BMW 7 Series models

The BMW 7 Series is a full-size luxury sedan produced by the German automaker BMW since 1977. It is the successor to the BMW E3 "New Six" sedan and is currently in its sixth generation.

The 7 Series is BMW's flagship car and is only available as a sedan (including long wheelbase and limousine models). It traditionally introduces technologies and exterior design themes before they trickle down to other models in BMW's lineup. The first generation 7 Series was powered by straight-6 petrol engines, and following generations have been powered by inline-4, straight-6, V8 and V12 engines with both natural aspiration and turbocharging. Since 1995, diesel engines have been included in the 7 Series range.

Unlike the 3 Series and 5 Series sedans, BMW has not produced an M model for the 7 Series (ie an "M7"). However, in 2014 an "M Performance" option became available for the 7 Series. 

  • First generation (E23; 1977–1986) The E23 is the first generation 7 Series, and was produced from 1977 to 1987
  • Second generation (E32; 1986–1994) The E38 is the third generation of the 7 Series, which was produced from 1994 to 2001
  • Fourth generation (E65/E66/E67/E68; 2002–2008) The E65/E66/E67/E68 is the fourth generation 7 Series, which was produced from 2001 to 2008
  • Fifth generation (F01/F02/F03/F04; 2008–2015) 
  • The G11/G12 is the sixth generation of 7 Series, which has been in production since 2015