The new 7 Series forms the highlight of the white-and-blue marque also at the 2002 Geneva Motor Show. The focus is placed in particular on the long-wheelbase versions with their wheelbase extended by 140 mm or 5.5´´, all this extra space being provided to the passengers at the rear in the interest of truly extravagant legroom. From outside, the long-wheelbase versions bearing the model designations 735Li, 745Li and 760Li can be distinguished by chrome-plated roof strips, chrome inserts in the bumpers, and the much wider rear doors giving the 7 Series an even more elegant and striking look. As an option, the passengers at the rear are able to enjoy separate automatic air conditioning with a cooling box for drinks, etc. Pneumatic rear suspension as well as an electrically controlled sunblind for the rear window both come as standard.
The market launch of the 735Li and 745Li will be in March 2002, the 760Li following in autumn. Like their "sister models" with the standard wheelbase recently introduced into the market with great success, the Li models offer an unprecedented symbiosis of supreme driving dynamics and superb motoring comfort. Together with the innovative and intuitive iDrive control concept as well as its revolutionary design, the new 7 Series has already become the world-wide benchmark right at the top of the luxury performance segment.
There is also important news on the BMW 3 Series, the elaborate M sports package for the 3 Series compact making its world debut in Geneva and bearing the sporting genes which make this model series so unique even in standard trim. The 3 Series is furthermore rounded off by the 316i touring and 318d touring.Published 5 March 2002