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.

The German automaker BMW has just launched the High Security version of the new 7-Series reserved for high-risk celebrities and the Pope. The security version is built from either a 760Li or 750Li luxury limousine to meet the strict regulations of the new ballistic protection level VR7.

BMW 7-Series High Security

Even though the High Security version wears quite a bit of extra armor that doesn’t mean that it can be a slouch, the BMW 760Li High Security can accelerate from 0 to 60 MPH in just 6.2 seconds and the 4.4 Liter V8 from the 750Li based version happens to be the first gas burning engine of its kind with turbochargers located in between the cylinder banks, shortening the lengths of all the necessary plumbing and creating a much more efficient design. The innovative eight cylinder cranks out a maximum output of 407 HP and a peak of 442 lb-ft of torque straight to the rear wheels through a six-speed automatic transmission which allows the BMW 750Li High Security to go from 0 to 60 MPH in a slightly slower 7.9 seconds.

BMW 7-Series High Security

The High Security models also come with a host of safety systems aimed at protecting the occupants inside. These improvements include chassis reinforcements, reinforced amour plating for the body panels and advanced "safety glazing" on the glass. The undercarriage has been reinforced and the doorjambs sealing in order to prevent life-threatening objects like bullets and shrapnel from entering the cabin. There is also a high tech intercom system, assault alarm, fire extinguisher and an internal air supply in case of a lethal gas attack.

Press release after the jump.

$136,660. Apparently, that’s what’s going to cost you for a brand-newBMW 760Li. That may be a steep price for a car these days especially since the economic crisis has made penny-pinching a top priority for most American consumers. But then again, the BMW 760Li is not like most cars. It is, after all, a BMW.

The new 760Li, which is now available to order at US dealerships, is poised to more than exceed the generous hype it has been getting in the previous months. It comes with an all-new 6.0-liter V12 all-aluminum engine with Twin Turbo Technology and a High Precision Injection, which injects fuel straight into the combustion chambers.

In addition to that, the 760Li’s engine isn’t a slouch by any stretch of the imagination. Underneath the hood of this luxury vehicle is an engine that can produce 535 horsepower and 550 lb-ft of torque and a 0-60 mph time of 4.5 seconds.

Continued after the jump.

Source: BMW blog

The German automaker BMW has just added two new models to the 7-Series line-up: the all-new 760i and stretched wheelbase 760Li. Both versions will be powered by a direct injected TwinPower Turbo V12 that displaces a huge 6.0 Liters and produces 544 HP and 553 lb-ft of torque. Handling all that newfound power will be a brand new eight-speed automatic transmission.

BMW 760i and 760Li

Both the new BMW 760i and the new BMW 760Li will come standard with creature comforts like Dynamic Damping Control as part of the Dynamic Drive Control system that is operated by a button on the centre console. The new luxury limousine will also feature speed-related Servotronic steering assistance to make things easier for the driver as well as anti-roll stability control as part of the Dynamic Drive system. The longer BMW 760Li comes with even more high tech gadgets like air suspension with a self-leveling rear axle. Last but not least, both models are available as an option with Integral Active Steering featuring speed-related adjustment of the steering angle on the rear wheels.

On the outside, the new 7 will ride on a set of light weight 19 inch alloy wheels and in order to distinguish itself as the top of the line V12 powered model, the stretched Bimmer will feature a few chrome-plated elements like the grill, tailpipes and chrome bar that ties the taillights together.

Press release after the jump.

Despite our strongest wishes, the German luxury automaker BMW will not be offering a factory tuned high-performance M badged version of their full sized limousine, the 7 Series, but a M Sport version isn’t so bad either. It was only two weeks ago that Top Speed brought you a few spy shots of the very car we are talking about now in testing, today it is time to see the first official images from the manufacturer.

The M Sport package features exterior highlights like a revised front bumper, a new rear bumper with integrated exhaust system and on the inside with a sports steering wheel adorned with the very exclusive M badge.

Stay tuned, we’ll be back shortly with more details.

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.


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