Video Of The Day: BMW 7 Series Stars In Red Sparrow Trailer
Bavarian luxury and power are the perfect fit for a spy-themed getawayby Jonathan Lopez, on
Aston Martin has James Bond and Audi has Tony Stark, and now BMW is getting on the movie star action with the upcoming film Red Sparrow, starring Jennifer Lawrence. The film portrays Lawrence as Dominika Egorova, a Russian ballerina-turned-spy, who finds the latest 7 Series accompany her on a journey of intrigue and danger. Watch Red Sparrow in theaters on March 2nd.
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We think the BMW 7 Series makes a great addition to the cast, as the large luxury sedan has all the right specs to make it as a spy's chariot.
Whether it’s pulling up to the red carpet, tailing a high-profile target through city traffic, or making a break for it with the bad guys in hot pursuit, the BMW 7 Series certainly looks well-suited for a movie like Red Sparrow.
The movie is a spy thriller about a Russian secret agent assigned to seduce and take down a rival from the CIA. Jennifer Lawrence plays Dominika Egorova, a Russian ballerina who suffers a career-ending injury and is forced to enroll in the clandestine Sparrow School, which tailors her intrinsic charm and athleticism to the world of cloak and daggers. During the intense training program, Dominika is transformed into a dangerous secret agent, after which she is assigned to target a member of the CIA. What follows is a tale of deception and intrigue, as Dominika uses her newfound skills to survive in a world she cannot trust.
Throughout her journey, the BMW 7 Series is ever present. We think it certainly makes a great addition to the cast, as the large luxury sedan has all the right specs to make it as a spy’s chariot. Under the hood, the top-trim 750i xDrive gets a 4.4-liter V-8 which is turbocharged to produce upwards of 445 horsepower at 5,500 rpm and 480 pound-feet of torque at 1,800 rpm. Thanks to AWD grip, the four-door can hit 60 mph in just 4.3 seconds, topping out at 155 mph. The xDrive AWD system is also quite useful in the frost-bitten Russian landscape.
Inside, the BMW 7 Series has the elegance to match the world of intrigue portrayed in Red Sparrow. The materials used are all top-notch and the rear space is generous, all of which should fit in well among the high-ranking diplomats and classy galas. The 7 Series is also quite tech-heavy, with advanced self-driving capabilities and gesture control on board, although it remains to be seen if its got the right stuff to rival the great spy cars we’ve seen in the past.
Granted, BMW has seen rather solid representation in other movies released previously, including the film The Hire, which came straight from the automaker itself. We’ve also seen the BMW 750iL in the 1997 Bond flick Tomorrow Never Dies, and further Bimmer appearances throughout the Mission: Impossible franchise.
BMW 7 Series Specifications
|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|
|Compression rate :1||11||10.5|
|Engine power||320 HP @ 5,200-6,500 RPM||445 HP @ 5,500-6,000 RPM|
|Engine torque||330 LB-FT @ 1,380 RPM||480 LB-FT @ 1,800-4,500 RPM|
|Top speed||130 MPH||130 MPH|
|Top speed opt (mph)||155 MPH||155 MPH|
|0-60 mph||5.4 seconds||4.3 seconds|
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