As announced a few weeks back, the six-cylinder 7 Series makes a comeback in the U.S. market. The 2011 BMW 740i was showcased at the Detroit Auto Show and sales will begin this Spring. Both the 740i and 740Li 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).

The 2011 BMW 740i and 740Li feature BMW’s the twin-turbocharged inline-6 engine with maximum 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.

The engine is matted to a 6-speed automatic transmission.


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.

The 740i will save you somewhere around $9,000 compared to the 750i and it is only about $7,000 more than the 550i GT.

Photos by Shawn Molnar