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      01-11-2010, 11:35 AM   #1
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Official: 2011 BMW 740i and 740Li Sedans Pricing Announced

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BMW 740i/Li
  • 740i = $71,025
  • 740Li = $75,425
  • Turbo I-6 Engine

Woodcliff Lake, NJ January 11, 2010 As an exciting example of its EfficientDynamics engineering philosophy, BMW announced the North American debut of the 7 Series with a twin-turbocharged inline-6 engine. Featuring BMWs award-winning inline-6 engine that produces V-8 power on six-cylinder fuel consumption, the new BMW 740i and BMW 740Li achieve a remarkable balance of power, efficiency, and sporty driving dynamics. Both models will go on sale in the United States as 2011 models in Spring 2010. The M.S.R.P. of the 740i is $71,025 and the long wheelbase 740Li will retail for $75,425 (prices Include $875 Destination and Handling charge).

In 1977, the original BMW 7 Series was launched exclusively with inline-6 propulsion. The United States first met the BMW 7 Series in the 1978 model year as the 733i Sedan. The 733i featured a 3.2-liter inline-6 engine rated at 197 horsepower. The 733i remained on sale in America until it was replaced in 1985 by the BMW 735i Sedan. The 735i, which featured an updated inline-6 engine producing 218 horsepower from 3.4 liters, enjoyed a production run that lasted through the end of the 1992 model year. The 735i was joined by the extended-wheelbase 735iL in May of 1988.

A keystone of BMWs EfficientDynamics philosophy is virtual displacement, the notion that BMWs modern engines of smaller displacement can equal or exceed the outputs of traditional engines of larger displacement and more cylinders. This principle is already seen in the BMW 750i model, which features a twin-turbocharged V-8 engine performing at the level of BMWs previous-generation V12 engine. Virtual displacement provides the power of a larger engine with the fuel efficiency and low CO2 emissions signature of a smaller engine. The 2011 BMW 740i and 740Li feature BMWs internationally acclaimed twin-turbocharged inline-6 engine with up-rated output of 315 horsepower at 5800 rpm and 330 lb-ft of torque from 1600-4500 rpm. All-aluminum construction, High Precision direct fuel injection, Double-VANOS variable camshaft technology, and Brake Energy Regeneration are a few of the technologies used under the BMW EfficientDynamics philosophy to place the 740i and 740Li among the most powerful six-cylinder luxury sedans in the world. Delivering power to the rear wheels is BMWs 6-speed automatic transmission, well-known for fast, smooth gearshifts and an ability to intelligently adapt to the drivers style.

Both models will be available with the full complement of well-known 7 Series options and packages, including the M Sport Package, Driver Assistance Package, Luxury Seating Packages, Rear Entertainment Package, and even the BMW Individual Composition Package.
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      01-11-2010, 12:17 PM   #2
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70 Grand for a 5er????


Wheres my M badge??? wowwzaa
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      01-11-2010, 12:21 PM   #3
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70 Grand for a 5er????


Wheres my M badge??? wowwzaa
You mean 7? An e60 can easily be configured over 70k
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I think BMW is going to sell every single one!!

Going to see lots and lots of debadged 7er's like in EU.
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That's a nice price point and still plenty of pep for the average driver.
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I hope BMW can market this car properly. Generally here in NA we're used to seeing 3.5L engines on most cars the size of the 3er and up, and bigger V8 engines on cars the size of the 7er. At least that's the case with domestics, Japs, and even Mercedes. BMW may have difficulty proving to consumers that this 3.0L I6 really does make as much power as (if not more than) a 4.7L from Lexus. And I don't test drives are enough.
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      01-11-2010, 02:35 PM   #7
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The other cool thing about the N54 power 7er is that it is now almost perfectly 50/50 in terms of weight... it is going to handle even better (and it was money before for such a big car!).

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This is such as a brilliant idea to put twin-turbo I6 into a 7 series!

then your M3 and M5 can't beat my 740i in

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time you spend in gas stationS!! ( HA HA )
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JB3 the sucker and you will be at 400hp and 400lbs of torque in no time... add Euro delivery invoice price and you could get this car for $64K and change.

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      01-11-2010, 03:23 PM   #10
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keep in mind that the S450 and A8 4.2 are V8's and make just a bit more power than the 740 so the 7er will be much more accepted in terms of consumption with the same performance as those competitors.
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Eight 7-series!

With the addition of the 740i and the 740Li, there will now be eight 7-series available? That is a lot of variants for a car that sells less annually than the 1-series and there are only 4 types of 1-series.

Good for BMW for coming up with a more affordable and fuel-efficient car for the US lineup. With the economy being somewhat anemic, it probably isn't a bad idea...

1. 740i
2. 740Li
3. 750i
4. 750i -x
5. 750Li
6. 750Li -x
7. 760i
7. Active 7 series Active hybrid active
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      01-11-2010, 05:20 PM   #12
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Yeah, my old 750i is officially getting retired. I think BMW is going to push a ton of these. The low end torque is perfect for cruising around town in the 7er. If I want to kick ass off the line I've got my e92.
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Awesome car!! Awesome Engine!!! Awesome Everything!!
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So why no N55 for this application?
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Apparently because BMW has already thoroughly tested the N54 for higher (than 300hp/300lb-ft) performance. So they will be using that engine for the 740i and the is models of the E92 and E89.
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Smart move from BMW! Well done!
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