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Some renaming and restructuring of active driver aid packages.See the 2018 BMW 7 Series models for sale near you
Casting to one side all pretense at being sensible, for just a minute, the B7 would be amazing -- getting into the realm of dream cars. But a 750i xDrive plus a few options seems like a smart choice for covering many bases.
Although not badged as such, the 2018 BMW 7 Series is the long-wheelbase version, offering maximum rear passenger space. BMW doesn't bring the shorter version into the United States.
The 740i ($84,095) comes with a comprehensive list of standard equipment. This includes 18-inch alloy wheels, full LED lighting inside and out, adaptive air suspension, quad-zone automatic climate control, leather upholstery, selectable drive modes, keyless entry/ignition, hands-free trunk operation, twin-panel panoramic sunroof, soft-closing doors, 10-way power-adjustable/heated front seats with driver's-side memory settings, parking sensors front and rear, rearview camera, rain-sensing wipers, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, 10.2-in display and a 16-speaker Harman Kardon audio system with satellite/HD radio and a pair of USB ports.
The 750i ($97,395) has 19-in alloys, upgraded leather, power sunshade for the rear window, and 20-way multi-contour front seats. This model can also come with all-wheel drive, badged as the 750i xDrive.
Both versions are eligible for the Autobahn package, which uses cameras to read the road surface and then prompts the computer-controlled suspension to react accordingly. It also includes variable-ratio steering and rear-wheel steering (known as Integral Active Steering).
The 750i can be ordered with the Rear Executive Lounge package where the reclining passenger-side rear seat is more like First Class air travel, complete with retractable footrest and fold-away table, plus a dual-screen rear entertainment system and a tablet to control various car functions, surf the web or act as a games console (this is held in place by cool little power-retractable clips).
The 740e xDrive iPerformance ($91,695) adds the plug-in hybrid system and dedicated instruments. Navigation, gesture control and wireless smartphone charging are all standard.
The M760i xDrive ($157,695) comes with the turbo V12, M Sport brakes, M suspension tune and Integral Active Steering. It's not an out-and-out M version as we've come to know and love them (like the M3, for example), but still incredibly special.
The Alpina B7 ($139,795) includes Integral Active Steering, the Autobahn package, wireless smartphone charging, Wi-Fi hot spot, gesture control, powered side sunshades and massaging front seats.
Other options for the range include heated armrests/rear seats/steering wheel, cabin fragrance system, massaging seats, 1,400-watt Bowers & Wilkins surround-sound system with 16 partially illuminated speakers, side and top view cameras, remote control parking, plus night vision and other advanced protective features listed in the Safety section below.
Trunk space is a capacious 18.2 cu ft. in the regular models and 14.8 cu ft. in the 740e plug-in hybrid.
|Basic||4 Years/50,000 Miles|
|Drivetrain||4 Years/50,000 Miles|
|Corrosion||12 Years/Unlimited Miles|
|Roadside Assistance||4 Years/Unlimited Miles|
|Maintenance||3 Years/36,000 Miles|
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