It's a very big car that takes time to get accustomed to. The technology is very advanced and takes an even longer time to master. It's quiet, smooth riding and handles like a sport sedan should. BMW has a team of "Geniuses" in each dealership that walk you through the technology. They schedule appointments a few days after taking delivery of the car to review your experiences and reintroduce all the technology. This is the smoothest, quietest and most luxurious car I have ever owned. I strongly recommend the Executive Pkg, the Driver's Assistance Plus Pkg and the Driver's Assistance Plus II Pkg in order to take advantage of the best safety features available as well as great luxury features. A truly magnificent automobile!
I've had the 740i now for 8 days and have driven it 450 miles. I can't believe that I have mastered 95% of the technology thanks to several sessions with the BMW Genius at my dealer. I am awed by the Audio System - Harman Kardin - even though I've had many Mercedes vehicles with the same brand, BMW and the Audio Manufacturer have done a magnificent job in creating the best reproduction of high, lows and mediums I have ever experienced in an automobile.
I especially like the choices available for ride and handling - there are at least 6 settings available to the driver for adjusting the way the vehicle handles on interstates and freeways and around town. I am averaging 27.8 mpg on the highway and 21 around town. Having the "surround 3D" cameras to guide the vehicle straight into parking spaces, nose first, is a must. It enables the driver to maneuver the vehicle equidistant to the parking lines so you pull in and park straight instead of at an angle. The wide back-up panorama camera is also a must when backing out of a space so you can see cars and pedestrians coming from either side of the road you are perpendicular to. The interior is plush yet sporty. The legroom in the rear passenger part of the cabin is phenomenal and provides more than enough stretch-out space for passengers who are well over 6 feet tall.
The more I drive this vehicle, the more impressed I am with it.