BMW has launched the sixth generation of the BMW 7-Series. Innovative and “ground breaking” technology has been used to produce the latest variant of the German manufacturer’s flagship model.

While the car will be available in different fuel options in different countries, BMW has confirmed the availability of two variants in the United States upon launch. The 740i features a 3-litre, TwinPower, inline-six engine capable of producing 320 hp. Meanwhile, the 750i will come with a 4.4-liter, twin-turbo V8 which churns out 445 hp. Both the engines will be mated to an eight-speed Steptronic transmission and BMW’s xDrive (all-wheel drive system) will be optional. The V8 and inline-six engines have been updated via BMW’s new generation of power units. The 740i will come for $81,300 while the 750i will cost at least $97,400.

Moreover, BMW has also added the eDrive technology to the 740e. This technology was first showcased in the BMW i cars. The plug-in hybrid will be sold as a long-wheelbase with the xDrive as standard (and hence, will be badged the BMW 740Le xDrive). There will be a four-cylinder petrol engine that will work in unison with an electric motor to produce 326 hp. BMW claims that the updated 740e will have a fuel consumption of 2.1 liters per 100 kilometers and CO2 emissions of 49 grams per kilometer.

Since lightweight materials like CFRP, aluminium and steel have been utilised for chassis and body construction, the car’s weight has been reduced by 130 kilograms. These materials have also said to have increased the “strength and rigidity” of the car.

2017 BMw 7 Series Interior

Aerodynamics have been improved while the M Sport package, Pure Excellence design package and BMW Individual Design Composition give the buyers with lots of personalisation options. Inside, the interiors aren’t extravagant but the car looks elegant and tidy.

“At BMW we believe the future can be predicted most effectively if we’re helping to shape it,” Adrian van Hooydonk, Senior Vice President BMW Group Design, stated.

“The primary objective in the development of the new car was to create a vision of modern luxury and to exceed our customers’ expectations. In BMW’s eyes, modern luxury is rooted in the most advanced technologies and extremely fine attention to detail. This generation of the BMW 7 Series is the most luxurious, most comfortable and – all round – the best car we have ever built in this class.”

BMW promises that the cockpit is more driver focused. The Integral Active Steering system provides better handling and response, while in the new Adaptive driving mode, the car’s set-up automatically adjusts according to the driver’s style and the characteristics of the road.

2017 BMw 7 Series rear

There are also various other services like remote control parking, BMW laser lights that are found in the i8 (increasing visibility up to 600 meters), semi-automated driving option and an updated iDrive. Passengers in the rear seats get 10-inch infotainments screens that can be used to listen audio files, watch videos and play video games.

The new BMW 7-Series also offers Sky Lounge Panorama LED glass roof, a smartphone holder with inductive charging station, BMW gesture control and Touch Command and the new Head-Up Display, among others. The car has all the latest technological features that can be fitted into a BMW.

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