bmw serie 7 2006 2007 The BMW E65 is the chassis designation for the fourth generation 7 Series full-size luxury sedan produced by BMW. The E65 was the first BMW chassis series to use different chassis numbers for its several different variants such as the E66/E67/E68, which formed the Long-Wheelbase, BMW High Security and the BMW Hydrogen 7 models respectively.
Introduced at the Frankfurt Auto Show in 2001 alongside the BMW E53 X5 4.6is, the BMW E65 7 Series replaced the BMW 7 Series (E38) after production of that model ended in July 2001. In order to produce the E65 7 Series and other future models the BMW plant at Dingolfing was retooled at a cost of approximately .
Upon release the new 7 Series was met with sharp criticism for its controversial looks as well as the steep learning curve presented by the new iDrive system. So unimpressed was the market with the new car that sales of remaining E38 stock increased markedly after the launch. Despite the initial quality problems and customer gripes the E65 7 Series became the best-selling generation of this full-size luxury sedan, further enhanced by a facelift in 2005.
Growth for the BMW E65 7 Collection started in very early 1996, and also manufacturing requirements were iced up in January 1999. The layout of the BMW E65 7 Collection was trademarked 16 November 2000; growth finished in mid-2001. The auto wased initially released in Europe 17 November 2001 and after that showed up in United States as well as various other markets in the (north) springtime of 2002.
Early BMW E65 7 Collection designs had numerous troubles primarily as a result of the capability of the iDrive system as well as the linked electronic devices systems. Hence, BMW bought a considerable quantity of 2002-03 7 Collection autos in the United States, and also BMW of The United States and Canada likewise expanded the manufacturing facility service warranty on 2002-03 BMW E65 7 Collection designs from the 4-Year/50,000-Mile (80,000 kilometres) protection to the 6-Year/100,000-Mile (160,000 kilometres) manufacturing facility service warranty. Nonetheless, UK versions were still safeguarded by their initial 3-Year/Unlimited-Miles guarantee.