Optionally, buyers can opt for the 4. Note that the foglamps are deleted with this package. The 750's turbocharged V8 gets a power and fuel economy increase. There are several packages available on both the 740 and 750 as options. Based on the 750, the highlights of the Alpina B7 include significantly more horsepower, a retuned suspension, and unique styling. The Alpina B7 has been available to U. The 740 and 750 can be equipped with xDrive all-wheel drive and come standard with an automatic stop-start system that turns off the engine when the car is stopped to save fuel.
No need to be more cautious than in a sedan of somewhat lesser size. Rear-seat passengers also can search for points of interest, and then send one to the front screen. Interior 633484 Inside the cabin, the M Sport package adds only a few upgrades. Instead of a V-8 engine supplemented by an electric motor, the ActiveHybrid 7 now uses the six-cylinder hybrid system recently introduced on the ActiveHybrid 5 and 3. No need to be more cautious than in a sedan of somewhat lesser size. One thing chauffeurs learn is that they should halt so gently that the passenger can barely sense when movement stops.
Alpina B7 variants employ the same turbo mill, but churn out an additional 95 horsepower. The long car's turning circle dictates careful parking. You can read our full review of the S-Class with Sport Plus Package The is another key competitor for the 7 Series, and the closest package to the M Sport is the Sport Plus. So consistent is it that I used it as an on-ramp tool. For those playing the numbers game, the top-level 760Li model's turbo V12 is good for 535-horsepower and an earth-moving 550 lb-ft of torque.
Ever-evolving iDrive The latest version of iDrive comes first to the 7-series and to 5-series models equipped with navigation, and to the ActiveHybrid 3. The 750Li was about the same. However it only sounds so good until we feel it in use on treacherous roads. The 750Li was about the same. Interior equipment includes four-zone automatic climate control, cruise control, heated power front seats with four-way lumbar adjustment and memory functions, leather upholstery and an auto-dimming mirror.
Powerplants range from a turbocharged 6-cylinder to a monstrous V12 and even a new hybrid. It has a lower first gear, a taller top gear, and a wider ratio spread than did the previous six-speed, aiding engine flexibility with varying road load. In Edmunds testing, last year's 740i went from zero to 60 mph in 5. Braking power is remarkably strong and easy to modulate, while the steering provides more balanced weighting and truer response than any of its rivals. The Cold Weather package includes heated rear seats, a heated steering wheel and a trunk pass-through ski bag.
If you open a door all the way, then buckle up, you won't be able to reach the door handle to close the door. Introduction 2013 is a big model year for the 7 Series, with lots of changes to the model line. Help shop for your new car with informative car buying tips and car recall news, and be entertained with feature stories, Top 10s and car review videos. The standard Nappa leather is soft and rich, while the available Alcantara is softer and richer. Offered with rear- or all-wheel drive, the 7 Series is also available in regular- and extended-length versions.
But more important is the fact that the hybrid 7 is now the most fuel-efficient 7. The 750's turbocharged V8 gets a power and fuel economy increase. Not that should be a surprise in itself but the seamlessness in which it goes about its business it what truly feels exceptional here. With a larger turbo, the Alpina suffers some lag, but when the boost comes in this big sedan gets up and moves. Nevertheless, the 7 Series absolutely will not disappoint those looking for a confident, comfortable long-distance cruiser.
The new turbocharged inline-6 is also more fuel efficient, though its power output remains the same. . There are more acronyms within the 7 Series' list of features than there are within the Department of Defense's appropriations budget. A redesigned front fascia feeds more air to the engine and creates more visual separation from the 750. The heavier 750i came to rest in an equally impressive 112 feet.
Exterior The current 7 Series gets a slight refresh on the outside this year, with updated headlights, a revised grille and a redesigned front air intake. Power from the standard turbocharged 6-cylinder is adequate for day-to-day driving, though for a marginal penalty in fuel economy we recommend opting for the 445-horsepower, turbocharged V8. For 2013, iDrive also comes to the rear seats, in cars equipped with the optional rear-seat entertainment package. The 750's version includes those items plus ventilated front seats, power rear and rear-side sunshades, ceramic-trimmed controls and extended leather interior trim. Handling agility belies the car's size. The leather-wrapped steering wheel is right on.