BMW i7 Checklist




The BMW i7 is a luxury electric sedan with a spacious interior and a powerful electric engine, making it a premium electric vehicle. This BMW i7 checklist will guide you through your buying experience.


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(A) BMW i7 Checklist: Pre-Pickup Items

1. Check all dealership paperwork for the correct name and address for all buyers.
2. Confirm the actual vehicle’s VIN matches all of your paperwork.
3. Verify that the vehicle’s body color, interior, options, and wheels match what you configured.
4. Bring proof of down payment having been made if sent before, and the final payment, if required.
5. Bring a printed insurance card if possible, if not, bring a digital copy.
6. Download the My BMW App.

(B) BMW i7 Checklist: Exterior Inspection

1. Inspect body exterior paint for defects.
2. Inspect under the car for signs of damage or scratches from test drives or transport.
3. Check along all body panels for gaps or misalignment, especially the trunk gap, charge port door, passenger side door/quarter panel alignment.
4. Inspect wheel rims for damage, and all 4 valve stem covers on tires.
5. Inspect all glass. It should look clear with no damage.
6. Check for proper windshield trim installation.
7. Test all doors to ensure they open and close easily.
8. Test opening and closing of the trunk with the auto-close button. The trunk should latch and seal automatically.
9. Check all exterior lights for condensation.
10. Inspect the all-weather seals around door gaps and windows for damage and fitment.
11. Test forward and backward functionality with the key fob, i.e., smart park assist (if equipped).
12. Test opening the trunk and unlocking doors with the key fob.

(C) BMW i7 Checklist: In the Driver’s Seat

1. Verify the vehicle is charged to 100% (if required for travel to home destination).
2. Set driver profile and seat memory system.
3. Check for any error messages on the display screen.
4. Make sure the latest system software updates are installed by checking for updates on the system screen.
5. Navigate to the charging station waypoints by pressing EV and make sure they load properly.
6. Test wireless phone charger.
7. Check each window operation for speed and any noises.
8. Make sure heat and air conditioning work at full power.
9. Make sure heated seats/steering wheel/vented seats work (if equipped).
10. Test the sound system to ensure all speakers are working, especially the amplifier if equipped.
11. Adjust the vehicle’s steering wheel repositioning.
12. Test the vehicle’s horn.
13. Check the windshield for a distorted view.
14. Test the windshield wipers.
15. Test the rearview camera.
16. Test the turn signal cameras.
17. Check side mirrors folding and positioning operation.
18. Check sun-visor operation and mirror condition.
19. Check the rearview mirror for clarity.
20. Understand the different drive modes and how to move between them.
21. Understand the different regent modes and how the paddle shifters work.
22. Test navigation and voice command.

(D) BMW i7 Checklist: Interior Inspection

1. Inspect interior upholstery and all surfaces for damage or issues with build.
2. Check the windshield and windows for cracks, chips, or distortion.
3. Check all seat belts for proper operation and condition.
4. Check seats for noises – check all directions of adjustment.
5. Check that the rear seats fold-down properly.
6. Test the back seat to ensure it is securely attached by pulling upwards.

(E) BMW i7 Checklist: Connectivity Inspection

1. Test connectivity in USB ports – there is 1 USB-C port in the center console, 1 USB-C port in the front armrest, 2 USB-C ports in the rear center console, and 1 USB-C port in the rear entertainment system.
2. Check the

12-volt DC receptacle has power.
3. Test the connectivity of the wireless phone charger.
4. Test music streaming and phone streaming, ensuring Sirius trial is activated.
5. Test both key fobs’ operation.
6. Pair your smartphone to your vehicle via Bluetooth.

(F) BMW i7 Checklist: Lighting Inspection

1. Check vanity mirror lights and front lights.
2. Check the dome light.
3. Check driver and passenger door puddle lights.
4. Inspect/check all door lights, including the latch and window button.
5. Check the steering wheel control lights.
6. Check glovebox operation, including light.
7. Check trunk lights.
8. Check headlights (low & high beam).
9. Check front and rear turn signal lights.
10. Check the rear wing/quarter panel puddle light.
11. Check brake lights.

(G) BMW i7 Checklist: Inspect Charging Ability

1. Check that the charge port door opens and latches correctly.
2. Check the charge port indicator light.
3. Test the charger on-site.
4. Test at Level 2 and Level 3 charger, if available.

(H) BMW i7 Checklist: App Setup and Final Items

1. Sync the My BMW App to the vehicle.
2. If more than one driver, add them to the driver profile on the app and on the vehicle.
3. Verify any additional items that were specified as being included with the purchase.


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