Success doesn’t always have to be shown off, but those of us who have achieved a high level of success enjoy driving and riding in cars that are built with an exceptional degree of attention to detail. These cars are full of amazing features and equipment that turn driving from a boring requirement into an exciting and enjoyable experience. The BMW 7 Series of vehicles does just this for the very successful among us who only want to drive the best in luxury sedans. With options for a longer wheelbase to give even more room to stretch out in the rear seat and an amazing lineup of engines and equipment, the 7 Series is one of the finest luxury cars from a world renowned name in luxury automaking.
For longer road trips and vacations, the 7 Series shows off with all the comfort for any family to enjoy. This is also a fantastic car to impress a new corporate client with a smartly built interior as well as an attractive but not overly done exterior that makes the 7 Series a great car to drive or ride inside. For 2015 the 7 Series adds a new engine for some owners to choose and take full advantage of a turbocharged diesel engine.
The 7 Series is an absolute dream to drive. With a huge focus on handling rather than simply creature comfort, which seems to be the focus of other large luxury sedans, the 7 Series offers the ability to be aggressive around twists and turns on any road. This handling is the direct result of strong braking, a sporty suspension and exceptional steering that all allow the car to stay planted firmly on the road and under control. Add the ultra-quiet cabin and the driving experience is one of superb handling along with a smooth and quiet ride that any owner will appreciate during every drive.
With the prices asked for on the 7 Series it should come as no surprise there are a veritable smorgasbord of engine setups to choose from, all of which offer excellent performance where desired. All of these engines are attached to a highly-engineered and dynamic eight-speed automatic transmission for owners to seriously appreciate. The first of these great engines comes in as a 3.0-liter turbocharged inline six-cylinder engine in the 740 model. This engine offers 315 horsepower and 300 lb.-ft. of torque. When paired with the transmission this model offers a nice fuel mileage which comes in at 19 city/29 hwy mpg for the RWD version and 19 city/28 hwy mpg for the AWD model.
The second engine is the one found in the ActiveHybrid 7 version which is a 3.0-liter twin turbocharged inline six-cylinder hybrid engine. This power plant gives up a net 350 horsepower and 360 lb.-ft. of torque to give very nice power to the car. This setup gives owners a fuel efficiency of 22 city/30 hwy mpg to enjoy.
Third in this lineup is a 3.0-liter turbocharged diesel inline six-cylinder engine which is under the hood lf the 740Ld. This engine offers 255 horsepower and a strong 413 lb.-ft. of torque along with bringing in a very nice 23 city/31 hwy mpg for owners to gain some savings at the pump.
Moving up in size to the 750 model the engine found is a 4.4-liter twin-turbocharged V8 that offers a very nice 445 horsepower and 480-lb.-ft. of torque. This version still offers nice fuel mileage coming in at 17 city/25 hwy mpg for the RWD model and 16 city/24 hwy mpg for the AWD version.
The largest engine in the group is 6.0-liter twin-turbocharged V12 engine which is under the hood of the 760 model. This powerful engine gives a strong 535 horsepower and 550 lb.-ft. of torque. This huge beast gives a still amazing 13 city/20 hwy mpg of fuel mileage to enjoy when paired with the transmission.
Finally, the most powerful offering for the 7 Series is the 4.4-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine in the Alpina B7 which offers a very strong 540 horsepower and 538 lb.-ft. of torque. This engine gives a nice fuel efficiency which comes in at 16 city/25 hwy mpg for the RWD model and 16 city/24 hwy mpg for the AWD version.
Inside and outside the 7 Series offers a huge amount of comfort, style, grace and exceptional design for all owners to fully enjoy the height of BMW’s offerings. Standard equipment for this car isn’t so much standard for other models, but with this price range these features are expected. This list includes 4-zone climate control, a heated steering wheel, a navigation system, and a 16-speaker audio system with two subwoofers, adaptive headlights; BMW’s driving dynamics control, Bluetooth connectivity, USB inputs, BMW Online, BMW Apps, eight airbags and BMW Assist with emergency services.
The optional features offered turn a comfortable and highly engaging driving into one that is amazing to enjoy and drive. The features include a Bang & Olufsen premium sound system, a full-color head-up display, a Driver Assistance Package which includes lane departure alters, pedestrian warnings, along with side and top view cameras and an active cruise control system. Bespoke features are also available to allow anyone to fully personalize their 7 Series into a car that fully reflects their own personality. With so many amazing features and awesome looks on the 7 Series, everyone riding along will enjoy the ride and those who watch it pass by will simply be amazed.
With a starting price of $75,000 for the 740i, this is not a car everyone can afford, but for those who can it makes a great choice. The additional rear seats space for the longer wheelbase adds $4,000 to the price with the AWD costing an additional $3,000 to get the price up over $80,000. Moving up to the 750i the price begins around $88,000 with the 740d showing up near $83,500. The ActiveHybrid 7 starts over $85,000 with the limited edition Alpina B7 coming in near $130,000 and the 760Li starts well over $142,000. At any price, the luxury is full and complete for this amazing BMW lineup.