The exquisite 2016 BMW 7-Series Is Officially Here
BMW has finally unveiled the new 7-Series, and it’s obviously superb. Beautifully combining dynamic abilities with luxurious comfort, the redesigned 7-Series features an evolutionary, yet conservative exterior. The familiar front fascia now comes with a more prominent twin kidney grille, flanked by standard LED headlights.
The luxury sedan also features LED fog lights, front fender vents and various chrome elements outside. Other highlights include L-shaped taillights and stunning alloys, ranging in size between 17 and 21-inches. Customers should know that BMW will continue to offer both standard and long-wheelbase variants, with the latter being 14 cm (5.5 inches) longer.
Inside the cabin, BMW added Dakota leather or Nappa leather upholstery, wood trim and aluminum accents. Passengers will also enjoy metallic switchgear, touch sensitive controls and a new iDrive infotainment system with touchscreen and gesture control technology.
If you want to feel even more spoiled than that, you should go for the Executive Lounge package on long-wheelbase variants. This comes with a four-zone automatic climate control system, ventilated seats and power rear seats with a massage function; furthermore, you’ll also get an Executive Lounge rear console, with fold out table, cup holders and a 7-inch Touch Command tablet.
BMW enthusiasts, and not only, will probably get a kick out of the Sky Lounge Panorama glass roof, the new Bowers & Wilkins Diamond surround sound system and the Ambient Air package. However, when we talk about Bimmers, we usually have an exciting thought at the back of our minds: more power. And since there are more ways than one to make an omelet, there are more ways than one to enjoy your BMW 7-Series.
Under the bonnet, customers may chose from an extensive engine line-up. A 750i xDrive / 750Li xDrive with a 4.4-liter TwinPower Turbo V8 engine develops 450 PS (330 kW) and 650 Nm (479 lb-ft) of torque. This allows the vehicle to do 0 to 100 km/h in just 4.4 seconds, before reaching a limited top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph).
A 740i / 740Li with a 3.0-liter TwinPower Turbo six-cylinder engine will benefit from 326 PS (240 kW) and 450 Nm (332 lb-ft) of torque. 0 to 100 km/h in 5.5 seconds and the same top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph). The 730d / 730Ld / 730d xDrive / 730Ld xDrive version comes with a 3.0-liter TwinPower Turbo six-cylinder diesel engine, good for around 265 PS (195 kW) and 620 Nm (457 lb-ft) of torque and a 0 to 100 km/h time of 5.8, before topping out at 250 km/h (155 mph).
There’s also a new BMW 740e / 740Le / 740Le xDrive plug-in hybrid, which features a 2.0-liter TwinPower Turbo four-cylinder petrol engine working along a 95 PS (70 kW) electric motor and a lithium-ion battery. This model benefits from a combined maximum output of 326 PS (240 kW), and a 0 to 100 km/h acceleration time of just 5.5 seconds. Top speed stands at 240 km/h (149 mph).
Please note all versions will be comfortable and will feature improved handling, mostly due to the standard two-axle air suspension with automatic self-leveling and Dynamic Damper Control fitted onto the cars.
Customers may also opt out for the optional Executive Drive Pro package, which includes an active chassis control system with an electromechanic active roll stabilization system, as well as an anticipatory chassis control function and and a stereo camera which allows the suspension to get ready for upcoming road hazards. Impressed yet?