BMW revealed the 7-Series Exclusive Edition, a model that promises to emphasize even more the Bavarian flagship sedan. Set to arrive in the summer of 2014, the new BMW 7-Series Edition Exclusive comes with new 19-inch light-alloy wheels in V spoke design as well as a metallic paintwork that have been exclusively designed for this edition model.
The interior includes Nappa leather trim and an instrument panel finished in leather. As an option, the Bavarian carmaker offers the BMW Individual all-leather trim Merino fine grain and BMW Individual Alcantara roof lining at an attractive price. The new Edition Exclusive is available for the BMW 7-Series Sedan and the 7-Series Sedan with extended wheelbase.
In addition, the Exclusive Edition can be combined with all engine variants. This means that you can equip the 7-Series Sedan with a 6.0-liter V12 engine that delivers 544 hp and 750 Nm of torque (760i), but also with a 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 engine that generates 450 hp and 650 Nm of torque (750i).
If you want a smaller engine, you can choose the 3.0-liter six-cylinder engine found on the 740i that develops 320 hp and 450 Nm of torque. For those who are looking for a diesel-powered sedan, the 7-Series is available with a 3.0-liter tri-turbo diesel engine that delivers 381 hp and 740 Nm of torque (750d).
A twin-turbocharged version of the 3.0-liter diesel engine is available on the 740d and delivers 313 hp and 630 Nm of torque, while the 730d gets the same engine but detuned to 258 hp and 560 Nm of torque.
The new BMW 7-Series flagship is all ready to defend its position as the most innovative luxury sedan. The BMW 7-Series offers a careful balance between refined powertrain technology, sporting elegance as well as luxurious comfort. These elements are now further supported by greater product substance, allowing the 7-Series to remain the leader in the luxury segment.
For instance, the new 7-Series has an enhanced cabin with optimized soundproofing, new LED headlamps, improved ride comfort, advanced safety technologies and wide array of optional equipment. The new 7-Series sedan is designed to set new standards in terms of performance and efficiency, thanks to a line-up of either new or optimized drive systems like the second-generation BMW ActiveHybrid 7 and the most powerful six-cylinder in-line diesel engine in the world.
BMW designed the new 7-Series to be in line with the highest global standards in terms of aesthetic charm as well as groundbreaking technology. It is an embodiment of athletic elegance and a superb driving experience in the segment of luxury sedans, as made more apparent in the 2012 model year through a number of new design elements both on the front and rear end.
In terms of dimensions, the new 7-Series is practically the same as its predecessor, although its overall height is around 8 mm lower. This lower height allows the new 7-Series to give more expression to its sweeping lines while highlighting the perfect balance of its already dynamic proportions.
For the 2012 model year, the 7-Series is provided with a long, broad bonnet with precise contour lines that draw the attention of onlookers to the new upright BMW kidney grille. This kidney grille now features nine slats instead of 12 as well as a larger chrome surround. The new BMW 7-Series could also be specified with new full-LED headlights that feature an elegant accent strip and signature BMW corona rings.