BMW 7 Series owners manuals

BMW 7 Series

Model overview

The BMW 7 Series is a full-size luxury vehicle manufactured by the German maker BMW since 1977 and it is the replacement to the BMW E3 "New Six". Currently, sixth generations are available.

The 7 Series is BMW's flagship vehicle and is solely available in a sedan variant. It includes technologies and exterior design ideas before they trickle down to other BMW models.

The initial generation of the 7 Series was equipped by straight-6 petrol engines, the following generations have been equipped by inline-4, straight-6, V8 and V12 engines with natural aspiration and turbocharging. As 1995, diesel engines remained optional in the 7 Series.

BMW has not built an M model for the 7 Series, unlike the 3 Series and 5 Series sedans. Nevertheless, in 2014 an "M Performance" package became available for the 7 Series.

The new 7 Series engines range, from the 740i's 320-hp turbocharged inline-six to the M760i's 601-hp twin-turbo V-12 paired with a slick-shifting eight-speed automatic transmission. The xDrive with for all-wheel drive is optional on the 740i but standard on the rest of the series.

BMW 7 Series known problems

Some of the common problems or complaints about the BMW 7 Series are:
  • Owners have reported problems with the engine misfiring causing it to idle badly, with the rev gauge jumping up and down instead of remaining at a constant rate leading in some cases to engine cutting out. 
  • Issues related to electric windows making a squealing sound whenever the windows are open/close. This means that the window regulator is breaking.
  • Air conditioning not blowing out ice-cold air in the coldest settings caused by a flaw with the condenser.
  • Door lock failure caused by door lock motors or a flat battery in the key fob.

BMW 7 Series PDF owner manual

Below you can find the owners manuals for the 7 Series model sorted by year. The manuals are free to download and are available in PDF format. Is is recommended to check the owners manual corresponding to the correct year of your BMW 7 Series to solve the problems or to get insights about the car.

Manuals by year