2008 BMW 7-Series Comfort & Quality

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Comfort & Quality

The 2008 BMW 7-Series offers the usual high standards of comfort and ride. The front seats are luxurious and comfortable, but it's the backseats that feel almost regal--particularly in the long-wheelbase editions.

This BMW 2008 offers "a large rear compartment (especially in the long-wheelbase 'Li' versions) and a well-shaped rear seat provide limolike comfort for those in back," says Edmunds; ConsumerGuide reports "firm, roomy seats with fine contour, support, and range of adjustment make for comfortable driver seating...[in the rear], two adults enjoy spacious opulence." Car and Driver nonetheless warns that the 2008 BMW has "annoying seat controls." Automobile does not agree, however, remarking that the BMW 2008 "power driver's seat can be adjusted in so many directions that you can make it almost literally hug every curve in your body."

It doesn't rate a perfect 10, but the 2008 BMW 7-Series certainly deserves high marks for luxuriousness.

There's no letdown when it comes to storage space; perhaps no news is good news, but ConsumerGuide was the only source that commented on the "large, handsomely finished trunk" that can "hold four golf bags crosswise," adding, however, that "cabin storage is good, not great."

Automobile remarks that "the interior of this [BMW 2008] vehicle reeks of luxury -- the materials are first-rate." Cars.com notices "an Alcantara leather headliner and sunshades for rear passengers." For some reason not specified, however, ConsumerGuide says that "overall the car misses the mark as a luxury sedan." This may be due to what Edmunds suggests, that "some plastic trim, namely on the upper door panels, is an odd misstep."

Again, there was not a great deal of commentary on 2008 BMW noise levels. "Wind rush is just a murmur at highway speeds. Engines hit rich notes at full throttle but are hardly noticed otherwise. Tire noise is low, if not as muted as in [this BMW 2008] Lexus and Mercedes-Benz rivals," reports ConsumerGuide.

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