The 2016 BMW 7 Series: Frequently Asked Questions


BMW has introduced an all-new 7 Series. What is so unique about it?

The all-new 2016 BMW 7 Series incorporates several technologies and features that were first developed for another BMW Group manufacturer: Rolls Royce. As a result, the new 7 Series has features that are simply not available in competing vehicles from Mercedes-Benz or Audi. Features like the 15,000 LEDs embedded in the Panoramic Sky Lounge LED Roof, with your choice of ambient light colour to suit your mood. Or the industry first Gesture Control, which lets you control the volume of your sound system by twirling your finger in the air, or dismiss an incoming phone call by simply waving it away.

The 7 Series, and all full size luxury sedans in this segment, are biased towards the comfort and amenities available to passengers in the back seat. However, for those that like to take the wheel themselves, they will notice something else unique about the 2016 BMW 7 Series: it's quick. In fact, the 750i with the new 445hp V8 gets up to 100km/h in just 4.3 seconds. This is made possible in part by the light weight carbon fibre construction of the new 7 Series, which saves 86 kg over the previous 7 Series and 45 kg over the current Mercedes-Benz S Class.

What is the Executive Lounge?

When you climb into the rear seat of a 2016 BMW 7 Series equipped with the Rear Executive Lounge Seating package, you can recline the passenger-side seat up to 42 degrees. The front passenger seat slides all the way forward as a foot rest extends downward. You can lean back, put your feet up, and pick up your Touch Command tablet out of its cradle in centre arm rest. Here you will be able to control all aspects of your ride, such as the entertainment system, seating position, massage function, 6 colours of ambient lighting, the programmable Ambient Air fragrance program, and the Vitality Program, designed to revitalize the body on long journeys through automated seat movements and an interactive exercise program on the 10" rear seat display.

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2016 BMW 7 Series Brian Jessel BMW, Vancouver

What is the Active Air Steam Kidney Grille? What is the benefit of having it?

Active Air uses the iconic BMW Kidney Grille as a tool to greatly improve wind resistance, and therefore fuel economy and performance. When sensors detect that airflow through the grilles is no longer required for additional engine cooling, vertical slats in the grille close automatically, creating an overall more aerodynamic shape for the vehicle. This, plus over improvements in aerodynamics, have resulted in a 10% improvement in wind resistance compared with the previous 7 Series.

Chrome accents on the slats also give the grille a striking appearance.

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2016 BMW 7 Series grille, Brian Jessel BMW, Vancouver

What is the starting price?

The 2016 BMW 7 Series Sedan starts at $113,900, while the long wheelbase model starts at $117,900.

Do you have any in stock at Brian Jessel BMW in Vancouver?

Absolutely. We have many 2016 7 Series models in stock and ready for immediate delivery. Our Sales Consultants can answer any questions you may have about the new 7 Series, as well as arrange a test drive that will be both smooth and luxurious, and exciting and engaging.