BMW 7-Series

BMW 7-Series

  The BMW 7-Series started back in 1977 and has gone through five generations since then. The BMW 7-Series is only available as a sedan and is powered by three gasoline and two diesel variants, along with xDrive all-wheel drive. The engines are mated to either a six-speed automatic transmission or an 8-speed automatic transmission. The 4.4L twin turbo V8 produces 400/440hp and 450lb-ft of torque while the 4.4L V8/Electric Hybrid gets 455 net hp and 516 net lb-ft of torque. The giant 6.0L twin turbo V12 pushes out 535 hp and 550lb-ft of torque.

BMW prepares 7-Series M-sport package

A few days ago, Top Speed reported that the German automaker could be preparing an M version of their luxury lomousine . Unfortunately this is not true! The prototypes that were captured in the spy shots are nothing more than ordinary 7-Seires Bimmers wearing an M-sports package.

While the high performance aspect of factory tuned BMW 7-Series is till being left to luxury tuners Alpina, and their B7. More mundane 7-Series owners can at least make their vehicles look the part with the M-sport’s redesigned front bumper, grills in the fenders and quad tipped exhaust out back.

Despite this sad new we are still awaiting a BMW M7, however settling for an Alpina won’t be that hard. We wouldn’t be surprised to find out that BMW is planning on creating a GT version of the stretched four door to go along with the 5 Series Grand Tourer .

Source: WCF

BMW has launched the first details on the 2010MY 7-Series. For the first time, the luxury sedan will get a M Sports Package and starting this autumn the company will add the 740d to the line-up.

BMW 7-Series

For 2010, the 7-Series will be available with three gasoline and two diesel variants, while the xDrive all-wheel drive will also be introduced for the first time.

The BMW 740d is powered by a six-cylinder power unit that delivers 306 hp and 442 lbs-ft of torque, sprints from standstill to 100 km/h in 6.3 seconds and is limited electronically in its top speed to 155 mph.

BMW 7-Series

The M Sport package adds chrome trim on the specially designed front and rear aprons, illuminated M entry trim and BMW Individual High-Gloss Shadow Line, 19-inch M light-alloy wheels in double-spoke design featuring different-sized tyres front and rear.

Press release after the jump.

The top brass from Munich have officially shot down any possibility for a future BMW 7-Series wearing an M badge. That role of a high performance limousine has traditionally been left to Alpina. But apparently, just the other day, spy photographers caught this stretched Bimmer that reportedly "really seems like an M version of the 7-Series." So the question is, what was it?

BMW representatives have said that the M image doesn’t fit in a limousine model, but just a short while ago, they said the same thing about the X5 SUV, a vehicle that is now part of their lineup . So, what’s the true story behind this camouflaged 7-Series.

A closer look at the prototype seen in the photo reveals plenty of M characteristics; like the larger big mouth front bumper and what could be a hood made from lightweight aluminum. If this is the case, and there is going to be an M7, it will most likely be powered by the same twin-turbo eight cylinder found in the BMW X6 M , with an expected output somewhere between 500 and 550 HP.

Check out the link below to see the rest of the spy photos.

Source: Autowereld

In the ever-important battle for king of the hybrid limousines, BMW is trailing both their countrymen from Mercedes Benz and the Japanese luxury carmaker Lexus. Lexus has the “V12 image” set with their LS600h and the Germans have just revealed their new S400 Hybrid . It may appear like BMW has fallen by the wayside, but they might just be playing possum, because the Bavarian automaker has an ace up its sleeve for the company’s home show in Frankfurt.

BMW will unveil the 750hi, a hybrid 7 Series powered by a 4.4 Liter biturbo engine pumping out 407 HP and a fuel saving automatic transmission. The internal combustion engine will be paired with an electric motor with energy regeneration technology. One thing is for sure; the BMW’s unit will definitely won’t be outshined by the 20 HP unit in the Mercedes S400 BlueTEC HYBRID.

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Luxury tuners Alpina are responsible for taking care of the lack of an M inspired version of BMW’s larger limousine. Based on the BMW 7 Series the B7 Biturbo combines exclusiveness, athleticism and comfort in perfect harmony to create a high performance saloon. The engine output has been raised to 507 HP thanks to the turbochargers. The suspension is electronically adjustable, ready for any situation and because it is an Alpina the vehicle rests on the signature 20 spoke 21 inch Alpina Classic wheel.

Press release after the jump.

BMW has been dropping V12 engines in it’s flagship 7-Series for over twenty years, so it was only a matter of time before the 6.0-liter V12 found its way into the latest generation . Thanks to twin-turbocharging, the V12 has gone from 438 hp to 544 hp and is mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission.

Full breakdown and more pics in the press release after the jump.

BMW 7-Series made its world debut at the 2008 Los Angeles Auto Show. In USA it went on sale this spring with the following prices:750i is $81,125 and the 750Li is $85,025.

BMW 7-Series

The new BMW 7 Series is entering the market with a V8 and a straight-six gasoline engine both featuring Twin Turbo technology and direct fuel injection (High Precision Injection) as well as the first representative of a new generation of six-cylinder diesel engines.

The eight-cylinder developing maximum output of 407 hp between 5,500 and 6,400 rpm in the BMW 750i, for example, is the most efficient engine in its performance class and the only engine of its kind worldwide with the turbochargers fitted in the V-space between the two rows of cylinders.

BMW 7-Series

For the BMW 740i, output of the six-cylinder Twin Turbo has been raised to 240 kW/326 hp at 5,800 rpm. The newly developed six-cylinder diesel in the BMW 730d, in turn, develops maximum output of 180 kW/ 245 hp at 4,000 rpm. And it goes without saying that all engines comply in full with the strict EU 5 emission standard.

Press release after the jump.

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BMW 7-Series by Hamann

The German tuners Hamann have just released an aero kit for the latest luxury limousine from BMW . The kit consists of sides skirts and a rear wing. There is no word yet on engine upgrades but we do know that the Bavarian tuners are eagerly anticipating the twin turbo V12 from the upcoming 760 i.

We first saw the 2009 BMW 7-Series Individual as a limited model in the 2008 Neiman Marcus Christmas Book . But just like the limited edition Z3 from the 1995 book, BMW couldn’t keep the special car just to the mail order crowd. So now at the Geneva Auto Show in two weeks BMW will show off a 7-Series Individual designed for the showroom.

BMW 7-Series Individual

The Neiman Marcus car was only available in a color called "Diopside Black", but on this one the car can be ordered in Anthracite, Silk Grey, Champagne, Amaro Brown and Platinum. Also the "Champagne Merino" mandatory color on the inside has bee replaced by the choice of leather in Graphite, Silk Grey, Champagne, Amaro Brown, Cohiba Brown, or Platinum. The 7-Series Individual is also offered with 20-inch light-alloy wheels in V-spoke design.

BMW 7-Series Individual

The real difference between the Individual version and the standard 7-Series seems to be the special paint. One final new color available is called "Citrin Black", which has Xillaric technology. This technology applies sophisticated crystallization process that produce special-effect pigments shimmering like gold in the sun.

We don’t have the pricing yet, but we expect it to retail for less than the 31-unit only $160,000 Neiman Marcus car.

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