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BMW 7 Series
F02 BMW 750Li
2009 BMW 750Li
Manufacturer BMW
Production 1977–present
Assembly Dingolfing, Germany[1]
Predecessor BMW New Six
Class Full-size luxury car
Body style(s) 4-door sedan
Layout FR layout

The BMW 7 Series is a line of full-size luxury vehicles produced by the German automaker BMW. Introduced in 1977, it is BMW's flagship car and is only available as a sedan.

There have been five generations of the 7 Series:

Contents

E23 (1977–1986)

E23
BMW E23
Production 1977–1986
Engine(s) 3.2 L I6
3.4 L I6
2.5 L I6
2.8 L I6
3.0 L I6
3.3 L I6
3.5 L I6
Transmission(s) 4-speed automatic
5-speed manual

Models offered:

Model Engine Power Torque Built
PS kW hp at rpm N·m ft·lbf at rpm
725‡ 2494 cc I-6 150 110 150 5800 208 153 4000 1977−1979?
728 2788 cc I-6 170 130 170 5800 233 172 4000 1977−1979
728i 2788 cc I-6 184 135 181 5800 235 173 4200 1979−1986
730 2985 cc I-6 184 135 181 5800 255 188 3500 1977−1979
732i 3205 cc I-6 196 144 193 5500 279 206 4500 1979−1986
733i 3205 cc I-6 197 145 194 5500 279 206 4300 1977−1979
735i 3453 cc I-6 218 160 215 5200 304 224 4000 1979−1982
735i 3430 cc I-6 218 160 215 5200 304 224 4000 1982−1986
745i 3205 cc I-6 252 185 249 5200 374 276 2600 1980−1982
745i 3430 cc I-6 252 185 249 4900 374 276 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-6 286 210 282 6500 340 250 4500 198?−198?
Note: ‡ For government agencies and on special order only[2]


E32 (1987–1995)

E32
BMW 740iL
Production 1986–1995
Engine(s) 3.0 L 188 hp I6

3.0 L 218 hp (163 kW) V8
3.4 L 211 hp (157 kW) I6
4.0 L 286 hp (213 kW) V8

5.0 L 299 hp (223 kW) V12
Transmission(s) 4-speed automatic
5-speed manual
5-speed automatic
Wheelbase 2,832 mm (111.5 in) (Base)
2,946 mm (116.0 in) (Middle & Top End)
Length 4,910 mm (193.3 in) (Base)
5,024 mm (197.8 in) (Middle & Top End)
Width 1,844 mm (72.6 in)
Height 1,412 mm (55.6 in) (Base)
1,400 mm (55.1 in) (Middle & Top End)
Fuel capacity 81 L (21.4 US gal; 17.8 imp gal) (Base)
90 L (23.8 US gal; 19.8 imp gal) (Middle)
91 L (24.0 US gal; 20.0 imp gal) (Top End)

The E32 was introduced in 1986, 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 (220 kW) 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 E32 article for more information.

Model Engine Code Engine Type Displacement Power Torque 0–100 km/h (s) Years made
730i M30 I6 12V 2,986 cc (182.2 cu in) 188 bhp (140 kW; 191 PS) @ 5800 260 N·m (190 lb·ft) @ 4000 9.3 (man) / 10.6 (aut) 1986–1994
735i M30 I6 12V 3,430 cc (209 cu in) 211 bhp (157 kW; 214 PS) @ 4900 305 N·m (225 lb·ft) @ 4000 8.3 (man) / 9.1 (aut) 1986–1992
730i V8 M60 V8 32V 2,997 cc (182.9 cu in) 218 bhp (163 kW; 221 PS) @ 5800 290 N·m (210 lb·ft) @ 4500 8.5 (man) / 9.3 (aut) 1992–1994
740i M60 V8 32V 3,982 cc (243.0 cu in) 286 bhp (213 kW; 290 PS) @ 5800 400 N·m (300 lb·ft) @ 4500 7.4 (aut) 1992–1994
750i M70 V12 24V 4,988 cc (304.4 cu in) 299 bhp (223 kW; 303 PS) @ 5200 450 N·m (330 lb·ft) @ 4100 7.4(aut) 1987–1994

U.S figures

Model Engine Code Engine Type Displacement (cc) Power Torque 0–100 km/h (s) Years made
735i/L M30 I6 12V 3,430 cc (209 cu in) 208 bhp (155 kW; 211 PS) @ 4900 305 N·m (225 lb·ft) @ 4000 8.3 (man) / 9.1 (aut) 1988–1992
740i/L M60 V8 32V 3,982 cc (243.0 cu in) 282 bhp (210 kW; 286 PS) @ 5800 400 N·m (300 lb·ft) @ 4500 7.4 (aut) 1993–1994
750i/L M70 V12 24V 4,988 cc (304.4 cu in) 296 bhp (221 kW; 300 PS) @ 5200 450 N·m (330 lb·ft) @ 4100 7.4(aut) 1988–1994


E38 (1994–2001)

E38
BMW E38 front 20080108.jpg
Production 1994–2001
Engine(s) 4.4 L 282 hp (210 kW) V8
5.4 L 322 hp (240 kW) V12
5.4 L 326 hp (243 kW) V12
Transmission(s) 5-speed automatic
5-speed manual
Wheelbase 3,071 mm (120.9 in)
2,931 mm (115.4 in) (base only)
Length 5,123 mm (201.7 in)
4,983 mm (196.2 in) (base only)
Width 1,862 mm (73.3 in)
Height 1,425 mm (56.1 in)
1,435 mm (56.5 in) (base only)
1999 BMW E38 facelift

The E38 generation (1994–2001) had a five-speed automatic. 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 V12 322 bhp (240 kW; 326 PS) 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 shared the same 4.0 L V8 engine in model year 1995, but the next year the V8 grew to 4.4L while stated power stayed at 282 hp (210 kW), though torque grew from 295 to 310 lb·ft (400 to 420 N·m). Then again coinciding with the 1999 facelift, the V8's power again stayed the same but now torque grew further to 324lb-ft, due to new variable valve timing. The 740iL is essentially a long-wheelbase 740i (the "L" is from the german word for long, "lang"). 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. It is perhaps best remembered for being the car driven by James Bond (Pierce Brosnan) in the 1997 film Tomorrow Never Dies. [1]

E65/E66 (2002–2008)

E65/E66/E67/E68
2003-2005 BMW 745Li (US)
Production 2002–2008
Engine(s) 4.4 L 325 hp (242 kW) V8
4.8 L 360 hp (270 kW) V8
6.0 L 438 hp (327 kW) V12
4.4 L 500 hp (370 kW) V8
Transmission(s) 5-speed automatic
6-speed automatic
Wheelbase 2,990 mm (117.7 in) (SWB)
3,129 mm (123.2 in) (LWB)
Length 5,029 mm (198.0 in) (2002-05 E65)
5,169 mm (203.5 in) (2002-05 E66)
5,039 mm (198.4 in) (2006-present E65)
5,179 mm (203.9 in) (2006-present E66)
Width 1,902 mm (74.9 in)
Height 1,491 mm (58.7 in)
1,483 mm (58.4 in) (2006-present LWB)
1,476 mm (58.1 in) (Alpina B7)

The 4th generation was available on four different platforms: the standard-wheelbase E65 (2990 mm, 118 in), the extended-wheelbase E66 (3130 mm, 123 in), the High Security version E67 and the hydrogen powered version E68. It dropped the manual transmission entirely.

The E65/E66/E67/E68 7 Series featured 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 was 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 was available in thirteen variants[3]—of those, 11 are now in production and on sale in Europe, with five available in the U.S. since diesel models are not available there.

Engine Power Torque 0–100 km/h* Top speed
730i 3.0 L petrol (gasoline) I6 170 kW (231 PS; 228 hp) 300 N·m (220 lb·ft) 8.1 s 237 km/h (147 mph)
730Li 3.0 L petrol (gasoline) I6 170 kW (231 PS; 228 hp) 300 N·m (220 lb·ft) 8.3 s 237 km/h (147 mph)
730d 3.0 L diesel I6 170 kW (231 PS; 228 hp) 520 N·m (380 lb·ft) 7.8 s 238 km/h (148 mph)
730Ld 3.0 L diesel I6 170 kW (231 PS; 228 hp) 520 N·m (380 lb·ft) 7.9 s 238 km/h (148 mph)[4]
735i/735Li** 3.6 L petrol (gasoline) V8 200 kW (272 PS; 268 hp) 360 N·m (270 lb·ft) 7.5 s 250 km/h (155 mph)***
740d 3.9 L diesel V8 190 kW (258 PS; 255 hp) 600 N·m (440 lb·ft) 7.5 s 250 km/h (155 mph)***
745d 4.4 L diesel V8 242 kW (329 PS; 325 hp) 750 N·m (550 lb·ft) 6.6 s 250 km/h (155 mph)***
745i/745Li** 4.4 L petrol (gasoline) V8 245 kW (333 PS; 329 hp) 450 N·m (330 lb·ft) 6.3 s 250 km/h (155 mph)***
760i 6.0 L petrol (gasoline) V12 327 kW (445 PS; 439 hp) 600 N·m (440 lb·ft) 5.5 s 250 km/h (155 mph)***
760Li 6.0 L petrol (gasoline) V12 327 kW (445 PS; 439 hp) 600 N·m (440 lb·ft) 5.6 s 250 km/h (155 mph)***
Alpina B7 4.4 L petrol (gasoline) V8 373 kW (507 PS; 500 hp) 699 N·m (516 lb·ft) 4.8 s 300 km/h (186 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 were available from BMW dealerships. The 730i, 730d, 740i, 740d Turbodiesel and their long wheelbase counterparts were available in the rest of the world, in addition to the short wheelbase 760i. Alpina B7 was available for order through BMW dealerships only in United States and Canada, everywhere else it was available through Alpina dealerships.

In US:

  • 2002–2005 745i: 4.4 L V8, 325 hp (242 kW).
  • 2002–2005 745Li: 4.4 L V8, 325 hp (242 kW).
  • 2006– 750i: 4.8 L V8, 360 hp (270 kW).
  • 2006– 750Li: 4.8 L V8, 360 hp (270 kW).
  • 2004–2006 760i: 6.0 L V12, 438 hp (327 kW).
  • 2003– 760Li: 6.0 L V12, 438 hp (327 kW).
  • 2007– Alpina B7: 4.4 L V8, 500 hp (370 kW).
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2006

2006–2008 BMW 750i (US)

The 7 Series was facelifted for 2006 with a restyled front and rear and a larger range of engines, the N62B48.

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 PS; 362 hp) 490 N·m (360 lb·ft) 5.9 s 250 km/h (155 mph)**[5]
750Li 4.8 L petrol (gasoline) V8 270 kW (367 PS; 362 hp) 490 N·m (360 lb·ft) 6.0 s 250 km/h (155 mph)**[5]
760Li 6.0 L petrol (gasoline) V12 327 kW (445 PS; 439 hp) 600 N·m (440 lb·ft) 5.6 s 250 km/h (155 mph)**[6]

*0–62 mph
**All roadgoing BMWs have an electronically limited top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph). This limitation does not however apply to the GCC specification models.

The 4.4 L V8 was replaced by a 4.8 L unit producing 367 hp (274 kW) and 361 lb·ft . 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 (245 kW) has replaced the 740d. As before, a six-speed automatic transmission with Steptronic is standard on all models.

2007

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

BMW plans to offer a car that runs on both petrol and hydrogen, to be called the Hydrogen 7. Since the infrastructure for refueling a hydrogen fueled engine is not widely available, the V12 engine also runs on gasoline. Drivers will be able to switch what fuel they are using with the push of a button.[7] 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. BMW has also developed a newer, more efficient hydrogen combustion engine, now on par with some of the most efficient diesel engines.

High Security

BMW also built armoured versions 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.

Self-parking system

BMW has developed a parking-assist technology that can automatically park the car while the driver stands outside 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.

F01/F02 (2009–)

F01/F02
BMW F01 front 20081213.jpg
Production 2009–Present
Class Full size luxury car
Body style(s) 4-door sedan
Layout FR Layout, AWD (750i/Li only)[8]
Engine(s) 6.0L 552 PS (406 kW) twin turbo V12
4.4L 407 PS (299 kW) twin turbo V8
3.0L 326 PS (240 kW) I6
3.0L 245 PS (180 kW) turbodiesel I6
3.0L 306 PS (225 kW) turbodiesel I6
Transmission(s) 6-speed ZF automatic
8-speed ZF automatic
Wheelbase 3,070 mm (120.9 in) (SWB)
3,210 mm (126.4 in) (LWB)
Length 5,072 mm (199.7 in) (SWB)
5,212 mm (205.2 in) (LWB)
Width 1,902 mm (74.9 in)
Height 1,479 mm (58.2 in) (SWB)
1,478 mm (58.2 in) (LWB)
Fuel capacity 82 L (18 imp gal; 22 US gal)

The 5th generation F01/F02 came out January 2009, replacing the 4th generation 7 Series. All models come with a ZF 6-speed automatic transmission. Five variants are showcased at debut, the 750Li, the 740Li, the 750i, the 740i and the 730d.[9]

Numerous engines also power the 7 Series worldwide. BMW offers diesel, straight 6, V8 and V12 motors. An all-aluminum 3.0-liter straight-six cylinder diesel engine produces 245 hp (183 kW; 248 PS). The peak torque figure of 540 N·m (400 lb·ft) comes in at 1,750 rpm up through 3,000 rpm. Its 194g/km emission figure is class-leading for conventionally powered luxury cars, as is its 38.7 mpg fuel consumption figure.[10]

BMW switched from a MacPherson strut front suspension to a double wishbone design for improved handling. The F01 is also available in a bulletproof version.[11]

Model Engine Code Engine Type Displacement Power Torque 0–100 km/h (s) Years made
760Li N74B60 V12 48V 5,972 cc (364.4 cu in) 552 PS (406 kW; 544 hp) @ 5250 rpm 750 N·m (550 lb·ft) @ 1500-5000 rpm 4.6 (aut) 2009-
750i/750Li N63 V8 32V 4,395 cc (268.2 cu in) 408 PS (300 kW; 402 hp) @ 5500-6400 rpm 600 N·m (440 lb·ft) @ 1750-4500 rpm 5.5 (aut) 2009–
740i/740Li N54 I6 24V 2,979 cc (181.8 cu in) 326 PS (240 kW; 322 hp) @ 5800 rpm 450 N·m (330 lb·ft) @ 1500-4500 rpm 5.7 (aut) 2009–
730d/730Ld N57 I6 24V 2,993 cc (182.6 cu in) 245 PS (180 kW; 242 hp) @ 4000 rpm 540 N·m (400 lb·ft) @ 1750-3000 rpm 7.2 (aut) 2009–
740d[8] N57 I6 24V 2,993 cc (182.6 cu in) 306 PS (225 kW; 302 hp) 600 N·m (440 lb·ft) @ 1500-2500 rpm 6.3 (aut) 2009–

[9]

In April 2009, BMW announced plans for a 760Li, which will be BMW's new flagship model. The 760Li will be equipped with a twin-turbocharged V12 producing 544 horsepower, which will propel the car from 0 to 62 miles per hour in 4.6 seconds.[12][13]

Improved iDrive

The new F01/F02 is equipped with a more intuitive iDrive system with a full featured web browser.[9] Video this will be safer, and more technologically advanced as well as rich in entertainment. [9]

See also

References

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  2. ^ Oswald, Werner (1. Auflage 2001). Deutsche Autos 1945–1990, Band 4. Stuttgart: Motorbuch Verlag. ISBN 3-613-02131-5.  , p. 244
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  4. ^ Interone Worldwide GmbH (2008-06-17). "BMW 7 Series Sedan : Six-cylinder diesel engine (730d, 730Ld)". Bmw.com. http://www.bmw.com/com/en/newvehicles/7series/sedan/2005/allfacts/engine_6c_diesel.html. Retrieved 2009-06-06.  
  5. ^ a b Interone Worldwide GmbH (2008-06-17). "BMW 7 Series Sedan : Eight-cylinder petrol engines (750i/Li, 740i/Li)". Bmw.com. http://www.bmw.com/com/en/newvehicles/7series/sedan/2005/allfacts/engine_v8_petrol.html. Retrieved 2009-06-06.  
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  7. ^ Coming soon: Hydrogen-powered BMW - Sep. 12, 2006
  8. ^ a b Paul Tan (June 25, 2009). "F01/F02 BMW 7-Series gets updated with new 740d, xDrive and M-Sport kit!". Paul Tan's Automotive News. http://paultan.org/archives/2009/06/25/f01f02-bmw-7-series-gets-updated-new-740d-xdrive-and-m-sport-kit/. Retrieved June 25 2009.  
  9. ^ a b c d Paul Tan (July 5, 2008). "New BMW 7-Series F01 Specifications and Photos". Paul Tan's Automotive News. http://paultan.org/archives/2008/07/05/new-bmw-7-series-f01-specifications-and-photos/. Retrieved July 5 2008.  
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  11. ^ "BMW 7 Series High Security – a new definition of security". Carthusiast.com. http://www.carthusiast.com/bmw-7-series-high-security-a-new-definition-of-security-1992.html. Retrieved 2009-09-11.  
  12. ^ "BMW’s New Flagship - the 760Li". Automoblog.net. http://www.automoblog.net/2009/04/27/bmws-new-flagship-the-760li/.  
  13. ^ "BMW 760Li Press Release and Specifications" (PDF). http://www.bmwblog.com/docs/BMW_760i_760Li.pdf.  

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