2009 BMW 7-Series review and pictures

Posted on Monday, 7 July 2008 , 11:07:31 byVeronica

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BMW 7-Series

The new BMW 7-Series combine class-leading driving dynamics, combined with emissions reducing and fuel saving technology. The top of the range model will debut in November with a host of world firsts and will initially be offered with a choice of three power plants, one diesel and two petrol engines. All will produce more power yet use less fuel and produce less emissions that the models they replace. The Bavarian BMW 730d is capable of more performance. Under the hood it hides a 3.0-liter straight-six cylinder diesel engine capable of producing 245 horsepower and 540 Nm of torque. It posts the lowest ever CO2 figure of any previous BMW 7 Series and it is also the most economical 7 Series ever. The engine enables the model to accelerate from 0 to 62 mph in 7.2 seconds and to reach a top speed of 153 mph. This performance was achieved thanks to the 3rd generation common-rail direct injection technology, incorporating piezo injectors. According to the carmaker, the new BMW 730 is set to be the biggest seller in the UK. Next on the list we have the 750i and the 750Li powered by the new 4.395 cc V8 engine borrowed from the X6. It features twin-turbochargers and high-precision direct injection technology capable of generating 407 horsepower and 600 Nm of torque. This enables the new 750i to accelerate from 0 to 62 mph in 5.2 seconds and the new 750Li in 5.3 seconds. The first one is capable of reaching an electronically limited top speed of 155 mph. Next we have the BMW 740i and 740Li powered by petrol 6-cylinder engines. The output reaches 326 horsepower and 450 Nm of torque. This actually enables the cars to accelerate from 0 to 62 mph in 5.9 seconds and 6.0 seconds respectively. These can reach an electronically limited top speed of 155 mph. To transfer the output to the wheels the engineers have used a 6-speed automatic transmission for all cars.