After a year of various rumors and false information, the coming of the 6th generation of the BMW 7-Series is finally confirmed and it will soon be presented to the world. The 2016 BMW 7-Series comes fully redesigned, and with the new chassis, interior design and features, as well as with a new engine lineup, the BMW’s leading sedan model will now, more than ever, be a serious contender for the 1st place in the big luxury sedan market. Also worth mentioning is the fact that the company has managed to cut down a great deal of the vehicle’s weight, thanks to the use of Carbon Core passenger cell and a huge amount of aluminum used for building the body.
2016 BMW 7-Series Redesign
Regarding the exterior of the new 7-Series, it represents a combination of the evolved current model’s look and the new BMW’s design touches. The front end wears the famous kidney grille, with the new, narrower and slimmer headlights, while the lower area comes with a more aggressive fascia that has an integrated set of fog lights. The sides of the car have received a chrome accent line in the lower area, while the back end is the part of the car that has suffered the biggest changes, with much more sport designed back lights, exhaust tips integrated in the back bumper, and a new shorter decklid.
Inside the new 2016 BMW 7-Series, you will only see luxury, plenty of modern technology, and extreme comfort. The cabin is upholstered with the premium leather as standard, while the back passengers also get the latest Rear Executive Lounge Seating Package, which basically gives them a feeling that they are enjoying a plane ride in the first class. Furthermore, the panoramic sunroof now comes as standard, while the Panoramic Sky Lounge LED Roof is optional. As for the tech features, BMW offers the latest iDrive system, which comes with a touchscreen and 3D sensors that scan your pre-selected hand gestures, and allow you to control, the audio settings, navigation, phone calls and more, without touching the screen. The company also offers a Touch Command Tablet, and the 16 speaker Bowers & Wilkins Diamond surround sound system.
New BMW 7-Series 2016 specs
Under the hood, the 2016 BMW 7-Series models will have a 3.0 l twin turbo inline-6, with 326 hp and 332 lb-ft of torque. The more powerful 750i model will come with a 4.4 l twin turbo V8 engine, which is capable of pumping out 450 hp and 480 lb-ft of torque. As for the transmission, all models will be equipped with an 8-speed automatic transmission system. The 740i model will come as a RWD vehicle, while the 750i will come with AWD configuration.
|Model type||750i xDrive||740i||730d||730d xDrive||740e|
|Horsepower||450 (330 kW)||326 (240 kW)||265 (195 kW)||265 (195 kW)||326 (240 kW)|
|Torque (lb-ft)||479 (650 Nm)||332 (450 Nm)||457 (620 Nm)||457 (620 Nm)||295 (400 Nm)|
|Acceleration (0–100 km/h / 60 mph)||4.4||5.5||6.1||5.8||5.6|
|Top speed (mph)||155 (250 km/h)||155 (250 km/h)||155 (250 km/h)||155 (250 km/h)||149 (240 km/h)
75 (120 km/h) – electric
|Fuel economy (mpg)||34.0–34.9 (7.0–6.6 l/100km)||40.4–42.8 (7.0–6.6 l/100km)||57.7–62.8 (4.9–4.5 l/100km)||54.3–58.9 (5.2–4.8 l/100km)||134.5 (2.1 l/100km)|
Release date and Price of 2016 BMW 7-Series
The 2016 BMW 7-Series base 740i model will have a starting price of $81300, while the 750i xDrive will come with a price of $97400. The new model will be seen in showrooms in the last quarter of 2015 while eDrive models will be available from 2016.
More info: http://www.bmwusa.com/bmw/7series