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01/26/2014    10:30 AM

BMW announced today that the BMW 7 Series would become the latest model line to benefit from BMW Advanced Diesel technology in the US in the form of the BMW 740Ld xDrive Sedan. The new model will feature BMW’s 3.0-liter TwinPower Turbo diesel engine in the long-wheelbase 7 Series body and will include xDrive, BMW’s intelligent all-wheel drive system. The 2014 BMW 740Ld xDrive Sedan will have a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price of $83,425, including $925 destination and handling. It will make its US auto show debut at the Chicago Auto Show in February 2014 and arrive in US showrooms in Spring 2014.

BMW Advanced Diesel now available for BMW’s flagship sedan
The 3.0-liter inline-6 BMW Advanced Diesel engine with BMW TwinPower Turbo technology makes 255 … CONTINUED

12/26/2013    7:31 PM

A Special Edition BMW 760Li V12 M Bi-Turbo was recently revealed for the Middle Eastern market and it’s the first 7 Series to wear M badges on its exterior. But, this is not an actual M Car.

It’s powered by the standard 760Li 6.0L twin turbo V12 engine (537 HP, 0-62mph in 4.6 sec). On the exterior, it wears the M Sport aero package and comes with a choice of 19″ and 20″ M Sport double-spoke wheels. Eight BMW M exterior colors are available, including Monte Carlo Blue, Silverstone II, Imola Red, and more. A dark chrome “V12 M Bi-Turbo” and M badge are engraved on the rear trunk trim, door sills and door handles. Shadowline/black chrome replace the standard M Sport chrome bits.

The interior … CONTINUED

10/23/2013    11:15 AM

A BMW 760LI with more than 10kg (22 pounds) of silver and costly German hand work: This is the most expensive BMW 7 Series car. The BMW Individual is the result of a cooperation between BMW and the German silver manufacturer Robbe & Berking. It stands for individualism, pure luxury and quality.

05/05/2013    6:34 PM

Little more than a year before the EU6 exhaust emission standard comes into effect in September 2014, BMW is increasing the number of models that already fulfil the more stringent emission regulations. As early as in the summer of 2013, almost all models featuring the BMW TwinPower Turbo petrol engine will comply with the EU6 classification as standard. Moreover, by the summer of 2013, further four-wheel drive variants of the BMW 1 Series and the BMW 3 Series are to be added to the model range of the BMW brand. Innovative functions, which can be used in conjunction with the ECO PRO mode, guarantee even better efficiency. Enhanced driving pleasure is provided thanks to the Launch Control function, which in future will be included in … CONTINUED

03/04/2013    7:00 AM

A quarter of a century ago, BMW turned the hierarchy in the luxury segment upside down: In March 1987, the second-generation 7 series (E32), itself a marvel of technology, got a range-topping V-12 engine. Rated at 296hp, it utterly humiliated the Mercedes-Benz W126 S class. The Stuttgart competitor managed to reach this level of power only with a non-catalysed version of the 5.6-liter V-8 – an engine which was lacking the smoothness of its 4.2-liter and 5.0-liter siblings.

It wasn’t BMW’s first attempt at a V-12. In fact, two prototypes had preceded the engine that finally made it into production. As early as 1972, BMW set out to create a V-12 from two six-cylinder engines. The 5.0-liter engine, code-named M33, made 296hp – but it was … CONTINUED

01/30/2013    7:30 AM

Car and Driver Contributing Editor Csaba Csere gives an in-depth review of the German-tuned 2013 BMW Alpina B7 on the latest episode of Car and Driver: Tested.

12/24/2012    9:30 AM

2012 was a busy year for BMW and saw the company introduce many models. These include the LCI 7 Series, 6 Series Gran Coupe, ActiveHybrid 5, F10 3 Series Sedan, F11 3 Series Touring, M135i hatchback, M Performance Automobiles, M6 Coupe and Convertible, and M6 Gran Coupe.

BMW revisits the 2012 year in this review video.

11/28/2012    7:35 PM

There are two beautiful 7 Series sedans on display at the 2012 LA Auto Show. One is a frozen white 2013 BMW 750Li (long wheelbase) M Sport Individual and the other is a Alpina B7 SWB.