E65/E66 Automatic Platform is the basis for the year 2002 until now BMW-7 series. It replaced the BMW E38 2002. E65 is the designation of nucleotide version of the little wheel cars, and E66 is the identification of the long wheel base version.
The arrival of this model is to announce a new styling era for BMW, the work of graphic designer chief Chris Bangle, with bold visual cues that are not prime in vista without controversy mentioned from E38 community. The E66 E65 seems to get favors after arriving in color, and seems to be the gatekeeper for styling clews future BMW models yet to come. The "Bangle-butt" rear styling has been especially controversial, and soften in the Restyling 2005.
The most important origination contained in the 7 is also the most controversial one : the iDrive organisation. While able to grapple a lot of functions — on-board telematics, including Global Positioning System navigation, Internet accession and the new BMW Assist scheme (for exigencies), as well as climate and stereo functions — iDrive has a steep learning curve. Basic adjustments can be made rather easily.