The BMW 7-series is getting some fresh features for 2013, including a updated styling, new engines and a new standard transmission.
On the exterior, LED headlights, a new front apron and revised nine-slat kidney grille set the new the generation apart from the old. A thin chrome strip connecting the two slim reflectors on the rear apron of the car complete the look.
Inside, the 7 Series gets a host of updates including new leather seats which will make the all-new 9.2-inch flat screen monitor now included in the rear seat entertainment package that much easier to enjoy. 3D graphics have now been incorporated into the instrument display behind the steering wheel and a 1,200-watt Bang & Olufsen sound system complete with 16 speakers tops it all off.
The 12-cylinder twin turbo engine remains the most powerful choice for 7 Series buyers, making 544 hp and accelerating the car to 62 mph in 4.6 seconds. On the small side of things, BMW has revised its TwinPower turbo six-cylinder for the 7 Series, which makes 320 hp. Also available is the German brands M line performance diesel engine, making 381 hp and connected to BMW’s X drive all wheel drive setup. Every engine now comes standard with an eight-speed automatic transmission.
Tech is not in short supply on the latest 7 Series either. Some of the cars systems include BMW night vision, dynamic light spot with pedestrian recognition, anti-dazzle LEDs, start/stop engine function, adaptive cruise control and automatic fatigue recognition. The cars hardware has been boosted with a more powerful operating system to ensure that everything runs smoothly.
Pricing starts at $74,195 for the regular-wheelbase 740i, which is more than a $2,000 increase over last year, all the way up to $140,200 for the long-wheelbase 760Li.