Considering that majority of the owners will be chauffeur driven, let’s get straight to the rear. Our car had beige interiors, and this along with the large twin-sunroof brightens the cabin tremendously. And then, the sight of the humungous leg-room ahead of the comfy rear seats that’s split apart by a large arm rest (with a tablet lodged in) makes you itch to jump in and feel everything.
I obliged, and behind me, the soft shutting doors did its job by cocooning me from the rest of the deprived world. Being an automotive journalist, the critic within me was eager to get to work, and I went through the endless buttons and options. While at it, I found a button that pushes away the front seat to the extreme end, and a leg-rest popped out! Although, one can stretch out and relax here, the system also prompts the driver if the front passenger seat is blocking the door mirror view!
Now, the rear seats can be electrically adjusted for recline, and head, thigh and lumbar support for a supreme tailor-made posture. Furthermore, they aren’t just ventilated and heated, but there are some serious massage options with intensity levels that you can take advantage of. And, in case you were paranoid about those prying eyes watching you adore the massaging affects (while inching through traffic), there are electric window blinders that instantly shut the outside world off!
All in all, we found ourselves heating and cooling our seats, picking naughty positions (seat!), and massaging our backsides- showing how deprived our lives are! Before I deviate any further, there are two screens behind each front seat so that you can watch your favourite media aloud, or plug in a pair of ear phones. These screens allow you to also set some of the car’s settings like the cabin lighting, make seat adjustments, and alter the climate control.
And, if you’re the lazy kind, and felt the buttons and screen were too far out to reach, there’s a Samsung tablet that can be detached from the arm rest. This makes it handy to make seat adjustments, opt for the massage modes, set the climate control, operate the sunroofs and use the navigation and media player.
Moving on to the front, the gorgeous beige-tan dual theme adds an expensive flavour to the unmistakable BMW design theme. Fit and finish is of high order, and coupled with the immaculate use of soft touch materials, glossy-wood finish, and brushed steel and piano black inserts, these elements collectively make the cabin feel exceptionally plush.
What also adds to the premium experience, is the all-digital instrument cluster and touchscreen infotainment system- both of which offer excellent high-resolution graphics. The touchscreen, in particular, is easy to use on the go, not just because it is wide and positioned at eye level, but also due to the touch-sensitive panel and snappy frame rates.
Furthermore, all controls to the car’s features and functions are ergonomically placed within reach. And, in terms of storage, there’s ample stowage in the large door pads, inside the arm rest, and then some in the flat glove-box. Let’s move on to the front seats now. ‘Drivers’ will revel in the comfort and support offered via superior cushioning, great contours and numerous seat adjustments including lumbar, and massage options (driver seat only). Additionally, there’s lots of headroom, shoulder-room and knee-room here too.
As for the boot, although deep, it isn’t as wide and tall as you’d imagine. You guessed right- it has a lot to do with the spare wheel robbing it of space. At most, this boot can swallow 2 medium sized suitcases along with some soft bags. Furthermore, the car you see in the pictures is the 730Ld DPE Signature and we’ve explained the features in detail here.