Germany tends to set the bar pretty high when it comes to automotive technology in their flagship sedans and the latest example of that is the sixth generation BMW 7-Series. The car loses the bulk for a more lightweight design and sees an extensive use of carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic to help keep the car light and svelte.
The cars will first launch with two models in the US: the 740i ($81,300) and the all-wheel-drive 750i Xdrive ($97.400).
The 740i will be powered by a 320-hp, six-cylinder TwinPower turbo and the 750i model will have a 445-hp, 4.4L V8 that will also feature their TwinPower turbo technology. A plug-in model will also join the lineup with the 740e which will feature a gas-powered 2.0L turbo combined with an electric motor that gives it a range of 23 miles on electric power alone.
As we've mentioned, the car will play host to BMW's latest gadget developments including their new iDrive 5.0 with touch display and gesture controls, wireless device charging, an optical touch command tablet that lets passengers adjust comfort controls, optional Bowers & Wilkins Diamond audio, and much more.
When it comes to automotive technology the car will boast features like an Active Kidney Grille that features bars and flaps that open to cool the engine, a BMW Parking Assistant that allows for autonomous parallel and perpendicular parking, and front and rear self-leveling air suspension keeps the ride as comfortable as possible. Look for the new 7-Series to arrive in US showrooms this Fall.
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