2016 BMW 7 Series Release Date, Price, Photos, Specs & Review
The all-new 2016 BMW 7 Series are going to be introduced in the US as a 740i and a 750i xDrive model. The European market will get at launch time the 730d and 730Ld models, each with a rear-wheel drive setup or all-wheel drive. A plug-in hybrid 740Le is additionally a part of the official press release.
BMW has gone to nice lengths to insure that its newest 7 Series is as advanced, in terms of each luxury and technology, as attainable. The 2016 7 Series has undergone a colossal weight reduction, with BMW utilizing high-end materials, like aluminum, magnesium and CFRP. The savings are up to one hundred thirty kilo (286 lbs). With a stunning array of leather, wood and metallic element, the new 2016 BMW 7 Series’ interior includes a bright, comfortable and ethereal feel to it. There’s a new iDrive system, version 5.0 that utilizes touch screen inputs as well as Gesture Control.
2016 BMW 7-Series specs
The anticipated volume seller in the UK is the 730d that receives BMW’s new B57 engine. The turbocharged 3.0-litre six-cylinder unit uses a new contraption system that operates at 2500bar. It develops 7bhp and 45lb ft over the N57-designated engine it replaces, with 261bhp and 457lb ft. This is sufficient to produce the only diesel-powered model within the initial line-up with a 0-62mph time of 5.8sec and a 155mph top speed. BMW claims that it additionally brings a formidable 12.4mpg improvement in fuel consumption, at 62.8mpg, and a 29g/km reduction in CO2emissions, at 119g/km.
BMW will offer the 7 Series with a plug-in hybrid petrol-electric system in a new 740e model. it uses BMW’s new B48 turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol engine and an electrical motor mounted inside the gearbox to produce a combined output of 321bhp, 0-62mph in 5.6sec and a 149mph top speed in hybrid mode. In electrical mode, it’s claimed to produce a zero-emission varies of up to twenty five miles at speeds of up to 75mph. The new 740e is rated at 134.5mpg, with average CO2 emissions of simply 49g/km.
The twin-turbocharged 4.4-litre V8 petrol unit can seem next year in the 750i Xdrive. The 90deg engine delivers 444bhp however, through a series of upgrades that embrace new twin-scroll turbochargers and a higher 10.5:1 compression ratio, it currently provides an added 37lb ft of torque at 479lb ft. This offers the range-topping 7 Series a 0-62mph time of 4.4sec, a 155mph prime speed, combined fuel consumption of 34.9mpg and CO2emissions of 189g/km. A twin-turbo 6.0-litre V12 twin turbo is additionally set to hitch the 7 Series vary later in its life. The V8 and also the V12 are set to be utilized by Rolls-Royce.
2016 BMW 7 Series release date and price
The 2016 BMW 7 Series will be introduced within the U.S. as the 740i and 750i xDrive. Prices begin at $81,300 and $97,400, severally, not including destination and handling charge of $950. A BMW Individual program for the new 7 Series will be obtainable in 2016. The M Sport package can come at market launch, however compared to the previous generation, it’ll solely brings visual enhancements to the exterior; the cabin stays constant as the standard model.
2016 BMW 7 Series rides on a heavily reworked suspension. It adopts air springs front and rear, instead of simply at the rear as antecedent, providing perpetually variable damping control, automatic self-leveling and also the ability to change the nominal 135mm ride height on the go. The driver will raise ground clearance by 20mm at the press of a button at speeds below 22mph, whereas in Sport mode the ride height is mechanically reduced by 10mm at bound speeds for improved aerodynamic potency.