BMW 7 Series Facelift and New Engines;Economical and standard eight-speed to BMW 7 Series 2012. New BMW 7 Series: The visual difference will immediately recognize by fans. The length is 5.08 meters with practically unchanged. Completely new is the 750D’s xDrive. it gets the engine of the recently introduced M550d xDrive.
Munich, July 2012
The new BMW 7 Series is now available. The most striking feature is the new LED headlights with corona rings typical of the brand and accent strip. The modified kidney with nine instead of twelve struts, and a revised new model front bumper. The mirror sides are integrated with turn signals new features. The rear benefits from a delicate chrome strip that connects the two flat reflectors in the rear apron with one another. BMW 7 Series 2012 – Optional display instead of dials
The occupants benefit from an improved level of noise. Front, they take on newly-designed leather seats, the rear individual seats are available on request. An optional rear-seat entertainment system, providing new 9.2-inch monitors and a new Bang & Olufsen surround sound system for Kurzweil. Instead of the classic circular instruments for the first time an optional 10.3-inch display is available. It allows the instruments to each driving mode and visualize different color and deliver customized information. The display in the center of the dashboard is now working with a high resolution 3D display.
BMW 7 Series 2012 – Eight passes for all 7-series
So far, the most-7 Series models have a six-speed automatic transmission, only the 760i, the 740d xDrive and Active Hybrid 7 had an eight-speed transmission. In future, all 7 Series eight courses. For parsimony provide a start-stop system, brake energy regeneration and an improved version of the switch driving experience with Eco-Mode and Pro Sailing function. Two petrol engines are next to the unmodified twelve-cylinder 760i top model of the 740i with a new six-cylinder engine and the 750i with a revised V8 petrol engine choice. The 740i with 320 hp is now slightly weaker than the 326-hp predecessor, but consumes 21 percent less, that is only 7.9 kilometers per liter 100th The 750i will benefit from optimized injection and reduced pumping losses, which go mainly to the account of the continuously variable valve lift on the intake side. Thus, the 750i is now ten percent more power and uses 25 percent less. Specifically: He now delivers 450 hp and needs only 8.6 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers.
BMW 7 Series 2012 – Even with the diesel of M550d
The six-cylinder diesel in the 730d and 740d are now offering more horsepower and better fuel economy. The 730d is now 258 instead of 245 hp and consumes just 5.6 liters per 100 kilometers – 17 percent less than before. Still, there is a Blue-performance variant, which already meets the Euro 6 standard. Similar to the 740d: It now delivers 313 hp and consumes 5.7 liters also 17 percent less than its predecessor. Premiere of the 750D xDrive: Under the hood, the new six-cylinder diesel engine operates with three turbochargers, which is known from the M550d xDrive. The world’s most powerful inline six-cylinder diesel engine gets 381 hp from 3.0 liters. Thus the 7 sprint in 4.9 seconds to 100 km and consumes 6.4 liters per 100 kilometers. The engine complies already with the Euro 6 emission limits. XDrive all-wheel drive is not only in the 750D, but available on request for models 750i, 740d and 730d.
BMW 7 Series 2012 – ActiveHybrid 7 is weaker, but more economical
Finally, roll the second generation of the ActiveHybrid 7 at the start. Instead of an eight-cylinder BMW is building a new six-cylinder from the 740i. The performance of the hybrid system is therefore only 354 instead of 465 hp. Therefore, the consumption decreased from 9.4 to only 6.8 liters. In addition, the new ActiveHybrid 7 can also be driven purely electrically – up to four kilometers.
BMW 7 Series 2012 – Modified suspension
In all 7s will provide an optimized chassis set-up with modified rubber bearings and dampers, and the new rear air suspension with level control for extra comfort. In addition, now includes an electro-mechanical steering system – except for the four-wheel models – as standard.
BMW 7 Series 2012 – Improved safety systems
For increased safety, “BMW Night Vision and Dynamic Light Spot with person recognition.” In addition to an infrared image while the driver receives a warning in case of accident risk of pedestrians, cyclists and animals. The identified persons are illuminated by a light spot. LED headlights are optional on request with a high beam assistant that takes away the light there, where exactly is the oncoming traffic. Even a distance cruise control with anti-collision system is offered. He hides behind sent the cryptic name “Driver Assistant Plus with Stop & Go function.” The system combines radar and video information and also allows for an emergency brake to a stop. There is also an improved fatigue detection and a traffic sign recognition with a display of speed and now any overtaking. Even the Professional navigation system has been improved. A function for non-contact open the boot lid round off the innovations. The new 7 Series will start on 21 July 2012. Prices start at € 74 900. For this you get the 730d.