BMW UK hosted last week the national launch of the new 2016 BMW 7 Series. The show car introduced to journalists was the BMW 730d and 730Ld models available in European markets.
The diesel unit powering the BMW 730d and BMW 730Ld models has a 3.0-liter capacity and likewise boasts a 7hp increase in output, in this case to 265hp, combined with superior efficiency. Peak torque is now 620Nm, which translates into formidable pulling power. What’s more, fuel consumption and emissions are considerably lower as well thanks to a reduction in weight, improved thermodynamics for the turbocharging system with VNT technology and a new common-rail direct injection system with piezo injectors that now generate a maximum pressure of 2,500 bar.
The new diesel models in the BMW 7 Series line-up are available with xDrive as an option with the exception of 730Ld.
BMW’s 730d was fitted with the dynamic M Sport Package which includes an M aerodynamic body styling package comprising model-specific front/rear aprons and side skirts, plus 19-inch M light-alloy wheels in twin-spoke design, illuminated door sill finishers bearing the M logo and accents in either light or dark chrome. Inside there’s a BMW Individual headliner in Anthracite and Fineline black wood interior trim strips with high-gloss metal effect.
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BMW UK aims to sell circa 1,400 7 Series models in its first full year of sales. For the rest of the year, BMW aims to sell 581 units. The new BMW 7 Series goes on sale on 24 October 2015. Prices start at £64,530.