Vehicle Profile: 2017 BMW 7 Series
February 2017
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Vehicle Profile: 2017 BMW 7 Series
The reinvented luxury sedan

The BMW 7 Series, which was all-new for 2016 with revolutionary construction technology and new benchmarks for performance and luxury, returns with enhancements for 2017.

The BMW 7 Series has always charted its own path through the luxury sedan category. It’s an athletic machine at heart, as every BMW is, yet the 7 Series absolutely coddles passengers in unbridled luxury, with ride comfort and multimedia technology that take second place to none.

Changes for 2017 are minor and include making M Sport Brakes a standalone option and making Display Key standard. Through a button on the Display Key and available Remote Control Parking, you can park the 7 Series in a tight space where opening the doors would be difficult, and then later retrieve the car from the space.

All 7 Series models offer best-in-class 41.1 in. rear seat legroom, thanks to a long 126.4-inch wheelbase. Available rear-seat accommodations rival or even exceed first-class air travel. The Luxury Rear Seating Package, for example, includes a heated steering wheel, and then adds heated rear seats with ventilation and massage. With a removable seven-inch Touch Command Tablet mounted in the armrest, rear passengers can control all functions of the rear seats, climate control and multimedia.

The 750i and M760i models also offer the even more opulent Rear Executive Lounge Seating Package, which enables the right rear seatback to recline while also moving the front passenger seat forward to maximize legroom for the chauffeured passenger. This ultra-luxurious package also equips the rear seat area with a power footrest and Rear-seat entertainment Professional, Executive Lounge Rear Center Console and massage seats.

Whether you plan to drive your 2017 BMW 7 Series or be chauffeured, you’ll enjoy personalizing it by choosing from a remarkably wide selection of choices for interior finishes. Leather choices, for example, include standard Dakota or Nappa (depending on engine level) and available Full Merino or BMW Individual,. There are plenty of choices for interior trim, including some from the BMW Individual collection. Combine the available Panoramic Sky Lounge LED Roof and 16-speaker Bowers & Wilkins Diamond surround sound system to create an in-car sensory experience no passenger will forget.

Now, consider your power choices for the 2017 BMW 7 Series. The 740i is a marvel of performance and efficiency. Imagine a full-size premium luxury sedan that can dash from zero to 60 mph in just 5.4 seconds. That’s the net result of an advanced TwinPower Turbo inline-six-cylinder engine dishing out 320 hp and partnering with a silken-smooth 8-speed Sport Automatic transmission. You can choose between rear-wheel drive or xDrive all-wheel drive.

Next, BMW offers a 7 Series with a plug, the 740e xDrive iPerformance plug-in hybrid. Combining a 2.0-liter TwinPower Turbo four-cylinder engine with an electric motor for a total 322 system hp, it’s even quicker than a 740i, with zero to 60 mph in 5.1 seconds. The 740e xDrive iPerformance can reach 87 mph on electric power alone, and you can recharge the lithium-ion battery at home.

Those who wish for even more power find it in the 750i, with a 445 hp TwinPower Turbo V-8 and also your choice of rear-wheel drive or xDrive. The ultimate 7 Series, the M760i xDrive, redefines that term for luxury sedans with a 6.6-liter TwinPower Turbo V-12 making an astonishing 601 hp and 590 lb-ft of torque. Ultimate here means zero to 60 in 3.6 seconds, but also the incomparable feeling of unrelenting acceleration and smoothness so unique to a V-12.

The BMW 7 Series models’ athleticism far exceeds sprinting ability. BMW builds each around the innovative Carbon Core structure, which employs high-strength/lightweight carbon fiber, aluminum and a combination of high- and ultra-high strength steels. The standard air suspension system ensures a magnificently smooth ride without compromising the famous BMW handling agility.

BMW technology helps to further smooth the bumps with available Active Comfort Drive with Road Preview. Using a camera to scan the road ahead, the system continually adjusts the suspension damping before the car goes over a surface change.

Come in to see which of the six 2017 BMW 7 Series models fits your definition of ultimate.

This article is presented by New Century BMW in Alhambra, California.

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