(from BMW Press
Release) The new BMW 7 Series: Sporting poise and
luxurious comfort in perfect harmony
• New full-LED
headlights, a prominent BMW kidney grille and a modified front
apron define the unmistakable appearance of the new BMW 7 Series
• New to the cockpit
are the multifunctional instrument display allowing the driver
to select a variety of information and the central Control
Display with 3D graphics. New Rear Seat Entertainment package.
• New and upgraded
engine variants raise the bar in terms of output and efficiency.
Eight-speed automatic transmission is fitted as standard. Fuel
savings of up to 25 per cent are possible.
• Engine line-up
ranges from a TwinPower Turbo diesel unit that holds the title
of the world’s most powerful straight-six diesel engine to the
second-generation BMW ActiveHybrid 7.
• Advanced features
such as coasting mode, proactive hybrid technology and the
Driving Experience Control switch with ECO PRO mode enhance both
driving comfort and efficiency.
• Optimised chassis
– with self-levelling air suspension at the rear axle – gives
long-distance comfort a noticeable boost.
• New Connected
Drive highlights: latest-generation Professional navigation
system, BMW Night Vision + Dynamic Light Spot, anti-dazzle LED
High-Beam Assistant, BMW Parking Assistant, Driver Assistant
Plus, Active Protection.
The new BMW 7 Series is
set to reinforce its position as the most innovative sedan in the
luxury segment. The flagship model series of the BMW fleet embodies
sporting elegance, refined powertrain technology and luxurious
comfort in equal measure. And now, by making a clear step up in
terms of product substance, the Sedan is set to underline its
leadership. New LED headlights, an upgraded interior with optimised
soundproofing, markedly improved ride comfort, a comprehensive
selection of optional equipment and state-of-the-art safety
technology combine to create an in-car experience from the top
drawer. A line-up of either new or optimised drive systems,
including the world’s most powerful six-cylinder in-line diesel
engine and the second-generation BMW ActiveHybrid 7, set new
performance and efficiency benchmarks.
Body: new LED headlights and
subtle new design features.
Dynamic lines and
perfectly balanced proportions continue to lie at the heart of the
BMW 7 Series Sedan’s sporty and elegant presence. The most
eye-catching feature of the new BMW 7 Series are the new LED
headlights with hallmark BMW corona rings and a smart accent strip,
which now ensure the new BMW 7 Series projects a distinctive
appearance at night as well. The modified BMW kidney grille with
nine slats – instead of the previous 12 – and revised front apron
set the new model apart from its predecessor. Elsewhere, indicators
integrated into the lower section of the exterior mirrors are among
the new features visible from the side. And last but not least, the
powerfully chiselled rear benefits from a thin chrome strip
connecting the two slim reflectors in the rear apron.
Interior: new leather seats,
optimised noise levels, Rear Seat Entertainment package and sound
system with extending centre speaker.
design, top-class materials, quality workmanship and outstanding
practicality define the interior of the BMW 7 Series Sedan. The
driver and front passenger can relax into newly designed leather
seats offering optimum lateral support and unbeatable long-distance
comfort. The rear passengers, too, travel in luxury and are largely
cocooned from outside noise. Individual seats are also available as
an option for the rear and can be adapted to passengers’ needs. And
the optional Rear Seat Entertainment package with a new 9.2-inch
flatscreen monitor ensures a refreshing diversion is always at hand
over extended journeys. The new 1,200-watt Bang & Olufsen High End
Surround Sound System delivers unimpeachable sound quality. Its 16
speakers include an illuminated centre speaker which retracts almost
fully into the instrument panel.
Cockpit: selectable displays in
black-panel technology and central Control Display
with 3D graphics.
In the new BMW 7 Series,
the multifunctional instrument display behind the steering wheel
takes its cues from the driver’s needs. Extended black-panel
technology opens up a whole new range of display options through the
10.25-inch screen. The instruments are now presented using different
colours and graphics depending on the driving mode selected, and
provide situation-specific information such as status and function
displays. The Control Display in the centre of the instrument panel
has also benefited from visual and technical improvements and now
uses high-resolution 3D graphics.
Powertrain and chassis:
refined power, improved efficiency and enhanced ride comfort.
The new BMW 7 Series
Sedan will hit the ground running in 2012 armed with new and
comprehensively revised engines which are extremely economical and
low on emissions and channel their power to the driven wheels
through an intelligent eight-speed automatic transmission.
Technology such as the Auto Start-Stop function, Brake Energy
Regeneration and the second-generation Driving Experience Control
switch with ECO PRO mode and coasting function pave the way for
additional fuel saving.
Alongside the flagship BMW 760i with its 12-cylinder powerplant and
the entry-level engine in the BMW 730i (not available in all
markets), customers can choose from the new six-cylinder in-line
engine powering the BMW 740i and the revised V8 petrol engine
earmarked for the BMW 750i. The six-cylinder diesel engines in the
BMW 730d and BMW 740d likewise offer drivers the combination of
increased output and lower fuel consumption. Making its debut,
meanwhile, is the new BMW 750d xDrive. Under its bonnet lies the new
TwinPower Turbo six-cylinder diesel engine – the world’s most
powerful diesel engine of its kind. Rounding off the range is the
second-generation BMW ActiveHybrid 7 with a new six-cylinder in-line
engine and significantly reduced emissions.
An impressive spread of chassis wizardry helps give the ride comfort
of the BMW 7 Series Sedan a noticeable boost. Complementing the
optimised chassis set-up – with modified rubber bearings and new
dampers – and the self-levelling air suspension for the rear axle is
the standard-fitted Electric Power Steering. State-of-the-art
electronic control systems with likewise retuned software help to
enhance the long-distance attributes of the BMW 7 Series Sedan and
ensure that the new edition of the car makes travelling on board
even more pleasurable – in terms of both dynamics and comfort.
BMW ConnectedDrive: intelligent
integration is the key to comfort and assurance at the wheel along
with unbeatable safety.
A unique combination of
driver assistance systems and mobility services allows the BMW 7
Series to once again demonstrate its innovative edge and technical
eminence over its rivals. To this end, the BMW ConnectedDrive
portfolio includes impressive new features that enable the Sedan to
maintain its leading position in the luxury segment.
Among the systems helping to maximise safety are BMW Night Vision +
Dynamic Light Spot with pedestrian recognition technology (unique in
the premium segment), the anti-dazzle LED High-Beam Assistant,
Driver Assistant Plus with Stop & Go function, Active Protection
with automatic fatigue recognition and Speed Limit Info including
the No Passing Info display using road sign symbols. A more powerful
operating system governing the central Control Display ensures the
entertainment programs are simpler to operate, optimises office and
online services, and makes using the telephone that much easier. The
Professional navigation system, meanwhile, is now more powerful and
features new and ultra-sharp map graphics and 3D city mode. An
innovative feature allowing convenient hands-free opening of the
boot lid rounds off the function-focused highlights of the BMW 7