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The BMW 7 Series is a line of Full-size Luxury vehicles produced by the German automaker BMW. It replaced the BMW in 1977. It is BMW's Flagship car and is only available as a Sedan (car).

There have been five generations of the 7 Series:

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  • BMW (1977–1986)
  • BMW (1987–1994)
  • BMW (1994–2001)
  • BMW (2001–present)
  • BMW

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E23 (1977–1986)Rectify

Models offered:

Model Engine Power Torque Built
PS kW hp at rpm N·m ft·lbf at rpm
725‡ 2494 cc I-6 5800 4000 1977−1979?
728 2788 cc I-6 5800 4000 1977−1979
728i 2788 cc I-6 5800 4200 1979−1986
730 2985 cc I-6 5800 3500 1977−1979
732i 3205 cc I-6 5500 4300 1979−1986
733i 3205 cc I-6 5500 4300 1977−1979
735i 3453 cc I-6 5200 4000 1979−1982
735i 3430 cc I-6 5200 4000 1982−1986
745i 3205 cc I-6 5200 2600 1980−1982
745i 3430 cc I-6 4900 2200 1983−1986
North America and Japan
733i 3210 cc I-6 179 132 177 5500 266 196 4000 MY 1978−1979
733i 3210 cc I-6 176 130 174 5200 255 188 4200 MY 1980−1981
733i 3210 cc I-6 184 135 181 6000 264 195 4000 MY 1982−1984
735i/L7 3430 cc I-6 185 136 182 5400 290 214 4000 MY 1985−1987,
L7 1986–1987
South Africa
745i 3453 cc I-6 6500 4500 198?−198?
Note: ‡ For government agencies and on special order only


E32 (1987–1994)Rectify

The E32 was introduced in 1988, with the 730i and 735i featuring 3.0 L and 3.5 L Straight-6 engines respectively, and a new, 5.0 L, 300 Horsepower V12 engine for the 750i. In 1992, 3.0 L and 4.0 L V8 engines were added to the lineup (730i and 740i). All models were also available in a stretched 'L' version, which had 10 cm of extra legroom for the rear passengers. See BMW article for more information.

Model Engine Code Engine Type Displacement (cc) Power (Horsepower) Torque (NM) 0-100 Km/h (s) Years made
730i BMW Straight-6 12V 2986 188 @ 5800 260 @ 4000 9.3 (man) / 10.6 (aut) 1986-1994
735i BMW Straight-6 12V 3430 211 @ 4900 305 @ 4000 8.3 (man) / 9.1 (aut) 1986-1992
730i V8 BMW V8 32V 2997 218 @ 5800 290 @ 4500 8.5 (man) / 9.3 (aut) 1992-1994
740i BMW V8 32V 3982 286 @ 5800 400 @ 4500 7.4 (aut) 1992-1994
750i BMW V12 24V 4988 299 @ 5200 450 @ 4100 7.4(aut) 1987-1994

Figures may differ slightly for stretched and/or international versions (for instance, the 750i was rated at 296 BHP in the USA)


E38 (1995–2001)Rectify

The E38 generation (1995-2001) had a five-speed aut. The Engine variants in Europe were 725tds, 728i, 730i, 730d, 735i, 740i (4.0 and 4.4 L), 740d and 750i (with a 5.4 L 322 bhp [240 kW] engine, as was used in the Rolls-Royce Silver Seraph).

In the Americas, the models were sold as the 740i, 740iL and 750iL. The 740i and 740iL share the same 4.4 L V8 engine. The 740iL is essentially a long-wheelbase 740i (hence the "L" in the model name). The considerably rarer 5.4 L V12-powered 750iL was only available as a long-body; there was no E38 750i in the US lineup. The 750iL was BMW's flagship sedan.


E65/E66 (2001–2008)Rectify

The current 7 Series is available on two different platforms: the standard-wheelbase E65 (2990 mm, 118 in) and the extended-wheelbase E66 (3130 mm, 123 in).

The E65/E66 7 Series features BMW's first of a kind IDrive system, consisting of a video screen in the dashboard and a controller mounted on the center console that is used in a similar way to a Computer mouse. Using a system of eight menus, most of the car's climate, audio, navigation, suspension and communication settings are controlled via iDrive. However, the system has been criticized by many automotive writers as being too complex and not intuitive enough.

"Active" Seat continuous passive motion technology is made standard equipment on the 750/760 models and included in the Luxury Seating Package with heated and ventilated seats for driver and front passenger on the 745 models.

The car has been available in twelve variants[1]—of those, 11 are now in production and on sale in Europe, with four available in the U.S. since diesel models are not yet available there.

Engine Power Torque 0–100 km/h* Top speed
730i 3.0 L Petrol (gasoline) I6 170 kW (231 bhp DIN) 300 N·m (221 Lbf·ft) 8.1 s 237 km/h (147 mph)
730Li 3.0 L petrol (gasoline) I6 170 kW (231 bhp DIN) 300 N·m (221 lbf·ft) 8.3 s 237 km/h (147 mph)
730d 3.0 L Diesel I6 170 kW (231 bhp DIN) 520 N·m (383 lbf·ft) 7.8 s 238 km/h (148 mph)
730Ld 3.0 L Diesel I6 170 kW (231 bhp DIN) 520 N·m (383 lbf·ft) 7.9 s 238 km/h (148 mph)[2]
735i/735Li** 3.6 L petrol (gasoline) V8 200 kW (272 bhp DIN) 360 N·m (266 lbf·ft) 7.5 s 250 km/h (155 mph)***
740d 3.9 L diesel V8 190 kW (258 bhp DIN) 600 N·m (442 lbf·ft) 7.5 s 250 km/h (155 mph)***
745d 4.4 L diesel V8 242 kW (330 bhp DIN) 750 N·m (553 lbf·ft) 6.6 s 250 km/h (155 mph)***
745i/745Li** 4.4 L petrol (gasoline) V8 245 kW (333 bhp DIN) 450 N·m (332 lbf·ft) 6.3 s 250 km/h (155 mph)***
760i 6.0 L petrol (gasoline) V12 327 kW (445 bhp DIN) 600 N·m (442 lbf·ft) 5.5 s 250 km/h (155 mph)***
760Li 6.0 L petrol (gasoline) V12 327 kW (445 bhp DIN) 600 N·m (442 lbf·ft) 5.6 s 250 km/h (155 mph)***

*0–62 mph
**Performance numbers for the 735i and 735Li are identical, and those for the 745i and 745Li are identical.
***All roadgoing BMWs have an electronically limited top speed of 250 km/h.

In America, only the 750i, 750Li and 760Li are available from BMW dealerships. The 730i, 730d, 740i, 740d Turbodiesel and their long wheelbase counterparts are available in the rest of the world, in addition to the short wheelbase 760i.

In US:

  • 2002-2005 745i - 4.4 L V8, 325 hp.
  • 2002-2005 745Li - 4.4 L V8, 325 hp.
  • 2006- 750i - 4.8 L V8, 360 hp.
  • 2006- 750Li - 4.8 L V8, 360 hp.
  • 2004-2006 760i - 6.0 L V12, 438 hp.
  • 2003- 760Li - 6.0 L V12, 438 hp.


2006Rectify

The 7 Series was facelifted for 2006 with a restyled front and rear and a larger range of engines, the BMW.

The twice-refreshed 7 Series sports a new taillight and reduced height for the trunk lid. The front headlight and the kidney grille was also raised somewhat, as well as a new front air dam and fog light assembly.

Engine Power Torque 0–100 km/h* Top speed
750i 4.8 L Petrol (gasoline) V8 270 kW (367 bhp DIN) 490 N·m (361 lbf·ft) 5.9 s 250 km/h (155 mph)**[3]
750Li 4.8 L Petrol (gasoline) V8 270 kW (367 bhp DIN) 490 N·m (361 lbf·ft) 6.0 s 250 km/h (155 mph)**[4]
760Li 6.0 L Petrol (gasoline) V12 327 kW (445 bhp DIN) 600 N·m (444 lbf·ft) 5.6 s 250 km/h (155 mph)**[5]

*0–62 mph
**All roadgoing BMWs have an electronically limited top speed of 250 km/h. This limitation does not however apply to the GCC specification models.

E66 BMW 745iL

BMW 745iL E65

The 4.4 L V8 was replaced by a 4.8 L unit producing 367 hp (270 kW) and 361 ft·lbf (490 N·m). The new model with the enlarged engine is now known as 750i and 750Li (for the long wheel-base model). The 750i and 750Li replace the 745i and 745Li in all world markets. The 745d, powered by a 4.4 L turbodiesel producing 329 hp (242 kW) has replaced the 740d. As before, a six-speed automatic transmission with Steptronic is standard on all models.

2007Rectify

In 2007 the 7 series received minor updates both inside and out. On the exterior, new wheel designs were made available and power folding mirrors became standard. On the inside, an update to the iDrive system (but still no RTTI: Real Time Traffic Info) was also made standard. 2007 also saw the installation of an auxiliary input for connecting an audio source. Engine options remained the same as with the 2006 model, but the short wheelbase 760i, was no longer available for the North American market.

Hydrogen 7 Rectify

BMW plans to offer a car that runs on both Petrol and hydrogen, to be called the Hydrogen 7. Drivers will be able to switch what fuel they are using with the push of a button. However, only 100 units have been built up to now for a limited edition. For example, the mayor of Munich, Christian Ude, received one of them.

High SecurityRectify

BMW also built armoured version of the 7 series vehicles. The models have protection levels VR6/VR7. Security features include laminated windows, carbon fibre reinforced armour plating, under body armour, emergency front windscreen exit, lowered door windows, Run flat tires.


F01/F02 (2009-)Rectify

The European specifications for the new 2009 BMW 7-Series (F01/F02) have been revealed. All models come with a ZF 6-speed transmission. Five variants are showcased at debut, the 750Li, the 740Li, the 750i, the 740i and the 730d.

Model Engine Code Engine Type Displacement (cc) Power (Horsepower) Torque (NM) 0-100 Km/h (s) Years made
750i BMW V8 36V 4395 407 @ 5500-6400 600 @ 1750-4500 5.2 (aut) 2008-
740i BMW Straight-6 24V 2979 326 @ 5800 450 @ 1500-4500 5.7 (aut) 2008-
730d Straight-6 24V 2993 245 @ 4000 540 @ 1750-3000 7.2 (aut) 2008-

Improved iDriveRectify

The new F01/F02 is equipped with a more intuitive IDrive system with a full featured web browser. Video this will be safer, and more technologically advanced as well as rich in entertainment.

Innovative Night VisionRectify

The new 7 series features a night vision system with integrated individual pedestrian notification. Video


Self-Parking SystemRectify

BMW has developed a parking-assist technology that can park your car for you while you stand outside the car and watch as the internal robotics park it using a combination of sensors. A prototype of the system has been completed and a demo video was recorded using a BMW 730i.

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