2013 BMW 7-series priced from $74,195

Article by Christian A., on July 24, 2012

Expect the 2013 BMW 7-series to get several new features, which include new engines and a new standard transmission as well as an updated styling. The new generation’s exterior has a set of LED headlights, a new front apron and revised nine-slat kidney grille. Completing the look is a thin chrome strip that connects the two slim reflectors on the rear apron of the car.

The interior has received a series of updates like new leather seats where passengers could get comfortable as they watch their movies on the all-new 9.2-inch flat screen monitor that’s featured in the rear seat entertainment package. 3D graphics were built onto the instrument display at the back of the steering wheel.

It features a 1,200-watt Bang & Olufsen sound system, which has no less than 16 speakers. The 12-cylinder twin turbo engine is the most powerful option available on the 7 Series. It can produce 544hp, enabling the car to accelerate from zero to 62 mph in just 4.6 seconds. At the other end, BMW has modified its TwinPower turbo six-cylinder for the 7 Series, which delivers 320hp. BMW also offers the M line performance diesel engine, which delivers 381hp and is linked to BMW’s X drive all wheel drive setup.

Each engine is offered as standard with an eight-speed automatic transmission. The tech buff will simply adore the latest 7 Series for its BMW night vision, dynamic light spot with pedestrian recognition, anti-dazzle LEDs, start/stop engine function, adaptive cruise control and automatic fatigue recognition.

Its hardware is improved with an operating system that’s more powerful to make sure that it could be driven smoothly. The starting price for the 2013 BMW 7-series is $74,195 for the regular-wheelbase 740i, which is over $2,000 higher than last year’s model. The top-of-the-line variant is the long-wheelbase 760Li, which costs $140,200.

Considered as the most innovative sedan in the premium segment, the new BMW 7-Series is out to defend its crown by further improving itself. Now, the new BMW 7-Series will try to prove that it has surpassed its previous self by offering a good mixture of sportiness, refined dynamics and luxurious comfort as well as more product substance. Thus, BMW is letting its rivals know that its 7-Series is still not willing to let go of its position in the luxury segment.

BMW is adding more substance into the new BMW 7-Series by installing new headlights with LED technology and by upgrading its interior and optimizing soundproofing. Likewise, BMW further enhanced the ride comfort of the 7-Series while making available an array of optional equipment and ground-breaking safety technology. Additionally, the BMW 7-Series could be availed by any of the new or optimized drive systems. These drivetrains include what is touted as the most powerful six-cylinder in-line diesel engine in the world, as well as the second generation of BMW ActiveHybrid 7.

Moreover, the new BMW 7-Series could be considered as having able to attain the highest level of standards in terms of visual appeal and ground-breaking technology. Not only on the front, but also on the rear, the styling of the new BMW 7-Series exudes both elegance and sportiness, thanks to a number of new design cues. This elegance and sportiness is also well apparent on the numerous sweeping lines on the new 7-Series, as enhanced by the fact it rides 8-mm lower than before.

The visual appeal of the new BMW 7-Series can be attributed to its elegant yet dynamic front end, as defined by its long, broad bonnet laden with several precise contour lines. Lurking below the bonnet right on the nose is the brand’s upright kidney grille with larger chrome surround. In addition, the grille now features a new slat arrangement – it now has nine slats instead of 12 – making the BMW 7-Series look more menacing. The grille could be flanked by optional new headlights -- with LED technology – that boast of elegant accent strip and signature BMW corona rings.

Press Release

New 2013 BMW 7 Series Once Again Raises The Bar

Woodcliff Lake, NJ – July 21, 2012 6:00pm EDT/3:00pm PDT ... The newly updated 2013 BMW 7 Series will again set new benchmarks in its class for performance, luxury, efficiency and safety. The updates include significant powertrain upgrades for 740i / Li; 750i / Li, xDrive and BMW ALPINA B7 models –including BMW's 8-speed Steptronic automatic transmission (8-speed Switch-Tronic high performance transmission for B7), xDrive – BMW's intelligent all-wheel drive system – now available for the 740Li, as well as a completely new powertrain for the ActiveHybrid 7 and BMW ALPINA B7 which remains as the undisputed benchmark in terms of luxurious performance, chassis technology, and hand-finished exclusivity.

The new 7 Series boasts a revised exterior that features new technologies such as available LED headlights. The interior of the new 7 is similarly enhanced with a newly redesigned iDrive system and the availability of an optional Bang & Olufsen High-End Surround Sound system. The new 2013 7 Series arrives in US BMW center showrooms in late summer 2012, except for the ActiveHybrid 7 which arrives in early fall.

Pricing-740 I / Li /xDrive Models (includes $895 Destination and Handling):
740i - $74,195
740Li - $78,195
New 740Li xDrive - $81,195

New ActiveHybrid 7 L - $84,895
750i - $87,195
750i xDrive - $90,195

750Li - $90,895
750 Li xDrive- $93,895
760 Li - $140,200

Pricing-ALPINA B7 Models SWB / LWB / xDrive Models (includes $895 Destination and Handling):
ALPINA B7 - $128,495
ALPINA B7 LWB - $132,395
ALPINA B7 SWB with xDrive - $131,495
ALPINA B7 LWB with xDrive - $135,395

(SWB: standard wheelbase / LWB: long wheelbase)

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