BMW has announced both the on-the-road prices and the all-important contract hire rates for the revolutionary new 7 Series, which goes on sale in the UK in the Spring this year. An industry-first, five year servicing and maintenance package for the car, BMW Concours, is also unveiled today.
A one-off fee of £500 (a small fraction of the retail cost) will cover service and maintenance by BMW technicians, including engine oil and filters, wiper blades, brake pads and discs, spark plugs, air filters, microfilter, brake fluid and coolant. Concours is included within all quoted contract hire rates.
iDrive places the primary driving controls, including the gearshift and parking brake, within a finger's reach of the steering wheel. The major secondary controls (for the climate control and the sound system on/off) are the only controls on the dashboard. All remaining control systems are operated via the Controller - a large circular knob - positioned on the centre consol. Control areas are selected via a menu driven display at the top of the dashboard. The system has been structured to be highly intuitive and easy to use and at the same time to reduce driver distraction, making the new 7 Series a safer car than ever before.Power comes from two mighty V8 engines: a 272 bhp 3.6 litre and a 333 bhp 4.4 litre. Performance is swift and incredibly refined, thanks to the world's first six speed automatic gearbox fitted to a car. Dynamically it delivers all that you would expect from a BMW and the innovative active suspension keeps body roll to a minimum. Thus the new 7 Series sticks to the road like glue and corners like a sports coupe, but at the same time cossets its passengers in the ultimate luxury. Standard equipment - 735i and 745i Engine:
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