Just one year and a half later after the premiere of six-generation of BMW 7-Series, we are in a position to present you 2017 BMW 7-Series. It is a luxury limousine which has gained some new changes especially underneath. According to the report, you can expect CLAR modular platform in the whole lineup starting from 3-Series. What exactly brings new platform? First of all, it uses carbon fiber plastic in order to reduce weight. It now amounts around 4,225 pounds. That’s not all; in fact, the new platform will be flexible in adjustment for different types of engines. In addition, the positive example should be a plug-in hybrid model.
Great progress is made in the world of the green power, so German manufacturer wants to be shoulder to shoulder with competition. Furthermore, it successfully blends sports features with eco-technologies. That is rather rarely when fans expect from you to keep the image of the dominant brand in the full-size segment.
2017 BMW 7-Series Drive
In the next few sentences, we follow three different models with specific engines as a drive. Firstly, we speak about 740i with turbo 3.0-liter inline-6 engine which produces 320 horsepower. This model transmitted torque to the rear wheels. On the other hand, if you need cleaner powertrain then you can select 2.0-liter four-cylinder option in combination with an electric motor. Common work these two engines in the hybrid bring 308 horsepower. Yes, it is 740e version. Last but not least, there is a 750i model which generates 445 horsepower. In this purpose serves 4.4-liter V8 engine which has two drive options, RWD and AWD layout.
2017 BMW 7-Series Engine
Besides those mentioned engines, for the first time buyer has the opportunity to have in own possession classified BMW Alpina B7 (xDrive). The same engine generates more than 600 horsepower. It comes exclusively as xDrive and acceleration from 0-60 mph is achieved in 3.6 seconds. Sports features have a significant role, due that it becomes the fastest car in the segment. Furthermore, for the passionate enthusiast, M badge means stronger engine. Under the hood, M760i xDrive offers twin-turbo 6.6-liter V12 engine. Outputs are similar as in Alpina version.
However, the US market has gasoline engines the available, while the diesel option will be withdrawn. Any of engines come with an eight-speed automatic transmission. More details you will find in the specification.
2017 BMW 7-Series Price
We don’t emphasize enough that 2017 BMW 7-Series will be a comfortable sedan with smart functions. Consider touchscreen display, remote-controlled parking and much more. Special version needs a special brake and additional mechanical elements. Price goes from $82,500 to $138,000.