2016 BMW 7 Series gets 2.0 liter four-cylinder engine turbo in Turkey and China

7-series | January 26th, 2016 by 25
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The new entry-level 2016 BMW 7 Series in Turkey and China is a 2.0 liter four-cylinder turbocharged model. Sold under the 730i moniker, the new …

The new entry-level 2016 BMW 7 Series in Turkey and China is a 2.0 liter four-cylinder turbocharged model. Sold under the 730i moniker, the new highly efficient limousine will go on sale this month.

The 2.0-liter turbocharged petrol engine is the same unit powering the BMW 225i Active Tourer, the facelifted 330i and the MINI Cooper John Cooper Works. Based on the B48 engine family, the powerplant generates 258 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque. The engine is paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission. The 730i will therefore run from standstill to 62 mph in 6.2 seconds, while the xDrive version of the 730Li runs it in 6.3 seconds – just 0.8 seconds slower than the 740i’s 5.5 second time.

Top speed is limited to 155 mph (250 km/h).

bmw 730i four cylinder

The combined fuel consumption stands at 40.55 miles per gallon (5.8 liters per 100 kilometers) with corresponding CO2 emissions of 134 grams per kilometer.

Pricing for the 730i in Turkey starts from $209,925 (€193,698).

[Source: PaulTan]

25 responses to “2016 BMW 7 Series gets 2.0 liter four-cylinder engine turbo in Turkey and China”

  1. mckillio says:

    Considering the size of this vehicle, anything under 6.5 seconds is pretty fast for a 4 cylinder. For reference, the current 528i and Xi (ya, I did it) do 0-60 in 6.1 and 6.3. The 528i is 3,814lbs to the 740Li is 4,225 and while not apples to apples, the 528 weighs 143lbs less than the 535, putting the 730 around 4,082.

  2. JRobUSC says:

    I wonder what a rear drive, short body 730i weighs? Cadillac is all over the internet today with the 4-cyl CT6, saying it weighs around 3700lbs. How close do you suppose the 730i would be?

  3. Efoza says:

    This is going to be so sluggish. I already find the 730d underpowered. The best choice is the forthcoming 740d.

    • Frederik says:

      The 730d is nowhere near underpowered.
      The difference in weight with the late model makes it a very fun drive.
      Our references are a 740d and 535d, so we know what to compare with.

      • Efoza says:

        I have based my opinion on personal experience of having owned my 2016 730d since its launch in October 2015 and now also having had the pleasure of being given a 740d for an extended test drive. 740d is certainly the best choice by far. 730d is great car but is sluggish.

  4. Kaisuke971 says:

    People are arguing about the engine, and i’m just sitting here wondering why no one cares about the car starting at probably enough to give you a fully loaded 760Li in the US.

  5. real BMW from 90's says:

    “7 Series gets 2.0 liter four-cylinder engine” – ohhh mooooom! -_-

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