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Old 02-21-2015, 01:49 AM
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All BMW 7er Features Revisited Review

Coming a bit late to the game, I've clocked some months on testing and experimenting BMW's features on their 7er. I'll try to keep it short for each feature, but if you fall sleep, it will not hurt my feeling. I am having fun with it.

LED Lights - Looks cool and unique, adaptive is nothing new but helpful on turns. Bright and high beams are the bombs.

445 HP - Does not feel more powerful than the 400 HP N63. I think the N63tu will have the same problem (maybe fewer) then the n63. Same DNA.

B&O Audio - The visual is nice with the center speaker, the side door speaks have adjustable LED surrounds, and the silver cover plate is unique. Sound, if HK is an 8, and BO is a 10.

IDrive (LCI) - Fast, responsive. No complaints from this techie who thinks all smartphones are slow including the iPhone 6 plus.

Features below the Headlights Knob - All good extras but not needed for a good attentive driver. HUD is very nice and everything useful except no RPM reading, Night Vision is just for bragging rights until it saves you from running over a pedestrian, lane departure can be annoying, blind spot can be helpful or useless, and collision warning is an unrecognized benefit.

Active Cruise Stop/Go - Very nice feature but not safe proof. System does not recognize a slow changing lane car and will ram it. Works perfect for HOV lanes where concrete barriers exist on both sides. Does not work (and dangerous) when car in front is making a turn when you have your cruise speed set at 95 mph. The car will lurk mindlessly forward once that car in front clears.

Park Assistant - While I don't have much need to parallel park, I did tested it out. Crazy innovation, and an insight to self driven cars is coming very soon.

ARS and IAS - Anti-Roll stab. and Integrated Active Steering is a must for a 750Li. While the intent is not to deny that this is a big boat, these features do make it possible (imagine or real) to drive it like a true sports sedan and not just for a princess wagon. The sport and sport+ mode is not enough.

RWS - Rear Wood Shelf - Well, what can I say. I didn't know about this authenticity piece until I dug deeper into this sub-forum.

Rear and Side Shades - Nice features but why can't I control the side shades from the front?

Li Version - Oh Yeah. Everyone comments the amazing leg room in the back.

Active Seats - I promise you, BMW make the seats with active seat feature hard so you think you need this feature. Feel weird that your car is trying to massage your butt.

Gentleman's Button - Wife and I joke about this (because it was in a BMW commercial) , but she loves it when before she falls asleep, instructs me to recline her.

Rear Trunk Opener - Swing my foot/leg, and the trunk open. Works every time. Love it. Needs voice command.

Side camera, Surround Camera - Must have for those pesky Metro bus driver that parks at the beginning of intersections. The front side cameras work great. The surround and pdc is extremely helpful in very tight spot for this large boat. Must have feature since I can't see in stereo (3D).

Ventilated and Heated Seats - Must have for hot/cold climate. It is not conditioned but better than nothing. Front, rear, and steering wheel is a must for cold days.
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Old 02-21-2015, 08:22 AM
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All BMW 7er Features Revisited Review

Nice review. Quick note on the sunshades. You can control the sides albeit it's not intuitive and not independent of the rear shade. Just hold the button longer.
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Old 02-21-2015, 11:38 AM
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Nice review. Quick note on the sunshades. You can control the sides albeit it's not intuitive and not independent of the rear shade. Just hold the button longer.
Cool, thanks for the tips. I guess I skipped that part of the manual. If anyone has any cool tips on any of the 7er features, fire away.
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I have a 2014 750 was Park Assistant an Option?
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I have a 2014 with Driver Assistance and Active Cruise was Park Assistant an additional option?
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