Reveals: 2013 BMW 7 Series

The 2013 BMW 7 Series is here and looks bigger and better

The exterior changes are minimal: fewer vertical slats inside the kidney grille and larger chrome surround…

Two horizontal chrome accents bars splitting the lower intake,

Restyled side mirrors with turn-signal indicators and new shades of red on the taillights.


…. there are resculpted front seats, more soundproofing, redesigned ambient lighting, an updated iDrive controller

“Floating” screens for the Rear Seat Entertainment package…

…and an optional Bang & Olufsen sound system.

The look of the navigation system has also been updated with new menu organization, displays, a “pie menu” and 3D elements.

The Attention Assistant system reminds you when it’s time to rest and hands-free trunk operation makes its first appearance in the range.

Under the restyled hood, the inline six-cylinder in the 740i maintains the same power ratings; 315 hp and 330 lb-ft

…but is mated to the new eight-speed Steptronic transmission that is said to have “significantly improved” efficiency and 0-60 time of 4.7 seconds. The 4.4-liter V8 in the 750i gets fitted with Valvetronic and outputs 445 hp and 480 lb-ft.

The second-gen ActiveHybrid 7 drops down an engine size, swapping its previous V8 for the 3.0-liter six-cylinder from the 740 and is yoked to a 55-hp synchronous motor  rated at a combined 349 hp and 367 lb-ft, BMW says it is 14 percent more fuel efficient than the 740i.

Both the 740i and 750i will come with a new powertrain management system dubbed ECO PRO.

Other driving enhancements include Dynamic Damper Control, an electronically controlled damping system that works on each shock individually dependent on road conditions, self-leveling rear suspension now standard on all models, and xDrive available on the 740i.

Story Courtesy Autoblog

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