The BMW 7 Series Review
Since 1977 the BMW 7 Series has ruled the full-size luxury sedan market. Just a few years after the 7 Series release, German Auto Center opened it’s doors and we began maintaining these amazing machines. We can say with confidence that the 7 Series truly does set the bar for traveling in style.
The sixth generation of the BMW 7 Series promises to deliver amazing technological advances and the performance buyers have come to expect. The 7 Series has long been to showcase model of how far BMW can push its engineering. The newest updates like carbon fiber components have increased safety and performance while maintaining the sophisticated style the 7 Series is known for.
The BMW 7 Series Essentials
When only the most luxurious ride will do the 7 Series is a top choice. But it’s not just the exemplary styling that sets the 7 Series sedan apart. This car offers just as much performance, comfort and cool technology. If you’re the type that doesn’t settle for anything less than cutting-edge, you’re a 7 Series type of driver.
BMW 7 Series Body Styles & Trim Options
Currently the 7 Series only comes in a sedan body style. However, there are a few models to choose from as well as upgrade packages.
• 7 Series 740i – This model features a 3-liter inline 6-cylinder engine that produces 320 horsepower and 330 lb-ft torque.
• 7 Series 750i xDrive – The beefed up 750i is a 4.4-liter V8 engine that generates 445 horsepower and hooks with all-wheel drive.
BMW 7 Series Performance and Pricing
The 7 Series may be a full-size sedan, but it rides like a sports car. Every aspect of the car is designed to increase the performance without affecting the comfort inside. It has all of the handling enhancements of other models plus a whole lot more.
The performance specs for the latest 7 Series generation includes:
• TwinPower Turbo 6-cylinder engine
• Up to 445 horsepower
• 0-to-60 in 4.3 seconds
• 8-speed Steptronic automatic transmission
• iDrive 5.0
• Gesture Control System
• Up to 31 MPG on the highway
• Touch Command Tablet
• Adaptive Mode plus three other driving modes
• Active Comfort Drive
The new 740i 7 Series has a base price of $81,300 while the 750i starts at $97,400. With additional upgrades the price can easily surpass $125K.
BMW 7 Series Interior
Complete luxurious comfort all around – that is the single best way to describe the plush interior of the 7 Series. With the Rear Executive Lounge Seating Package the backseats are now even more comfortable than being behind the wheel. There are also extra large 10” display screens and a dedicated Wi-Fi hotspot for endless entertainment.
The long wheelbase of this full-sized sedan provides ample room in the interior that accommodates 44.4” of legroom. Front and back sunroofs give the interior an open feel, but the zoned climate control keeps things comfortable.
BMW 7 Series Model Repairs, Service and Maintenance
The 7 Series is the pinnacle of automobile engineering. But even BMW isn’t perfect. Over the last three decades our Austin BMW maintenance shop has worked on hundreds of 7 Series sedans. While the car does offer amazing reliability, we’ve found that the repairs below occur most often:
• Simultaneous power steering hose failure
• Too much looseness in the rear lower ball joints that cause alignment and tire wear
• Cooling system leaks
• Oil leaks at the intake manifold, valve cover and PCV plate
• Failure of the front tension strut brushings
• Failure of the front thrust rod brushings
With a car as spectacular as a 7 Series sedan nothing less than the best will do. Our Bosch-authorized service center can handle any type of maintenance and BMW repairs in Austin. Our experienced technicians have a unique understanding of what it takes to keep a 7 Series sedan driving smoothly down the roads of Central Texas.