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2011 BMW 7 Series - Road Test Specs

2011 BMW 7 Series Sedan

(3.0L 6-cyl. Twin-turbo 6-speed Automatic)


Year Make Model2011 BMW 7 Series 740i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6A)
Vehicle TypeRWD four-door five-passenger sedan
Estimated MSRP$71,025
Assembly locationDingolfing, Germany


ConfigurationLongitudinal, front-engine, rear-wheel drive
Engine typeTwin-turbocharged direct-injected gasoline inline-6
Displacement (cc/cu-in)2,979cc (182 cu-in)
Block/head materialAluminum/aluminum
ValvetrainDOHC, four valves per cylinder, variable intake-valve timing and lift
Compression ratio (x:1)10.2
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)315 @ 5,800
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)330 @ 1,600
Fuel typePremium unleaded (required)
Transmission typeSix-speed automatic
Transmission ratios (x:1)I=4.171; II=2.340; III=1.521; IV=1.143; V=0.867; Vi=06.91; Reverse=3.403
Final-drive ratio (x:1)3.462


Suspension, frontIndependent double wishbones, coil springs, twin-tube dampers, stabilizer bar
Suspension, rearIndependent multilink, coil springs, twin-tube dampers, stabilizer bar
Steering typeSpeed-proportional power steering
Steering ratio (x:1)19.1
Tire typeAll-season, run-flat
Tire size245/50R18 100Y
Wheel size18-by-8 inches front and rear
Wheel materialCast aluminum
Brakes, front14.7-inch one-piece ventilated with single-piston sliding calipers
Brakes, rear13.6-inch one-piece ventilated with single-piston sliding calipers

Fuel Consumption

Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)21.7

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)4,344
Length (in.)199.8
Width (in.)74.9
Height (in.)58.3
Wheelbase (in.)120.9
Track, front (in.)63.4
Track, rear (in.)65.0
Turning circle (ft.)40.0
Legroom, front (in.)41.3
Legroom, rear (in.)38.9
Headroom, front (in.)40.6
Headroom, rear (in.)38.5
Shoulder room, front (in.)59.2
Shoulder room, rear (in.)57.4
Seating capacity5
GVWR (lbs.)5,445
Tow capacity, mfr. claim (lbs.)Not Published


Bumper-to-bumper4 years/50,000 miles
Powertrain4 years/50,000 miles
Corrosion12 years/Unlimited miles
Roadside assistance4 years/Unlimited miles
Free scheduled maintenance4 years/50,000 miles

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