Exterior styling changes included a restyled front and rear bumper and a slightly larger and a more curved grill which was in line with the new BMW design language. This method of starting the car would be the precursor for all future BMW models. These cars were built completely at the BMW plant meaning that there was no custom Alpina interior available, so BMW offered BMW Nasca leather as standard. Dimensionally the E65 7 Series is 45mm longer, 38mm wider and 60mm taller than the E38. The wheelbase was increased by 60mm over the outgoing model. Login | Sign up for a new account? Radar based Active Cruise Control (ACC), though this was available in some markets on the previous 7-series (E38). iDrive The BMW E65 7 Series introduced the iDrive control concept.
Check out the iDrive Function-Page. To iDrive Page You want to give your BMW a personalized touch and don’t want to be overlooked? Just switch your warnings on or off with Carly for BMW. Find out more about Carly for BMW functions: Share this with friends:. You will find separate information about iDrive Codings below. If you would like to see all the different codings, that Carly for BMW will do for you … See All Codings Looking for more information or support for Coding? Complaints ranged from the number of steps required to complete simple tasks such as selecting a radio frequency to getting «lost» in the deep menu system. iDrive saw several updates during the production run to address complaints raised by owners.
The seats adjustment controls were moved from their traditional place on the side of the seat base to the inside of the raised central console, which several reviewers complained about the unnecessarily complicated nature of the controls. The basic seats include 14-way electric adjustment (12-way for passenger) and 4-way lumbar adjustment. The majority of changes to the car were technical in nature. Comfort seats include 20-way electric adjustment, 4-way lumbar adjustment, two piece articulated back-rests, adjustable neck support, electric headrests and memory options available on both driver and passenger sides.