The new 2016 BMW 7-Series – Made for the Affluent
BMW has been fascinating people around the world with its cars and bikes ever since its inception. The company has carved out a big name for itself on the world map now, and is one of the most respected and top-selling luxury car brands in the world. Known for its luxurious features, economy, and immaculate handling abilities, BMW cars can be a charm to drive. Auto & Generals discusses about the 2016 BMW 7-series today. This machine is made for riches and feels so, both inside and outside. Let’s have a look at this uber-class full-size luxury car.
The new 2016 BMW 7-series can be said as a lap of luxury. It can also surprise you with its agility on twisty roads. It has immense power and everything else you can ask from a full-size luxury car. You get two engine options along with rear-wheel drive and 8-speed automatic transmission as standard. It is loaded with technology and is a paradise for people who wish to have everything in their cabin. It is made for riches and affluent people who can make their presence felt strongly. Let’s check out more of it.
Interior, Exterior, Features
The BMW 7-series can make its presence felt strongly anywhere it goes. It is surprisingly beautiful and stands apart from its other counterparts from BMW in a distinct way. It oozes class from every inch.
The model under review, i.e., 740i Sedan has an overall length of 206.6 inches, width of 74.8 inches, and height of 58.2 inches with wheelbase of 126.4 inches. It weighs around 4225 lbs and can accommodate 5 passengers.
Some of the external features include express open/close sliding and tilting glass 1st row sunroof with power sunshade, fixed glass 2nd row sunroof with power sunshade, power heated auto-dimming side mirrors with power folding, fixed rear window with defroster and power blind, speed-sensitive rain-detecting variable intermittent wipers with heated jets, fully automatic aero-composite LED low/high beam daytime running auto-leveling directionally adaptive auto high-beam headlamps with delay-off, cornering lights, approach lights, LED brakelights, and door auto-latch.
As mentioned before, the 7-series has an array of features that keep you more than comfortable in the cabin. Some worth mentioning here include power front seats, heated front seats, 8-way driver seat, 8-way passenger seat, power tilt/telescoping steering column, voice recorder, mobile hotspot internet access, sport leather steering wheel with auto tilt-away, front & rear cigar lighter(s), ashtray, proximity key for doors and push button start, remote keyless entry with integrated key transmitter, illuminated entry, illuminated ignition switch and panic button, garage door transmitter, cruise control with steering wheel controls, dual-zone front & rear automatic air conditioning, Rear HVAC with separate controls, HVACs including underseat ducts, residual heat recirculation, auxiliary rear heater, headliner/pillar ducts and console ducts.
Furthermore, you get an illuminated glove box, day-night auto-dimming rearview mirror, fade-to-off interior lighting, and FOB controls for trunk, windows and convertible roof. Also available is a tracker system, smart device integration, navigation system, memory settings for door mirrors, steering wheel and head restraints, power anti-whiplash with tilt front head restraints and manual adjustable rear head restraints, engine immobilizer, and four 12V DC power outlets.
Entertainment and Infotainment
Just like other BMW models, the 7-series also features gauges for speedometer, odometer, tachometer, oil temperature, trip odometer, trip computer, systems monitor, and outside temperature.
For entertainment and infotainment, you get a radio with AM/FM/HD with in-dash single CD player. Radio comes with seek-scan, compatible remote CD, MP3 player, clock, speed-compensated volume control, an auxiliary audio input jack, steering-wheel controls, voice activation, radio data system, Weatherband, external memory control, and 20 GB internal memory. You also get graphic equalizer, audio theft deterrent system, wireless streaming, a satellite radio with 1 year subscription, Harman/Kardon surround sound system, Bluetooth wireless phone connectivity, 2 LCD monitors in the front, and real-time traffic display.
Haah! That’s a lot of features!
The 2016 BMW 7-series is as safe as it can get. Some of the top safety features include 4-wheel disc brakes with 4-wheel ABS, front & rear vented discs, brake assist, hill hold control, electric parking brake, fully automatic aero-composite LED low/high beam daytime running auto-leveling directionally adaptive auto high-beam headlamps with delay-off, DSC III Electronic Stability Control (ESC), ABS and Driveline Traction Control, side impact beams, dual-stage driver & passenger seat-mounted side airbags, BMW Assist eCall Emergency S.O.S., front & rear parking sensors, forward collision, tire-specific low tire pressure warning, dual-stage driver & passenger front airbags, curtain 1st & 2nd row airbags, airbag occupancy sensor, driver & passenger knee airbag, first aid kit, and a back-up camera.
Engine and Performance
The 7-series is fast, agile, and responsive. Especially when it comes to swaying roads, you can judge its maneuverability easily.
The base trim gets a 3.0-liter inline-6 engine under the hood, producing 320 bhp at 5,200 rpm and maximum torque of 330 lb-ft at 1,380 rpm. Rear-wheel drive and 8-speed automatic transmission are standard.
The higher trim features a 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 producing 445 bhp. This one hustles like anything, believe us. It can reach from 0 mph to 60 mph in just 4.4 seconds and can attain a top speed of 155 mph.
Seriously, at this level you may not be worried about the economy. The figures, however, do not look that bad here, frankly. The 2016 BMW 7-series has an approximate fuel tank capacity of 20.6 gallons. You can cruise on highways nonstop for about 600 miles in one tank-up. The estimated fuel economy in city is claimed to be 21 mpg, however, taking the city cruising range to just over 430 miles.
Price and Availability
The BMW 7-series is all you would like to have if you seek attention; in fact, you’ll get it all automatically. The 7-series is available in 3 trims, with base price being $82,295. The price range goes up to $98,395.
The cars are available at your nearest BMW dealership. Just call the nearest dealership to confirm the availability of trim you wish to check out.
The BMW 7-series, we reckon, is priced slightly on a higher side, but this price is what makes the difference. Though you get many options in full-size luxury cars segment, this is the one steals the show, at least within this budget. Taking everything into consideration, the 2016 BMW 7-series is highly recommended. You just have to choose the trim you wish, for the higher trims deliver more power. You can also choose between the extra packages offered by the company, making your car distinctive eventually.
You may also like to have a look at the higher budget cars within this segment; these are Maserati Quattroporte and Mercedes-Benz S-class.
Furthermore, some of the lower-budget alternatives to BMW 7-series that can be considered are Audi A8, Cadillac CT6, Jaguar XJ, Lexus LS, and Cadillac XTS. All these are priced somewhat or considerably lower to the BMW 7-series.
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