With an astounding amount of space--especially in long-wheelbase versions--along with luxurious trims and materials, the 2012 BMW 7-Series cossets occupants, whether they're in front or in back.
The interior of the current 7-Series is vast, especially in its long-wheelbase (iL) forms, and it's become very close to the Mercedes-Benz S-Class in interior room. And unlike S-Class, which only comes to the U.S. in its long-wheelbase forms, the 7-Series still offers a choice.
Front seats in the 7-Series are superb; they're multi-adjustable, and good for keeping you ache-free for hours, over long stretches of smooth and rough roads. And we've been able to get comfortable with a wide range of heights and sizes; as you might expect, the 7-Series is an especially strong pick for some of the tallest drivers.
You'll find almost limo-like legroom (an extra 5.5 inches) in the long-wheelbase 7-Series, letting you truly sprawl out in the back seat. The standard-length versions don't have that, but they're no slouch.
Outfit your 7er properly and it can be fitted with bucket seats in back instead of a bench. Those individual seats can have massaging functions built in, as well as heating and ventilation, and they get a dedication climate control zone, too.
The 7er has a serenity in the cabin that's tough to match. Finishes and fit are on the level of BMW's Rolls-Royce cars, with beautiful woods and leather, lush carpeting and sound deadening.