Excellent engines; choice of two wheelbase lengths; sumptuous interior with tons of features; capable handling; available Hybrid model
Bland styling; mediocre fuel economy (Hybrid included)
The 7 Series gets new standard features such as Bluetooth streaming audio, BMW Apps and BMW Online services. There's also an updated iDrive controller with a fingertip touchpad, and the optional power trunk boasts a hands-free foot sensor. Finally, a new instrument cluster provides a customized display based on driving mode.
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The 2014 BMW 7 Series sedan is offered in four basic trim levels distinguished mainly by engine type: 6-cylinder 740i, 6-cylinder ActiveHybrid 7, 8-cylinder 750i and 12-cylinder 760Li. The 740i and 750i are short-wheelbase by default but offer an optional long wheelbase (740Li and 750Li) that adds a few grand to the bottom line; the 760Li and the ActiveHybrid 7 are long-wheelbase-only. Note that the long-wheelbase models ride on a self-leveling air suspension.
The 740i ($74,925) comes standard with 18-inch alloy wheels, adaptive xenon headlamps, fog lights, electronically adjustable suspension and performance settings, front and rear parking sensors, a sunroof, leather upholstery, power front seats with lumbar support and memory functions, a power tilt/telescopic steering wheel, quadruple-zone automatic climate control, iPod/USB and Bluetooth connectivity, a 10-speaker audio system with dual subwoofers, and the hard-drive-based iDrive infotainment system with navigation, digital music storage and a 10.2-in wide-screen display with a rearview camera.
The ActiveHybrid 7 ($85,225) tacks an electric propulsion system onto the 740i's inline 6-cylinder and includes hybrid-specific information displays, among other eco-themed tweaks.
The 750i ($88,225) adds a twin-turbocharged V8, 19-in wheels and niceties such as power automatic soft-closing doors, a power trunk lid with a foot sensor, 20-way Multi-contour heated front seats and Nappa leather upholstery.
The 760Li ($142,125) goes to town with a twin-turbo V12, rear bucket seats with power adjustments, a leather-trimmed instrument panel, a head-up display and side- and top-view cameras.
Many of the higher trims' standard features are available as options on lesser models. Among the choice extras are an M Sport appearance package, a Bang & Olufsen audio system and a radar-based self-parking system. The Rear Entertainment package boasts twin 9.2-in screens that "appear to be 'floating' on" the front headrests, according to BMW.
The very rare, high-performance Alpina B7 model ($129,225) boasts a stronger version of the 750i's twin-turbo V8, 21-in wheels, a sport-tuned suspension and various Alpina-specific styling cues.
|Basic||4 Years/50,000 Miles|
|Drivetrain||4 Years/50,000 Miles|
|Corrosion||12 Years/Unlimited Miles|
|Roadside Assistance||4 Years/Unlimited Miles|
|Maintenance||4 Years/50,000 Miles|