the time, slippage and improving throttle especially in the lower gears.

The new driver interface described in more detail controls the not by mechanically connecting the lever and but rather by electrical and electronic It provides Normal, Sport and modes, the last executed by the “tipping” the lever forward for rearward for upshifts.

New, chassis technology combines and comfort.

True to BMW tradition, the new 7 the creation of a new vehicle generation to the art of chassis technology and engineering. both driving dynamics and comfort are always the core of the transition to a new generation, and in these the new 7 upholds the tradition brilliantly.

as the new engine combines sporting with luxurious refinement, new suspension technology endows the new 7 uniquely agile handling for a automobile, yet also an exceptional of riding comfort. Beyond “basics,” these new cars the driver to decide at any time priority to assign to either of attributes via the new Driving Dynamics

At the front, an all-new suspension makes its debut. This system, the first such ever in a BMW passenger car, a new step after BMW’s refinement of the double-pivot strut-type into one of the world’s finest systems.  It is a multi-link type, an upper link (“wishbone”) to the double-pivot lower links and relieving the strut of its role in suspension geometry.

The double-pivot lower arms up the lower wishbone. Another BMW the use of aluminum for links and other is applied here too and enhances the response and riding comfort rough road surfaces.

The suspension, too, is a significant from its predecessor. Like the new suspension, it is a multi-link system; BMW it the Integral system for its small, vertical Integral Link the upper and lower lateral planes. And also as at the front, components are extensively employed.

A multi-link system like controls rear-wheel angles precisely, minimizing unwanted under load changes as lifting off the accelerator while or hard acceleration and braking) and a comfortable, supple ride.

steel coil springs are at the front and rear of the 750i, the 750Li comes standard electronically controlled self-leveling air that compensate for loads in the rear seat and trunk, normal vehicle height with a full complement of and luggage.

Standard Dynamic Control and Driving Dynamics

Dynamic Damping Control the shock absorbers to any level of between their softest and settings, precisely adapting to conditions and the driver’s demands at any moment. Ride firmness is at the optimum level for current conditions, vehicle speed and the the vehicle is carrying (again, and luggage).

On smooth roads, the are kept at the softest appropriate in corners, they are instantly to a firmer, just-right level. And the vehicle encounters any irregular surface, they adjust to the firmness level to control motions, preserve riding and maintain adhesion to the road.

Damping Control is standard on models, developed to be integrally with the also standard Dynamics Control. Driving Control provides the driver of settings for shock-absorber firmness, shift characteristics, engine-throttle and power-steering assist: Comfort, Sport and Sport Plus. In the traction-and-stability system Dynamic Control continues with a Traction Control setting traction intervention) that start-up on snow and is suitable for driving.

Also standard on models are 18-in. alloy carrying all-season run-flat of 245/50R-18 dimensions. On U.S. 19-in. wheels and performance are available as part of the optional Package, or as a stand-alone option; two designs are available.

New, option: Integral Active

In making its first appearance on the 7 BMW’s Active Steering in each model’s Sport also gains new capabilities. The front Active Steering varies the steering ratio number of degrees the steering must be turned to achieve a steering angle at the front according to vehicle speed and driving conditions. At low speeds and in maneuvers this ratio is significantly, resulting in remarkable and agility; as vehicle speed so does the ratio, reaching a level at about 75 mph.

The 7 Integral Active Steering now includes rear-wheel steering Via a steering spindle and an eccentrically servo motor, the rear can be steered up to a maximum of 3#730;. At low they are steered oppositely to the wheels; depending on vehicle the turning circle can be reduced by up to inches – which, combined the front wheels’ reduced ratio, dramatically improves

Varying the rear-wheel steering to vehicle speed, the system them in the same direction as the at higher speeds, which the more important attribute of at these speeds. A further, and less expected, benefit is the rear-wheel steering reduces the yaw in a given road-speed maneuver, will be perceived by rear-seat as an improvement in riding comfort.

As a this unique combination of Steering at the front and rear equally benefits both and agility. Yet, there’s more: enhanced stability in Linked with the sensors of Stability Control (DSC), Active Steering can also a targeted steering correction to any loss of directional control braking on a road surface uneven from one side to the

Secure handling via powerful and comprehensive DSC functions.

Yet another advance is found in the 7 Series’ designed disc brakes. ventilated disc brakes are a feature on all U.S. BMW models, but now the additional refinement of aluminum/cast-iron rotors has been reserved for the 5 and 6 Series models.

In this construction, the brake rotor consists of two pieces: the high-carbon outer portion, which conventionally as the surface onto the brake pads grip to or stop the vehicle; and an aluminum in the center, which mounts the to the vehicle. The concept’s advantages reduced unsprung weight, the aluminum suspension in benefiting comfort and road adhesion.

rotor deformation under braking is the other benefit. means less tendency of the to vibrate when hot, and likelihood of rotors cracking extreme heat conditions.

The system is also supported by the functions of Dynamic Stability (DSC). These include braking (ABS), Automatic Control (ASC), Cornering Control and Dynamic Brake each of these functions to vehicle stability or to braking Other braking enhancements via DSC Brake Fade Compensation, compensates for loss of braking (fading) under hard or brake use; Brake which snugs the brake up to the rotors upon sharp to reduce the effective lag time in the brakes; and Brake Drying, brings the pads to the rotors during wet-weather driving.

these extensive functions, others involve the use of brakes to desired operational and stability For example, a new Electronic Limited-slip function comes into in vigorous driving when DSC is de-activated. By appropriate application of the rear brakes while DSC simulates a traditional mechanical differential. This has the effect of apportioning power between the two wheels and thus improving in this driving situation. like use of the Sport Plus is not recommended on public roads; more of a racetrack or driving-school

Intelligent driving dynamics via Chassis Management and FlexRay.

All driving-dynamics functions are coordinated and by BMW’s Integrated Chassis Via sensing and analysis of a multitude of this powerful electronic scheme applies and governs the of these functions to ensure stability. Under rapidly conditions, such as changing surface, spontaneous steering abrupt acceleration or sudden ICM reacts with ultra-quick and interventions via the DSC actuators, Dynamic Control, and – where present – Active Steering and Active Stabilization.

BMW 7-Series

For this extremely and powerful networking of functions, the new 7 employs FlexRay data-transmission Developed by a consortium of which BMW is a member, FlexRay achieves unheard-of communication speed, 20 times that previously In the 7 Series, up to 16 electronic control can be networked; in no other current can longitudinal, lateral and vertical motions be so precisely monitored and

BMW is the first motor-vehicle manufacturer to FlexRay technology in production it appeared first in the current X5, and is employed in the X6.

Intelligent Lightweight means maximum agility, and solidity.

Thanks to BMW’s Lightweight design process, the structure of the new 7 Series benefits both weight efficiency and Targeted applications of higher- and steels, as well as, aluminum for elements and components allowed BMW to greater passive safety, yet the structure’s weight.

Compared to the body shell, the new models are 20% more rigid in torsion – in turn, positively influences dynamics. Expressed another the so-called “lightweight index,” quantifies torsional rigidity to the vehicle footprint and weight, has improved significantly.

Novel in the 7 market segment is its brand-new of a steel main structure and roof: The light-metal roof approximately 7 kg/15 lb. and because savings is at the vehicle’s highest lowers the center of gravity and contributes to vehicle dynamics. The are also aluminum, saving a 48.5 lb.  As on the predecessor, the and front fenders are also making for a significant contribution to automobiles’ overall weight

Outstanding occupant protection at all positions.

Robust structural extensive and precisely defined zones, and highly efficient systems coordinated by the powerful electronics form the basis for the level of occupant protection in the new 7. these vehicles are well to achieve excellent ratings in all tests worldwide. Impact are transmitted along defined in the floor, side, bulkhead and roof into deformation that hinder or prevent from reaching the passenger For the structures that serve as force paths, multi-phase as well as a new generation of heat-formed have been introduced, contributing to the structure’s weight

Complementing the structural excellence are front-impact and side-impact (pelvis/thorax) as well as, a curtain-type Head System. 3-point safety are provided at all five seating all of them with force and the front ones with pretensioners. For whiplash protection, head restraints are standard on front seats.

LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for provide for securing a child seat at each outboard position. All restraint systems are by a central electronic control that evaluates collision and severity and activates them

BMW pioneered Adaptive Brake whose lighting intensity when vehicle deceleration a certain level and thus following drivers that the BMW is braking hard. Since introduction by BMW, similar have been introduced

Extensive array of features forward illumination and outward

It probably goes without that Xenon headlights are on the new 7; but these are just the beginning of an array of advanced, beneficial and features that enhance cars’ forward illumination.

For the luminous “Corona Rings” have become a BMW identifier in years are now utilized for the Daytime Lamps, adding visual to a safety precaution favored by drivers. Adaptive control the headlights according to steering yaw rate and vehicle speed to aid illumination around curves; and for the time, the lights’ auto-leveling into account road (such as hill crests, steep ramps) and adjusts aim up or down as appropriate to avoid oncoming drivers. At low speeds, lights help the driver around” city corners; for up, on U.S. models both lights (left and right)

World premiere: BMW Night with enhanced recognition.

Via an camera, the optional Night scans a range up to 1600 ft. of the vehicle over a 24-degree-wide Another first for the new 7 is this capability: recognition of the direction a near the roadway is moving. If parallel to the road, the system and displays the presence on the iDrive (or, if present, Head-up but doesn’t warn the driver; if the is on a path to cross the road, it display a warning.

Cruise with braking ability Adaptive Cruise Control

The 7 Series’ standard cruise adds new functions. One is the ability to the brakes to maintain the set speed on downhill stretches; another is monitoring the vehicle’s lateral and adjusting the speed if rounding a too quickly would upset comfort.

Adaptive Cruise is optional; in addition to the speed-maintaining, and deceleration functions of the standard control, ACC can adjust the BMW driver’s according to traffic conditions via sensors at the front of the vehicle. the standard cruise control, the new 7’s ACC a new capability.

One of these is Stop-and-Go, can bring the vehicle to a complete if traffic calls for it. After a of more than 3 seconds, the must step on the accelerator or Resume to accelerate back to the set or whatever speed the radar allow.

Driver Assistance three further enhancements of vision.

U.S. models of the new 7 three safety-enhancing features in the Driver Assistance Package. One of Active Blind Spot is new to BMW; the other two have available in other BMW vehicles All are new to the 7 Series.

Employing a camera the interior rearview mirror, Departure Warning monitors lane markings. When on, anytime the vehicle begins to across a lane marking the turn signals activated, system vibrates the steering If the driver does activate the LDW does not react.

With the new Blind Spot Detection, sensors at the rear of the vehicle traffic in adjacent lanes in an area from the driver’s spot rearward 60 meters/almost 200 ft. An triangular warning LED appears in the mirror if there is a vehicle in critical area. If the driver the turn signal, the LED blinks as with Lane Departure the steering wheel vibrates to the driver not to make a lane

High Beam Assist is the third feature. Controlled by a on the interior rearview mirror’s side, switches automatically low and high beams. With function, the driver need not between low and high beams thus, removing a distraction.

The beams are likely to be used often; and other drivers and are less likely to be blinded by beams inadvertently left on.

drive for audio and navigation

The new 7 comes standard with a hard drive, which fast access to navigation and space for approximately 13GB to music storage.

Music from a CD, MP3 player or USB stick can be to the hard drive then at will. Via iDrive, users can programming from a personal collection, directly from a CD or external player, or the radio. music pieces (“songs”) are alphabetically by their title and and thus, easily located.

The audio system includes a DVD and auxiliary audio input. options include a Premium Package consisting of upgraded and speakers, 6-disc DVD changer and adapter. The available Sirius Radio option includes a subscription to the service. HD Radio Multicasting, which BMW pioneered as an audio option is standard in the new 7

Two DAB (Digital Audio Broadcasting) provide not only enhanced FM and AM but also allow a given audio program and traffic to be received. Should the vehicle the station’s digital broadcast the system automatically reverts to the station’s conventional broadcasting.

An optional Rear Entertainment provides two 8-in. screens into the front seats’ restraints. The system is capable of a DVD either from its DVD player or the DVD included in the optional Premium System. The system allows for 1 input, 1 internal + 1 external or 2 external inputs (such as a console).

The result is that rear passenger has complete over their respective

Navigation system: standard, and the highest technology level.

in the new 7 is a newly developed and optimized GPS system with high-resolution monitor (this is also the control display), dramatic map views and a host of functional The system is impressive, not just for its screens, but also for user-friendly, operation. Displays that a graphic representation of the controller make selection and activation of easier.

Split-screen displays route directions left and maps right; in addition to and destination, traffic information on the is also delivered. Especially are the full-screen views of the large making it possible to view details of the map. A help is available for further information.

The map perspective provided in the Highlight Conditions option offers convenience with current reports presented as road marked red. This can be useful and time-saving, equally in suburban and Interstate or freeway

The GPS guidance has been enhanced 3-D topographical and mapping plus a detailed directional arrow

The high resolution screen with the 3-dimensional views using the new navigation system a experience. Topographical map views add to route guidance through or hilly country. At smaller map say up to 25 m/82 ft. 3D representations of actual improve user orientation, in urban areas.

In a more landscape, notable buildings or of interest are easier to find, and to determine if such a point is up soon and if it’s worth a

The directional arrow display now a detail view of the upcoming point and is able to direct the lane to be in and exactly when the should turn (especially in intersections) – from the control directly into the instrument or, if equipped, Head-up Display.

automatic climate control: comfort for all occupants.

The previous 7 already included many features in its automatic climate-control such as dual-zone controls for the compartment, automatic recirculation, ventilation to use when the vehicle is standing in the sun, heat-at-rest heating for several minutes the engine is shut off, and air for the rear seating compartment.

here too, BMW has not simply on existing excellence: U.S. of the new  7 Series come with 4-zone climate which provides individual control of temperature and air volume as in the front. The 4-zone system a rear control panel, an electric heater in the rear the front center-of-dash air outlets are from a gentle breeze up to air delivery.

Rear seats Active Ventilation and Active

Available for the long-wheelbase 750Li is a Rear Comfort Seats consisting of multi-adjustable rear seats with Active and Active Support, the latter a “massage” feature. Multiple fans gently direct air through special perforated on the seat cushions and backrests. internal bladders create a virtually imperceptible motion in the surfaces to help relax shoulder and lumbar regions comfort and helping prevent on longer journeys.

Effective and lighting, innovative Contour

Elegant light bars set on the new 7’s door handles, door and storage pockets. U.S. add as standard equipment a new way of distributing lighting, whose rays are by a prism structure to bathe interior surfaces with a glow. This harmonious not only helps occupants themselves in the cabin at night, but enhances the interior’s high-quality

An esthetic subtlety is delivered by a new design, standard on U.S. Its 60 x 92-cm (23.6 x 36.2-in.) area makes the interior brighter and roomier; its front is curved parallel to the roof’s edge for an unusual design Functional improvements figure in concept, too: a powered shade replaces the former one, obviating the need for a recess.

And the forward wind rises to different height on the basis of vehicle speed, effectively taming potential air drumming or high-speed wind

All-seeing: Park Distance rearview camera and sideview

Park Distance Control, ultrasonic-based parking assist remains standard as the 7 Series into its new generation. PDC warns the via beep tones when the approaches obstacles, at the front or which may be unseen.

New, are both a rear-view and a side-view to further assist parking and convenience and safety. Both are in the optional Camera Package. The camera transmits a high-resolution to the iDrive control display, –

• A graphic representation of the vehicle’s path

• Static lines the vehicle’s trajectory with steering angle (minimum radius). These two paths are differentiated from each

The side-view camera consists of two cameras, one each in the front corners, which transmit toward the sides to the control This feature resolves troublesome situation when one is from, say, an alley or exit onto a busy by giving the driver an “advance” of traffic – and helping to avoid an

Both of these camera are de-activated at normal driving

World’s first Integrated Manual.

The amazing spectrum of new technologies and capabilities offered by the new 7 is rounded out by yet another first: the Owner’s Manual.

Analogous to the functions of today’s computers, BMW now the owner’s manual electronically, via In just seconds, the user can information on virtually any detail of the equipment, systems, operation, a traditional owner’s manual, better. Subjects are presented in a format of animations, slide with sound and written

In another new-age, highly departure from the traditional manual, the IOM is vehicle-specific; that is, the that goes with new 7 Series vehicle corresponds to exact vehicle with its model designation and options. information paths – brief picture search, and keyword and searches – are available to the user. The can also store specific on the Programmable Memory Keys.

In the IOM can be updated as appropriate via the BMW center.

BMW Service™: Providing owners incredible value and peace of

The 2009 BMW 7 Series will BMW Ultimate Service™, a suite of that includes the BMW Maintenance (formerly called Full Roadside Assistance,  the New Limited Warranty. BMW AssistTM TeleService is standard on all 7 Series

BMW Ultimate Service™ includes:

The BMW Program is the only no-cost program in the industry that wear and tear items brake pads and rotors for 4 or 50,000 miles, whichever first. BMW owners pay nothing for all inspections, oil changes, brake wiper blade inserts and wear-and-tear items.

BMW Roadside is one of the industry’s most comprehensive available.  Not only is it no-charge for the 4 years, but there is no mileage drivers enjoy the assurance of help 24 hours a day, 7 a week, anywhere in the United Canada and Puerto Rico.

includes everything from tire changes, emergency and lock-out assistance, to towing, transportation and even trip-interruption This service also valuable trip routing

BMW New Vehicle Limited Warranty:

All BMW passenger vehicles are covered by excellent Limited Warranty, includes:

• New-vehicle warranty – coverage of the vehicle.

• Rust-perforation – 12-year/unlimited-mileage coverage.

BMW Assist™ the driver with services enhance on-the-road security and for added peace of mind.  The BMW and Bluetooth® System is standard and the Safety Plan for 4 years at no cost.  BMW is the only manufacturer offers this duration of as other manufacturers only the first year of service.

The BMW Safety Plan is a subscription service that is subject to limitations.

The in-vehicle equipment for BMW includes GPS technology and hands-free functions to deliver emergency and services, accessed via buttons in the or center console. The BMW Assist transmits the location and vehicle to the BMW Assist Response Center.

A specialist speaks with the occupants to coordinate dispatch, emergency contacts on file, and BMW Roadside Assistance or emergency as needed and/or requested. A accident automatically activates the Collision Notification function. The BMW Safety Plan also Door Unlock and Stolen Recovery services, which can the owner time and money.

  New to BMW is MyInfo, which allows to send business listings and addresses with associated numbers from the internet, to their BMW.

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