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The new BMW 7 Series e65/e66 (updated)

BMW's all-new flagship luxury car is a major step forward in automotive design and marks a new design direction for the company.
Both inside and out, BMW's designers and technicians have created an entirely new look and feel for the 7 Series and developed a revolutionary interior concept called iDrive.
Under the skin is a technological tour de force, which combines cutting edge body, engine and chassis technology with the latest in electronic and computer know-how.
The combination of performance and economy are peerless in the luxury sector and refinement is second to none.
It makes perfect financial sense too, with lavish equipment levels, highly competitive pricing, an innovative five-year service and maintenance package and strong residual values.
Two models will be available at launch, the 735i and the 745i.
The V12 760i and long wheelbase models will join the line-up later in 2002, with six cylinder petrol and diesel models in 2003.
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Exterior
Penned by BMW design chief Chris Bangle, the 7 Series has an entirely new look.
He has created a shape which communicates dynamism, performance, luxury and has a commanding on-the-road presence.
At the same time, familiar features make it unmistakably a BMW.

Lightweight materials have been used extensively, like aluminium and high-strength steel.
Although the new 7 Series is longer (+45 mm), wider (+40 mm) and higher (+57 mm) than the previous model and packed with new systems and extra equipment, it is only marginally heavier (+20 kg).
The new body is also extremely aerodynamic which helps deliver the outstanding fuel consumption figures - 735i 26.4 mpg, 745i 25.9 mpg.



Interior
BMW has rewritten the rulebook on automotive interior design with its new iDrive concept.
Faced with the conundrum of ever-increasing vehicle systems and technology, yet limited space for the resultant proliferation of knobs, buttons and switches on the dashboards of luxury cars, BMW has found this radical solution.

iDrive is an intuitive, ergonomic design concept which puts the driver back at the centre of vehicle control.
It splits the control systems into two main areas within the cockpit - the driving area, immediately in front of the driver and the comfort area, running up the centre console and the middle of the dash, dominated by the large circular knob (the Controller) and the Control Display.
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All the primary controls needed to drive the car are directly in front of the driver.
The gearshift is controlled by a stalk on the steering column and the parking brake is operated by a button on the dashboard, within easy reach.
The rest of the dashboard is almost devoid of switches and buttons, giving the interior clean lines and a feeling of light and space.
Exceptions are the primary heater controls and the sound system on/off knob.
All remaining secondary controls are operated via the Controller - a large circular knob positioned on the centre console.
Control areas are selected via a menu-driven display at the top of the dashboard.
The Controller and Control Display has been structured to be highly intuitive and easy to use - and at the same time to reduce driver distraction.
Optional voice control of many of the systems makes life even easier.
One of the most significant innovations within this system is the world's first mobile internet gateway, called BMW ONLINE.
This will give access to services like email, Yellow Pages, news and local guides.
Interior materials have been selected from the finest available and the 7 Series has an air of opulence and luxury.
Standard specification is generous, including satellite navigation, telephone and leather upholstery and the option list is virtually limitless.
Passenger space has increased compared to the previous model in every dimension and most notably, rear passengers have 42 mm extra knee room.




Prodigious power
At the heart of the launch models are two of the most refined and advanced V8 engines in the world.
Power is up by 14 per cent compared to the previous models (735i 272 bhp, 745i 333 bhp) and fuel consumption reduced by a similar amount (735i 26.3 mpg, 745i 25.9 mpg).

Both engines have 32 valves, Double- VANOS variable valve timing and BMW's new variable valve lift technology called VALVETRONIC.
The latter system allows the inlet valves to regulate the amount of fuel/air mixture entering the cylinders and so negates the need for a throttle butterfly.
This increases efficiency and reduces fuel consumption.
A world first is BMW's new variable length inlet manifold system, which allows optimum breathing at all engine speeds.

Performance is impressive, the 735i launching from standstill to 62 mph in 7.5 seconds and the 745i in 6.3 seconds.
Maximum speeds are both limited to 155 mph.
Mated to both engines is another world first for a series production car - a six speed automatic gearbox.
This has three modes; drive, sport and manual.
In manual mode, gears are shifted by using the Steptronic buttons on the steering wheel.
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Dynamic brilliance
An extremely stiff chassis and a new active suspension system are complemented by the latest in electronic driving stability aids, to serve up the ultimate driving experience for a luxury car.
But however hard the car is driven, the refinement and ride quality remain sublime.
Dynamic Drive active anti-roll is a standard feature.
Sensors detect when the car begins to corner and hydraulic actuators rotate the asymmetric roll bars to lift the car on the outside of the bend.
This does not load the suspension (like some other systems) so the ride quality remains perfect.
Body roll is reduced dramatically, although not eliminated, as this feels rather unnatural, and helps to keep all occupants in even greater comfort.
An optional Electronic Damper Control system ( EDC-K) has a Sport and Comfort setting, but in each mode it constantly adjusts the damping rate to suit the driving conditions at any given moment.
In Sport mode the dampers are stiffer and the steering has more weight.
As well as BMW's highly praised electronic active safety systems, such as Dynamic Stability Control ( DSC), Dynamic Traction Control ( DTC) and Cornering Braking Control ( CBC), there is a new one called Fading Brake Support (FBC).
Temperature sensors in the brake discs detect excessive heat build-up and apply extra force to the discs to compensate for any fade.
Under really extreme driving conditions, when disc temperature exceeds 600ºC, engine torque is electronically reduced by 25 per cent to allow the brakes to cool.




New models

BMW 730d
With the diesel market continuing to grow, BMW's new 3.0-litre diesel offers buyers the perfect balance of performance, refinement and economy through the latest second generation common rail injection system.
The engine is the most powerful in its class, and offers a 0-62 figure of just 8.0 seconds.
However, this is no fuel-guzzler and a combined fuel consumption figure of 33.2 mpg with a tank capacity of 17.6 gallons mean re-fuelling stops are few and far between.
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The diesel variant also features a new six-speed gearbox, which is standard across the 7 Series range.
With prices starting at £44,555 this is sure to be a major addition to BMW's portfolio of luxury models

BMW 730i / 730Li
The 7 Series range is more accessible than ever to those who wish to own a luxury BMW, thanks to the introduction of two petrol variants.
Featuring the only engine to be included across the entire range of BMW models, the 730i and long-wheel base 730Li offer a 3.0-litre, with groundbreaking bi-VANOS engine technology.

BMW 760i / 760Li
Refinement is something that 7 Series owners do not need to shout about - the models speak for themselves.
Nevertheless, subtle cues distinguish the new top of the range 760 models from their cousins.
Even if drivers and passengers miss features like the illuminated V12 logo on the door sills, they will be left in no doubt which model they are travelling in when the engine is fired up at the push of a button.
BMW's third generation V12 engine which features VALVETRONIC technology powers the mighty 760, which achieves 0-62 mph in 5.5 seconds.
But this is not a beast untamed.
Electronic driver aids such as Dynamic Drive, which is fitted as standard on all V8 and V12 models, help keep the 760i on an even keel.
A host of other innovations ensure a luxurious ride for the occupants.
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In-car and on-line
Innovation is not just an aspiration at BMW.
New technologies and features designed to improve the driving experience are constantly pioneered.
To coincide with the launch of its new models, BMW has introduced the world's first in-car communications package featuring on-line access as an option for 7 Series customers.
The service allows drivers and passengers to keep abreast of news and business trends and to send and receive e-mail in-car.
It uses a unique BMW portal which also opens up a rich seam of leisure information such as local places of interest, theatres restaurants and cinemas.
Information is delivered straight to the car's on-board monitor courtesy of a push and a few clicks of the iDrive console.

Sevens and sixes
All models in the 7 Series range now come with six speed automatic transmission as standard.
Featuring drive-by-wire technology, the gearbox changes automatically or manually via steering-wheel mounted Steptronic buttons.
It is also 'intelligent', learning an individual's driving style and adapting shift patterns accordingly.
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Comfort and poise
On the foundation of a weight-saving aluminium chassis, BMW has pioneered a range of features to ensure fine, poised handling.
This includes the groundbreaking Dynamic Drive, a system that prevents body roll when cornering, by using dampers and anti-roll bars to counter the car's natural lean.

Safe and sound inside
BMW 7 Series customers do not just benefit from capacious, comfortable surroundings.
They can also be sure that while they travel in style, they also travel in a car hosting a myriad safety features.
The Intelligent Safety Integrated System (ISIS) for example, uses a series of sensors that pinpoint the location and severity of any impact, deploying the most effective airbag at the right time and intensity to offer maximum protection.
Head airbags include a canvas-like curtain, which drops inside the window protecting occupants from shards of glass and any other intrusive objects.

Leading edge luxury
Luxury abounds for passengers in all 7 Series models.
Second generation voice control, for example, means drivers can activate a number of functions such as radio and CD control, telephone calls and the navigation system, simply by talking to the car!
Cabin layout clearly separates core driving functions from comfort functions.
Comfort functions are not essential for driving but make the driving experience easier, more convenient and enjoyable.
This is where iDrive, BMW's innovative communications system can be found, negating dashboard clutter and allowing the driver to control auxiliary functions by a simple push and a click of a circular console.


Specifications for BMW 7 series e65

TypeBuiltPerformanceFuel consEnginePower/Torque
BMW 730d A
7 Series (E65)
Sedan
2002
-
2005
Topspd: 235km/h
0-100km/h: 8s
City: 12.1 l/100km
Hway: 6.5 l/100km
Avg: 8.5 l/100km
Code: M57TU D30
2993cc - 6cyl / 24v
diesel
160kW / 218HP at 4000rpm
500Nm at 2000rpm
BMW 730d A LCI
7 Series (E65)
Sedan
2005
-
2008
Topspd: 238km/h
0-100km/h: 7.8s
City: 11.3 l/100km
Hway: 6.4 l/100km
Avg: 8.2 l/100km
Code: M57 D30 O2
2993cc - 6cyl / 24v
diesel
170kW / 231HP at 4000rpm
520Nm at 2000rpm
BMW 730i A
7 Series (E65)
Sedan
2002
-
2005
Topspd: 237km/h
0-100km/h: 8.1s
City: 15.5 l/100km
Hway: 7.9 l/100km
Avg: 10.6 l/100km
Code: M54 B30
2979cc - 6cyl / 24v
petrol
170kW / 231HP at 5900rpm
300Nm at 3500rpm
BMW 730i A LCI
7 Series (E65)
Sedan
2005
-
2008
Topspd: 237km/h
0-100km/h: 7.8s
City: 14.6 l/100km
Hway: 7.5 l/100km
Avg: 10.1 l/100km
Code: N52 B30 O0
2996cc - 6cyl / 24v
petrol
190kW / 258HP at 6600rpm
300Nm at 2500rpm
BMW 735i A
7 Series (E65)
Sedan
2001
-
2005
Topspd: 250km/h
0-100km/h: 7.5s
City: 15 l/100km
Hway: 8.2 l/100km
Avg: 10.7 l/100km
Code: N62 B36
3600cc - 8cyl / 32v
petrol
200kW / 272HP at 6200rpm
360Nm at 3700rpm
BMW 740d A
7 Series (E65)
Sedan
2002
-
2005
Topspd: 250km/h
0-100km/h: 7.4s
City: 13.8 l/100km
Hway: 7.5 l/100km
Avg: 9.7 l/100km
Code: M67TU D39
3901cc - 8cyl / 32v
diesel
190kW / 258HP at 4000rpm
600Nm at 1900rpm
BMW 740i A LCI
7 Series (E65)
Sedan
2005
-
2008
Topspd: 250km/h
0-100km/h: 6.8s
City: 16.3 l/100km
Hway: 8.2 l/100km
Avg: 11.2 l/100km
Code: N62 B40 O1
4000cc - 8cyl / 32v
petrol
225kW / 306HP at 6300rpm
390Nm at 3500rpm
BMW 745d A LCI
7 Series (E65)
Sedan
2005Topspd: 250km/h
0-100km/h: 7.4s
City: 13.5 l/100km
Hway: 7.2 l/100km
Avg: 9.5 l/100km
Code: M67 D44
4423cc - 8cyl / 32v
diesel
220kW / 299HP at 4000rpm
700Nm at 1750rpm
BMW 745d A LCI
7 Series (E65)
Sedan
2005
-
2008
Topspd: 250km/h
0-100km/h: 6.6s
City: 13.5 l/100km
Hway: 7.2 l/100km
Avg: 9.5 l/100km
Code: M67TU D44
4423cc - 8cyl / 32v
diesel
242kW / 329HP at 3800rpm
700Nm at 1900rpm
BMW 745i A
7 Series (E65)
Sedan
2001
-
2005
Topspd: 250km/h
0-100km/h: 6.3s
City: 15.5 l/100km
Hway: 8.3 l/100km
Avg: 10.9 l/100km
Code: N62 B44
4398cc - 8cyl / 32v
petrol
245kW / 333HP at 6100rpm
450Nm at 3600rpm
BMW 750i A LCI
7 Series (E65)
Sedan
2005
-
2008
Topspd: 250km/h
0-100km/h: 5.9s
City: 16.9 l/100km
Hway: 8.3 l/100km
Avg: 11.4 l/100km
Code: N62 B48 O1
4799cc - 8cyl / 32v
petrol
270kW / 367HP at 6300rpm
490Nm at 3400rpm
BMW 760i A
7 Series (E65)
Sedan
2003
-
2005
Topspd: 250km/h
0-100km/h: 5.5s
City: 20.2 l/100km
Hway: 9.5 l/100km
Avg: 13.4 l/100km
Code: N73 B60 vD
5972cc - 12cyl / 48v
petrol
327kW / 445HP at 6000rpm
600Nm at 3950rpm
BMW 760i A LCI
7 Series (E65)
Sedan
2005
-
2008
Topspd: 250km/h
0-100km/h: 5.5s
City: 20.2 l/100km
Hway: 9.5 l/100km
Avg: 13.4 l/100km
Code: N73 B60 vD
5972cc - 12cyl / 48v
petrol
327kW / 445HP at 6000rpm
600Nm at 3950rpm
* elasticity 80-120km/h in 4th gear
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Specifications for BMW 7 series e66

TypeBuiltPerformanceFuel consEnginePower/Torque
BMW 730Ld A LCI
7 Series (E66)
Sedan
2005
-
2008
Topspd: 238km/h
0-100km/h: 7.9s
City: 11.3 l/100km
Hway: 6.4 l/100km
Avg: 8.2 l/100km
Code: M57 D30 O2
2993cc - 6cyl / 24v
diesel
170kW / 231HP at 4000rpm
520Nm at 2000rpm
BMW 730Li A
7 Series (E66)
Sedan
2002
-
2005
Topspd: 237km/h
0-100km/h: 8.3s
City: 15.7 l/100km
Hway: 8 l/100km
Avg: 10.7 l/100km
Code: M54 B30
2979cc - 6cyl / 24v
petrol
170kW / 231HP at 5900rpm
300Nm at 3500rpm
BMW 730Li A LCI
7 Series (E66)
Sedan
2005
-
2008
Topspd: 237km/h
0-100km/h: 7.8s
City: 14.6 l/100km
Hway: 7.5 l/100km
Avg: 10.1 l/100km
Code: N52 B30 O0
2996cc - 6cyl / 24v
petrol
190kW / 258HP at 6600rpm
300Nm at 2500rpm
BMW 735Li A
7 Series (E66)
Sedan
2002
-
2005
Topspd: 250km/h
0-100km/h: 7.5s
City: 15.3 l/100km
Hway: 8.3 l/100km
Avg: 10.9 l/100km
Code: N62 B36
3600cc - 8cyl / 32v
petrol
200kW / 272HP at 6200rpm
360Nm at 3700rpm
BMW 740Li A LCI
7 Series (E66)
Sedan
2005
-
2008
Topspd: 250km/h
0-100km/h: 6.8s
City: 16.3 l/100km
Hway: 8.2 l/100km
Avg: 11.2 l/100km
Code: N62 B40 O1
4000cc - 8cyl / 32v
petrol
225kW / 306HP at 6300rpm
390Nm at 3500rpm
BMW 745Li A
7 Series (E66)
Sedan
2002
-
2005
Topspd: 250km/h
0-100km/h: 6.3s
City: 15.9 l/100km
Hway: 8.3 l/100km
Avg: 11.2 l/100km
Code: N62 B44
4398cc - 8cyl / 32v
petrol
245kW / 333HP at 6100rpm
450Nm at 3600rpm
BMW 750Li A LCI
7 Series (E66)
Sedan
2005
-
2008
Topspd: 250km/h
0-100km/h: 5.9s
City: 16.9 l/100km
Hway: 8.3 l/100km
Avg: 11.4 l/100km
Code: N62 B48 O1
4799cc - 8cyl / 32v
petrol
270kW / 367HP at 6300rpm
490Nm at 3400rpm
BMW 760Li A
7 Series (E66)
Sedan
2003
-
2005
Topspd: 250km/h
0-100km/h: 5.6s
City: 20.5 l/100km
Hway: 9.7 l/100km
Avg: 13.6 l/100km
Code: N73 B60 vD
5972cc - 12cyl / 48v
petrol
327kW / 445HP at 6000rpm
600Nm at 3950rpm
BMW 760Li A LCI
7 Series (E66)
Sedan
2005
-
2008
Topspd: 250km/h
0-100km/h: 5.6s
City: 20.5 l/100km
Hway: 9.7 l/100km
Avg: 13.6 l/100km
Code: N73 B60 vD
5972cc - 12cyl / 48v
petrol
327kW / 445HP at 6000rpm
600Nm at 3950rpm
* elasticity 80-120km/h in 4th gear
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