Add another model to the list of limited-production celebratory models BMW is pushing next month

BMW has been busy celebrating its 100th anniversary all year and has decided to drop a number of “Celebration Edition” models to as a way to celebrate and grab some extra money from consumers. We’ve already covered a couple of these models – including the M6 Celebration Edition Competition and theBMW 320d Celebration Edition “Style Edge.” Now, we’re getting a look at the BMW 7 Series Celebration Edition Individual. As the name states, the model is based on the 7 Series (specifically the 750Li) and has a number of BMW Individual options as standard equipment.

Of course, standard is really the last word I should have really used there, as this model will be limited to 70 units, all of which will be right-hand drive. As such, it will retain the 750Li’s 4.4-liter V-8 but has been customized by BMW Individual to make it unique among other 7 Series models. With that said, these celebration models come at a fairly steep price compared to their conventional counterparts, with Bimmer hoping to grab up every extra cent it can as it continues to boast its 100 years as a company.

The 7 Series Celebration Edition Individual is slated to go on sale on July 9th, at which point Bimmer fans with deep pockets will likely snatch them up like hot cakes. So, let’s not waste any more time and focus on what makes this particular “Celebration Edition” so special.

Continue reading to learn more about the BMW 750Li Celebration Edition.

  • 2016 BMW 750Li Celebration Edition
  • Year:
    2016
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Engine:
    V8
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    444
  • Torque @ RPM:
    479
  • Displacement:
    4.4 L
  • 0-60 time:
    4.3 sec.
  • Top Speed:
    155 mph
  • car segment:
  • body style:

What makes the BMW 750Li Celebration Edition special

2016 BMW 750Li Celebration Edition High Resolution Exterior
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On the outside, BMW started by giving the 750Li a BMW Individual Azurite Black finish and the Design Pure Excellence package. The latter of which includes chrome design elements on the front fascia and a unique grid layout for the air inlets. The tailpipes are trimmed off with new chrome trim, and the brake calipers feature a black anodized finish with an embedded BMW logo in the center. Furthermore, the car will ride on BMW Individual style 649 20-inch alloy wheels that are wrapped in 275/35-series tires in the rear and 245/40-series tires up front. As a 7 series, this “Celebration Edition” also comes with remote parking.

2016 BMW 750Li Celebration Edition High Resolution Interior
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On the inside, there are even more Individual add-ons. The interior has been done up in Merino; caramel colored leather and a similar-colored Alcantara headliner. Since the model is equipped with the Design Pure Excellence add-on package, the interior is also equipped with wooden accents throughout, and rear floor mats in high pile. It would come with a sport steering wheel, but instead, Bimmer went with the Individual multi-function steering wheel with wood trim. The rest of the interior trim is finished in Piano Black, and the sill trim plates have also been replaced with nicer-looking Individual door sill plates.

The interior also benefits from BMW’s Ambient Air package, which includes fragrance dispensers throughout the cabin and the choice of eight different scents that are said to improve the mood and well-being of those inside. Bimmer also reached into the same add-on bag and grabbed up the Bowers and Wilkins Diamond surround sound system that maxes out at 1,400 watts and includes 16 speakers across 10 different channels, meaning those who manage to obtain one of these “Celebration Models” will have one of the best sound experiences available. Rounding out the interior is the Rear Comfort Package, which affords a large Sky Lounge Panorama glass sunroof, rear seat massagers, and rear seat heaters – not a bad thing to have if you plan to ride in the back over your overpriced, celebratory Bimmer.

Under the hood, there isn’t anything special to speak of. The 4.4-liter V-8 delivers 444 horsepower and 479 pound-feet of torque. Power is routed to the rear wheels via an eight-speed automatic transmission and is enough to push the 750Li to 62 mph in 4.3 seconds on the way to an electronically limited (and very German) 155 mph. Of course, that’s nothing to really shake your head at – it is the most powerful engine available for the 7 Series.

2016 BMW 750Li Celebration Edition High Resolution Interior
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As far as pricing goes, all 70 models available are scheduled to have a ticket price of ¥18,800,000 or $169,866.08 at current exchange rates. For reference, the standard 750Li goes for ¥16,590,000 ($149,897.78.) Even the base price is pretty high, though, considering the standard 750i goes for just $94,400 here in the U.S.

Regardless, opting for the BMW 750Li Celebration Edition Individual will cost you an extra 20 grand, which seems like a pretty far reach even with all of the Individual options included in the package. It’s pretty clear that Bimmer already takes advantage of the Japanese market, and is trying to do even more so by offering up all of these celebratory models. But, to each their own, right?

BMW 7 Series

2016 BMW 7 Series High Resolution Exterior Wallpaper quality
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We waited a long time for the new 7 Series to make its debut, but we were finally graced with a fresh design for the 2016 model year. It was a big forward step for BMW as far as overall design, technology, and powertrain options. Furthermore, the 7 Series has a carbon-fiber reinforced plastic and high-tensile steel passenger cell derived from the BMW i range – a feature that helps the flagship sedan shed nearly 200 pounds.

It boasts a 50/50 weight distribution and – in the U.S. – it is available with 3.0-liter six-cylinder with 320 horsepower and 330 pound-feet of torque or a 4.4-liter V-8 with 445 horsepower and 480 pond-feet of torque on tap. As of the time of this writing, the BMW 7 Series is available in 740 and 750 form. The 740 starts out at $81,300 while the 750 starts out at $94,400. Option for the xDrive platform ups those starting prices by $3,000 each.

Read our full review on the BMW 7 Series here.

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