In its naissance, BMW built smaller cars like the Isetta, and the 3-series, but in 1977 the first of what would become their flagship luxury cars the BMW 7 Series debuted. The ""new"" 7 Series represents a major step forward for this vaunted German car manufacturer. It was the first model to feature antilock brakes, the first to make use of a double-link front suspension and to have an onboard computer system. Forty years later it is one of the most sophisticated ""computers on wheels"" on the road and requires a quality BMW 7 series repair manual to keep it running.
In its sixth generation, the BMW 7 Series is a full-size luxury sedan powered by your choice of a turbocharged inline six-cylinder, a twin-turbo V8 or a massive twin-turbo V12 that pumps out a massive 600hp. Each of these engines is considered engineering marvels and are among the most technologically advanced in the world. The only way to keep these engines in optimum running condition is for you to have access to the right BMW 7 series service manual.
The days when anyone with a little knowledge could claim to be able to work on a car and keep it running reasonably well are long gone. Where once you could get away without a BMW 7 series repair manual for something as simple as a basic tune-up, today this is no longer an option. With individual ignition coils for each plug that are controlled by computers, spark plugs that require you to remove many other components to reach them, and more. Not having access to the right information can make it virtually impossible to do the job right.
A quality BMW 7 series service manual should have more than the basics such as a copy of the BMW maintenance and service chart. This chart will show you when things like oil and filter changes are due, at what mileage tune-ups are scheduled and much more. All of this information is contained in your owner's manual, but if for some reason you don't have it, the service manual should have everything you need to know to keep your BMW 7 in optimum running condition, no matter how old or new it happens to be.