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The new BMW 7 Series: poise and luxurious comfort in harmony

•New full-LED a prominent BMW kidney grille and a front apron define the appearance of the new BMW 7 Series range.

to the cockpit are the multifunctional instrument allowing the driver to select a of information and the central Control wîth 3D graphics. New Rear Entertainment package.

•New and engine variants raise the bar in of output and efficiency. Eight-speed transmission is fitted as standard. savings of up to 25 per cent are possible.

line-up ranges from a Turbo diesel unit holds the title of the world’s powerful straight-six diesel to the second-generation BMW ActiveHybrid 7.

•Advanced such as coasting mode, hybrid technology and the Driving Control switch wîth ECO PRO enhance both driving and efficiency.

•Optimised chassis – self-levelling air suspension at the rear – gives long-distance comfort a boost.

•New Connected highlights: latest-generation Professional system, BMW Night Vision + Light Spot, anti-dazzle LED Assistant, BMW Parking Assistant, Assistant Plus, Active

The new BMW 7 Series is set to reinforce its position as the innovative sedan in the luxury The flagship model series of the BMW embodies sporting elegance, powertrain technology and luxurious in equal measure. And now, by a clear step up in terms of substance, the Sedan is set to underline its

New LED headlights, an upgraded interior optimised soundproofing, markedly ride comfort, a comprehensive of optional equipment and state-of-the-art technology combine to create an experience from the top drawer. A of either new or optimised drive including the world’s most six-cylinder in-line diesel and the second-generation BMW ActiveHybrid 7, set new performance and benchmarks.

Body: new LED headlights and new design features.

Dynamic and perfectly balanced proportions to lie at the heart of the BMW 7 Series Sedan’s and elegant presence. The most feature of the new BMW 7 Series are the new LED headlights hallmark BMW corona rings and a accent strip, which now the new BMW 7 Series projects a distinctive at night as well. The modified BMW grille wîth nine – instead of the previous 12 – and revised apron set the new model apart its predecessor. Elsewhere, indicators into the lower section of the mirrors are among the new features from the side.

And last but not the powerfully chiselled rear from a thin chrome connecting the two slim reflectors in the apron.

Interior: new leather optimised noise levels, Seat Entertainment package and system wîth extending speaker.

Flawlessly executed top-class materials, quality and outstanding practicality define the of the BMW 7 Series Sedan. The driver and passenger can relax into designed leather seats optimum lateral support and long-distance comfort. The rear too, travel in luxury and are cocooned from outside Individual seats are also as an option for the rear and can be adapted to needs. And the optional Rear Entertainment package wîth a new flatscreen monitor ensures a diversion is always at hand extended journeys.

The new 1,200-watt Olufsen High End Surround System delivers unimpeachable quality. Its 16 speakers include an centre speaker which almost fully into the panel.

Cockpit: selectable in black-panel technology and central Display wîth 3D graphics.

In the new BMW 7 the multifunctional instrument display the §teering wheel takes its from the driver’s needs. black-panel technology opens up a new range of display options the 10.25-inch screen. The instruments are now using different colours and depending on the driving mode and provide situation-specific information as status and function displays.

The Display in the centre of the instrument has also benefited from and technical improvements and now uses 3D graphics.

Powertrain and chassis: power, improved efficiency and ride comfort.

The new BMW 7 Series will hit the ground running in armed wîth new and comprehensively engines which are extremely and low on emissions and channel their to the driven wheels through an eight-speed automatic transmission. on conceptcarz.com) Technology such as the Start-Stop function, Brake Regeneration and the second-generation Driving Control switch wîth ECO PRO and coasting function pave the way for fuel saving.

Alongside the BMW 760i wîth its 12-cylinder and the entry-level engine in the BMW 730i available in all markets), customers can from the new six-cylinder in-line powering the BMW 740i and the revised V8 engine earmarked for the BMW 750i. The diesel engines in the BMW 730d and BMW likewise offer drivers the of increased output and lower consumption. Making its debut, is the new BMW 750d xDrive. Únder its lies the new TwinPower Turbo diesel engine – the world’s powerful diesel engine of its

Rounding off the range is the second-generation BMW 7 wîth a new six-cylinder in-line and significantly reduced emissions.

An spread of chassis wizardry give the ride comfort of the BMW 7 Sedan a noticeable boost. the optimised chassis set-up – modified rubber bearings and new – and the self-levelling air suspension for the rear is the standard-fitted Electric Power State-of-the-art electronic control wîth likewise retuned help to enhance the long-distance of the BMW 7 Series Sedan and ensure the new edition of the car makes travelling on even more pleasurable – in of both dynamics and comfort.

BMW intelligent integration is the key to comfort and at the wheel along wîth safety.

A unique combination of assistance systems and mobility allows the BMW 7 Series to once demonstrate its innovative edge and eminence over its rivals. To end, the BMW ConnectedDrive portfolio impressive new features that the Sedan to maintain its leading in the luxury §egmènt.

Among the helping to maximise safety are BMW Vision + Dynamic Light wîth pedestrian recognition (unique in the premium §egmènt), the LED High-Beam Assistant, Driver Plus wîth Stop Go Active Protection wîth fatigue recognition and Speed Info including the No Passing display using road symbols. A more powerful system governing the central Display ensures the entertainment are simpler to operate, optimises and online services, and makes the telephone that much The Professional navigation system, is now more powerful and features new and map graphics and 3D city mode.

An feature allowing convenient opening of the boot lid rounds off the highlights of the BMW 7 Series.

Design: presence, unique equipment an unforgettable way to cover the miles.

The BMW 7 meets the highest global when it comes to aesthetic and innovative technology. In the luxury §egmènt it represents the epitome of elegance and a supreme driving The upgraded BMW 7 Series reaffirms its presence and sporting prowess in through expressive new design at the front and rear.

Its dimensions changed only marginally, but its drop in overall height its sweeping lines wîth expression and emphasises the perfect of the car’s dynamic proportions.

headlights sharpen the presence of the BMW 7 From the front, the long, bonnet of the BMW 7 Series gives it an and expressive profile. The precise lines of the bonnet draw the eye to the new BMW kidney grille as they forward. The grille’s chrome is now larger, a change which – wîth a new slat arrangement slats instead of 12) – gives it prominence and reinforces the car’s on the road.

With their accent strip and hallmark BMW rings, the optional new full-LED accentuate the unmistakable appearance of the BMW 7

The large, full-width air intake the lower section of the modified apron is now split into sections, a pair of chrome marking its outer sections and further depth to the car’s looks. Two narrow vertical air sit beyond even the LED foglamps to the and right of the wide intake. are included as part of the ‘air technology, which lowers consumption at higher speeds by the air to flow more aerodynamically the front wheels.

The design of the air therefore represents a fine advertisement for the BMW EfficientDynamics strategy.

BMW proportions, such as a long short front overhang, sweeping bonnet and set-back compartment wîth a coupe-like define the sporting and elegant of the BMW 7 Series. A new design feature stands out from the side is the integrated into the lower of each exterior mirror, makes the car easier to see and therefore to drive.

The powerful rear of the BMW 7 exudes a feeling of sporting The horizontal lines and subdivision of the into several levels lowers the height of the car. The of the brand’s familiar L-shaped lights, linked by an eye-catching strip, remains unchanged. are, however, richer in thanks to differing shades of A second, delicately sculpted strip draws a visual between the two slim reflectors in the apron and gives the rear a more exclusive and solid overall.

Another slim bar between the four chromed embellishers in the rear apron is a feature of the 12-cylinder flagship

Exclusive design for the new Rear Entertainment package. The picture of exclusivity and luxurious character is wîth equal clarity the new 7 Series. The interior possesses an air of quality and harmoniousness. Smoothly forms, exquisite materials and colour combinations determine the luxurious overall impression. leather and Nappa leather can now be in Ivory White wîth the colour Black and Veneto wîth the world colour Beige.

The outstanding build of the BMW 7 Series reflects the attention to of the car’s creators, and evidence of the craftsmanship at work is striking.

A typical feature of BMW interiors is unflinching focus on the driver – the way in they gravitate ergonomically the person behind the wheel. In the new 7 this includes the addition of designed, more slender seats offering the best ergonomics, optimum lateral and ultimate long-distance comfort. seats and multifunction seats are available in place of the standard The latter can be ordered wîth a table in the backrest or wîth the Seat Entertainment package as an

A brand-new feature are the 9.2-inch which, instead of being into the front seats, to be ‘floating’ on them. Their design takes its inspiration the latest breed of flatscreen which gives them an slight and lightweight look.

The new BMW 7 can be specified as an option wîth rear seats that can be to suit individual requirements. The angle and seat position can be varied, as can the position of the head The controls are the same as those for the seats wîth memory

The long-wheelbase version of the BMW 7 Series the ideal platform on which to long-distance comfort. All of the 140 millimetres to the wheelbase of the standard-length 7 Series are to lay on a calm and relaxed journey for the passengers in a first-class environment. changes to the roofline of the long-wheelbase create 10 millimetres of extra in the rear.

Extending centre adds to the audio experience. The interior soundproofing of the BMW 7 Series the on-board experience another towards perfection. Additional materials in the B and C-pillars, skirts and area team up wîth sealing around the window and exterior mirrors to minimise noise.

All of which brings the experience generated by the new Bang High End Surround Sound even more powerfully to the The 1,200-watt music system is up to 16 speakers, some of which are behind illuminated, satin-finish grilles sited in the mirror of the doors and the parcel shelf. The attention-seizing member of the speaker is the illuminated centre speaker extends out of the instrument panel and BO Acoustic Lens Technology.

Its form guarantees perfect quality in every seat. the music system is switched the centre speaker retreats into the instrument panel without trace. Meanwhile, the new lighting for the interior creates a ambience, especially at night.

lights for the driver and front and indirect roof liner via lights integrated into the further enhance the feeling of The colour of the ambient light can be according to taste.

New screen the multifunctional instrument display. A highlight of the BMW 7 Series is the multifunctional display, which makes its appearance on the options list. In of the traditional instrument cluster – in four circular analogue keep the driver informed of the speed, engine revs, level and oil temperature –

an almost integrated 10.25-inch display a totally new and appealing screen consciously inspired by the looks of the electronic devices.

While the format of four circular is retained here, the extended technology hands the driver a new set of display options. For example, the shows varying information and colour and mood worlds in the SPORT and ECO PRO driving experience ensuring greater safety and and demonstrating an exemplary focus on the The information shown is tailored to the mode currently engaged and changes accordingly.

All of which the display the driver sees in the cluster is always the optimum one for the situation at hand.

While mode brings a classic wîth four solid instruments, in ECO PRO and SPORT modes the open to offer additional for extra information between the two In ECO PRO mode the display turns in colour and the rev counter morphs an Efficient Dynamics display to how efficiently the car is being driven. drivers can monitor how hard have their foot on the how much fuel the car is currently and whether any energy is being through recuperation. If they are too forcefully on the accelerator, the full turns grey and alerts to the amount of fuel they are unnecessarily. A speedometer zoom can also be activated in ECO PRO and COMFORT

This enlarges the position of the needle as if a magnifying glass being passed over it, it even easier to see.

In mode the display takes on a BMW orange hue. This mode purposefully retains a puristic look and only the driver the most essential so that he can maintain maximum on the road ahead. The speedometer the car’s speed in digital only wîth a large, positioned figure, while the currently engaged is boldly in the middle of the rev counter if the driver is manually using the §teering paddles.

As well as the changes in the displays in the instrument cluster deliver additional information to the situation at hand – such as and function updates, Check/Control and navigation instructions – which can call up as and when they

Control Display. The introduction of the new instrument display is accompanied by a and stylistic update for the central Display positioned between the and front passenger. A black lends the recessed 10.25-inch additional visual depth, has the effect of making it look larger.

Vertical electroplated border the screen to the sides and add visual flourishes which the surrounds for the cupholder lids over into the centre

The new BMW 7 Series is poised to strengthen its even further as the most sedan in the luxury §egmènt. New and revised engine variants set new in terms of performance and efficiency. All the available for the new 7 Series team up an intelligent eight-speed automatic and distinguish themselves wîth reduced fuel consumption and The Auto Start-Stop function, Energy Regeneration and the second-generation Experience Control switch ECO PRO mode offer additional for fuel-saving.

Carefully optimised and Electric Power Steering for all models also take comfort to a new level, while air suspension for the rear axle comes as standard on all models.

the flagship BMW 760i wîth powerplant and the entry-level engine in the BMW (not available in all markets), can choose from the new six-cylinder unit powering the BMW 740i and the V8 petrol engine in the BMW 750i. The diesel engines in the BMW 730d and BMW also offer drivers the of increased output and lower consumption. Making its debut, is the new BMW 750d xDrive. Únder its lies the new TwinPower Turbo diesel engine – the world’s powerful diesel engine of its

Rounding off the range is the second-generation BMW 7 wîth new six-cylinder in-line and significantly reduced emissions.

BMW refined 12-cylinder engine top of the tree. The V12 engine wîth BMW Turbo technology, direct injection and continuously variable control represents the pinnacle of the BMW 7 engine range – no change The all-aluminium powerplant generates of 400 kW/544 hp from its 5,972 cc and makes peak torque of 750 metres (553 lb-ft) as low down as 1,500 rpm.

enough to propel the BMW 760i from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.6 seconds and on to an electronically limited top of 250 km/h (155 mph). average fuel economy of litres per 100 kilometres (22.1 and CO2 emissions of 299 g/km, this cultured of power merchants unprecedented efficiency for its output

BMW 750i . eight-cylinder engine more power but burns fuel. (concept carz) The V8 petrol engine under the of the BMW 750i is making its debut. The cc eight-cylinder powerplant retains the smooth assurance and spirited delivery of its pre-update days. optimised high-pressure direct and reduced charge cycle – thanks in the main to the seamlessly control of intake valve – have pushed its performance to a higher level than its and substantially reduced its fuel and emissions. In its latest development the engine generates peak of 330 kW/450 hp (+ 10 %) and unleashes peak of 650 Newton metres / 479 lb-ft (+ 8.5 %) 2,000 and 4,500 rpm. The teams up wîth the eight-speed transmission, allowing the BMW 750i to from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.8 seconds and progress on to an electronically top speed of 250 km/h (155

The eight-cylinder engine belies its performance wîth better than ever; wîth fuel consumption of 8.6 litres per 100 (32.9 mpg) and CO2 emissions at 199 g/km, the BMW 750i trumps its powerful predecessor by a clear 25 per In the Chinese market, the BMW 750i is by a 4-litre variant of the engine 300 kW/408 hp and 600 Newton metres lb-ft) of torque.

BMW 740i: new petrol engine boasts efficiency. The 3-litre six-cylinder engine stands out wîth its power and unparalleled high-revving The state-of-the-art powerplant is one of the first of highly efficient petrol to bring together BMW TwinPower technology wîth High Direct Petrol Injection, turbocharging, Double-Vanos variable timing and Valvetronic variable timing.

Peak output of 235 hp and a maximum 450 Newton metres lb-ft) of torque on tap as low down as rpm make this ultra-refined the performance equal of the outgoing BMW However, fuel economy in the EÚ cycle is an impressive 7.9 litres per 100 (35.8 mpg) while CO2 of 184 grams per kilometre represent a 21 per reduction in its predecessor’s output.

BMW entry-level engine variant reduced fuel consumption available in all markets). This 3-litre straight-six petrol develops, as before, 190 kW/258 hp and torque of 310 Newton metres lb-ft) at 2,600 rpm. up wîth the new eight-speed automatic allows the BMW 730i to exploit fuel-saving potential; average economy stands at 8.6 litres per 100 km mpg), while CO2 emissions of 199 per kilometres are 13 per cent below the recorded by its predecessor working a six-speed transmission. (posted on

BMW 750d xDrive: new range-topping Turbo six-cylinder diesel wîth intelligent all-wheel The brand-new top-of-the-line diesel under the bonnet of the BMW 750d provides fresh evidence of pre-eminence in the area of engine The world’s most powerful in-line diesel engine the headlines wîth its innovative and technology, and imbues the luxury wîth impressive dynamics and efficiency.

The remarkable TwinPower technology at the heart of the six-cylinder works wîth three and a further developed common injection system for the first in order to optimise the engine’s torque and responsiveness. The precisely management of the turbochargers ensures the 3-litre high-performance diesel develops imposing pulling across the full rev range – and all an exceptionally high level of The first charger starts at just over idle so the chambers can be supplied at an early

At 1,500 rpm a larger high-pressure kicks in to help the engine its maximum torque. Finally, the turbocharger joins the fray at rpm and ensures particularly impressive delivery until maximum are reached. Piezo injectors the fuel into the combustion at up to 2,200 bar, wîth pre-injections, one main injection and post-injections of fuel during power stroke ensuring and clean combustion.

This engine technology enables the in-line powerplant to produce output of 280 kW/381 hp and impressive torque of 740 Newton metres lb-ft) from as low down as rpm, endowing the BMW 750d wîth extraordinary thrust. the Sedan races from 0 to 100 (62 mph) in only 4.9 seconds. The vast reserves of power give it a compelling elasticity. impressive as its performance capability, are the efficiency benefits of the BMW diesel on board; the Sedan posts economy of 6.4 litres per 100 kilometres mpg) in the EÚ test cycle, means CO2 emissions are also low at 169 g/km.

Plus, BMW BluePerformance enables the new flagship diesel to the EÚ6 exhaust gas standard comfortably of time.

The permanent, electronically all-wheel drive of the BMW 750i ensures the power from range-topping diesel finds its way onto the road at all times by engine power between the and rear wheels in response to the at hand. The system’s precision and responses help give the stable and dynamic driving even under demanding

BMW 740d: further reduction in consumption and emissions. The rigorous development of BMW TwinPower Turbo has also given the dynamics and of the familiar six-cylinder in-line engine a boost. At 230 kW/313 hp, the output of the 3-litre six-cylinder is five kilowatts higher its predecessor’s, while peak of 630 Newton metres / 465 lb-ft (+ 30 Nm / 22 comes on stream at 1,500

Added to which, thermodynamic sharpen the diesel model’s and enhance its agility. Linking up the new eight-speed automatic transmission, the powerful BMW 740d manages to even lower fuel of 5.7 litres per 100 kilometres (49.6 to go wîth CO2 emissions of 149 g/km. a 17 per cent improvement on its predecessor.

BMW cleanest diesel in the luxury emitting just 148 g/km. round of fuel consumption and reductions sees the BMW 730d on its position as the world’s most luxury sedan wîth the emissions. Peak output of the six-cylinder diesel engine, construction mirrors that of the in the BMW 740d, has increased by 10 kilowatts to 190 hp. And its maximum torque has also to 560 Newton metres / 413 lb-ft (+ 20 Nm / 15

However, average fuel of 5.6 litres per 100 kilometres (50.4 in the EÚ test cycle and CO2 emissions of 148 g/km allow it to outperform its – married to a six-speed automatic – by 17 per cent. Specifying the engine the optionally available BluePerformance equips it to meet the EÚ6 standard.

BMW available as an option for the BMW 750i, BMW and BMW 730d. BMW xDrive intelligent drive makes the BMW 7 Series an even more attractive In addition to the typical benefits of drive, the electronically controlled system – which can vary the distribution between the front and wheels wîth split-second – ensures top-class traction, and handling, and optimal power whatever the weather and road

The system has been set up to deliver agility and precision through as well, offers an ideal of dynamism and comfort, and provides the basis for a refined driving

BMW ActiveHybrid 7: second generation six-cylinder petrol engine. As BMW to push ahead wîth the of intelligent hybrid drive the second generation of the BMW ActiveHybrid 7 is set to its premiere in 2012. The updated sets itself apart lower fuel consumption and as well as innovative auxiliary This latest evolution uses a six-cylinder in-line displaying impressive high-revving torque and efficiency. The cutting-edge engine wîth BMW TwinPower technology is the 235 kW/320 hp variant of the fitted in the new BMW 740i and replaces the engine used up to now.

hybrid components include the 40 hp synchronous electric motor, the eight-speed automatic transmission, a high-performance battery and power underpinning intelligent energy The various components come into a powerful and harmonious giving the new BMW ActiveHybrid 7 exceptional and an outstanding balance between and fuel economy – and not only in to its predecessor.

With system of 260 kW/354 hp and peak torque of 500 metres (369 lb-ft), the new BMW 7 accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (62 in just 5.7 seconds. At the same the Sedan posts average economy of 6.8 litres per 100 kilometres mpg) and CO2 emissions of 158 g/km. means the more powerful technology uses some 14 per less fuel than a BMW wîth a conventional drive

A host of innovative functions are in enhancing the car’s dynamics and the excellent efficiency of the overall For example, the electric motor the six-cylinder an extra 210 Newton (155 lb-ft) of torque the boost function, should the need to nail a quick or call on some hard acceleration. In addition, Brake Regeneration, the Hybrid Start function, ECO PRO mode wîth function and proactive analysis – to the car’s drive system in for upcoming situations on the road – the available energy is used as as possible (more details in the EfficientDynamics’ chapter). The new BMW ActiveHybrid 7 can run purely on electric power.

If the battery has sufficient charge and the goes easy on the accelerator, the car can a distance of up to four kilometres under 2.5 miles) almost and without producing any tailpipe The top speed possible using power alone is 60 km/h (37

Innovative eight-speed automatic now fitted as standard. For the year BMW is fitting all 7 Series models the extremely effective eight-speed transmission previously reserved for the BMW BMW 740d xDrive and BMW ActiveHybrid 7. Its ratios allow the gearbox to unbeatable shift comfort and while at the same time the dynamic qualities of the BMW 7 Series With its intelligent control the eight-speed transmission boasts fast shift and reaction and direct downshift capability.

The transmission controller can also the shift characteristics as required, to either for a more sporty or for a relaxed, fuel-saving driving

Despite a larger overall eight ratios mean the spacing between them is so that the optimal ratio is in virtually all situations. The close deliver refined and powerful as well as smooth and fuel-efficient operation. Altogether, then, as as providing dynamic acceleration and shifting, the new eight-speed automatic allows drivers to maintain a economical driving style.

The optimised set-up and extended specification noticeably enhance levels for the driver and passengers. performance, ride comfort and safety are again among the qualities of the BMW 7 Series Sedan in the 2012. Sophisticated chassis plays a key role here, the ideal partner for the refinement and of the drive systems. A host of give the ride comfort of the a noticeable boost. Complementing the chassis set-up – wîth rubber bearings and new dampers – and the air suspension for the rear axle, Power Steering is a standard of the models wîth rear-wheel

State-of-the-art electronic control wîth likewise retuned help to enhance the long-distance of the BMW 7 Series Sedan and ensure the new edition of the car makes travelling on even more pleasurable in of both dynamics and comfort.

made even more double-wishbone front axle and rear axle wîth air suspension. The front axle of the BMW 7 Sedan is based on the familiar double-wishbone construction combining rigidity and minimised weight. The integral-V rear axle of the BMW 7 Sedan is also made aluminium. The use of modified ball stiffer hydraulic dampers, new bearings and carefully tuned has allowed the engineers to minimise and therefore bring about a improvement in onboard comfort

By effectively cutting the link the road surfaces and the drive the rear axle also the driver and passengers to enjoy acoustic comfort and impressively low

All BMW 7 Series models are now kitted out high-comfort rear axle air which keeps the car riding at a height no matter what of driving conditions it encounters and of the loads you have on board. automatic self-levelling suspension to any change in load by adjusting the at the relevant wheel. This that only small are required in response to spring caused by road imperfections and tilt.

Always on the safe the lightweight braking system and electronic control systems. The braking system wîth inner-vented swing-calliper disc provides outstanding deceleration in any and brakes the Sedan to a standstill in a short space of time, from high speeds. In so the system also offers high resistance to fade as as unbeatable braking comfort.

The braking system is backed up by state-of-the-art electronic safety which are integrated into the Stability Control (DSC) and assist the dynamic performance and safety of the luxury sedan to effect. DSC incorporates the Anti-lock System (ABS), Automatic Control (ASC), Dynamic Control (DTC), Dynamic Control (DBC) and Cornering Control (CBC), along Start-Off Assistant, brake and an electronic limited slip for the rear differential, which can be using the ‘DSC Off’

Dynamics and ride comfort to the occasion: Dynamic Damper Dynamic Drive and the Driving Control switch wîth ECO PRO The BMW 7 Series is the world’s first car to wîth an electronically controlled system whose dampers are at each wheel individually to the condition of the road surface and style. The compression and rebound are adjusted continuously and independently one another.

For example, a stiff setting can be combined wîth responses to unevenness in the road The damper settings can be pre-set by the using the Driving Experience switch. Optimised software improves ride comfort also giving agility an boost.

The Dynamic Drive stabilisation system available for the BMW 7 reduces, among other body roll in high-speed and under sudden changes in Sensors calculate the amount of roll and this is then quickly and precisely by rotary in the front and rear axle The Sedan’s §teering behaviour and alteration effect are also as required in this way.

system allows drivers to the car through corners wîth greater agility and precision.

Experience Control switch ECO PRO mode and extended functions: sporty, comfortable or economical at the of a button. The new BMW 7 Series not only a new dynamic benchmark for luxury it also raises the bar in the class it comes to ride comfort. The can alter the overall character of the towards greater sportiness or using the Driving Experience switch wîth ECO PRO mode. The between the different driving is now even more pronounced.

The Experience Control switch ECO PRO mode is part of the standard for all models, wîth the exception of the BMW

Úsing the Driving Experience switch, the driver is able to accelerator response characteristics, response, power §teering and the Dynamic Stability Control thresholds. Added to which, the function, Integral Active the automatic transmission and Dynamic Control are integrated into the too. Úsing the simple-to-operate switch on the centre console, can choose between ECO PRO, SPORT and SPORT+ modes. of these predefined set-ups different settings for the relevant and chassis components.

The clear between the various modes the differences between them are now easily perceptible. If the Integral Steering option has been COMFORT+ mode is also This mode gains passengers, in particular, another increase in ride comfort.

button allows the driver to the DSC settings. Selecting TRACTION for example, makes it much to pull away on loose or in deep snow. In this as well as in SPORT+, the Dynamic Control thresholds are raised and Traction Control (DTC) is

It is also possible to switch off DSC

The new ECO PRO mode, meanwhile, helps the BMW 7 driver to maintain an extra-efficient and driving style. It does by changing the accelerator mapping so the same pedal travel less power than in the mode. Also in this the transmission control strategy for the gearbox is modified to bring upshifts and delay downshifts, intelligent energy and climate reduces mechanical power and also the energy consumption of systems such as heated and seats.

But the biggest factor fuel consumption figures is the own personal driving habits. is why electronic systems provide and incentives on how to develop a more driving style for the situation at Special displays in the instrument let the driver know by how much the range is being extended and his fuel consumption history.

In ECO PRO average fuel consumption can be by up to 20 per cent, wîth a corresponding in driving range. Extended include the new coasting mode ECO PRO selected), plus proactive of the driving situation and the subsequent preparation of the drive components (in the BMW 7). Both functions offer potential for fuel saving and are in greater detail in the ‘BMW chapter.

Premiere: Electric Steering included as standard. All new BMW 7 models – wîth the exception of the variants – come equipped Electronic Power Steering which uses an electric to provide §teering assistance. EPS operates when §teering is actually required: no electrical is consumed during straightline or steady-state cornering.

Noticeable of this system include not its high efficiency and low weight, but high §teering precision good feedback, and comfort-enhancing and anti-roll characteristics. BMW 7 Series also have the benefit of the system’s standard Servotronic which has a more direct overall and requires less effort.

Integral Active provides maximum agility and Also available as an option for BMW 7 models wîth rear-wheel is Integral Active Steering, combines the Active Steering for the front wheels familiar other model series a §teering rear axle. The angle and power assistance are at both the front and the rear the help of electric motors. the optimised system control processes information on wheel speeds, §teering wheel yaw rate and lateral acceleration to optimum §teering behaviour for the situation at hand.

In addition, Active Steering works a variable §teering ratio on the axle, which makes and manoeuvring easier for the driver and impressive precision at higher In COMFORT+ mode, in particular, a new set-up gives the car noticeably responses. This translates a perception of greater comfort those on board when lanes and driving through

Integral Active Steering – is unique in this configuration – improves the car’s manoeuvrability and in the interests of enhanced ride

The BMW 7 Series sets the standard to in a host of different ways, and as synonymous wîth silky drive technology and luxurious as it is wîth dynamic prowess. As confirmation of the Sedan’s superiority, a of new and optimised drive variants are brought out in 2012 which more than just power and dynamism. A raft of have been implemented the umbrella of the BMW EfficientDynamics development to bring about a substantial in the fuel consumption and emissions for the BMW 7 Series compared to the outgoing The BMW 750i and BMW 730d both impressive evidence of this, CO2 output having been cut by 25 and 17 per respectively despite their power.

What’s more, the diesel model successfully on to its status as the cleanest-running engine of its in its class. Finally, the second of the BMW ActiveHybrid 7 also continues in the vein by further raising the bar for efficiency.

Top-calibre engineering: efficient petrol and diesel allied to a cutting-edge eight-speed wîth an excellent efficiency The petrol engines in the BMW 7 Series are awash wîth state-of-the-art packaged together to create a piece of engineering. These BMW TwinPower Turbo technology twin-scroll turbocharging, High Direct Petrol Injection, variable camshaft timing and fully variable valve

The reduced-friction core engines, come wîth a lightweight crankcase, which is a boon for the efficiency and the agility of the BMW 7 Series.

The sedan’s BMW TwinPower Turbo powerplants likewise showcase the latest in BMW drive technology. their latest-generation common direct injection, turbocharging and design, the cutting-edge diesel are blessed wîth high power, refined running and efficiency. The new range-topping diesel – the BMW 750d xDrive and BMW 730d – go one by offering

BMW EfficientDynamics: Increasing and cutting-edge functions while fuel consumption and emissions BMW BluePerformance technology, which them to easily undercut the EÚ6 limits.

All engines in the BMW 7 Series are by a highly sophisticated eight-speed transmission, which stands out for its efficiency, compact construction and gearset design. Together the minimised torque converter high internal efficiency, low losses and intelligent transmission this creates substantial for fuel savings.

Auto Brake Energy Regeneration, ECO PRO All BMW 7 Series Sedans come wîth an Auto Start-Stop which can cut fuel consumption by up to six per The standard specification also Brake Energy Regeneration, that power for the vehicle system is only generated overrun and braking phases possible. When the engine is load, the alternator can often be

This not only means electricity can largely be generated zero impact on fuel it also endows the luxury wîth even livelier Finally, the Driving Experience switch gives drivers the of selecting the optimised ECO PRO mode by modifying the powertrain management and the heating and air conditioning, heated and exterior mirror heating to for optimum efficiency, fosters an driving style and reduces consumption by as much as 20 per cent.

coasting mode, proactive assistant and advance preparation of drive system. The extended ECO PRO includes the new coasting mode, is designed to decouple the combustion when it is overrunning at speeds 50 and 160 km/h (31 – 100 mph). With mode activated, the BMW 7 Series is subject to a far lower rate of as it freewheels along the road no engine braking effect and fuel consumption. Through driving, the kinetic energy up by the vehicle can be harnessed in this way to fuel savings of as much as per cent.

The coasting function is visualised for the driver’s benefit in the instrument cluster and the information and can also be deactivated if desired.

With the exception of the BMW 760i, all variants feature a proactive assistant that can be switched on via the ECO PRO Drawing on the latest navigation it recommends advance adjustment of the speed wîth the aim of saving (concept carz) These for more efficient driving are in the multifunctional instrument cluster and in the Control Display.

The BMW ActiveHybrid 7 is able to switch to coasting In this case, the combustion switches off completely when allowing the Sedan to glide wîth zero local The system of intelligent energy furthermore allows proactive of the driving situation ahead the aim of priming the hybrid drive for maximum efficiency.

This is by integrating the power electronics the standard-fitted Professional navigation Based on the data gleaned in way, such as route speed limits or traffic the vehicle can be prepared in advance and the energy deployed as efficiently as For instance, a longer downhill can be used to recharge the hybrid so that the vehicle can be driven on electrical power through a area on the ‘home straight’.

control of ancillary units energy. Intelligent energy in the BMW 7 Series is further enhanced by the units, which consume less energy compared conventional systems. Examples the on-demand coolant pump, the controlled oil pump and the new Electric Steering system, which potential savings of up to three per

The disengageable air conditioning compressor on the same principle, minimising drain by the system.

Intelligent design brings further in fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. lightweight design is integrated all areas of BMW vehicle development and into all components, from the and engine to the suspension. Besides and ultra-high-tensile steels and plastics, the-art composite materials are employed.

Finally, increased use of components in the engine and suspension as well as for the bodywork has also reduced the weight of the relevant

Aerodynamic streamlining. Reducing drag also helps to fuel consumption. As the excellent coefficient figure of cd = 0.28 suggest, the aerodynamics of the BMW 7 Series been finely honed in a wind tunnel. The optimised also bring benefits for comfort and roadholding.

In particular, the underside plays an instrumental in minimising lift forces, as the efficient design wîth panelling provides a high of sealing. Also, the front are designed to create an ‘air effect which reduces around the front wheels – reducing drag. The aerodynamically wheel arches and various air likewise have a fuel-saving

BMW ConnectedDrive once again its technical superiority while the innovative prowess of the BMW 7 Series a range of new functions and a matchless of driver assistance systems and services. The intelligent link-up driver, car and the outside world in-vehicle convenience, infotainment and wîth an extensive portfolio of including several new highlights serve to further strengthen the BMW 7 claim to top spot in the luxury

— The latest generation of the navigation system: more than ever and boasting new functions, the top-of-the-range navigation is now even better than Full 3D menu displays, a function for emails and text sending of voice memos by interactive map functions (PIE and the simultaneous coupling of two phones are some of the stand-out features distinguish the latest-generation navigation

— The optional multifunctional cluster display wîth a of instrumentation graphics makes for an new display experience wîth ways of conveying driving-relevant

— Innovative driver systems: safety is now enhanced by the new BMW Vision + Dynamic Light and the anti-dazzle LED High-Beam Assistant. available are Driving Assistant wîth ACC Stop Go function and Protection wîth Attentiveness as well as the Speed Limit including No Passing Info using road sign in the instrument cluster or Head-Úp Rounding off the highlights of the BMW 7 Series are the BMW Assistant that facilitates parallel to the road and an innovative Access function allowing opening of the boot lid.

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New-generation Professional navigation display and control in the third The latest-generation Professional navigation is compelling at first glance for its design and honed operating The tried-and-tested menu navigation has consciously retained and augmented by functions. The user interface has from a complete graphic and now comprises 3D elements exclusively, the entire architecture of the individual is now presented in virtual, three-dimensional

Thanks to its 1.3 GHz processor and dedicated 3D card, using the system its high-quality animations and dynamic is an experience, supported by imagery unprecedented levels of contrast and

Added functions instantly to Along wîth the menu the navigation displays have been revised and enhanced. The map and guidance information are now depicted even greater brilliance and than before. Additional bars, moreover, allow the map to be customised quickly and simply having to leave the map: the new bars are superimposed as an extension of the map bar and open up further options.

allows for Real Time Information (RTTI) or weather to be superimposed, POIs to be displayed, or the map to be switched from top view to view. Standardisation of the control in the multimedia sphere facilitates of a wide range of audio

The PIE menu: greater operating at a click. The interactive map view comes wîth the option of special functions directly the map: using the iDrive the driver can mark a spot in the map to open the PIE menu. This menu offers quick and access to a host of options.

on the information stored, the driver can POIs in the area flagged up, up on any stored details, start to any of the points, alter the map view and the current location or destination If further information on a POI – e.g. number, online data or address – is also stored, the can instantly access these and a call, visit the homepage or an email.

Split-screen display more detailed guidance The split screen in the central display likewise comes added functions. To facilitate the orientation while entering the by selecting the country, city and the chosen location is additionally in the map view on the split screen.

If the zoom function can be used to whether the destination shown in the section of the map is the intended one.

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For the process itself, the familiar guidance via arrows in the split has now been joined by a high-level variant. This is automatically when the driver reaches a point ahead of the next instruction. From a specified which varies according to the of road, the arrow display into a schematic, perspectival of the surroundings, offering the driver better orientation thanks to its depiction of the location and precise guiding.

For an optimal picture, the view changes in stages to a top of the junction or intersection as the vehicle it, while a dynamic vehicle pinpoints the car’s current

Then there is the 3D city option that offers an view to aid navigation. (posted on If the relevant representation of the city is in the car, a highly realistic of the surrounding streets and houses it easier for the driver to find his way

The mobile office: dictation voice memos and voice The latest-generation Professional navigation features a full speech function and optimised voice system to complete the portfolio of functions offered by Connected as BMW further extends its innovative on this front as well.

to the full speech recognition the dictation function gives the opportunity, for the first time, to text freely and compose text-based messages simply by what they wish to Just a few seconds after has been completed, the transcribed appears in the display and can be read out if As you would expect, drivers have a number of simple-to-use, editing tools available to for putting the final touches to and SMS messages easily and, importantly, safely.

The multilingual can recognise six languages.

A further option to enhance office is voice memos which can be directly by email if required. The advantage to the motorist is the ability to store ideas or to-do and send them to the relevant – without being distracted what’s happening on the road. The memos can be stored on a ÚSB stick for use the car.

Following the pattern of a destination wîth a single command, the optimised voice feature of the Professional navigation now allows all menu functions to be up through simplified voice If you want to make a phone for example, all you need to say is ‘Call Joe The system recognises that you to make a call and, asking for verification of the number, the connection. A further advantage is the ability to recognise contact irrespective of the format in which are stored, and thus independently of name and surname order. more, all submenu functions can now be or actions specified by speech – from adjusting the radio and a destination to changing the route

Voice control is becoming simpler and easier to use.

off the new office functions is the further facility for simultaneously coupling two to the car at. The contact data of both are transferred to a shared list is then available for making calls and sending emails. hardware means that and contact information is displayed delay, ensuring that telephones are quickly ready for use in the vehicle.

The multifunctional instrument display. In place of the classic cluster in which four analogue dials inform the of speed, rpm, tank and oil temperature, the new BMW 7 Series now offers, for the time, the option of a multifunctional display. The basic layout four circular dials is while a virtually invisible integrated screen provides an novel and engaging display that deliberately evokes electronic devices.

It allows the driving experience COMFORT, SPORT and ECO PRO to be individually for example. In addition to colour the information content of the instruments is varied according to the driving selected, thus presenting the wîth a display that is adapted to the situation at hand.

BMW Vision: early pedestrian using Dynamic Light At the heart of the Night Vision is an infrared thermal imaging integrated into the BMW kidney This provides a live image which clearly any objects giving off heat, being far beyond the range of the beam. The system recognises cyclists and animals in plenty of even when they are the headlights’ beam of light. The pedestrian recognition control then analyses the image to whether the vehicle is on a collision wîth any pedestrians or cyclists.

If a at the roadside is deemed to be potentially at a high-resolution icon will up in the central Control Display or the BMW Display as a warning.

In addition to the and audible warnings, Dynamic Spots are now used to pinpoint the objects, allowing the driver to make out any road users in in the dark and react in time. The new LED headlights are fitted on the outsides of the apron in place of the foglamps, and are controlled to swivel and illuminate the object precisely. The High-Beam also intervenes if required to the Dynamic Light Spots dazzling other traffic.

they are not activated, the Dynamic Spots are dimmed to work wîth the daytime running or low beam.

Anti-dazzle LED High-Beam wîth intelligent control. The BMW 7 is now available wîth the option of headlights which provide a safety boost when at night. The bright white they emit illuminates the ahead wîth an exceptional Together wîth the High-Beam the Adaptive Headlights wîth lights as well as variable distribution, they continue to the ultimate in lighting technology. The High-Beam Assistant in conjunction full-LED headlights ensures the driver can enjoy optimal at all times without having to manually between high and low

The system uses a camera into the rear-view mirror to vehicles travelling up to 400 metres ¼ mile) in front.

Oncoming is picked up when it is still metres (just under ¾ away. With the High-Beam activated, the headlights are partially as and when required in order to the danger of dazzling vehicles as draw closer. If necessary, the High-Beam Assistant can also to the traffic situation by switching to low on one or both sides.

Driving Plus brakes to a halt if The Active Cruise Control Driving Assistant Plus on the familiar cruise control wîth Stop Go function wîth StopGo). For an enhanced of the traffic situation ahead, the radar sensors are now supplemented by a camera on the rear-view mirror.

driving in heavy-flowing traffic or jams, the driver is able to move along wîth the and let the vehicle’s automatic systems the tasks of stopping and pulling again as well as approaching where there are already waiting ahead. Combining and video data in this way detection of other vehicles and the system’s reaction time. If a ahead brakes very in free-flowing traffic, requiring the to take action, he is prompted to do so by a warning.

Simultaneously to this, the thresholds of the Brake Assist are lowered, activating the brake function in the process. If the driver to react to the acute warning, Assistant Plus will to decelerate the vehicle itself, braking it to a stop depending on the

With Driving Assistant the upper limit of the operating for the Active Cruise Control automatic distance control has now increased by 30 km/h (19 mph), it is available at speeds between 30 and 210 km/h (19 mph and 130 mph). The intelligent control function continues to be at speeds above 210 km/h mph).

Active Protection the driver’s behaviour at the wheel. The BMW 7 now boasts an even more Active Protection safety thanks to the addition of the Attentiveness The system’s electronics analyse behaviour on the basis of various such as §teering angle, speed and other engine

If the system increasingly detects signs of fatigue starting to up, the central Control Display the driver to take a break by a coffee cup symbol.

At the start of journey when the driver and passenger fasten their belts, the Active Protection belt retractors reduce any slack. If the car enters a critical scenario, the driver and front belts are pulled tight, and the windows and sunroof are closed. Protection deduces that a is likely based on data the front-mounted camera or radar, an braking manoeuvre initiated by the or the onset of heavy understeer or

If a crash is unavoidable, the system automatically brake the car afterwards any intervention required from the Following the initial impact, the car is to a standstill wîth a maximum rate of 5 m/s² and its brakes locked for a further 1.5 seconds. reduces the likelihood of – or even – a secondary collision.

Speed Info wîth No Passing display using road symbols. In combination wîth the or Business navigation system, Limit Info keeps the notified of the detected speed for the current stretch of road. The camera integrated into the mirror continuously monitors signs, including variable-message signs on motorways and dual

This information is checked the navigation system’s database of limits. The camera is also to take into account signs or temporary restrictions, for at roadworks. As wîth speed a No Passing Info display can now be flashed up in the instrument cluster or Display in the form of a road until the restriction has been

Furthermore, drivers now have the of a Speed Limit Device, caps the car’s maximum at between 30 and 230 km/h (19 and 143 mph), as set by the

BMW Parking Assistant takes of manoeuvring into parking BMW Parking Assistant uses sensors integrated into the of the vehicle to help search for parking spots. The system helps the driver to manoeuvre and comfortably into parking positioned parallel to the direction of With the Parking Assistant and the car travelling at a slow speed of no than 35 km/h (22 mph), a appears in the Control Display to the driver to suitable spaces are at least 1.20 metres 4 ft.) longer than the BMW 7 as he passes them. During the process, all the driver has to do is change operate the accelerator and brake and keep an eye on the area around the

The Parking Assistant then to take care of all the §teering required to execute a precise parking manoeuvre. A new bird’s-eye of the vehicle in the Control Display in unison wîth the Park Control to clearly visualise the to other objects and make it for the driver to monitor the parking

Innovative boot access life a little easier. The BMW 7 now offers even greater of use wîth a hands-free boot lid function. Standing behind the a quick movement of the foot the centre of the rear bumper is to prompt the boot to open any use of the hands. The boot then unlocks and swings open by force. For detection purposes, the is fitted wîth sensors at different heights in the rear trim.

The sensors can identify the ‘command’ by monitoring the area of the leg the shin and the tip of the foot. They send a signal containing algorithms to the onboard computer. is only authorised, however, if the simultaneously identifies the Comfort control unit (the which the person must be wîth him.

The boot lid is unlocked and raised automatically, hand contact. Key authorisation the safeguard that ensures operation at all times.

Yet more driver assistance systems and services. Apart from the detailed above, BMW ConnectedDrive in the BMW 7 encompasses a host of sophisticated and technologies designed to delight seeking supreme convenience and These include the existing BMW Head-Úp Display, BMW Assist Call wîth automatic location, the rear view and Surround View, Real Traffic Information (RTTI), as as the full range of in-journey offered by BMW Online, all the office and BMW Apps.

The BMW 7 Series is built an extremely rigid passenger that strikes a perfect between weight reduction on the one and solid construction on the other, it to satisfy the most stringent standards. ( posted on conceptcarz.com) supporting structures wîth a load-bearing capacity and the intelligent use of and ultra-high-tensile multi-phase steels wîth a large number of components maximise the strength of the passenger cell, while weight low. The combination of roof and steel body is in this §egmènt. Quite from the weight saving of seven kilograms over a roof, the aluminium construction has the of lowering the vehicle’s centre of resulting in even sharper The body’s bonnet, front panels, front spring and doors are all likewise made of on the BMW 7 Series.

The doors alone a whole 22 kilograms or so off the weight. By a high-tech mix of materials, body has been increased by around 60 per compared to its predecessor, while resistance is now some 20 per cent too. Not only do these boost passive safety, form the ideal basis for handling qualities.

Individual at every seat. The exemplary responses of the body, including defined deformation zones, the best possible basis for the design and set-up of the car’s systems. The BMW 7 Series is equipped as wîth front and side for the driver and front passenger, head airbags for both of seats. Depending on the nature of the integrated safety electronics that only those that are able to provide protection are actually deployed.

Airbags that are not required continue to be ready for action in the of a possible secondary collision. All are fitted wîth three-point seat belts, and the driver and passenger also have the of belt latch tensioners.

head restraints lower the of injury. To guard against injuries following a collision the rear, the front seats are wîth crash-activated head as standard that are controlled by the electronics. In the event of such a the system responds by causing the part of the head restraint to forwards by up to 60 millimetres and upwards by a of 40 millimetres. The effect of this is to the distance to the occupant’s head it starts to be thrown back by the of the impact.

Thanks to the active restraints, there is therefore risk of sustaining cervical injuries or hyperextension.

To minimise the of a collision occurring in the first an array of electronic aids can be in the BMW 7 Series that make an contribution to driving safety. The of the main assistance systems already been described in in the chapter on BMW ConnectedDrive, but the most accident prevention features the new full-LED headlights wîth High-Beam Assistant that are their debut in the BMW 7 Series, Headlights including cornering and variable light distribution, the Protection system wîth assistant featuring an eCall and automatic vehicle location, to limit the risk of rear-end adaptive brake lights. If the brakes very heavily and the ABS has to take corrective action, the LED lights flash conspicuously as a to drivers behind that too should brake as hard as

After the vehicle has been to a particularly sharp stop, the warning lights will switch on automatically.

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Typically the leader when it to introducing the latest and greatest BMW has to the 7 Series is a line of luxury that has been in production 1977. BMW’s flagship, the 7 is only offered as a sedan or limo. The 7 Series tends to the most futuristic technologies and offerings before the regular receives them.

Remaining to its original character from the the 7 Series has always been the choice for the wealthy car buyer in the for a roomy and elegant sedan. Set from the competition, the elite 7 continues to deliver the refinement and that the German automaker is known for.


The first 7 Luxury offering from BMW was the E23, and the replacement to the E3 large This first-generation 7 Series was to directly compete with the S-Class and was the largest sedan BMW had built. Riding a 110.0-inch the E23 measured 191 inches long, 71 wide and had a height of 56 inches.

over 285,029 models during its ten-year lifespan, the BMW E32 7 eventually replaced the E23 in 1986.

in Dingolfing, Germany, the E32 was launched in and ran until 1994. Riding on a wheelbase, the successor to the E23 was 2 inches 1.2 inches wider and 1 inch Weighing in at 3,790 pounds, the E32 offered exceptional luxurious a wine cooler, integrated and fax machines, double-glazing and traction system. The E32 also featured a that kept the windscreen firmly pressed to the glass at speeds by automatically increasing pressure.

This car was also in an ‘L’ extended wheelbase with more rear leg that the standard model.

engine options were all petrol like the earlier but by 1987 a V12 engine was introduced. The V12-equipped 7 Series had a 5.0-liter that pumped out 296 hp. The base in 735i and 735iL models was a 3.4-liter inline six-cylinder offered for most of the cycle. was a four-speed automatic transmission a five-speed manual was also

In 1993 the 282 hp 4.0-liter V8 engine the inline-6 yielding the 740i and Through the entire run the 750iL was The

Replacing the E32 was the BWM 7 Series E38 in 1994. in Germany and now Toluca Mexico, the E38 on a 115-inch wheelbase, and had an increased of 196.2 inches, a width of inches and a height of 56.5 Launched on February 17, 1994, the E38 was the 7-series offered with a engine, and the first to offer five-speed automatic transmission.

by many 7 Series enthusiasts as the era’ for the 7 Series, the third featured much less to distract the driver and focused on the sleek classic lines BMW was for. In 1998 the Dynamic Control system debuted the entire lineup.

The third lineup included the standard-wheelbase sedan, the long-wheelbase 740iL and Powering the 740s was a 282 hp 4.4-liter V8 while the 750iL had a 5.4-liter V12 of 326 hp. All of the models came with a automatic transmission.

Showcased on the new E38 was headlights, and an integrated satellite system, for the first time by a European car manufacturer. Making its big debut in 1997, the E38 750i was in the James Bond movie, Never Dies. An E38 735i was featured in The Transporter, driven by Statham in the 2002 movie.

in 2001 was the fourth generation of the the E65. Proving to be the most version due to its extreme styling and user problems, the E65 still many records and became the 7-Series model ever, after it’s 2005 Considered by many to be the most version, the fourth generation the more traditional exterior cues and instead favored aggressive devilish looks.

BMW enthusiasts were unhappy the look and considered it abrasive and unrecognizable as a BMW 7 Series. A 2006 certainly helped the design, but the was definitely not winning any beauty at the time.

The first BMW to be powered by was the Hydrogen 7. This fourth would be the first time specific chassis codes used for each version, the E65 standing for the standard wheelbase the E66 as the long-wheelbase model, the E67 as the armored security model, and the E68 as the Hydrogen 7l. In there was only a V8 offered, but that year the lineup always include a eight- and engine mated to a six-speed transmission.

From 2002 2005 the 745i and 745Li equipped with a 325-hp V8 engine while the 750i and that succeeded them with a 360-hp 4.8-liter V8 The performance stayed mostly the for the 745’s and 750s since the were marginally heavier. a capability of 438hp, the 760Li had a V12 engine that was offered 2003 on.

From 2004 2006 BMW also offered a wheelbase 760i version.

The of the fourth-generation featured an all-in-one called iDrive, which climate, navigation and audio all in a console-mounted dial and a central Unfortunately the system required a learning curve that drivers found confusing. continues to be upgraded throughout the Though its design was radical, the 7 of this generation still an excellent driving experience and innovative features like shock absorbers, self-stiffening bars and self-leveling air springs.

in November 2008, the fifth of the 7-Series was a complete redesign and to be in production today. The first where all of the engines are turbocharged, the became the first 7-series with an 8-speed automatic and all-wheel drive. The only not turbocharged is the Asian-market 730i and variants. The five models this generation include the and long-wheelbase 740Li featuring a 3.0-liter inline-6 capable of 315 hp and 330 of torque.

The 750i and 750Li are by a 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 pumping out 400 hp and 450 of torque. Standard for the 750 models is a automatic and all-wheel-drive. The rear-drive 760Li is powered by a 6.0-liter V12 535 hp and 550 lb/ft of torque.

It has an eight-speed as standard.

The first 7-series to an electric motor is the ActiveHybrid7. than the previously chosen struts, the front suspension is a wishbone design.

Inside the interior is an exceptional luxurious and interior with sleek and rich wood accouterments. for nearly every body the front seats are highly

A variety of high-tech features night-vision camera and sideview make the drive as modern as The Dynamic Driving Control features four different that completely alter the driving characteristics and provide a driving option.

Many this most current to be the most attractive with its bodywork and slimmer trunk Compared to previous editions the electronics interface has been over the years and made The interior is now much more and the gear selector has been to the center console instead of the column.

In 2010 the 760Li was the 740i the following year, and became the first six-cylinder-powered in over 20 years.

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