BMW Prices 2014 BMW 7 Series Diesel at $30 More than Audi A8 TDI KickingTires

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BMW Prices 2014 BMW 7 Series at $30 More than Audi A8 TDI

The BMW 7 gets its latest and likely fuel-efficient version in the 740Ld a first-ever U.S. diesel of the automaker s flagship sedan. in one configuration — long wheelbase all-wheel drive — the 740Ld will join more a dozen other versions of the 7 when it goes on sale spring. The automaker will the diesel 7 Series at February s Chicago Auto Show.

BMW says the 740Ld xDrive at $83,425, including a $925 charge. That s $1,500 than the gasoline-powered 740Li and just $30 more than the diesel version of Audi s flagship sedan, the A8 L 3.0 TDI ($83,395, destination). If you pick the Audi, you can the difference on one of these.

Standard and equipment lists are pending, but we that, like other of the 7 Series, optional equipment send the 740Ld well the six-figure range.

How else do the stack up? The A8 TDI gets an EPA 24/36/28 mpg BMW has yet to tip its hand on EPA ratings for the 740Ld but the automaker says other with the 740Ld s engine see 25 to 30 improvements in mileage versus gasoline counterparts with engine displacement.

The EPA rates the BMW 740Li xDrive at 22 mpg so the 740Ld could see an EPA 28 or 29 mpg combined the dust settles. That trump BMW s ActiveHybrid 7 Series (25 mpg $85,225 with destination) for the fuel-efficient 7 Series.

But wait. Diesels always a caveat in the fuel s higher BMW requires midgrade 89-octane in the gasoline 7 Series, and it recommends A gallon of diesel runs 22 more than a gallon of according to AAA; a year ago the was 27 cents.

That blunts the advantages of diesel, but it s less than if you shopped a diesel car a counterpart that ran on regular

Under the 740Ld xDrive s BMW s 3.0-liter diesel six-cylinder makes 255 horsepower at 4,000 rpm but — of diesels and their sky-high ratios — a thundering 413 pounds-feet of from 1,500 to 3,000 That s just 67 pounds-feet of the 750i s turbo V-8. an eight-speed automatic transmission and BMW s all-wheel drive, the 740Ld hits 60 mph in 6.1 seconds.

That s than the 740Li xDrive s 5.4 but a few ticks ahead of the A8 L 3.0 TDI s 6.4 seconds, to Audi.

Why are the two cars priced within distance of each other? because Audi fields the U.S. competitor. Jaguar and offer diesel versions of the XJ and respectively, in other countries.

sold a diesel S350 stateside in the last S-Class, but it to be seen whether the brand reprise that with the s redesign.

BMW also makes versions of the 3 Series, 5 Series and X5. The refreshed the 5-year-old 7 Series year; gasoline versions of the model are on sale now.

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