2016 BMW 7 Series – WORLD PREMIERE

7 Series | June 10th, 2015 by 14
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The new 2016 BMW 7 Series makes its world debut today. The brand’s flagship is in its sixth generation and aims to set a new benchmark in the segment with its lightweight design, driving dynamics, comfort and luxury features, intelligent connectivity and extensive cabin tech.

The all-new BMW 7 Series will be introduced in the US as a 740i and a 750i xDrive model; the company has yet to say if other models will follow. The European market will also get at launch time the 730d and 730Ld models, both with a rear-wheel drive setup or all-wheel drive. A plug-in hybrid 740Le is also part of the official press release.

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BMW’s flagship features new technologies such as Gesture Control, Wireless Charging, the standalone option of the Display Key, Panorama glass roof Sky Lounge, Bowers & Wilkins Diamond surround sound system, anti-dazzle BMW Laserlight with BMW Selective Beam, Driving Assistant, among many others. An Active Kidney Grille will also be available for the first time in the US.

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BMW has gone to great lengths to insure that its newest 7 Series is as advanced, in terms of both luxury and technology, as possible. The 2016 7 Series has undergone a massive weight reduction, with BMW utilizing high-end materials, such as aluminum, magnesium and CFRP, as much as possible. The savings are up to 130 kg (286 lbs).


The whole car looks tighter and crisper. The large kidney grilles are front and center and display an air of power and opulence as the full LED headlights seem to flow out of them. The hood is also lower and leaner, giving the new 7er a more aggressive and sporting look.


Where the old one looked rather large and bloated, this new 7er’s rear end looks slimmer with a nice silhouette. It’s much tighter and leaner than before and its full LED taillights have been slimmed down.


With a lovely array of leather, wood and aluminum, the new 7 Series’ interior has a bright, comfortable and airy feel to it. There’s a new iDrive system, version 5.0, which utilizes touchscreen inputs as well as Gesture Control.


The gauge cluster has been replaced with a 12.3” screen, displaying different gauges while in different Driving Modes. There is also an all-new graphic Head-Up Display, which can display road speed, turn-by-turn navigation. Everything within arms reach is covered in either leather, beautifully finished wood or aluminum.


The rear seats get a wide array of climate and seating controls via a touchscreen display built into the armrest. 2016-bmw-7-series-interior-images-1900x1200-07

Overall, the entire car isn’t a design revolution, but it’s a great evolution over the previous design and one that will hold its own with the S-Class from Stuttgart.

The 2016 BMW 7 Series will arrive in the US showrooms in the fall of 2015. The MSRP for the BMW 740i will be $81,300 and the BMW 750i xDrive will be $97,400 (prices do not include Destination and Handling).

The all-new BMW 7 Series

740i 750i xDrive
Seats 5 5
Number of Doors 4 4
Vehicle length inch 206.6 206.6
Vehicle width inch 74.9 74.9
Width including mirrors inch 85.4 85.4
Vehicle height inch 58.2 58.2
Wheelbase inch 126.4 126.4
Overhang front inch 35 35
Rear overhang inch 45.2 45.2
Ground clearance inch 5.3 5.3
Turning circle ft 42 42.3
Legroom front inch 41.4 41.4
Legroom 2nd row inch 44.4 44.4
Shoulder room front inch 59.2 59.2
Shoulder room rear inch 57.7 57.7
Headroom front with Moonroof inch 39.9 39.9
Maximum headroom 2st row with Moonroof inch 38.9 38.9
Trunk volume (SAE) ft³ 18.2 18.2
US Tank capacity [gallons] gal 20.6 20.6
Rear Weight distribution (empty car) % 48.4 45.7
US Curb weight [lbs] lbs 4225 4610
US Gross vehicle weight lbs 5450 5870
US Payload lbs 960 960
US Axle load limit of the front lbs 2585 2900
US Axle load limit of the rear lbs 3030 3140
Config/No of cyls/valves in line/6/4 V90/8/4
Fuel management DME 8.6 DME 8.8
Engine Technology BMW TwinPower Turbo BMW TwinPower Turbo
Turbo Type Twinscroll Twinscroll
Stroke mm 94.6 88.3
Bore mm 82 89
Displacement cm³ 2998 4395
Compression rate :1 11 10.5
Engine power [bHP] bHP 320 445
at rpm 1/min 5200-6500 5500-6000
Engine torque lb-ft 330 480
at rpm 1/min 1380 1800-4500
Emission classification (type-certified) ULEV ULEV


740i 750i xDrive
Transmission type 8HP50 8HP75
Gear ratios
1st 5 5
2nd 3.2 3.2
3rd 2.143 2.143
4th 1.72 1.72
5th 1.314 1.313
6th 1 1
7th 0.822 0.823
8th 0.64 0.64
Reverse gear 3.456 3.478
Final drive ratio 3.077 2.813
Top speed mph 130 130
Top speed opt (mph) mph 155 155
0-60 mph s 5.4 4.3
Suspension type front double wishbone axle double wishbone axle
Rear suspension five-link suspension five-link suspension
Steering type rack-and-pinion rack-and-pinion
Power-steering EPS EPS
Steering transmission, overall :1 16.9 16.9
Front brake disc ventilated disc ventilated
Rear brake disc ventilated disc ventilated
Front tires 245/50 R18 245/45 R19
Front rims 8J x 18 LM 8,5J x 19 LM
Rear tires 245/50 R18 245/45 R19
Rear rims 8J x 18 LM 8,5J x 19 LM
Track front [inch] inch 63.5 63.4
Rear track [inch] inch 64.6 64.6
Cx 0.27 0.28
Generator amperage A 180 250
Alternator output W 2520 3500
Battery Capacity (low voltage) Ah 105 105
System voltage (low voltage) V 12 12


Check out the full press release below and the extensive photo gallery.

2016 BMW 7 Series Factory

2016 BMW 7 Series M Sport Package

2016 BMW 750Li xDrive

2016 BMW 740Le

2016 BMW 7 Series Keyfob

BMW 7 Series Steering Wheel Design

2016 BMW 7 Series Sketches

2016 BMW 7 Series Wallpapers