The BMW 7 series has a very smooth and quiet ride. The interior is well equiped and most controls are conveniently located. There is an abundance of room in the rear and it is almost like riding in the back of a limo. The driver's seat massager is also a nice option for long trips. Road noise is almost non-existent even on the roughest of surfaces. The 4.8 liter V-8 provides plenty of horsepower to make the driving experience smooth when necessary and exhilerating when you want the extra power. If there is a drawback, it is the iDrive control system. Using the iDrive control is almost clumsy - a touch screen display would be a much better option for audio and navigation controls. Using the menus is also a bit difficult and requires far too much interaction. The navigation (directions) display in the dash is a great feature and it allows the driver to view turn by turn directions without getting too distracted. The 7-series is a true luxury sedan in every sense.
I've owned three of these cars 07,09 and now the 12. My wife and I loved the way these cars handle and all the others features of the car. We now own the M series X-Drive addition 750li and this can is better than all our previous models. If you own this car and the factory warranty ends,you must buy an extended warranty; this is a must. This car is like any foreign car or any car for that matter, it is going to have issues and can you afford to fix those issues will be the bigger question. We like the 7series, I will not bash any car;people like what they like and will buy what they like. Be thankful you can buy a car and just drive. If you ever test drive this car you may leave with the appreciation of what driving is suppose to be.
I really hope to enjoy this car. I've only had it a few months. The car has low miles so I'm expecting to get alot of miles before something goes bad. The inside is like a studio apartment.