Innovative functionality in the BMW 7 Series.


Innovative functionality in the BMW 7 Series.

The search for pioneering innovations is the driving force for the BMW engineers. With functions such as BMW Gesture Control, BMW Laserlight or Remote Control Parking, they are setting further future-orientated standards in the BMW 7 Series. In addition, with BMW Touch Command, a tablet for controlling key functions has been integrated into a BMW vehicle for the first time.

INNOVATIONS. AHEAD OF THEIR TIME.Innovative functionality in the BMW 7 Series.

The search for pioneering innovations is the driving force for the BMW engineers. With functions such as BMW Gesture Control, BMW Laserlight or Remote Control Parking, they are setting further future-orientated standards in the BMW 7 Series. In addition, with BMW Touch Command, a tablet for controlling key functions has been integrated into a BMW vehicle for the first time.

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In laser highbeam mode, BMW Laserlight illuminates a range of up to 600 metres − nearly twice as far as that of conventional headlights. With the use of this new headlight technology, BMW Laserlight improves safety with better nighttime visibility.
The equipment includes LED lowbeam headlights and LED highbeams with a laser module. The extremely bright BMW Laserlight has a light intensity substantially higher than that of conventional light sources. Headlights with BMW Laserlight feature blue design accents, as well as "BMW Laserlight" lettering, which differentiate them visually. BMW Laserlight also includes LED parking lights, LED daytime running lights, LED indicators, LED cornering lights, Adaptive headlights and BMW Selective Beam (dazzle-free High-beam assistant).


The BMW Touch Command is a tablet with 7'' display integrated into the centre armrest in the rear. It is connected to the car's systems and offers comprehensive operation and setting options.

Using the tablet, the rear seats and front passenger seat can be adjusted, for example. Air conditioning, ventilation and seat heating in the rear can be operated, as well as the interior lighting with Ambient light, the blinds for the glass sunroof and the roller sunblinds. For example, the entertainment functions can be controlled and desired media (such as movies) can be played on the displays in the rear.

The portable BMW Touch Command can be conveniently charged from the snap-in adapter.


With BMW Gesture Control, selected functions can be operated by means of defined hand movements. Simple gestures such as 'swiping' or 'pointing' are identified in the recognition area above the centre console and trigger functions such as accepting or rejecting an incoming telephone call, proceeding or cancelling navigation as well as starting and ending voice recordings. Volume can be adjusted by circular motions of the index finger. Gesture Control complements the existing control systems such as the iDrive Touch Controller.
Active available gestures are displayed on the Control Display, to help the driver or passenger use them. In addition, the system gives an immediate audible and visual response to the gestures.

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  • Navigation system Professional with Touch Display

    The Navigation system Professional features a sleek design and a superior range of services: it delivers a simple and easy-to-use navigation system that is seamlessly integrated into the BMW, incl. the iDrive operating concept with iDrive Touch Controller and Touch Display. The system comprises Voice control, radio BMW Professional with DVD drive, as well as 20 GB of memory for audio files. It also facilitates the use of Real Time Traffic Information (RTTI). The built-in 10.25" LCD colour display with split screen function (main and supplementary windows) is designed for optimal readability and overview.
    The operation allows for seamless switching between input options with the iDrive Touch Controller, whose touch-sensitive surface allows destinations to be entered into the navigation system easily using handwriting, via the display with touch screen function, via Gesture Control or Voice control, as well as by means of seven bookmarks.
    The system automatically updates its maps up to four times a year for three years in selected European countries as part of BMW ConnectedDrive in the domestic market.


The Remote Control Parking function allows the driver to conveniently get out of the vehicle before parking it via remote control by moving it forward into, or reversing out of, a tight parking space or garage. The Remote Control Parking function is activated by the driver once outside the car, with the aid of the BMW display key.

The entire parking procedure is monitored by Park Distance Control (PDC), the Parking assistant and the Surround View sensors. In order to use Remote Control Parking, the vehicle must be facing forwards and positioned straight, directly in front of the parking space or garage. The driver can also brake the car during the parking process if necessary.

Once parked, the engine can be switched off via the key. And when it is time to leave, the engine can also be restarted via the key. During remote-controlled pulling out of a parking space, the vehicle autonomously reverses out of the parking space or garage.


The BMW display key shows various information about the vehicle's status and allows selected functions to be controlled via the integrated touch display.
The time can be displayed, along with remaining fuel and current range, service notifications, as well as the current status of the central locking system, the windows and the glass roof. In addition, the following equipment can be operated via the BMW display key: Remote Control Parking and Auxiliary heating.
The BMW display key can be charged wirelessly, or with the included USB cable.


Telephony with wireless charging incorporates a wireless charging dock and an integrated warning system in case the phone is forgotten. In addition, two fully functional USB ports are available, each with up to two amperes of charge current for quickly charging mobile devices. The technical capacity for a WiFi hotspot allows for the fee-based use of a service provider's hotspot plan with LTE-standard.

A connection to the roof antenna creates improved cellular reception and a second microphone ensures better hands-free voice quality for driver and front passenger. The second microphone also effectively cancels out any interfering noise from the front and rear passenger areas.

Two mobile phones and a mobile audio player can be connected simultaneously via Bluetooth. The telephony package includes Bluetooth Office with access to the calendar, SMS and email functions for compatible smartphones.



Adaptive Mode is an intelligent and interactive function in Driving Experience Control. The Adaptive Mode influences the Dynamic Damper Control, the steering and Steptronic transmission, and it continually adapts the settings to suit the current driving situation. When in Adaptive Mode, the system takes account of numerous indicators such as kickdown, steering wheel movements and cruise control, along with the driver's individual style of driving. Furthermore, the system also relies on interaction with real-time navigation to shift into the correct gear in preparation for bends. In addition to Adaptive Mode, the driver can also select the SPORT, COMFORT or ECO PRO modes.

  • Fuel consumption and CO2 emissions for the BMW 7 Series models with petrol or diesel engine:
    Fuel consumption in l/100 km (combined): 12.8–4.9
    CO2 emissions in g/km (combined): 294 to 129

    Fuel consumption, CO2 emissions for the BMW 7 Series iPerformance models:
    Fuel consumption in l/100 km (combined): 2.5 to 2.0
    CO2 emissions in g/km (combined): 56 to 45
    Power consumption in kWh/100 km (combined): 13.2 to 12.5

    Fuel consumption and CO2 emissions for the BMW 750Li xDrive (1):
    Fuel consumption in l/100 km (combined): 8.5 to 8.3
    CO2 emissions in g/km (combined): 197 to 192

    The values of fuel consumptions, CO2 emissions and energy consumptions shown were determined according to the European Regulation (EC) 715/2007 in the version applicable at the time of type approval. The figures refer to a vehicle with basic configuration in Germany and the range shown considers optional equipment and the different size of wheels and tires available on the selected model.

    (1) The values are applicable until 15.04.2018. Please check availability with your BMW dealer.

    The values of the vehicles labeled with (3), are already based on the new WLTP regulation and are translated back into NEDC-equivalent values in order to ensure the comparison between the vehicles. [With respect to these vehicles, for vehicle related taxes or other duties based (at least inter alia) on CO2-emissions the CO2 values may differ to the values stated here.]

    The CO2 efficiency specifications are determined according to Directive 1999/94/EC and the European Regulation in its current version applicable. The values shown are based on the fuel consumption, CO2 values and energy consumptions according to the NEDC cycle for the classification.

    Further information about the official fuel consumption and the official specific CO2 emissions for new passenger automobiles cars can be found in the 'New Passenger Vehicle Fuel Consumption and CO2 Emission Guidelines', which are available free of charge at all sales outlets and from The Society of the Irish Motor Industry, 5 Upper Pembroke Street, Dublin 2.