2019 BMW 7 Series Sedan

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2019 BMW 7 Series Sedan
MSRP Range: $83,650 - $156,700

MSRP$83,650
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Which 7 Series does Edmunds recommend?

Like blinis to caviar, BMW's twin-turbo V8 is the perfect complement to the 7 Series, so we'd start with the 750i. From there, we'd add the Autobahn package for its predictive suspension adjustment, which makes the most of the standard air suspension. To maximize serenity, the Driver Assistance Plus package adds adaptive cruise control with the ability to handle stop-and-go traffic. The Rear Executive Lounge Seating removes some features from the front seats, so unless you're a chauffeur, or being chauffeured, we'd give it a pass.

Edmunds' Expert Review

Pros
  • Strong engine options, including a plug-in hybrid and a turbo V12
  • Standard adaptive air suspension delivers a comfortable, controlled ride
  • Exceptional rear passenger space
  • Abundant standard equipment, including safety tech
Cons
  • No standard-length wheelbase model available
  • Not the driver-focused benchmark it once was
  • Expensive options menu
What's new
  • No major changes for 2019
  • Part of the sixth 7 Series generation introduced for 2016

Overall rating

Big luxury sedans are the ultimate expression of the luxury car ethos, offering every trick in an automaker's bag. You can expect an expansive interior trimmed in high-quality materials, incredible attention to detail, a raft of advanced technology features, and an array of powertrains with immense power. The 2019 BMW 7 Series checks all those boxes. It also has the other defining characteristic of a large luxury sedan: a jaw-dropping price tag. Opt for a higher powertrain and start fiddling with the options list, and the 7 Series can double its base price.

If you like driving the newest and flashiest hardware around, the 7 Series might not be for you. BMW introduced this generation a scant two years ago, yet since then Lexus has released a new LS and Audi is out with a new A8. The 2019 Mercedes S-Class isn't dramatically different, but it continues to be the most prestigious pick in our opinion. Still, the 7 Series, by virtue of its all-around performance and opulent interior, remains a great choice for a flagship luxury sedan.

BMW 7 Series models

The 2019 BMW 7 Series is available in four versions: 740i, 750i, 740e xDrive iPerformance and M760i xDrive. There are some slight variations in feature availability among them, but the main difference relates to powertrains.

The base 740i sedan comes with a turbocharged 3.0-liter inline six-cylinder engine that produces 320 horsepower and 330 pound-feet of torque. Stepping up to the 750i adds a handful of additional standard features and upgrades the engine to a turbocharged 4.4-liter V8 good for 443 hp and 479 lb-ft. Both offer standard rear-wheel drive or optional xDrive all-wheel drive. The 740e xDrive iPerformance plug-in hybrid uses a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder and an electric motor to produce a combined 322 horsepower. At the top of the 7 Series range is the flagship M760i xDrive, which is powered by a massive 6.6-liter turbocharged V12 that produces 601 hp and 590 lb-ft. As their names indicate, the plug-in hybrid and the V12 are only available with all-wheel drive. They are similarly equipped for the most part.

Standard equipment on the 740i includes an adaptive air suspension, 19-inch wheels, adaptive LED headlights, automatic high beams, automatic wipers, front and rear parking sensors, power-folding mirrors, a power trunklid, and power-closing doors. Inside, you'll enjoy a standard panoramic sunroof, four-zone climate control, 10-way power-adjustable seats with heating, driver-seat memory settings, leather upholstery, a power-adjustable steering wheel, a power rear sunshade, and auto-dimming rearview mirror.

Standard technology features include forward collision warning with pedestrian detection and low-speed automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, blind-spot warning, rear cross-traffic alert, BMW's latest iDrive interface (with a 10.2-inch infotainment screen, center console knob/touchpad controller, gesture control), integrated navigation, in-car Wi-Fi, two USB ports, a one-year trial subscription to Apple CarPlay, Qi wireless smartphone charging and a 16-speaker Harman Kardon sound system.

Several packages are available for the 7 Series, so we'll highlight the most notable. The Autobahn package adds variable-ratio steering and a system that analyzes road conditions and automatically adjusts the car's adaptive dampers. The Driving Assistance Plus package adds adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go capability, lane keeping assist, front cross-traffic warning and Traffic Jam Assistant that uses the adaptive cruise and lane keeping system to steer, brake and accelerate for you in slow highway traffic.

Other packages add even more luxury for both the front seats and rear passengers. The Executive package adds 16-way multi-contour front seats with ventilation and massage, as well as rear window sunshades, a head-up display and ceramic control dials. The Luxury Rear Seating package adds heated, ventilated and massaging rear seats, a heated steering wheel, heated armrests, and a 7-inch tablet to control seat and climate functions that can be removed from a dock in the rear center armrest. For true rear-seat luxury, the Rear Executive Lounge Seating package adds a rear-seat entertainment system and reclining rear seats with extendable footrests. This package does limit the luxury options available for those in the front of the car.

Some of the above in-package items are available as stand-alone options along with upgraded brakes, a Bowers & Wilkins sound system upgrade, night vision, remote control parking, a spare tire, and multi-color LED lighting projected into the sunroof

The 740e iPerformance has the same standard features as the 740i, although it comes with unique interior accents. Upgrading to the 750i gives you the bigger engine, as well as a few extra standard luxuries, such as the multi-contour front seats. The M760i xDrive, meanwhile, adds performance-enhancing elements beyond its V12 engine, along with unique color choices and design elements.

Driving

The 7 Series is a very competent performer in spite of its size. Even the plug-in hybrid 740e has considerable power, and the transmission response from the eight-speed automatic is fantastic. The biggest drawback is a lack of road feel, which is disappointing for a BMW sedan.

Comfort

The 7 Series boasts an impressively smooth ride and exceptionally quiet interior, as well as a number of options for personalizing the climate for each passenger and standard seats that are comfortable and highly adjustable.

Interior

The build quality is top-notch and refined, with exceptional-quality materials throughout. There's incredible interior space, and the extra-long doors make it easy to get in and out of this big sedan. The controls are easy to locate and use, and the iDrive technology interface continues to improve.

Utility

There's a generous trunk and sufficient small-item storage, but neither is exceptional. The 7 Series certainly isn't a class leader in this area, especially with the 740e, whose battery pack impinges on the trunk.

Technology

The 7 Series offers an impressive array of technology, especially once you dip into the options menu. There's plenty of connectivity, but Apple CarPlay is oddly subscription-based and Android Auto isn't available at all. The standard accident avoidance tech is appreciated.

Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2019 BMW 7 Series.

5 star reviews: 86%
4 star reviews: 14%
3 star reviews: 0%
2 star reviews: 0%
1 star reviews: 0%
Average user rating: 4.9 stars based on 7 total reviews

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Most helpful consumer reviews

5 out of 5 stars, Hot, big, powerful, fun car
Alan,
750i 4dr Sedan (4.4L 8cyl Turbo 8A)

This is my second BMW 750i. The previous model was a 2015 and my current model is a 2018 with the M design package. All black exterior with zero chrome and brown interior - what's not to like! Both cars have been completely reliable and the local dealer's service is outstanding. This seems to be the general culture of BMW dealers. I also have a 2017 Range Rover and I sometimes have to wait for weeks for a service appointment and the cost of servicing that car is horrendous. So far as my Beemer is concerned - Pros: fantastic power from the V8 twin turbo engine. The handling has various settings. I have seen reviews where it is mentioned that the car lacks the road feel of the older models. The answer to this is to switch to Sports Mode and the ride becomes harder and the car feels like it is rocket-powered. What more would you need in a large, superbly appointed sedan? Cons: I can't really think of any, although my wife complains that the front should have more cubby holes and storage. My 2015 car had the regular wheelbase and the 2018 is the long one. There is so much space in the back that guests and friends often mention that they feel they are traveling in a limo. The front also has plenty of space and comfort and the material quality is outstanding. The car has tons of user technology, but after the first couple of weeks, I really only use the basics - climate, comfort/sport settings and audio. My 2015 model had electric blinds on the rear and rear-side windows, which were outstanding for here in S. Florida. My current model only has the rear blind and I feel that for this kind of money, the sides should be standard too. I will probably go for another 750i next time, but will also check out the Mercedes S Class, like I did last time.

5 out of 5 stars, Outstanding Ride and Petformance
Guy K,
750i 4dr Sedan (4.4L 8cyl Turbo 8A)

Test drove the M550. Loved it. Then I saw this reasonably loaded Black Saphire 750i with M Pack. When I test drove it I was sold, the ride, room and performance were staggering. For such a big car she didn’t feel much bigger than the 5 series. The M550 clearly was the better performance vehicle, but I live in South Florida where the most exciting road is the off ramp of the I75. The 7 series with the improved fit and finish, reduced noise levels and a huge price reduction made it just a $150 a month more than the well equipped M550. It’s too soon to comment on reliability, but I have had many BMW’s over the years and only one I would consider unreliable. Expecting miles of serene highway cruising, with a significant and effortless shove in the back when needed. Outstanding vented and massaging seats and some very clever driver safety aids.

4 out of 5 stars, Basic Executive Sedan
Neil Ozger,
750i xDrive 4dr Sedan AWD (4.4L 8cyl Turbo 8A)

7 Series is getting old and needs a mid-life facelift to refresh the aging looks. The main rival Mercedes S Class interior and fit and finish is superior to the 7 Series. Besides the leg room in the rear, the 7 series does not look any different or offer much more than the 5 series, yet you pay much much more.The exterior design needs a refresh as the rear of the car looks very bland and not as imposing or luxurious as the previous model since the introduction and time is not helping it. I love the fully adaptive LED headlights on the car but in order to take advantage of the full affect, you need to code the car as the car comes decoded from Europe. A car in this class needs to offer the newest technology available, such as laser lights. The navigation is not very accurate in some areas and the real time traffic does not work perfectly. Hand gesture control is just a gimmick that you won't think about after you initially try it once or twice. You need to get the massaging front seats to fully feel the luxury in this car. It is very quiet and handling is very good. The run-flat tires makes the suspension feel harder than it is on bad road surfaces. Big and useable trunk. Not too many color choices outside or inside.

5 out of 5 stars, The future......
Consuella Williams,
750i 4dr Sedan (4.4L 8cyl Turbo 8A)

Amazing quality in a car!

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Features & Specs

740i 4dr Sedan features & specs
740i 4dr Sedan
3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A
MSRP$83,650
MPG 21 city / 29 hwy
SeatingSeats 5
Transmission8-speed shiftable automatic
Horsepower320 hp @ 5500 rpm
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750i 4dr Sedan features & specs
750i 4dr Sedan
4.4L 8cyl Turbo 8A
MSRP$96,950
MPG 18 city / 26 hwy
SeatingSeats 5
Transmission8-speed shiftable automatic
Horsepower443 hp @ 5500 rpm
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750i xDrive 4dr Sedan AWD features & specs
750i xDrive 4dr Sedan AWD
4.4L 8cyl Turbo 8A
MSRP$99,950
MPG 17 city / 25 hwy
SeatingSeats 5
Transmission8-speed shiftable automatic
Horsepower443 hp @ 5500 rpm
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740e xDrive iPerformance 4dr Sedan AWD features & specs
740e xDrive iPerformance 4dr Sedan AWD
2.0L 4cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 8A
MSRP$91,250
MPG N/A city / N/A hwy
SeatingSeats 5
Transmission8-speed shiftable automatic
HorsepowerN/A
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Safety

Our experts’ favorite 7 Series safety features:

Collision Mitigation
Alerts the driver if a collision is imminent, and can automatically apply the brakes if necessary.
Side Collision Prevention
Applies steering input automatically to guide the car away from potential side impacts.
Daytime Pedestrian Protection
Warns the driver, and can automatically apply the brakes, when pedestrians appear suddenly in front of the car.

BMW 7 Series vs. the competition

BMW 7 Series vs. Mercedes-Benz S-Class

The other grand dame of full-size luxury sedans, the Mercedes-Benz S-Class has history and tradition as well as modern technology and features. Unless you opt for a performance-oriented version, the S Class isn't as sharp a driver's car as the admittedly dulled 7 Series, but it's still a glorious piece of work. It's hard to go wrong either way.

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BMW 7 Series vs. Audi A8

The Audi A8 is fully redesigned for 2019, and this newest A8 is a full-size luxury sedan straight out of the future. Of course there's plenty of attention to detail, a refined driving experience, space and quality, but the A8 sets itself apart with technology features and interfaces that look and feel ahead of their time.

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BMW 7 Series vs. BMW 5 Series

The 7 Series' little brother, the 5 Series gives you slightly less luxury, less space, and there's no V12 option, but it does an excellent job of balancing go-fast handling and refined luxury. And it still has a very roomy back seat. Realistically, the 5 Series is already more car than most people need.

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FAQ

Is the BMW 7 Series a good car?
The Edmunds experts tested the 2019 7 Series both on the road and at the track. You probably care about BMW 7 Series fuel economy, so it's important to know that the 7 Series gets an EPA-estimated 16 mpg to 27 mpg, depending on the configuration. What about cargo capacity? When you're thinking about carrying stuff in your new car, keep in mind that carrying capacity for the 7 Series ranges from 14.8 to 18.2 cubic feet of trunk space. And then there's safety and reliability. Edmunds has all the latest NHTSA and IIHS crash-test scores, plus industry-leading expert and consumer reviews to help you understand what it's like to own and maintain a BMW 7 Series. Learn more
What's new in the 2019 BMW 7 Series?

According to Edmunds’ car experts, here’s what’s new for the 2019 BMW 7 Series:

  • No major changes for 2019
  • Part of the sixth 7 Series generation introduced for 2016
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Is the BMW 7 Series reliable?
To determine whether the BMW 7 Series is reliable, read Edmunds' authentic consumer reviews, which come from real owners and reveal what it's like to live with the 7 Series. Look for specific complaints that keep popping up in the reviews, and be sure to compare the 7 Series's average consumer rating to that of competing vehicles. Learn more
Is the 2019 BMW 7 Series a good car?
There's a lot to consider if you're wondering whether the 2019 BMW 7 Series is a good car. Safety scores, fuel economy, cargo capacity and feature availability should all be factors in determining whether the 2019 7 Series is a good car for you. Check back soon for the official Edmunds Rating from our expert testing team Learn more
How much should I pay for a 2019 BMW 7 Series?

The least-expensive 2019 BMW 7 Series is the 2019 BMW 7 Series 740i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A). Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $83,650.

Other versions include:

  • 740i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A) which starts at $83,650
  • 750i 4dr Sedan (4.4L 8cyl Turbo 8A) which starts at $96,950
  • 750i xDrive 4dr Sedan AWD (4.4L 8cyl Turbo 8A) which starts at $99,950
  • 740e xDrive iPerformance 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 8A) which starts at $91,250
  • 740i xDrive 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A) which starts at $86,650
  • M760i xDrive 4dr Sedan AWD (6.6L 12cyl Turbo 8A) which starts at $156,700
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What are the different models of BMW 7 Series?
If you're interested in the BMW 7 Series, the next question is, which 7 Series model is right for you? 7 Series variants include 740i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A), 750i 4dr Sedan (4.4L 8cyl Turbo 8A), 750i xDrive 4dr Sedan AWD (4.4L 8cyl Turbo 8A), and 740e xDrive iPerformance 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 8A). For a full list of 7 Series models, check out Edmunds’ Features & Specs page. Learn more

More about the 2019 BMW 7 Series

With a twin-turbocharged V6, a twin-turbo V8, a plug-in hybrid, and an explosive turbocharged V12 in the lineup, the 2019 BMW 7 Series sedan offers buyers an incredible range of powertrains to choose from. Then there's the massive features list to consider, from indulgent luxuries to bacon-saving safety tech.

Competition among full-size luxury sedans is certainly stiff, with manufacturers vying to offer the most luxurious and powerful cars in the segment. But the BMW holds its own with quality materials and workmanship, a whisper-quiet cabin, impressive acceleration with any engine, advanced technology and exceptional rear-seat accommodations.

Buyers won't even feel like they've opted for a pared-down car with the base 740i. The turbocharged 3.0-liter inline six-cylinder engine produces 320 horsepower, which provides plenty of motivation for the big sedan. There's abundant leather and wood trim, along with 14-way power-adjustable leather seats standard. The 2019 BMW 740i also comes with a 10.2-inch infotainment screen with navigation, a touchpad controller with gesture control, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity, a wireless Qi charging station, a 16-speaker Harman Kardon sound system, and accident avoidance tech.

To keep the 7 Series comfortable and easy to drive, all models use an adaptive air suspension with driver-selectable modes, 19-inch alloy wheels, adaptive LED headlights with automatic high beams, automatic windshield wipers, front and rear parking sensors, a power trunklid and power-closing doors.

Moving up to the 750i gets you a bigger engine: a turbocharged 4.4-liter V8 that makes 445 hp. This trim also gets you upgraded front seats among other features.

At opposite ends of the 7 Series spectrum are the plug-in hybrid 740e iPerformance xDrive and the flagship M760i xDrive. The latter houses a massive 601-hp 6.6-liter turbocharged V12. So whether you are looking for a quiet and efficient luxury sedan, or one that can beat most sports cars in a drag race, BMW has you covered.

A whole host of options and packages are on offer for the 2019 7 Series. The back seat can be upgraded with heating, ventilation and massage, along with reclining seatbacks and footrests. A dual-screen rear-seat entertainment system is also available. The driving aids can also be enhanced with adaptive cruise control and a Traffic Jam Assistant that effectively does most of the driving for you when stuck in gridlock. BMW even has an optional system that analyzes the road ahead and automatically adjusts the air suspension in anticipation of bumps or turns.

Few luxury sedans can match the 7 Series for luxury and performance. If you're looking in this class, the 7 Series is definitely worth consideration. Make sure to check out Edmunds shopping tools to find the best deal on the 2019 BMW 7 Series that's right for you.

2019 BMW 7 Series Sedan Overview

The 2019 BMW 7 Series Sedan is offered in the following styles: 740i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A), 750i 4dr Sedan (4.4L 8cyl Turbo 8A), 750i xDrive 4dr Sedan AWD (4.4L 8cyl Turbo 8A), 740e xDrive iPerformance 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 8A), 740i xDrive 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A), and M760i xDrive 4dr Sedan AWD (6.6L 12cyl Turbo 8A).

What do people think of the 2019 BMW 7 Series Sedan?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2019 BMW 7 Series Sedan and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2019 7 Series Sedan 4.9 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2019 7 Series Sedan.

Edmunds Expert Reviews

Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2019 BMW 7 Series Sedan and all model years in our database. Our rich analysis includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2019 7 Series Sedan featuring deep dives into trim levels including 740i, 750i, 750i xDrive, etc. with careful analysis around pricing, features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving and performance. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.

Read our full review of the 2019 BMW 7 Series Sedan here.

Our Review Process

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