The pricing and specifications have been released by BMW Australia for the BMW 7 Series LCI.
The new BMW 7 Series boasts a redesigned exterior that emanates status and dynamic intention.
From the front, the restyled bonnet sits 50mm higher and sports a single-piece BMW Active Kidney Grille that is 40 per cent larger than its predecessor. Framing the kidney grille are ‘Laserlight’, BMW’s signature high-end headlights which now come standard on all models.
The rear of the BMW 7 Series showcases three-dimensional LED taillights, now 35mm slimmer and adorned with a continuous LED light band and elegant chrome strips. For the first time ever, an animated welcome and goodbye scenario illuminates from the LED light band.
Thanks to the stylistic updates, vehicle length has increased by 22mm for both short and long wheelbase versions; 5120mm and 5260mm respectively.
The premium design cues continue along the vehicle’s side profile. Air Breathers and trim strips come in high-gloss chrome with both Design Pure Excellence and M Sport Package offerings.
The Design Pure Excellence Interior package now comes as standard on all models (excluding the V12-powered M760Li).
Showcasing astounding craftsmanship, the fine brushed aluminium, decorative stitching and detailed wood trims create a comfortable and sophisticated atmosphere.
BMW 7 Series LCI now offers the option of Exclusive Leather ‘Nappa’ with Extended Quilting available in colours ‘Mocha’ and ‘Cognac’, adding a touch of elegance and augmenting ride comfort.
Refined sound insulation ensures the new BMW 7 Series creates an exclusive and comfortable motoring experience. This includes sound insulation elements instilled in the car’s chassis, an increase in the laminated glass thickness to 5.1mm and quieter window motors and control units.
Optimised mounts for the 730d and 730Ld diesel engines also help suppress vibrations during start up and acceleration.
Shifting the aesthetic even further towards dynamism, the M Sport Package is available as a no cost option for all variants (excluding M760Li).
The M Sport Package adds the following equipment highlights:
– 20-inch M light alloy wheels
– Specific M-designed front and rear aprons
– M Aerodynamics Package
– M Kidney Grille with black and satinised aluminium trims
– M tailpipe finishers
– Illuminated BMW M door sill finishers and M exterior badging
– M-specific vehicle key
– Dark Shadow metallic rear bumper trim
The New BMW 7 Series LCI features the BMW Live Cockpit Professional which comprises of a 12.3-inch freely customisable instrument cluster and a large 10.25-inch Control Display.
Additionally, the infotainment system is updated to the latest BMW Operating System 7.0 with customisable widgets that display a range of real-time information.
A range of other standard features such as the Navigation System Professional, BMW Head-up Display and natural voice recognition ensure this system can adapt to personal interaction preferences.
BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant headlines the infotainment system and can be activated through the default phrase, “Hey, BMW”. This wake phrase can also be customised.
This features delivers information and supports the execution of navigation, entertainment and other functions, ensuring convenient and hands-free operation.
BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant can also control the new ‘Caring Car’ functions, which include Vitalise and Relax programmes that utilise a combination of air conditioning, lighting, fragrances and seat massage to revitalise and relax occupants.
The newly-developed 4.4-litre twin-turbocharged V8 petrol engine fitted to the 750i xDrive offers an additional 60kW peak power figure over its predecessor, now standing at an incredible 390kW.
Using two twin-scroll turbochargers nestled inside the cylinder ‘vee’, the new 750i xDrive also develops 750Nm peak torque and accelerates the 750i xDrive to 100km/h in only 4.0 seconds.
A standard M Sport Exhaust system with flap control produces an appropriate acoustic accompaniment to the effortless performance.
Harnessing the new engine’s performance is a rear-biased xDrive all-wheel drive system. Debuting on the preceding M760Li, this intuitive traction system has now been adopted to the BMW 750i LCI.
xDrive works with the vehicle’s dynamic stability control system to determine which wheel has the most traction in any given situation. The power transfer is taken care of via an electronically-operated multi-plate clutch.
To maximise efficiency, front-axle drive is only deployed when the control systems determine more traction is required.
Continuing its role at the top of the BMW experience is the imposing BMW M760Li xDrive.
The only BMW vehicle currently available with a V12 engine, the M760Li houses
Hybrid driving just became sportier, with a 3.0-litre turbocharged six-cylinder petrol engine fitted in the new BMW 745e. The engine, capable of generating 210kW of power and 450Nm of torque, is coupled with an impressive electric motor that can produce outputs of 83kW and 265Nm.
When driven in the combined petrol and electric driving mode, BMW 745e can produce 290kW of power and a remarkable 600Nm of torque, allowing it to complete the standard sprint in just 5.2 seconds.
In pure electric mode, the BMW 745e has a range of up to 40km under ‘real world’ conditions, ensuring daily commutes and activities can be achieved emission free.
For added convenience, the BMW 745e is fitted with a Type 2 charging port, which allows the battery to be charged via domestic wall socket, compatible public charging stations or BMW i Wallbox Plus. Opting for the BMW i Wallbox Plus, the battery can be charged to 80 per cent capacity in just 3.1 hours.
BMW 7 Series range pricing*
BMW 730d $199,900*
BMW 740i $199,900*
BMW 745e $204,900*
BMW 750i xDrive $272,900*
BMW 740Li $229,900*
BMW M760Li xDrive $378,900*
By model: Performance and efficiency
|Model||Engine||Power / Torque||0-100km/h||Fuel Use||CO2|
|730d||3.0L turbo 6-cyl diesel||195kW 620Nm||6.2s||TBC||TBC|
|740i||3.0L turbo 6-cyl petrol|| 250kW
|745e PHEV||3.0L turbo 6-cyl plus synchronous electric motor|| 290kW
|750i xDrive||4.4L twin-turbo V8 petrol|| 390kW
|740Li||3.0L turbo 6-cyl petrol|| 250kW
|M760Li xDrive||6.6L twin-turbo V12 petrol|| 448kW
* Manufacturer’s Recommended List Price