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Discover, explore and receive updates on the upcoming all-new BMW 7 Series model. Witness the Future of Luxury. The interior is a different story, however, being as opulent and luxurious as possible and maybe even best in class. With a lovely array of leather, wood and aluminum, the new 7 Series’ interior has a bright, comfortable and airy feel to it. There’s a new iDrive system, version 5.0, which utilizes touchscreen inputs as well as Gesture Control. Much like the S Class, the gauge cluster has been replaced with a 12.3” screen, displaying different gauges while in different Driving Modes. For example, when in Comfort Mode, the screen displays the typical four gauge cluster of speedo, tach, temp and fuel gauges. In Eco Pro, the tach is replaced by an EfficientDynamics gauge and when in Sport, everything is simplified with the speed, revs and gear selection all appearing as large digital readouts.
As part of the revamped instrument-panel design, the corners have been pushed farther outward, at least visually, creating a little more perceived cabin space for those in the front seats. U.S. models only get long-wheelbase versions with an additional inch of rear legroom. The back seat area, as it always has for the 7-Series, can be equipped for typical luxury-sedan accommodations or something far greater and chauffeur-worthy. New ambient lighting and a fragrance option help personalize the interior, while there’s a panoramic LED roof available. All doors now have a soft-close feature.
In early 2016, BMW will add the 740e xDrive plug-in hybrid pairing a 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbocharged gasoline engine to an electric motor and an 8-speed automatic that is said to be able to run on battery power alone for up to 23 miles (37km) at speeds of up to 75mph (121 km/h).
The MSRP for the 740i will be $81,300 and the 750i xDrive at $97,400 (excluding Destination and Handling), while pricing for the 740e PHEV will be announced closer to launch.
In Europe and other parts of the world, the new 7-Series will launch in October with two petrol engines, a 326PS 3.0-liter turbo six in the 740i and 740Li, and a 450PS 4.4-liter turbo V8 in the 750i xDrive and 750Li xDrive, and one diesel, the 265PS 3.0-liter six in the 730d/Ld models.