BMW not planning four-cylinder 7 Series model

7-series | November 10th, 2010 by 10
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Going after the eco-friendly conscious of its customers, Mercedes-Benz is about to launch a four-cylinder version of the S-Class model. The S-Class sedan will be …

Going after the eco-friendly conscious of its customers, Mercedes-Benz is about to launch a four-cylinder version of the S-Class model. The S-Class sedan will be powered by a 2.2 liter four-cylinder diesel engine.

Dubbed S250 CDI, the S-class generated 204 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque. Fuel consumption is said to be around 42 MPG.

Despite its main competitor launching a more eco-friendly flagship model, BMW says it has no plans to offer a four-cylinder variant in the 7 Series family.

“I like selling 7-series cars with six- and eight- cylinders,” Reithofer said last month at the Paris Motor Show. “What we need to offer with these cars in the future is electrification.”

BMW not planning four cylinder 7 Series model

BMW recently shuffled its U.S. 7-Series lineup, ditching the previously standard eight-cylinder engine for a more fuel efficient six-cylinder unit.

In Europe, BMW is selling a 730d model with an output of 245 horsepower and EU drive cycle at 34.6 MPG (U.S.) with CO2 emissions of 178 g/km.

In 2012, Audi will also launch an A8 Hybrid with four-cylinder engine.

BMW has invested 1.2 billion euros in fuel-saving technology, while Mercedes nearly doubled its investment on “green” development to 1 billion euros this year.

[Source: AutoNews ]

  • George

    4 cylinder snoooze. 7 series snooooze.

  • Lariv

    I would much rather have a four cylinder 7 series rather than a FWD BMW.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1284428520 ///M3 Guy

      Actually Both are BAD! beleive me. A FWD is not a BMW. And a pony pulling 2 tons!! is quite BAD.

    • Mateo

      HA HA HA LOL Lariv = RESPECT
      great words!
      FWD isn’t BMW, 4 cylinder 7 series is kind a well, kind a S-Class 4 cylinder diesel in europe.
      But we could get over it (4 cylinder diesel)

  • Doug

    I could swear they already had one — the 720d. Do they just meant BMWNA?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001688446429 Giom Mouton

    I don’t know of any four cylinder sevens. The 520d is the only four I know of in the upper segment.

    But, a four in a Seven seems a little pointless. People buying large cars shouldn’t be worrying about economy – if they do, like my step dad, they get something like a 530d or a 730d. Thats very economical.

    I also rather like the idea of a hybrid system in the lower engine ranges to make them even more economical, but without the need for a four!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1284428520 ///M3 Guy

    Good. Cause it’s a STUPID idea!

    • Doug

      what about a 3-cylinder diesel with FWD? Right in the sweet spot of luxury and fuel economy!

  • Bryce

    …and when they advertise that it goes “0 to 6.2 mph in 60 seconds” people will just think it’s a typo!

  • Mac in Florida

    You are all making one mistake. Judging the car before you drive it. Technology is advancing remarkably fast now that the role of the microprocessor has expanded. Direct injection was not the last big change. Valve control is still in development. Oh, and don’t forget that most buyers are not true enthusiast of the automobile.

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