New reports from Asia indicate that BMW might working on a new 730Li powered by a 2.0 liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine. The B48-powered 7 Series limousine would arrive in March 2016 and it’s likely to have a similar power output as the F30 330 Facelift. The B48 2.0 liter unit produces 252 horsepower and 350 Nm of torque. The F02 730Li is currently using a six-cylinder engine producing 258 horsepower and 310 Nm of Torque.
The information is based on a screenshot – in Chinese – which indicates an environmental registration in China.
BMW’s new 730Li will be the second new 7 Series to be powered by a four-cylinder unit. BMW has also launched a 740Le plug-in hybrid which pairs the combustion engine with an electric motor.
The brand-new BMW 7 Series, the Bavarian flagship, is one of the most impressive vehicles in the automotive world not just in BMW’s stable. It’s built using groundbreaking Carbon Core chassis technology, has some of the most innovative cabin technology and is one of the best driving luxury vehicles on the market. The 7 Series sets the bar for all BMWs and is the car that future BMWs will improve from, as the 7 Series’ technology trickles down to them. But it isn’t just a luxurious techno-fest, as the 7 Series can properly handle, too and has great engines.[Source: PaulTan]