The new sixth generation BMW 7 Series goes on sale on the 24th October 2015 priced from £64,530 for the entry level 730d edition.
The new 7 Series is available in two body variants, standard and extended wheelbase which is some 14 cm longer and as result offers more leg and head room in the rear. The standard edition has a footprint of 5,098mm (l) x 1,902mm (w – ex. mirrors) x 1,478mm (h) – where the extended model is 5,238mm (l) x 1,902mm (w – ex. mirrors) x 1,485mm (h). There is up to 515 litres of luggage space, which is reduced to 420 litres on the hybrid models.
The new 7 Series is loaded with new technology which is centred on its new light weight Carbon Core, which pays dividends in reducing emissions and improving fuel consumption – it also is a lot stronger in the event of an accident.
LED head / rear lights are standard with the option of BMW’s Laserlights to improve night vision and range. Other options include Adaptive LED headlights with BMW Selective Beam, for maximised high-beam usage, and BMW Night Vision. The Night Vision system, which includes pedestrian and animal protection and a marker light, relays a real-time image to the Control Display showing people, larger animals and other heat-radiating objects.
The full colour Head Up display now offers a 75% larger projection zone with navigation being offered as standard with Real Time Traffic Information and interactive traffic sign updating.
The optional Driving Assistant safety package now includes Rear collision prevention and Rear crossing traffic warning plus Approach control and Person Warning with light city braking function, Lane Change and Lane Departure Warning and Speed Limit Info with no-overtaking indicator. And Active Cruise Control with Stop & Go function and front crossing traffic warning, but also the Steering and lane control assistant including Traffic jam assistant and Lane keeping assistant with active side collision protection.
You can opt for Parking Assistant which automatically takes care of parking in parallel of forward facing parking spaces. It is even possible where specified for the 7 Series to drive itself out and into forward facing spaces, without the driver being on board via the BMW Display Key.
BMW 7 Series Prices (MY-2016)
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