2015 BMW 7-Series Vehicle Overview
Comfort & Convenience
Concierge Services with Critical Calling
Wherever you travel, friendly Concierge Services representatives assist you with local restaurant and hotel recommendations, movie times and ticket information, flight arrival and departure gates and times, fuel prices and availability, and much more. You can also get the "Points of Interest" (POI) download, which allows the representative to send addresses and phone numbers to your vehicle. This information can then be transferred to your BMW Navigation system for route guidance, or for calling from your Bluetooth linked mobile phone.
Let this next-generation Navigation system take the lead. It provides fast, customized tips and offers special routes to increase the efficiency of drives with reduced fuel consumption. The system is equipped with a quick-start function, enhanced route calculation and high-contrast 10.2-inch color display.
For city commuting, high-resolution 3D mapping can guide drivers using distinctive buildings as landmarks; and with the optional BMW Assist™ and Advanced Real-Time Traffic Information (RTTI), trips can be planned ahead to avoid on-road congestion.
Additionally, ECO PRO Mode analyzes each personal driving style, the traffic situation and the journey profile to calculate the most fuel-efficient, alternate route, for added savings without losing any time.
Imagine what it could be like to open the trunk quickly and easily with just one small gesture. Now, BMW’s Comfort Access system offers convenient, keyless access to vehicles when the remote key is simply carried in your pocket or purse. This hands-free function automatically unlocks and opens the trunk when you stand behind the vehicle and move your foot under the center of the rear bumper. You can even lock and unlock the doors by merely touching the handle.
As an innovative feature of BMW ConnectedDrive, it significantly increases convenience when loading luggage or doing work at the rear of your BMW—and to rule out any misuse, the vehicle only opens to a person carrying a key that the system identifies through radio signals.
Four-Zone Climate Control
Four-zone climate control – with four individual temperature settings – gives every passenger a personalized and comfortable environment. Choose a lower air temperature around the head and chest than in the footwell, or warm up during colder, winter months. During any time of year, here’s a BMW 7 Series Sedan that feels just as luxurious as it looks.
As a function of BMW ConnectedDrive, BMW Apps lets you access social networks, music plug-ins and video playback through your iPhone® and see them on the display screen. Tune in to web radio and search for stations from around the globe by name, location or genre; store favorite entries on your iPhone® to take from one vehicle to another; access content from Twitter and Facebook accounts to stay updated with what's happening amongst friends and family; and enjoy music on-demand with Pandora® Radio.
iDrive 4.2: Now with Touchpad
The new BMW iDrive 4.2 navigation system showcases an optimized menu display with state-of-the-art technologies, such as advanced real-time traffic data. In addition, a new iDrive rotary controller with an integrated touchpad makes it easy for passengers on-the-go to enter destinations, phone numbers and more.
Bang & Olufsen High-End Surround Sound System
Experience listening pleasure equal to that of the world’s best concert halls with the optional Bang & Olufsen high-quality Surround Sound system. Thanks to innovative technologies, like 16 active speakers, 1,200 watts and an acoustic lens in the center speaker—which opens when the sound system is activated—every passenger is given an exclusive box seat.
Precisely orchestrated trebles, mid-tones and bass notes treat the most discerning music enthusiasts to the acoustic fidelity and quality of a real concert hall. For example, try "Studio" mode for crystal-clear sound or the “Expanded” mode for incomparable surround sound.
SiriusXM™ Satellite Radio
Welcome to the world of SiriusXM™. With the Sirius All-Access package, hear every channel available in your BMW, including commercial free music, plus sports, news, talk, entertainment and all of its premium programming.
Also included: SiriusXM™ Internet Radio, so passengers can bring SiriusXM™ with them, wherever they go, through their computer, smartphone and tablet—it's the ultimate package.
Performance & Efficiency
3.0-Liter, TwinPower Turbo Inline 6-Cylinder Engine, 315 hp
This unique engine combines twin-scroll TwinPower Turbo, High Precision Direct Injection and BMW's Valvetronic variable intake technology to help the engine "breathe" better. The result: Turbo lag that’s virtually eliminated, with one of the most fuel-efficient ratings in its class.
The BMW 740i Sedan develops a maximum output of 315 hp at 5,800 rpm, and redlines at 6,000 rpm. A peak torque of 330 lb-ft kicks in almost immediately—at 1,300 rpm—and continues to push passengers back in their seats, as it escalates to 4,500 rpm.
Driving Dynamics Control
Driving Dynamics Control is available at the push of a button, and allows drivers of the BMW 7 Series to select a mode that best reflects their preferred driving style. Whether it’s Comfort, Comfort +, Sport or Sport +, each setting adjusts the suspension, steering, transmission shift points, and dynamic stability control, for either higher levels of comfort or sportier on-road dynamics.
Additionally, ECO PRO Mode can help achieve a fuel savings of up to 20%. It uses engine management software to adjust the output characteristics (for example, the automatic transmission upshifts sooner and remains in a higher gear longer), and also includes an optional "coasting mode," where the powertrain is decoupled as soon as the driver eases off of the accelerator at speeds between 30 and 100 mph. This action eliminates engine braking to improve fuel efficiency.
Red lights, traffic jams, train crossings. In everyday driving situations, there are countless instances when the engine is idling and unnecessarily burning fuel.
Instead, the driver can opt to use the Auto Start-Stop function, which automatically switches off the engine as the driver engages the brake, and as the vehicle remains stationary. However, it’s only activated when energy is not needed for anything else—such as the air-conditioning system or rear window defroster—and as soon as the driver's foot leaves the brake pedal, the engine starts up again. In practice, it’s both a seamless and comfortable way to save fuel.
Brake Energy Regeneration
To supply a battery with electrical energy, the generator (alternator) is usually driven using engine power, which requires fuel. With Brake Energy Regeneration, the generator produces electricity when the driver brakes or takes a foot off the accelerator.
Kinetic energy that was previously unharnessed is then transformed into electrical energy and fed directly into the battery. This way, additional power is created without unnecessary consumption.
Safety & Security
BMW Assist eCall™ and TeleServices
In an emergency, BMW Assist eCall, now standard in most BMWs, automatically sends your location and relevant information to police and EMT services, saving critical time when you need it most. Also standard with BMW Teleservices, your BMW knows exactly when the next servicing appointment is coming up and informs you about any maintenance requirements. Your BMW Service Center will call you to arrange an appointment. Wherever you are, your BMW Service Center is at your side.
Adaptive LED Headlights
The Adaptive LED Headlights give the BMW 7 Series its unmistakable appearance. The accent line with its indicator function, for example, cuts into the top portion of the BMW’s characteristic light rings to redefine the expression of the vehicle’s entire front section.
But what’s more, form and function unite in the new and distinctive double-round headlights. These daytime running, low and high beams, shine from the three-dimensional Corona rings, while LED lights illuminate the road as the cones of the Adaptive Headlights follow its every turn.
When maneuvering slowly around a bend, integrated cornering lights automatically brighten the area at the side of the vehicle. And when high-beam assistance is selected, the vehicle automatically turns on the high beams when needed, as long as the lights of another vehicle are not detected.
BMW Night Vision
Optional BMW Night Vision allows drivers to see animals and pedestrians up to 900 feet (or 300 meters) ahead, in the dark. Utilizing infrared technology from the vehicle’s built-in, front camera, the BMW 7 Series displays potential road hazards on the Navigation system so drivers can avoid them well before they’re visible to the naked eye.
In the BMW 7 Series, Night Vision Pedestrian Detection technology highlights animals and humans, and alerts the driver accordingly. In dangerous situations, a yellow pre-alert appears, while in very critical situations an acute-approach red warning symbol will appear as an acoustic warning sounds.
Active Blind Spot Detection
Looking forward isn't just a metaphor for our desire to innovate. It's also quite literal. The available Active Blind Spot Detection system identifies vehicles in areas which are difficult to see from the driver’s seat, helping to avoid collisions when changing lanes and making it easier to keep your eyes focused on the road ahead. Using radar sensors at the rear of the vehicle, which monitor the traffic behind it, this system alerts drivers if another car is in their blind spot by displaying a light on their side-view mirror housings. And if the driver doesn’t notice the warning and signals to indicate changing lanes, the light on the mirror housing will begin to flash as the steering wheel vibrates.
Active Cruise Control
The BMW 7 Series with Active Cruise Control and Stop & Go functionality now comes with something new—a Front Collision Warning System. With this system, drivers are alerted if they are in danger of driving into the back of the vehicle in front of them.
First, a symbol appears in the instrument cluster and in the optional Head-Up Display. Next, if the situation becomes more critical, the symbol starts to flash while a warning sound is heard. When it’s necessary, the brake system also prepares to engage.
Even when Active Cruise Control is not in use, the Front Collision Warning System remains active.
2014 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 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.
- 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
- 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
- Side curtain airbags
- Front-seat side-impact airbags
- Knee airbags
- Electronic stability system
- Antilock brakes
- Available lane departure warning
- Available blind spot warning system