It controls the attitude of the electronic stability control system, along with throttle responsiveness, shift behavior and steering assist. The front seats in all 7-Series models are firm but long-distance comfortable, and very adjustable. Regular 7-Series models have a 120. The all-aluminum engine has twin turbochargers, variable-cam technology and direct injection, which help the engine produce strong torque output at low revs--a full 330 pound-feet from 1,600 rpm. The all-aluminum engine has twin turbochargers,. I think that even buyers in this market like the feeling that they are getting a lot for their money and, to me, the 740i is a ton technically about 2 tons of car for the price. The long-wheelbase cars have their own roofline, and the silhouette is sleek.
We spent far too much time looking down into the cockpit — and away from the road ahead — attempting to use the controls for the sound system, adjustable suspension and navigation. It's also a bit larger. Body style: Four-door sedan Engines: 3. The M Sport package loses its Active Roll Stabilization system, while the Driver Assistance package adds side- and top-view camera angles for all models. All-wheel drive is available for stability and traction in wintry conditions.
Models designated with an 'L' get five inches of additional wheelbase, most of which goes to additional back-seat legroom. Exterior The current 7 Series adopts more conservative styling than its predecessor. Three versions of V8 are available. The V-8-powered 750 comes in regular and extended lengths with rear- or all-wheel drive. Also in the M Sport offering is a special steering wheel and aerodynamic add-on body parts. Electronic Damping Control, which gives the driver a choice of Comfort, Normal, Sport and Sport Plus modes, also comes with all 7-Series models.
Part of the appeal of any of the sedans in this class is the exclusivity they promise. All 7-Series models come with an excellent double-wishbone front and multi-link rear suspension, bringing a very responsive feel without ignoring ride comfort. Coupled with the fact that this example did without the advanced baubles most other test cars including our Four Seasons 750Li , this 740i felt like a throwback to the 7-series models of the late 1980s: big and luxurious, yes, but relatively simple, straightforward, and rewarding. Available high-tech features in the 7-Series include swiveling adaptive bi-xenon headlamps, a head-up display, Active Cruise Control with Stop-and-Go, Lane Departure Warning and Active Blind Spot Detection. It's matched to a 6-speed automatic transmission.
The Panamera out-handles the 7-Series, and its opulent cabin wows reviewers who sometimes think that the 7-Series falls short. The look is conservative, and some might not appreciate its subtlety. The luxury sedan is available with four or five seats, and there's also a six-cylinder 740 as well as a V-12 760, an ActiveHybrid 750 and a performance-oriented Alpina B7. After all that, changes are limited for 2012. Head-up Display The head-up display shows both vehicle speed and key navigation instructions on the windshield. The 750 and Alpina B7 are available with rear-wheel drive or xDrive all-wheel drive, which can send up to 80 percent of power to the rear wheels if needed, keeping acceleration and handling traits similar to those of the rear-wheel-drive 7 Series.
Even at its simplest, the 740i is one of the most athletic-feeling large sport sedans, while well-optioned 750 and 760 models offer some of the world's leading convenience and accident-avoidance technology. On top of that, the right-side rear passenger gets the ability to adjust the positioning of the front passenger seat. My colleague Kelly Murphy and I both live out in the country and frequently make use of the high beams on test cars. V-8 models gain 19-inch wheels with all-season tires and a premium stereo. And buyers want that exclusivity. The 7 Series body has no transparently gratuitous scoops or scallops, and the car's size and lines clearly say first class. All 7-Series models come with a Brake Energy Regeneration system that helps save energy by managing the alternator to charge more when coasting or braking.
Except for 6-cylinder models, the 7 Series comes standard with Nappa leather seating surfaces and 19-inch wheels. Also new for 2011 were the ActiveHybrid 750i and 750Li models, combining power with fuel economy. The adjustable suspension, which comes standard on all 7 Series models, increased ride harshness without noticeably improving handling prowess. Additionally, savvy shoppers may notice that little has changed for the 2012 model year. The luxury sedan is available with four or five seats, and there's also a six-cylinder 740 as well as a V-12 760, an ActiveHybrid 750 and a performance-oriented Alpina B7. While it's likely an owner would soon become familiar with the locations, other family members and casual drivers will be overwhelmed with options. Long-wheelbase 740Li and 750Li versions come with a self-leveling air spring system for heavier loads, and back-seat space in those vehicles is vast.
A Night Vision system is also on the options list. In a cost-cutting move, the ActiveHybrid 750 loses its standard leather dashboard, head-up display, and active and ventilated front seats. High-gloss wood trim lines the cabin and accentuates the dash and door panels. For 2013, the 7 Series receives slightly modified versions of its existing engines. Many switches are centered around the iDrive controller, which makes it difficult to select them by touch. In addition, an automatic crash response system cuts power from the battery, unlocks doors, and turns on hazard lights automatically in the event of a crash. Still, the 7-Series impresses critics with its iDrive system, which is much more user-friendly than earlier versions.
They're a little harder to parallel park, but they offer a ride that's even more luxurious and have considerably more rear-seat legroom. The design of the 7 Series is generally considered to be an improvement over the previous model, which polarized many with its sharp, abrupt lines. The V-8-powered 750 comes in regular and extended lengths with rear- or all-wheel drive. The optional Integral Active Steering system adds even more responsiveness, by actually steering the rear wheels less at higher speeds to help with maneuverability up to about 75 mph. The ActiveHybrid 750i and 750Li employ a mild hybrid powertrain with the same twin-turbocharged 4. The optional M Sport Package augments the exterior with more aggressive lower bodywork and darker Shadowline door and window trim. Like any good suit, the fit is of utmost importance.
At the top of the lineup is the flagship 760Li, with a V12 engine making 535 horsepower, running through an 8-speed automatic transmission. . Just about every safety, comfort or convenience feature invented for the automobile is available on the 7 Series. A rural Interstate with a 70-mph speed limit allows but a glimpse of this sedan's abilities. The 740i and 740Li were the first six-cylinder 7 Series cars since 1992.