Inside a free-standing curved display anchors the dashboard. It combines a 12.3-inch instrument cluster and a 14.9-inch center control display to form a single unit angled toward the driver.
The 7 Series has an in-dash lighting and control system. The BMW Interaction Bar, a backlit crystalline surface, extends across the width of the instrument panel and into the door panel trim. It houses touch-sensitive control panels to adjust ventilation and climate control, activate the hazard warning lights, and open the glove compartment. The interaction bar can use light animations to alert the driver to incoming phone calls.
While rear-seat passengers might not get the thrill of steering the so-called Ultimate Driving Machine, they get a lounge-like experience.
The Executive Lounge option includes a reclining function with integrated leg rest. The rear seat reclines up to 42.5 degrees, which, BMW said, "sets the benchmark in the segment."
The automaker said that the leg rest design allows passengers to "perfect the relaxed resting position." The calf support, which extends from the rear seat, is paired with a heel rest extending out from the back of the front passenger seat.
If "relaxed resting" isn't your thing, the 7 Series features the "BMW Theater Screen" — a 31-inch, 8K resolution touchscreen display that moves out of the headliner to give rear passengers an immersive in-vehicle viewing experience. When activated, the system, which features Amazon Fire TV integration, is accompanied by an acoustic experience created by film composer and Academy Award winner Hans Zimmer.