After about a year, BMW will begin to offer a 3.0-liter diesel inline-six for its range-topping sedan, according to Caranddriver. Aside from a mid-cycle refresh for the 2013 7-series, there would also be another major update after a year. The output of this car has yet to be announced but this car will be named as either the 735d or 740d.
A 3.0-liter diesel is used on the X5 xDrive35d, enabling it to produce 265 hp and 425 lb-ft of torque. However, a high-output version of this engine available in Europe is capable of delivering 308 hp and 465 lb-ft. This means that BMW is the third German automaker to either confirm plans or offer a diesel flagship model in the U.S.
For now, Mercedes-Benz offers its six-cylinder S350 BlueTec in the U.S. Meanwhile, Audi’s A8 3.0 TDI will go on sale next year. Sources said that BMW intends to make the tri-turbo M550d diesel 5-series available in the U.S. To make this car, BMW bolted three turbochargers to a diesel inline-six-cylinder engine, resulting to 381 hp and 546 lb-ft of torque.
It’s not actually included in the list of products likely to arrive in the U.S. There are speculations that BMW AG wants to offer the market in Europe and the U.S. but it turns out that to justify emissions-compliance costs, the M550d would have to be on sale for more months than what remains in the life cycle for the current-gen 5-series.
The new BMW 7-Series can be described as a vehicle that comes with a strong style and that is fitted with unique features in order to have a memorable ride. In terms of both design and technology, the 7-Series is able to meet even the highest of worldwide standards.
No wonder then that it is considered as the symbol of absolute driving experience and athletic grace even under the luxury sedan class. This latest offering is able to assert its athleticism and style especially with the new features on the front section and the rear end. While there was only a minor change in the dimensions, lowering the height by 8 mm was enough as it allowed the sweeping lines to have that additional emotional and thus it highlighted just how balanced the proportions were.
Speaking of changes on the front sections, the bonnet is now wider and longre and ensures that the 7-Series gets that expressive and graceful profile. By putting precise curved lines on the bonnet, this guaranteed that attention would be immediately focused on the kidney grille especially with how they have been extended forward. Made larger as well is the chrome surround of the grille and when combined with the reduced number of slats, now at 9 compared to the previous version of 12, it becomes that much more pronounced and emphasizes further the model’s road presence.
There are still the trademarked BMW corona rings as well as the accent strip. Customers who want the look of their 7-Series to be highlighted even further can have the optional headlights, with full LED, installed.
Without a doubt, the new 7-Series will clearly cement its place further in the luxury class as the most innovative sedan. Being the flagship model series of the brand, it is not surprising to know to that it has a combination of an advanced powertrain technology, plush comfort, and athletic gracefulness. By upgrading the product substance, it is clear that the Sedan will be able to highlight its lead even more.
It has everything customers want like headlights that utilize full LED, advanced safety systems, and the wide range of equipment offered as options. The interior has been upgraded as well in order to optimize the soundproofing and enhance the ride comfort.
Clearly, the goal is to have an in-car experience that is unmatched. The 7-Series is also slated to set new levels of performance and efficiency given the range of optimized or new drive systems like the second generation of the BMW ActiveHybrid 7 or the in-line six-cylinder diesel engine.