As you may know already, the 2011 Bmw 740i/740Li was revealed back in December but made its North American debut today at the Detroit Auto Show.
The German manufacturer announced the pricing for the new sedans, as it follows: both models will go on sale in the United States as 2011 models in Spring 2010 at a price of $71,025 for the 740i and $75,425 for the long wheelbase 740Li (prices Include $875 Destination and Handling charge).
For those folks who don't know, the new 7-Series carries a twin-turbocharged inline-6 engine that produces V8 power on six-cylinder fuel consumption.
The engine delivers an impressive 315 horsepower at 5800 rpm and 330 lb-ft of torque from 1600-4500 rpm and features, besides the all-aliminum construction, High Precision direct fuel injection and Double-VANOS variable camshaft technology.
Also, the vehicle features Brake Energy Regeneration and some of the technologies used under the BMW EfficientDynamics philosophy.
Bmw says both models will be available with the full complement of well-known 7-Series options and packages such as M Sport Package, Driver Assistance Package, Luxury Seating Packages, Rear Entertainment Package, and even the Bmw Individual Composition Package.
BMW 7 Series is well-known to be the flagship car of BMW. When it was originally introduced to the public back in 1977, it carried the inline-6 propulsion. Customers in the U.S. though were only able to get the BMW 7 Series with the 1978 model year of the 733i Sedan.
It was sold in the U.S. for a number of years until the company replaced it with the 735i Sedan by 1985. While the 733i came equipped with the inline-6 3.2-liter engine which can give 197 horsepower, the 735i had an updated inline-6 engine that with 3.4 liters, provided 218 horsepower.
Production of the 735i however was stopped towards the end of its 1992 model year. The 735i was not the only one in production as the 735iL, with its extended wheelbase, joined it by May 1988. BMW has long followed its Efficient Dynamics philosophy, which uses "virtual displacement” as one of its basic premises.
This is the idea that the brand’s new engine, despite having smaller displacement, should have an output that is equal or even more than traditional engines that offered larger displacement or had more cylinders. A good example of this is the BMW 750i model.
Though it has the V8 twin-turbocharged engine, the performance was at the same level as its previous models with the V12 engine. In addition to giving power comparable to that of a large engine, the virtual displacement offers the fuel efficiency and the low CO2 emission that is typical of small engines.
Both the 2011 740i and the 2011 740Li have the inline-6 twin-turbocharged engine which provides 315 horsepower at 5,800 rpm while giving a torque of 330 lb.-ft. between 1,600 and 4,500 rpm. The Efficient Dynamics philosophy is demonstrated in the two models, considering the technologies that it uses.
It is constructed using purely aluminium components, a variable Double-VANOS camshaft technology, Brake Energy Regeneration, and the direct High Precision fuel injection. All of these make the 740i and the 740Li as those with the most power offered for a six-cylinder sedan.
The 6-cylinder engine is paired with the company’s own 6-speed automatic transmission, renowned for its efficient gearshifts and its ability to adapt to the style of the driver. This makes sure that power is delivered effectively to its rear wheels.