It has been nearly four years for the BMW 7-Series limousine since its market debut. Now, the 7-Series has already got new face and the company has also already made some components’ changes both on the outside and inside the car. For the exterior, the most noticeable change appears on its new LED headlamps that is presented with corona rings, revamped grille with nine slats that replace the older 12 slats, modified front bumper, new indicators under the mirrors and a thin chrome strip that connect the two reflectors.
The company completed the new 7-Series with newly designed leather front seats, a new 1,200-watt Bang & Olufsen High End Surround Sound System and a Rear Seat Entertainment package with a new 9.2 inch monitor as optional.
Furthermore, the 2013 model is now available with new customizable, digital instrument display that enables the driver to opt for four distinctive modes as optional. The digital instrument was first applied on the 5-Series.
In addition, the new model now features a new diesel engine to accompany the updated lineup. All units are mated with eight- speed automatic transmission as standard.
The new 3.0 liter tri- turbocharged inline- six diesel is good for as much 375 ponies of power and 740 Nm of torque. It is able to run away from 0 to 100 km/h or 62 mph in just 4.9 seconds sprint time, while reaching a top speed of 250 km/h or 155 mph. in the EU test cycle, combined fuel economy is rated at 6.4 lt/100 km or equal to 36.8 mpg US and 44.1 mpg UK, while the CO2 emission is returned at 169 g/km.
The company offers two more diesel options exclusively for European and other chosen markets. The 740d with 3.0 liter inline-six delivers 309 horses and the second is diesel is the 730d with 255 ponies from the same 3.0 liter inline- six.
The company is still retaining the same 537 horses 6.0 liter bi- turbo V12 for the 760i. there are also a upgraded 4.4-liter turbo V8 producing 444hp and 650 Nm of torque and the 740i with the new N55 3.0 liter twin- turbo that is good for 315hp and 450 Nm of peak torque.
BMW also provides the buyers with the entry- level 730i with the old 3.0 liter naturally aspirated straight- six that churns 255 hp and 310 Nm of torque. The new ActiveHybrid 7 combines the 315 hp 3.0 liter turbocharged inline- six with a 54 hp electric motor. The total output is 349hp and 500 Nm of peak torque. The company claims that the new ActiveHybrid 7 is able to run from zero to 100 km/h in just 5.7 seconds sprint time, while returning an average fuel consumption of 6.8 lt/100 km and 158 g/km CO2 emission. In addition the new ActiveHybrid 7 is completed with new suspension components such as a self- leveling, rear air-suspension.
By summer, the company will have started selling the BMW 7-Series with the gasoline- powered 740i/Li, 750i/Li, 760i/Li and the ActiveHybrid7.