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 |  Feb 08 2014, 4:01 PM

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BMW unveiled its brand new 2014 740Ld xDrive flagship at the Chicago Auto Show.

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 |  Feb 06 2014, 12:04 PM

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BMW LITERALLY made a BIG reveal right here at the Chicago Auto Show. The 2015 740Ld xDrive is a long-wheelbase version of the brand’s already gargantuan 7 Series flagship, but with a twist. It features all-wheel drive and a diesel engine.

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 |  Jan 24 2014, 4:03 PM

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The 2014 BMW 740Ld xDrive will is making its way to the American market, and it will make its U.S. debut at the 2014 Chicago Auto Show.

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 |  Jan 15 2014, 8:35 AM

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The next-generation BMW 7 Series has been spied cold weather testing in Sweden.

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 |  Dec 16 2013, 8:02 AM

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Though it’s not in the product plan at BMW‘s M division, its engineering boss would like to see an M7 be developed.

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 |  Jun 17 2013, 8:32 AM

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BMW aims to put its next-generation 7 Series on a huge diet, and its flagship sedan could weigh less than the current 5 Series when it debuts.

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 |  Feb 28 2013, 9:01 AM

BMW is testing its new 7 Series in the bitter cold of Northern Sweden, and our spy photographers grabbed some photos of the new luxury cruiser during its shakedown. 

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 |  Nov 06 2012, 8:01 AM

At a recent BMW North American meeting, the German automaker announced that six diesel models will be heading to America within the next two years.

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 |  Oct 25 2012, 1:45 PM

Certain BMW 7 Series cars from 2005 to 2007 have defective door latches that won’t close properly, leaving the doors unexpectedly open.

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 |  Oct 20 2012, 10:01 AM

New for 2013 in the BMW lineup is an updated 7 Series hybrid, delivering fuel economy that’s nearly as impressive as the significantly smaller 3 Series.

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 |  Sep 25 2012, 8:31 AM

The 2013 BMW 7-Series just received a mid-cycle refresh, and joining its lineup in the near future could be two additional models: the M750i and the 728i. 

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 |  Sep 08 2012, 12:01 PM

This year, BMW is celebrating 25 years of V12 engines, which started back in 1987 when the then groundbreaking powerplant debuted in the 750iL.

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 |  Aug 06 2012, 2:01 PM

Next month, BMW will unveil its updated lineup of law enforcement vehicles at the General Police Equipment Exhibition & Conference (GPEC) in Leipzig, Germany, but to hold us over, the German automaker has released photos of its 2013 BMW 7-Series High Security along with its updated X3 and 5-Series models.

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 |  Jul 23 2012, 12:39 PM

The BMW 7-series is getting some fresh features for 2013, including a updated styling, new engines and a new standard transmission.

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 |  Jun 22 2012, 7:02 PM

Power in the BMW 5 and 6 Series will increase in 2013 thanks to a little technology sharing between the two models’ flagship big brother, the 7 Series. 

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 |  Jun 14 2012, 1:46 PM

Hyundai’s more-for-less policy has generally been a hit with consumers, especially since it recently introduced the new “fluidic design language,” but the flagship Equus sedan slotted to compete with cars like the BMW 7 Series hasn’t seen the same success.

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 |  Jun 05 2012, 12:02 PM

Reports started hitting the internet this week of a BMW 7 Series diesel heading for the U.S. market, something that got notoriously diesel-enthusiastic auto journalists excited. But those reports are little more than hot air according to a company spokesman. 

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 |  May 25 2012, 6:15 PM

The BMW 7-Series is the German luxury companies top of the range car, and has gotten a mild-refresh for the 2013 model year which the company has detailed in a set of videos. 

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 |  May 25 2012, 7:31 AM

The 2013 model year BMW 7-Series gets an update, with some minimal exterior changes, new and upgraded engine variants, a multifunctional instrument display, a new Rear Seat Entertainment package, and a possible 25 percent increase in fuel efficiency.

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 |  May 09 2012, 8:31 AM

We’re usually not huge fans of rumors, unless they make a lot of sense and have a high probability of becoming a reality. Well, a BMW X7 SUV may sound like speculation, but a high-end luxury SUV from the German automaker is a genuine possibility.

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 |  Feb 23 2012, 8:02 AM

Used to aid performance and improve efficiency through reduced weight, carbon fiber is increasingly finding its way into modern vehicles. Holding back a more mainstream adoption of the high-tech material is its price.

It should come as little surprise then that BMW isn’t too concerned, especially when it comes to spendy luxury barges like the BMW 7 Series. That said, it’s even less of a surprise that the German automaker has now confirmed carbon fiber elements will make an appearance on the next-generation of its flagship sedan.

In an interview, BMW R&D boss Klaus Draeger commented that following the extensive use of carbon fiber in the i3 and i8 models, the 7 Series will be the first “mainstream” Bimmer to use weave. Previously, only exotic M models, like the all-new 2013 M6, saw the use of carbon fiber components; used for the roof in this circumstance.

While no confirmation has been given, look for the roof, hood and trunk lid to be made of carbon fiber, when the next 7 Series arrives some time around 2015.

[Source: AutoCar]

 |  Aug 18 2011, 2:15 PM

With the passing of the Volvo V70 and VW Passat in North America, European wagons are becoming harder to come by. But BMW is considering bringing the 5-Series Touring back to our shores to make up for disappointing 5-Series Gran Turismo sales figures.

Nothing has been confirmed, however some sources have learned that the comeback may be a strong possibility. Sales of the 5-Series GT haven’t been particularly exceptional, but the model outsold the previous 5-Series Touring since its arrival last year, even with its controversial appearance and mundane reception.

GALLERY: BMW 5-Series Touring

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[Source: Autoblog]

 |  Aug 09 2011, 5:45 PM

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has opened an investigation into 120,000 BMW 7-Series vehicles. The issue is regarding the car not shifting securely into park and rolling away. The affected model years include 2002 to 2008, after receiving a complaint regarding a 2006 model that rolled away after the owner parked and exited the vehicle. The car that rolled away was equipped with BMW’s electronic access and ignition system, and an electronic transmission shifter with a gear selector mounted on the steering column. A BMW spokesman said the automaker is unaware of accidents or injuries related to this issue.

A preliminary investigation is the first step in a process that may lead to a recall if the NHTSA determines that there is a safety concern. NHTSA said no issues have been identified yet for any incident reported.

 |  Mar 10 2011, 4:44 PM

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Oh Mansory, you’re like our favorite recovering celebrity. Some days we absolutely adore you, and other days we can’t help but to shake our head in disgust. Mansory’s latest creation, their rendition of BMW‘s new flagship 7-Series sedan, shows exactly why automotive manufacturers don’t mix and mingle SUV styling with luxury sedans.

For whatever reason, Mansory didn’t really go digging into the creative department when it came to styling BMW’s redesigned 7-Series. Instead, they reached right up on their shelves, pulled the same front bumper off their X5 M and X6 M packages, and got it to fit nice and snug on the 7-Series. The result isn’t so fantastic, given that we’re so used to seeing that front styling on an SUV and not a luxury sedan. Regardless, the bold and open front end design looks absolutely out of place on a luxury sedan that really sports conservative bodylines.

The front kidney grilles are also swapped out for horizontally-slitted carbon fiber variants, which is strange considering BMW’s are known to have vertically-slitted kidney grilles and the change again, looks odd and out of place. The rear features a new bumper with diffuser fitted for a quad-tipped exhaust system, presumably Mansory’s own. Roof and trunk spoilers seems to also be part of the package.

As for what’s left on the outside, Mansory paired up the 7-Series with a fittingly bad set of chrome wheels, really rounding out the lack of thought put into the package.

GALLERY: Mansory BMW 7-Series F01

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