2009 BMW 7 Series Long Term Road Test

2009 BMW 750i: A Case for Dark Interiors

February 18, 2010

Driver's-seatback.jpg This is what the back of the driver's seat in our 750i looks like. Before I was a parent this sort of thing would infuriate me. Parenting, however, has a way of tempering one's demeanor. Now instead of being angry at the rugrats who I'm certain made this mess, I simply wish our BMW had a dark interior. In fact, shouldn't all our cars have dark interiors?

More examples after the jump...

Driver's-door-kick-panel.jpg This is innocent enough. Everyone occasionally drags their clodhoppers across the door as they climb out. But a giant black mark? Really?

Rocker-kick-panel.jpg Same deal here. Tan plastics and carpet just aren't up to the wear and tear we put on our cars. I'd go so far as to argue that they also aren't up to the wear and tear I put on my personal car. Give me a dark interior any day over this.

Josh Jacquot, Senior road test editor

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