The new addition to the BMW 7-Series flagship model range, the longwheelbase BMW 730Ld, is now available for sale at GBP 56,790 OTR. It comes with an extra 14cm legroom for rear occupants and a host of enhancement options intended to envelop passengers in a totally high-tech and comfortable surroundings.
The new BMW 730Ld was built on regular wheelbase spec and comes with self-leveling rear suspension, rain channels in chrome on the roof, lighted interior rear vanity mirrors and a sunblind for the rear window that is electrically-powered.
The long-wheelbase configuration can be improved with the choice of multi-adaptable Comfort Seats appropriate for the front and rear seat occupants.
Complementary features include individually heated and air-conditioned seats including a rear seat massaging capability fitment.
Rear seat entertainment includes two adaptable 8-inch flat screens with remote control for the BMW Business package which also comes with the capability to view two different programs simultaneously, DVDs or MP3 players and game consoles to be played or watched simultaneously. For the BMW Professional system, included are a 9-inch twin flat adaptable monitors, two wireless headphones and iDrive controller operation from the rear armrest.
Power under the hood for the latest BMW 730Ld is the all aluminum 2,993cc straight 6-cylinder diesel powerhouse that can generate 245hp at 4,000rpm, a maximum torque figure of 540Nm from 1,750rpm to 3,000rpm, an acceleration rate from 0-62mph in 7.3 seconds, and a ceiling speed of 153mph. Emission rate is logged in at a top of the class 194g/km and the combined fuel economy rate is 38.7mpg.
The 730 Ld comes with the standard 6-speed auto gearbox, as well as EfficientDynamics technologies to optimize fuel consumption and emission ratings and at the same time enhancing performance and yield for better driving pleasure.
Featured in the BMW 7 Series is Brake Energy Regeneration which charges its batteries from excess energy generated by braking. Further performance improvement includes ancillaries like the air-conditioning compressor with disengagement capabilities.