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2014 BMW 7-Series Vehicle Overview

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Vehicle Overview

BMW's flagship 7 Series is a full-size luxury sedan that competes with top-line luxury cars like the Audi A8, Jaguar XJ and Mercedes-Benz S-Class. Offered with rear- or all-wheel drive, the 7 Series is also available in regular- and extended-length versions. The luxury sedan comes with four or five seats and is powered by a six-cylinder engine in the 740i and ActiveHybrid 7, a V-8 in the 750i and a V-12 in the 760i. There's also a performance-oriented V-8-powered Alpina B7.

New for 2014

New features include a touchpad for text input that accompanies the iDrive rotary controller. Also new is an available smart-closing trunk. When the driver makes a kicking motion below the rear bumper, the trunk will close. A digital instrument cluster with various views is also new.

Exterior Highlights

  • Extended-length versions are 5.5 inches longer for better rear-seat space
  • Aluminum roof, doors, hood and front fenders for less weight
  • Available high-beam assist automatically dims high beams for oncoming drivers
  • Xenon high-intensity-discharge headlights
  • Adaptive headlights move with steering wheel
  • Available LED headlights
  • Side mirrors with integrated turn signals
  • 18-inch wheels; 19- and 20-inch wheels available
  • 21-inch wheels (Alpina B7)
  • Available M Sport Package augments the exterior with more aggressive lower bodywork and darker Shadowline door and window trim

Interior Highlights

  • 10.2-inch dashboard screen for iDrive system
  • Four-zone climate control, including independent control for rear passengers
  • Available rear massaging and ventilated seats
  • Available rear entertainment system with dual screens in head restraints
  • Available head-up display
  • Available night vision with pedestrian detection
  • Available Bang & Olufsen premium stereo

Under the Hood

  • 315-hp, turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six-cylinder engine for the 740 and ActiveHybrid 7
  • 445-hp, twin-turbo 4.4-liter V-8 for the 750
  • 540-hp, twin-turbo 4.4-liter V-8 for the Alpina B7
  • 535-hp, twin-turbo 6.0-liter V-12 for the 760
  • Eight-speed automatic transmission
  • Fuel-saving stop/start technology
  • Rear- or available all-wheel drive

Safety Features

  • Side curtain airbags
  • Front-seat side-impact airbags
  • Knee airbags
  • Electronic stability system
  • Antilock brakes
  • Available lane departure warning
  • Available blind spot warning system

2013 BMW 7-Series Vehicle Overview

BMW's flagship 7 Series is a full-size luxury sedan that competes with top-line luxury cars like the Audi A8, Jaguar XJ and Mercedes-Benz S-Class. Offered with rear- or all-wheel drive, the 7 Series is also available in regular- and extended-length versions. The luxury sedan is available with four or five seats and is powered by a six-cylinder engine in the 740i and ActiveHybrid 7, a V-8 in the 750i, and a V-12 in the 760i. There's also a performance-oriented V-8-powered Alpina B7.

New for 2013

The 740i and 750i now have an eight-speed automatic transmission, and the drivetrains include fuel-saving stop-start technology. The 750i's twin-turbo V-8 engine makes more power and is now rated at 445 horsepower and 480 pounds-feet of torque.

On the outside, the 7 Series receives styling tweaks including a larger grille, full-width air intake with a revised front apron, LED headlight rings and newly available LED headlamps. The side mirrors have integrated turn signals, and the taillights and rear apron receive slight changes. Meanwhile, the 7 Series cabin gets new front seats, adjustable ambient lighting, an available Bang & Olufsen stereo, an updated navigation system and enhanced soundproofing.

Exterior

The current 7 Series gets a slight refresh on the outside this year, with updated headlights, a revised grille and a redesigned front air intake. The optional M Sport Package augments the exterior with more aggressive lower bodywork and darker Shadowline door and window trim. Exterior features include:

  • Extended-length versions are 5.5 inches longer
  • Aluminum roof, doors, hood and front fenders for less weight
  • Optional high-beam assist automatically dims high beams for oncoming drivers
  • Standard xenon high-intensity-discharge headlights
  • Standard adaptive headlights move with steering wheel
  • Available LED headlights
  • 18-inch wheels; 19- and 20-inch wheels optional
  • 21-inch wheels (Alpina B7

Interior

An array of entertainment and comfort features is available. BMW's iDrive system, which controls the navigation system, stereo, climate system and other functions, was revised in recent years to make it more user-friendly. Interior features include:

  • 10.2-inch dashboard screen for iDrive
  • Four-zone climate control, including independent control for rear passengers
  • Optional rear massaging and ventilated seats
  • Optional rear entertainment system with dual screens in head restraints
  • Optional head-up display
  • Optional night vision with pedestrian detection
  • Optional Bang & Olufsen premium stereo

Under the Hood

The engine lineup includes a 315-hp, turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six-cylinder for the 740 and ActiveHybrid 7; a twin-turbo 4.4-liter V-8 for the 750; and a twin-turbo 6.0-liter V-12 with 535 hp for the 760. The V-8 produces 445 hp in the 750 and 500 hp in the Alpina B7. Mechanical features include:

  • Rear-wheel drive
  • Available xDrive all-wheel drive, which can send up to 80 percent of power to the rear wheels if needed, keeping acceleration and handling traits similar to those of the rear-wheel-drive sedan

Safety

Safety features include:

  • Standard side curtain airbags
  • Standard front-seat side-impact airbags
  • Standard knee airbags
  • Standard electronic stability system
  • Optional lane departure warning system
  • Optional blind spot warning system

2012 BMW 7-Series Vehicle Overview

Choosing a flagship luxury sedan to park in your garage is an enviable dilemma. There's pretty much no losing when your options include exotic names and alphanumeric soup like A8, Panamera and S-Class. Add to this list the 2012 BMW 7 Series, one of the sportiest and most popular luxury cruisers that blends a dynamic driving experience with practical, everyday utility.

For 2012, the 7 Series again offers a turbocharged inline-6 engine in the 740i and 740Li. Up until last year an inline-6 hadn't been seen in a 7 Series model in two decades. And although it's tempting to dismiss it as a pokey model intended as dealership traffic bait, the 740i with its 315-horsepower twin-turbo inline-6 is as quick from zero to 60 mph (5.8 seconds) as the V8-powered Lexus LS 460 and nearly matches the power of the V8 7 Series from 10 years ago.

The 7 Series is also one of the most engaging cars in the class to drive. Equipped with optional active steering, the 7 Series impresses with its ability to sweep around tight corners. Even in standard rear-wheel-drive form, it twists sharper and surer than many midsize luxury sedans. The Driving Dynamics Control (DDC) system even allows the driver to choose among four settings (including transmission response and suspension calibration) to satisfy a greater breadth of enthusiasts. We've found it hard to dial in that just-right combination of all the adjustable DDC attributes however, and we wonder if simpler would be better.

Despite its mastery, it's hard to proclaim the 2012 BMW 7 Series better or worse than other all-stars like the Audi A8, Jaguar XJ, Mercedes-Benz S-Class or Porsche Panamera. It's simply different. Depending on what you intend to spend and how much space you want, we'd suggest looking at them all. And why not? There's no way to lose.

New for 2012

Other than minor revisions to feature availability, the 2012 BMW 7 Series remains unchanged.

Exterior

The 2012 BMW 7 Series is available in 740i, 740Li, 750i, 750Li and 760Li trims. The Li indicates the extended-wheelbase body style, while the 750 models can be equipped with xDrive all-wheel drive. There are also hybrid versions of the 750i and 750Li models reviewed separately.

Standard equipment on the 740i includes 18-inch wheels, adaptive suspension dampers, front and rear parking sensors, a rearview camera, a sunroof, auto-dimming mirrors, adaptive xenon headlights, foglights, automatic wipers, heated power-adjustable front seats, driver memory functions, a power tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, four-zone climate control, leather upholstery and keyless ignition. Electronics features include the iDrive multimedia interface, a hard-drive navigation system with real-time traffic, BMW Assist emergency telematics, Bluetooth and a 12-speaker surround-sound audio system with a CD player, HD Radio, digital music storage, iPod and USB audio inputs, and an auxiliary audio jack.

The 750i adds 19-inch wheels, a power trunk lid, full keyless ignition/entry, soft-close automatic doors, 14-way front seats with adjustable lumbar and side bolsters and upgraded leather. These features are all available on the 740. Both the Li and xDrive models include a self-leveling air suspension.

Most options for the 740 and 750 are bundled into groups. The Premium Sound package adds a 16-speaker upgraded sound system and satellite radio. The Cold Weather package adds a heated steering wheel and heated seats front and rear on the 740i (they are standard on all other models). The Driver Assistance package adds automatic high beams, side and top camera views, lane departure and blind spot warning systems, and, on long-wheelbase and xDrive models, a head-up display.

The Luxury Seating package includes ventilated front seats, active front seat side bolsters and power rear and side sunshades. The Luxury Rear Seating package available on Li models adds power-adjustable and ventilated seats with a massage feature, while the M Sport package adds a choice of 19- or 20-inch wheels, an aerodynamic body kit, darkened "Shadowline" exterior trim and a sport steering wheel. A Rear Entertainment package includes a six-CD/DVD changer and twin rear display screens.

Other than the M Sport and Rear Entertainment packages, the top-of-the-line 760Li includes all the above standard and optional equipment. Integral active steering is standard on the 760Li and a stand-alone option on the others. Other notable stand-alone options for the 7 Series include active roll stabilization, active cruise control, an infrared night vision system, special interior color/trim schemes and BMW apps that integrate with iPhones and iPods.

Interior

As BMW's flagship, the 7 Series presents the automaker's leading edge of luxury, comfort and technology. Supple leather and rich wood accents adorn almost every surface, and the available 14-way adjustable front seats ensure comfort for virtually any body type. The rear seats similarly accommodate taller adults, and the extended-wheelbase versions of the 7 Series offer even more legroom (by about 6 inches) and slightly increased headroom. Available rear seats that can heat, cool and even massage occupants should satisfy even the fussiest passengers.

The cockpit, with increased user-friendliness compared to its maligned predecessor, should soothe and reassure even the most technophobic driver. Some might still find the iDrive system a little tech-intensive, but BMW has commendably made the learning process more intuitive and we think it's an elegant alternative to a button-heavy dashboard. In terms of luggage space, the 7 offers 14 cubic feet, an underwhelming figure for this class of car.

Under the Hood

The 2012 BMW 740i and 740Li are powered by a 3.0-liter twin-turbo inline-6 that produces 315 hp and 330 pound-feet of torque. As with the 750, a six-speed automatic transmission is standard along with driver-adjustable settings for the throttle response, transmission programming, steering, suspension tuning and stability control intervention. Rear-wheel drive is standard.

In Edmunds testing, a 740i accelerates from zero to 60 mph in 5.8 seconds. The EPA estimates the 740's fuel economy at 17 mpg city/25 mpg highway and 20 mpg combined.

The 2012 BMW 750i and 750Li are powered by a 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 that produces 400 hp and 450 lb-ft of torque, paired with a standard six-speed automatic. In Edmunds acceleration testing, the 750i and 750Li dashed from zero to 60 mph in a blink more than 5 seconds. EPA-estimated fuel economy is 15 mpg city/22 mpg highway and 17 mpg combined. Opting for the Li and/or xDrive lowers those numbers by roughly 1-2 mpg.

The 2012 BMW 760Li gets a 6.0-liter twin-turbo V12 good for 535 hp and 550 lb-ft of torque. An eight-speed automatic and rear-wheel drive are standard. BMW claims a 0-60 mph time of 4.5 seconds. EPA-estimated fuel economy is 13/19/15.

Safety

Standard safety features on the 2012 BMW 7 Series include antilock brakes, stability and traction control, front-seat side airbags, front knee airbags, side curtain airbags and active front head restraints. In Edmunds brake testing, the 740i stopped from 60 mph in an excellent 109 feet. The heavier 750i came to rest in an equally impressive 112 feet. The 750Li was about the same.

Optional safety features include adaptive cruise control, lane departure and blind-spot warning, rear and sideview cameras and infrared night vision with pedestrian detection that displays the images either in the main dash display or in the head-up display (if so equipped).


Special Offer Details

*2014 750Li xDrive Sedan Available only to qualified customers by BMW Financial Services NA, LLC/Financial Services Vehicle Trust through 09-30-14. Advertised lease rate based on gross capitalized cost of $95,620.00. Includes destination charge. Excludes title, taxes, registration license fees, insurance, dealer prep and additional options. Total monthly payments equal $38,412.00. Cash due at signing includes $10,475.00 capitalized cost reduction, $725.00 acquisition fee, and first month's payment of $1,069.00. Total payments equal $49,612.00. At lease end, lessee pays for excess wear and tear plus $0.20/mile over 30,000 miles. Subject to credit approval. Includes Dealer contribution and eligible incentive/offers from BMW.

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