2022 BMW 7 Series

MSRP $86,800 - $103,000

Ranked #6 in Sedan

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2022 BMW 7 Series Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: July 14, 2021

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Nathan Dyer 

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The BMW 7 Series has been a stalwart in the full-size luxury sedan segment for a long time and the brand decided to give it a fresh new look back in the 2020 model year. The facelift included both cosmetic and mechanical upgrades as well. 

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Pros

Spacious and high-tech cabin

Excellent ride quality

Powerful engine options

A plethora of safety techs onboard

Cons

Not-so-engaging driving experience

Pricey trim levels

Polarizing front grille design

Not so interesting interior design as compared to the rivals

What's New?

The 2022 BMW 7 Series sedan will arrive unchanged over the previous model year’s car and is expected to retain all the techs and features from the previous model year’s car as well


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$86800

bodystyle

dr Sedan

passenger capacity

5

top speed

137 mph

engine type

horsepower

335 hp @ 5500 rpm

torque

330 lb.-ft. @ 1500 rpm

transmission

8 speed Automatic w/OD

chassis

brake rotors (f/r)

14.7/14.5 in.

dimensions

wheelbase

126.4 in.

length

207.4 in.

width

74.9 in.

height

58.2 in.

curb weight

4244 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

6.5 sec.

standing 1/4-mile

14.6 sec.

braking (70-0 mph)

188 ft.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

19/22/26 mpg

highway range

507.0 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

4 yr. /50000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

6 yr./ 70000 mi.

corrosion warranty

5 yr. /unlimited

roadside assistance

Yes


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Trims

740i$86,800 onwards

740i xDrive$89,800 onwards

750i xDrive$103,000 onwards

Colors and Styles

2022 BMW 7 Series in Alpine White color
Alpine White

Vehicle images are guides only and may not reflect the model's exact specifications/features– exact specifications/features should be confirmed with the seller.

Ratings

Engine and Performace

7.0

Pricing and Features

6.0

Fuel Economy

9.0

Interior

9.0

Exterior

8.0

Safety

6.0

Competition

9.0

7.7

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

7.7

Overall Rating


For the 2022 model year, the sedan will continue unchanged over the previous year’s model and will retain all the trim levels and the powertrain options as well. The prices for the 2022 BMW 7 Series are estimated to start at $87,795 for the base 740i sedan and will go all the way up to $158,795 for the M760i sedan with the beefy V12 under its hood.


9.0/10
Fuel Economy

9.0/10
Interior

8.0/10
Exterior

6.0/10
Safety

9.0/10
Competition


2022 BMW 7 Series Features

Since the 2022 BMW 7 Series will be a carryover model, all the trim levels will also be retained but the prices are expected to be slightly higher than before. The sedan is offered in a total of 5 trim levels which are:- 740i, 745e xDrive, 750i xDrive, Alpina B7, and M760i xDrive. The reviews of the 745e xDrive hybrid, Alpina B7, and the M760i xDrive are covered separately. 

The base 740i is the only model in the entire trim lineup to offer an RWD layout as standard. The base motor is a turbocharged I-6 motor that powers both the base 740i trim and the 754e hybrid model as well. The 750i comes with a bigger and more powerful 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 motor. The sedan comes packed with features right from the base trim and some of it includes voice and gesture recognition inputs, wireless device charging function, key-less entry with proximity sensor, 4-zone automatic climate control, rear sunshade, adaptive air suspension, and a heated steering wheel among other features. The more powerful 750i only gets the V8 as a significant upgrade along with few interior changes such as the Rear Executive Lounge Seating Package.

Trim

740i

750i

MSRP (RWD)

$87,795

-

MSRP (AWD/xDrive)

$89,800

$103,995

Key Features

10.2-inch touch screen infotainment system

All the features in 740i plus:

 

12.3-inch digital gauge cluster

19-inch wheels

 

Adaptive air suspension

Rear Executive Lounge Seating Package

 

Satellite and HD radio

 

 

Remote start

 

 

Power-operated soft closing doors

 

 

Power-operated trunk lid

 

 

20-way power-adjustable front seats with heating function

 

Which trim should you buy?

The base trim is more than adequately equipped and covers almost everything you can possibly think about. We would recommend the xDrive trim since it offers more practicality. You can go with the 750i trim if you prefer to drive the sedan and desire more performance.

2022 BMW 7 Series Engine and Performance

The 2022 BMW 7 Series will see no mechanical upgrades this year hence will continue with the same turbocharged inline-6 motor. The 750i trim gets a 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 dishing out a healthy 523 horsepower and 553 lb-ft of torque.

The base B58 turbocharged six-cylinder engine pushes out a decent 335 horsepower and 331 lb-ft of torque. The power figures are adequate to propel the sedan in an effortless manner around the city and can cruise at triple-digit speeds out on the highways in a relaxed manner. The refinement levels are excellent and the 8-speed automatic transmission is quick and works intelligently to keep the engine relaxed at all times while delivering optimum power to the wheels. For a big sedan, the 740i accelerates rather quickly, clocking a 0-60mph time of 4.8 seconds and a standing quarter-mile time of 13.2 seconds.

Model

2022 BMW 7 Series

2022 Lexus LS 500

2021 Genesis G90

2021 Porsche Panamera

MSRP

$87,795

$76,000(estimated)

$72,950

$87,200

Engine

3.0L Turbocharged Inline-6

3.5L Turbocharged V6

3.3L Turbocharged V6

2.9L twin-turbo V-6

Drivetrain

RWD

RWD

RWD

RWD

Transmission

8-Speed Automatic

10-Speed Automatic

8-Speed Automatic

8-Speed Automatic

Power

335 hp @ 5500 RPM

416 hp @ 6000 RPM

365 hp @ 6000 RPM

325 hp @ 5400 RPM

Torque

331 lb-ft @ 1500 RPM

442 lb-ft @ 1600 RPM

376 lb-ft @ 1300 RPM

331 lb-ft @ 1800 RPM

0-60 MPH 

4.8 seconds

4.6 seconds

5.3 seconds

5.3 seconds

Quarter-Mile 

13.2 seconds

13.7 seconds

13.9 seconds

13.6 seconds

Top-Speed 

130 mph

136 mph

155 mph

168 mph

Among the competitors, the Lexus LS500 packs in the maximum power figures in its base form and is the quickest one of the lot as well. The Porsche Panamera has the smallest powertrain and least horsepower figure here but matches evenly with the 740i in terms of torque output. The Genesis G90 dishes out some healthy power figures but the 2022 model is yet to be released and will get a new powertrain.

How well does the 2022 BMW 7 Series handle?

Over the years the 7 Series sedan has grown significantly and the brand focused more on the comfort of the passengers rather than offering a dynamic driving experience. The 2022 7 Series gets an RWD layout and an AWD layout as well. 

The sedan has a mundane driving experience with artificial feedback from the steering wheel but it makes it quite maneuverable in the city. On the plus side, the ride quality is excellent and the adaptive air suspension system does an excellent job of soaking up almost anything on the tarmac.

Braking Performance

Big luxury sedans do require a set of strong brakes to tame all those heft in a capable manner. The 2022 7 Series will come with a set of big brakes measuring at 14.7-inches for the front and 14.5-inch for the rear wheels. 

The Dynamic Brake Control feature works flawlessly and the brake pad wear indicators come in handy if you use the car as your daily driver. The braking performance is strong and being a comfort-oriented sedan, the brakes perform progressively and avoids too much weight transfer like a champ.

Model

2022 BMW 7 Series

2022 Lexus LS 500

2021 Genesis G90

2021 Porsche Panamera

Brake Rotors: Front (in.)

14.7

14

14.2

13.8

Brake Rotors: Rear (in.)

14.5

13.1

13.4

13.0

Curb Weight (lbs)

4244

4696

4806

4222

60-0 

112 ft

110 ft

116 ft

135 ft*

The Lexus LS 500 has the best braking performance and impresses too, considering its heft. The Genesis G90 is the heaviest of the lot hence it travels more distance before coming to a halt. The Porsche Panamera’s braking performance is also at par with the rivals here but we are yet to see what the 2022 Panamera will bring to the table.

2022 BMW 7 Series Fuel Economy

9.0/10

Previously, full-size luxury sedans were straightforward gas-guzzlers with their big powertrains and power figures. The scenarios haven’t changed significantly though but the modern luxury sedans do offer some generous EPA ratings, making them usable as a daily driver too.

The 740i returns a city mileage of 20mpg, a highway mileage of 28mpg, and combined mileage of 23mpg. It has a sizable 20.6 gallons gas tank and offers a decent overall driving range.

Model

2022 BMW 7 Series

2022 Lexus LS 500

2021 Genesis G90

2021 Porsche Panamera

MPG (City)

20

19

17

N/A

MPG (Highway)

28

30

25

N/A

MPG (Combined)

23

23

20

26

Fuel Capacity (Gallons)

20.6

21.7

21.9

23.7

Range (City/Highway/Combined) (mi.)

412.0/576.8/473.8

412.3/651.0/499.1

372.30/547.5/438.0

N/A

Emissions (Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15k mi/yr)

7.7

7.7

9.0

N/A

Coming to the competitors, the Genesis G90 is the least fuel-efficient sedan here while the Beemer takes the top spot in this regard. The Porsche Panamera’s combined mileage rating says its city and highway mileage figures are similar to that of the 740i’s, if not better. The Lexus LS 500 impresses here and is as fuel-efficient as the 740i despite packing in more oomph than the latter.

2022 BMW 7 Series Interior

9.0/10

The 2022 BMW 7 Series interior is the place where the brand has focused the most. The cabin is spacious with an abundance of premium materials and almost every exposed surface is covered in soft-touch materials, premium metal trim, or leather. The dashboard design is nothing extraordinary for the segment and looks busy with a slew of buttons around the infotainment display and on the center console. The front seats offer supreme comfort levels but the rear seats offer more. Some of the standard features include power-operated soft closing doors, heated steering wheel, heated front arm-rests, 20-way power-adjustable front seats, and a rear sunshade among other features. The 750i comes with Rear Executive Lounge Seating package as standard which essentially swaps out the middle seat at the rear and puts in a 7-inch tablet. The trunk space is also generous at 18.2 cu-ft but we think it should’ve been better.

Model

2022 BMW 7 Series

2022 Lexus LS 500

2021 Genesis G90

2021 Porsche Panamera

Seating Capacity

5

5

5

5

First Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in.)

39.9/59.2/41.4

37.3/58.8/41

41.1/59.1/46.3

N/A

Second Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in.)

38.9/57.7/44.4

37.3/56.4/38.9

38/57.9/37.8

N/A

Trunk Capacity (cu.-ft.)

18.2

17.0

15.7

17.6

The Genesis G90 is the most spacious one here and offers almost all the luxuries of the 7 Series but at a much lower price. We are yet to witness the 2022 G90, which we expect to be even better than the outgoing model. The Lexus LS 500 lacks in the overall interior space and the quality of the materials struggle to hold up against the 7 Series’s and the G90’s. The Porsche Panamera’s cabin carries the best design and offers a plush experience. Disappointingly though, the G90 has the smallest trunk here.

Some interior features are:

  • Proximity keyless entry
  • 20-way power-adjustable front seats
  • Heated front armrests
  • Panoramic moonroof
  • Power soft-closing doors
  • Rear sunshade

What’s there to keep you entertained?

BMW offers one of the best infotainment systems on the market in the form of “iDrive” and its implementation is the best in high-end cars from the brand. The 2022 7 Series will come with the same 10.2-inch touchscreen display controlled by the iDrive user interface. The system is super-smooth and intuitive to use with crisp images. The system can also be operated via the touchpad and the knob placed on the center stack. The hand gesture control and the voice recognition using “Hey BMW” are still in a nascent stage and cannot be relied on completely.

Some of the available infotainment features include a 16-speaker Bowers & Wilkins sound system and a rear-seat entertainment system with a couple of 10-inch displays with touch input.

Some standout features include:

  • Satellite radio
  • HD Radio
  • 10.2-inch infotainment display
  • 16-speaker Harman Kardon sound system
  • Bluetooth
  • Wireless device charging

2022 BMW 7 Series Exterior

8.0/10

The exterior design of the 2022 BMW 7 Series looks elegant from the sides quite stylish from the rear with immaculate design aesthetics. There are some neatly sculpted lines running along with the side profile of the sedan and the windows get tasteful chrome treatment. The rear looks spectacular with all-LED lighting and an LED-strip-like design that connects both the left and right tail lights together. The chrome exhaust tips give that additional premium touch as well. The front design of the sedan is where BMW messed up, big-time. The huge kidney grilles look awkward and even the sleek yet stylish headlamp units cannot lift up the overall appeal.

Models

2022 BMW 7 Series

2022 Lexus LS 500

2021 Genesis G90

2021 Porsche Panamera

Curb Weight (lbs.)

4244

4696

N/A

4222

Length (in.)

207.4

206.1

204.9

198.8

Width(in.)

74.9

74.8

75.4

78.2

Height(in.)

58.2

57.5

58.9

56

Ground Clearance(in.)

NA

NA

5.1

NA

Wheelbase(in.)

126.4

123

124.4

116.1

The Porsche Panamera has the most compact dimensions but is the widest among the rivals here. The Lexus LS 500 sports the brand’s signature spindle grille and looks the most aggressive one here. The G90 sedan has a radical design and its front end looks like nothing else in the segment right now. 

Some exterior features include:

  • 18-inch alloy wheels
  • LED headlamps with optional Laser headlamps
  • Kidney grille with active shutter technology
  • Hands-free power-operated trunk lid
  • Heated and power-folding ORVMs

2022 BMW 7 Series Safety

6.0/10

The 2022 BMW 7 Series will be a carry-over model hence it will come with all the safety techs of the previous model year’s vehicle. The sedan has not been crash-tested by both the NHTSA and the IIHS. But with a plethora of safety techs onboard and strong build quality, the sedan offers top-notch safety. 

Some of the safety features include:

  • A surround-view parking camera system
  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • Forward collision warning
  • Automatic emergency braking
  • Blind-spot monitoring
  • Lane departure warning
  • Adaptive LED headlights
  • Automatic high-beam headlights

2022 BMW 7 Series Competition

9.0/10

BMW 7 Series vs Lexus LS 500

The Lexus LS 500 offers a solid package of performance and luxury at a much lower price than the 7 Series. Moreover, the sedan doesn’t compromise on any major aspect such as safety or features. However, it does lack some high-tech features such as power-closing doors which can only be found on the Beemer. Also, the infotainment experience is nowhere near to what the iDrive onboard the 7 Series offers.

BMW 7 Series vs Genesis G90

The G90 was designed to stand out in the crowd and give costlier German sedans a run for their money both in terms of design and luxuries. The G90 is also cheaper than the 7 Series and its interior design looks better than the latter in many aspects. The overall build quality and the quality of materials are also at par with the German sedan, making it a worthy rival.

BMW 7 Series vs Porsche Panamera

The Porsche Panamera is one of the few rivals that match with the 7 Series in terms of pricing and that “German” feeling. The Panamera is also as plush and luxurious as the 7 Series but lacks some of the creature-comfort features and the superior ride quality offered by the 7 Series.

2022 BMW 7 Series Final Verdict

If that huge and ugly kidney grille of the new 7 Series sedan doesn’t intimidate or irritate you, yes you can put this car on your list. The sedan has a lot of things going for it such as the strong performance, a hi-tech cabin, superior ride comfort, and a commendable fuel economy. It sure lacks in some areas such as the overall interior design and a steep base price.