BMW’s history is dotted with legendary vehicles, but even among those, the 7 Series is held in particularly high regard. With its confident and poised exterior to its lavish and driver-oriented interior, the BMW 7 Series has been the first and last name of the full-size luxury sedan segment for more than 40 years.
Another significant key to that legacy is performance; while the 2019 BMW 7 Series carries the torches of style and presence quite capably, it is the legacy of balanced performance engineering that it arguably holds highest. The 7 Series lineup consists of seven different variants and offers five different powertrain options, each delivering on the promise of performance that is so integral to the 7 Series’ legend.
The 2019 BMW 740i Sedan and 740i xDrive Sedan both feature the powerful 3.0-liter BMW TwinPower Turbo inline six-cylinder engine. Mated to an eight-speed Sport Automatic transmission with automatic Sport and Manual shift modes, this mighty engine delivers 320 horsepower and 330 lb-ft of torque while returning an impressive EPA-estimated 29 mpg on the highway.* It also enables a 0-60 mph sprint in 5.4 seconds for the 740i and a 5.1-second sprint for the 740i xDrive, making it an impressive performer even from a dead stop.**
For even more excitement, the 2019 BMW 750i Sedan and 750i xDrive Sedan feature the 4.4-liter BMW TwinPower Turbo V8, which cranks up output to 443 horsepower and 479 lb-ft of torque. The BMW TwinPower Turbo V8 enables quicker jumps off the starting line, cutting 0-60 mph time down to 4.6 seconds for the 750i and 4.3 seconds for the 750i xDrive.**
The 2019 BMW 7 Series lineup is so formidable that it offers two vehicles with 3.6-second 0-60 mph times: the ALPINA B7 xDrive and the M760i xDrive.** The former increases the output of the 4.4-liter BMW TwinPower Turbo V8 to 591 horsepower and 590 lb-ft of torque, and the latter boasts a formidable 6.6-liter BMW M Performance TwinPower Turbo V12 that generates 601 horsepower and 590 lb-ft of torque. Whichever you select, you’ll be in possession of not just the fiercest performing luxury sedan on the road, but also the fiercest looking.
If you prefer a better balance between performance and efficiency, the 2019 BMW 740e xDrive iPerformance delivers on both fronts with a 2.0-liter BMW TwinPower Turbo inline four-cylinder paired to an integrated electric motor. This combination offers a near-perfect balance of both worlds with an EPA-estimated 64 MPGe and a total combined system output of 322 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque.
Powerful, balanced and precisely engineered, the 2019 BMW 7 Series is one of the fullest expressions of both the 7 Series’ incomparable legacy and BMW’s reputation for delivering the Ultimate Driving Machine®.
This article is presented by New Century BMW in Alhambra, California.
*Preliminary EPA-estimated figures are for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on speed, driving habits, trip length and driving conditions; actual mileage may be lower. Note for MPGe: All data are provisional and subject to official confirmation. The provisional power consumption figures have been calculated based on the ECE test cycle.
**BMW AG preliminary test results. Actual acceleration results may vary, depending on specification of vehicle; road and environmental conditions; testing procedures and driving style. These results should be used for comparison only and verification should not be attempted on public roads. BMW urges you to obey all posted speed laws and always wear safety belts.