BMW 7 series
Max speed: 280 km/h
To 100km/h: 5.5 sec.
Engine: 4.4 c.c.
Power: 326 hp.
Price: 1500 AED
Deposit: 5000 AED
The sixth generation of the 7 Series was revealed on June 10, 2015 at BMW's headquarters in Munich. The G11 and G12, which is the codename for the extended wheelbase model, are the first passenger vehicles of BMW to be based on the modular BMW CLAR platform (cluster architecture).
As development was heavily focused on reducing weight and increasing structural strength, the body construction uses a combination of carbon-fiber-reinforced polymer (CFRP), high-tensile steel and aluminium. The suspension received air springs at both axles that are adjustable with electronic shock absorbers.
The powertrain line-up consists of a 4.4 litre V8 and three engines from BMW's modular B-series engine architecture - two 3.0 litre inline-six engines in petrol and diesel form, as well a 2.0 litre inline-four engine for the hybrid model known as 740e. Initially, each engine will be available with an 8-speed automatic transmission that can be linked with the satellite navigation system.
The latest version of the lengthy saloon car features a plug-in hybrid variant for the first time. This new model effectively replaces the rather undersold ActiveHybrid7, itself a hybrid albeit ‘mild’. Officially titled the BMW 740e, BMW are keeping this plug-in hybrid as part of their main brand, instead of passing it off as an evocative ‘BMW i’ machine.
Notable improvements to the infotainment and driver asistance systems include an automatic parking system that is controllable with a digital key fob and a more intuitive variant of the iDrive vehicle operating system, featuring touchscreen input and gesture recognition controls.
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