Consumer Reports Gave the 2022 BMW 7 Series a Near Perfect Road Test Score

The 2022 BMW 7 Series delivers a commuting experience like no other. In fact, Consumer Reports gave the new BMW 7 Series an almost perfect 99/100 rating in road tests. 

Road test results according to Consumer Reports

A promotional photo for the new 2022 BMW 7 Series model
2022 BMW 7 Series | BMW Group

According to Consumer Reports, the 2022 BMW 7 Series scored a 5 out of 5 in the Acceleration segment, going 0 to 60 mph in just 5.3 seconds. It also took the cake in the Transmission segment, scoring another 5 out of 5. The Braking and Emergency Handling categories also saw high ratings, both earning 4 out of 5 scores. Its handling is so good that it may even seem like you’re driving a smaller car. 

The BMW 7 Series scored higher in Consumer Reports’ road tests than the 2022 Porsche Taycan, 2022 Genesis G90, and the 2022 Lexus LS. However, the Audi A8 did come close to outscoring the BMW 7 Series overall. As a matter of fact, while the 7 Series earned an 84 overall score, the Audi A8 was given an 83 overall score. The A8 also scored 96 out of 100 on Consumer Reports’ road test.

Impressive engine options & drivetrain variations

All models come equipped with a smooth powertrain. Options range from an inline-six in entry-level 740i models to incredible V12 options. That said, if you’re the type of driver who craves even more power, you’ll want to upgrade to the 4.4-liter V8 engine under the hood of the BMW 750i xDrive Sedan. This BMW engine generates a maximum output of 523 horsepower and boasts a 0 to 60 mph time of only 3.9 seconds.

Furthermore, if you’re looking for the most fuel-efficient model, there’s even a plug-in-hybrid version of this year’s 7 Series. It can run on electricity for up to 17 miles before changing to gas. Check out additional BMW engine options below:

  • 3.0-liter inline 6-cylinder BMW TwinPower Turbo gasoline engine
  • 4.4-liter V8 BMW TwinPower Turbo gasoline engine
  • 6.6-liter V12 BMW M TwinPower Turbo gasoline engine
  • 4.4-liter V8 BMW ALPINA Bi-Turbo gasoline engine
  • Combination 3.0-liter inline 6-cylinder BMW TwinPower Turbo gasoline engine & electric motor

BMW 7 Series standard features

Inside 740i and 750i xDrive models, you’ll find Dakota Leather upholstery, Fineline High Gloss Wood trim, and a black panel center console with brushed aluminum controls. On the outside, this new luxury sedan comes equipped with stylish 18-inch V-Spoke wheels, power-folding heated side mirrors, and stunning chrome accent finishes.

Concerned about safety? There’s no reason to be with the BMW 7 Series. With the Active Driving Assistant, you’ll have safety features such as Frontal Collision Warning, Active Blind Spot Detection, Speed Limit Info, Automatic High Beams, and Lane Departure Warning.

How much does a 2022 BMW 7 Series cost?

The 2022 BMW 740i entry-level model has a starting MSRP (Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price) of $86,800. Prices increase depending on which model and available features you decide to add on.

  • BMW 740i xDrive MSRP: $89,800
  • BMW 745e xDrive MSRP: $95,900
  • BMW 750i xDrive MSRP: $103,000
  • BMW M760 MSRP: $157,800

Is the 2022 BMW 7 Series right for me?

If you think the BMW 7 Series will check all the boxes off your shopping list, you’re probably right. Its performance features are top-tier, and it received an almost perfect rating by Consumer Reports. When it comes down to it, the new BMW 7 Series is nothing but luxury from the inside out.

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