BMW 7 Owners & Service Manuals

BMW 7 Series: Roof-mounted luggage rack

General information

Installation only possible in roof drip rail with flaps. Further information is available from a dealer's service center or another qualified service center or repair shop.

Roof racks are available as special accessories.

Roof drip rail with flaps

The fixing points are located in the roof drip rail above the doors.

Roof drip rail with flaps

Fold the cover outward.


Follow the installation instructions of the roof rack.

Be sure that adequate clearance is maintained for tilting and opening the glass sunroof.

Magnetic roof-mounted luggage racks

Because of the aluminum roof, magnetic roofmounted luggage racks cannot be used.


Because roof-mounted luggage racks raise the vehicle's center of gravity when loaded, they have a major effect on vehicle handling and steering response.

Therefore, note the following when loading and driving:

  • Do not exceed the approved roof/axle loads and the approved gross vehicle weight.
  • Be sure that adequate clearance is maintained for tilting and opening the glass sunroof.
  • Distribute the roof load uniformly.
  • The roof load should not extend past the loading area.
  • Always place the heaviest pieces on the bottom.
  • Secure the roof luggage firmly, for instance using ratchet straps.
  • Do not let objects project into the opening path of the trunk lid.
  • Drive cautiously and avoid sudden acceleration and braking maneuvers. Take corners gently.

Driving on racetracks


The vehicle is not designed for use in M Sport or motor sport type competition. There is a risk of accident. Do not use the vehicle for M Sport or motor sport type competitions.

Higher mechanical and thermal loads during racetrack operation lead to increased wear. This wear is not covered by the warranty.


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