The 2016 BMW 7-Series Debuts With More Tech And Sporting Credentials

The 2016 BMW 7-Series Debuts With More Tech And Sporting Credentials
The 2016 BMW 7-Series Debuts With More Tech And Sporting Credentials /

BMW finally pulled the wraps off it’s 2016 BMW 7-Series Sedan today (June. 10, 2016)  and it now weighs less than its predecessor but at the same time offers more technology and sporting credentials than ever before. The same day it was unveiled, production immediately began with no delays at its German plant in Dingolfing.

2016.10.6 BMW 7-series 6
2016.10.6 BMW 7-series 6 /
2016.10.6 BMW 7-series 1
2016.10.6 BMW 7-series 1 /

The new 7-Series will only be offered in Long Wheel Base here in North America. Measuring in at 206 inches long, 44 inches wide and 58 inches in height, the 2016 BMW 7 -series is the roomiest sedan that BMW has ever built. In front, BMW is really showcasing its Active Kidney Grills that opens and closes depending on how much cooling or lack of cooling that the 7 series needs. When it’s cold outside and running at low speeds, the grills will be shut to facilitate warm up and when cooling is needed, the grills will open.  The side profile still has its characteristic Hofmeister kink with the handles flush with the body and the mirrors protruding organically out of the body. And I quote, “The exterior mirrors appear to grow organically out of the window frame.” Outback, you have a nice set of LED taillights with exhaust tips framed by chrome surrounds. And the M-Sport Package makes an appearance as well which means a front and rear lip kit, side valances, illuminated door sill plates and an exclusive anthracite colored headliner.

2016.10.6 BMW 7-series 7
2016.10.6 BMW 7-series 7 /
2016.10.6 BMW 7-series 5
Three engines are offered. The 740i gets a single turbocharged inline 6 cylinder good for 320 HP. The 750 xDrive gets a twin-turbocharged V8 with 445 HP and the all new 740 eXDrive gets a 2.0 liter twin-turbocharged gas engine paired with an electric drive unit which allows this hybrid variant to go 23 miles on battery power alone at speeds up to 75 MPH. /

The transmission unit is an 8-speed Sport automatic which weighs less, has a wider ratio spread and has been optimized for efficiency. BMW has paired the 8-speed with navigation so it can better tailor its shift pattern and gear selection to how sporty you’ve set the driving mode depending on where you are on the map. In ECO PRO mode, the transmission decouples from the engine allowing for coasting between 30-100 mph.

Underneath the 7-Series is BMW’s exclusive air suspension paired with a double wishbone front suspension and five-link rear suspension. The 7-series can be raised two centimeters going over rough streets or dropped 1 cm automatically when traveling at high speeds. The Steering rack is now a variable steering rack that when paired to four-wheel steering and intelligent all-wheel drive increases maneuverability in city driving and at high speeds.

Then BMW goes into ALL the tech, safety and  comfort features that are available on the new 7-Series.

  • The instrument cluster has a 12.3-inch display that changes depending on what driving mode you’re in.
  • The Universal Cell Phone holder in the center console comes with wireless charging and a little LED to show you how much battery charging there is.
  • Four-Zone Automatic Climate Control comes standard with touch sensitive buttons.
  • The Luxury Rear Seating package includes heated front and rear armrests, a 7-inch tablet that controls temperature and entertainment functions and rear seats are now massaging.
  • The optional rear executive lounge seating package allows the rear backrest to angle up to 42.5 degrees and the front seat to be slid forward 3.5 more inches forward for more room.
  • Ambient lighting and two section panoramic roof also come standard.
  • The optional Ambient Air package allows you to fragrance the air with up to 8 scents as well as ionize the air as well.
  • There’s an optional  Bowers & Wilkins Diamond surround sound system with 1,400 watts of power and 16 speakers to keep you entertained.
  • For the first three years, BMW will update your maps for free and if you get the Speed Limit Info Camera, roadside signs are recorded and sent to BMW’s servers where their maps are updated.
  • Heads Up Display comes standard on 750i models.
  • BMW’s parking assistant comes optional which allows the 7-series to park itself.
  • The optional Active Driving Assistant Safety Package includes “Frontal Collision Warning and Pedestrian Warning with Light City braking function, Active Blind Spot Detection, Lane Departure Warning and Speed Limit Info. The Active Driving Assistant Plus package also includes Active Cruise Control with Stop & Go function and Front Crossing Traffic warning, Traffic Jam assistant and Active Lane keeping assistant with Side Collision protection.”
  • Active Cruise Control allows the 7-series to scan speed limit signs and adjust your cruising speeds accordingly.
  • LED headlights come standard with BMW’s night vision which highlights anything radiating heat onto your Central information display.
  • The trunk can be closed with the touch of your foot underneath the bumper and doors can automatically close on their own once the door reaches the body.
2016.10.6 BMW 7-series 3
2016.10.6 BMW 7-series 3 /
2016.10.6 BMW 7-series 2
2016.10.6 BMW 7-series 2 /