The new BMW 7 Series goes on sale in the UK on 22nd September 2012, priced from £58,115 for a 730d SE rising to £104,050 for the top of the range 760Li M Sport.
The new 7 Series will feature a revised range of petrol and diesel engines, all mated to eight speed automatic gearboxes featuring BMW’s EfficientDynamics technogoloy to help reduce their carbon footprints.
There will be an ActiveHybrid model available in either standard and long-wheelbase formats. The ActiveHybrid features a petrol 3.0-litre six-cylinder engine coupled to a synchronous electric motor and lithium-ion high performance battery which will allow for pure electrically-powered propulsion.
The ActiveHybrid 7 Series can produce 354hp and 500 Nm of torque and accelerate from 0-62mph in 5.7 seconds with a top speed of 155mph. The official combined fuel figure s quoted as 41.5mpg with CO2 emissions of 158g/km.
Options include Adaptive LED headlights and a Bang & Olufsen Advanced audio system with 1,200w of power and 16 speakers – including an illuminated centre speaker that extends out of the instrument panel using Acoustic Lens Technology.
You can even opt for an adaptive 10.25-inch screen featuring ‘black panel technology’ which replaces the standard speedometer and rev counter. The colour and information of the display varies on whether the driver has selected Comfort, Sport or ECO PRO mode with the Drive Performance Control button. For example when the driver has placed the car into Sport mode, the graphics turn an orange hue and the speedometer is replaced by a digital speed readout, with the gear currently selected displayed inside the rev counter if the steering wheel paddles are used to change gear manually.Published 25 May 2012