2011 BMW 740i and 740Li Sedans Pricing Announced

7-series | January 11th, 2010 by 5
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As an exciting example of its EfficientDynamics engineering philosophy, BMW announced the North American debut of the 7 Series with a twin-turbocharged inline-6 engine. Featuring …

As an exciting example of its EfficientDynamics engineering philosophy, BMW announced the North American debut of the 7 Series with a twin-turbocharged inline-6 engine. Featuring BMW’s award-winning inline-6 engine that produces V-8 power on six-cylinder fuel consumption, the new BMW 740i and BMW 740Li achieve a remarkable balance of power, efficiency, and sporty driving dynamics. Both models will go on sale in the United States as 2011 models in Spring 2010. The M.S.R.P. of the 740i is $71,025 and the long wheelbase 740Li will retail for $75,425 (prices Include $875 Destination and Handling charge).

In 1977, the original BMW 7 Series was launched exclusively with inline-6 propulsion. The United States first met the BMW 7 Series in the 1978 model year as the 733i Sedan. The 733i featured a 3.2-liter inline-6 engine rated at 197 horsepower. The 733i remained on sale in America until it was replaced in 1985 by the BMW 735i Sedan. The 735i, which featured an updated inline-6 engine producing 218 horsepower from 3.4 liters, enjoyed a production run that lasted through the end of the 1992 model year. The 735i was joined by the extended-wheelbase 735iL in May of 1988.

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A keystone of BMW’s EfficientDynamics philosophy is “virtual displacement,” the notion that BMW’s modern engines of smaller displacement can equal or exceed the outputs of traditional engines of larger displacement and more cylinders. This principle is already seen in the BMW 750i model, which features a twin-turbocharged V-8 engine performing at the level of BMW’s previous-generation V12 engine. Virtual displacement provides the power of a larger engine with the fuel efficiency and low CO2 emissions signature of a smaller engine. The 2011 BMW 740i and 740Li feature BMW’s internationally acclaimed twin-turbocharged inline-6 engine with up-rated output of 315 horsepower at 5800 rpm and 330 lb-ft of torque from 1600-4500 rpm. All-aluminum construction, High Precision direct fuel injection, Double-VANOS variable camshaft technology, and Brake Energy Regeneration are a few of the technologies used under the BMW EfficientDynamics philosophy to place the 740i and 740Li among the most powerful six-cylinder luxury sedans in the world. Delivering power to the rear wheels is BMW’s 6-speed automatic transmission, well-known for fast, smooth gearshifts and an ability to intelligently adapt to the driver’s style.

Both models will be available with the full complement of well-known 7 Series options and packages, including the M Sport Package, Driver Assistance Package, Luxury Seating Packages, Rear Entertainment Package, and even the BMW Individual Composition Package.

[Source: BMW ]

5 responses to “2011 BMW 740i and 740Li Sedans Pricing Announced”

  1. Kodey says:

    I dont get it, is the 740Li going to be on the same wheelbase as the 750Li? And the interior is going to be exactly the same right? The only difference between the 740 and 750 models are going to be the engines right?

  2. bmwlah.com says:

    is it available for asia??

  3. kcsnayud says:

    I bet so. Yeah, the interiors are the same, but i think the 740 will have less standard equipment than the 750, so maybe the price diffrence is worth it, i dunno.

  4. John Brooks says:

    The wheelbase in the 740 and 750 are the same.
    In the UK we already have the 740,750,760 and 730 Diesel in standard and long wheelbase.You just decide which engine suits your needs.the 750 does have a few extra things incuded in the price.6CD unit,lane departure warning,different wheels,Etc
    I have the 750Li and it is fantastic especially with the four wheel steering and dynamic drive suspension.The most popular engine is the Diesel which is fast ,smooth and economical.

  5. Josh B says:

    Like John here in australia we have the same model line up being the 730D, 740/750 and the new 760LI. Each model carries there own standerd equipment and the cost between models are quiet substantial. The 760Li comes with every option excluding the individual, whilst the 750 comes with most options. The 740 and 730d dont come with much options at all and if youd like to take full advantage of owning a 7 specing them becomes very expensive.
    As John i too baught the 750LI with almost all the options. Its what i consider a 7series to be. In australia the 40 & 50 engines are by far the populer choice with the 760LI reserved for a very select few. Although the diesel is the cheapest in the range it hasnt had much sales success here. So buying the right 7 is purely a matter of personal taste

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