BMW's flagship sedan underwent a major redesign last year, so the 2017 BMW 7 Series continues on the evolutionary path that was set when that sixth-generation version was introduced in 2016. That means a heavy emphasis on comfort, luxury and the latest technology, combined with the performance and handling that have always been hallmarks of the brand.
One of the biggest changes for the new model year is the addition of the plug-in hybrid 740e to the lineup. In addition, BMW's Display Key, with its smartphone-like touchscreen, is now standard on all 7 Series trim levels, the base 740i is available with all-wheel drive, M Sport brakes have become a standalone option, and automatic parking is available on a number of models.
The classically understated interior of the 7 Series provides drivers and passengers with enough convenience and technology features to keep them entertained on a cross-country drive, as well as enough comfort to make the trip a pleasure for the senses. The BMW iDrive 5.0 system allows touchscreen or gesture control of such functions as climate control, navigation and audio, while elegant touches like wood veneer, leather seating and high-quality metal trim ensure the kind of luxury buyers demand in this class of sedan.
On the road, the 7 Series models are competent handlers, thanks to electronically controlled air suspension and 50-50 weight distribution. Selectable driving modes (Eco Pro, Adaptive, Comfort, Sport and Sport Plus) modulate the dampers, throttle, steering response and transmission shift points to provide a customizable driving experience.
The standard powerplant for the base 740i is a turbocharged 3.0-liter six-cylinder engine rated at 320 horsepower and 332 pound-feet of torque. Move up to the 750i trim level and you get a 4.4-liter turbocharged V8 that produces 445 horsepower and 479 pound-feet of torque. Both models come mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission and are also available in BMW xDrive versions with all-wheel drive.
A new powertrain for 2017 is at the center of the 740e plug-in hybrid. It combines a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder gasoline engine with an electric motor for a total system output of 322 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque.
Fuel economy for the base rear-wheel-drive BMW 740i is EPA rated at a combined 24 mpg (21 mpg city/29 mpg highway). Choosing the V8-powered 750i reduces the ratings to a combined 20 mpg (17 city/26 highway), and ticking the all-wheel-drive box further lowers fuel economy by a couple of miles per gallon. Shoppers interested in maximum mpg might want to explore the new 740e plug-in hybrid.
The base 740i comes extremely well equipped, although buyers can select from a wide range of packages and optional accessories to personalize their new BMW to their liking. Adding xDrive all-wheel drive increases versatility in low-traction conditions, and stepping up to the 750i both ups the performance level and nets more standard features. Whatever your preference, let Edmunds help you select the 2017 BMW 7 Series model that best meets your needs.
2017 BMW 7 Series Overview
The 2017 BMW 7 Series is offered in the following submodels: M760i xDrive, Hybrid, Sedan. Available styles include 740i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A), 750i 4dr Sedan (4.4L 8cyl Turbo 8A), and 750i xDrive 4dr Sedan AWD (4.4L 8cyl Turbo 8A). 7 Series models are available with a 0-liter gas engine, with output up to 0 hp, depending on engine type. The 2017 7 Series comes with rear wheel drive or all wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 8-speed shiftable automatic. The 2017 7 Series comes with a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. basic warranty, a 4 yr./ unlimited mi. roadside warranty, and a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. powertrain warranty.
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Vehicle 740i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A)
Review UPDATE ON OWNERSHIP EXPERIENCE AS OF 8/28/2017 I have now owned my 2017 BMW 740i for 8 months. The odometer reads 8,895 miles. The vehicle actually drives and handles even better than when I first bought the car back in December, 2016. I am averaging 21 mpg city, 36 mpg highway and 25 mpg combines highway/city. Remember, this is the inline 6 cylinder turbo delivering 320 hp and 335 lb ft of torque. The engine is more powerful and responsive that one would expect out of a 6 cylinder configuration - but with the turbo boost, the car accelerates rapidly even at 55 mph. It seems to have tremendous torque throughout most of the RPM range (1900 rpm - 5500 rpm). It has taken me many months to master all the technology offered in this vehicle - especially the drive settings (Sport, Comfort, Comfort Plus, EcoPro, and Adaptive. Most of the time, I keep the car in either EcoPro, as it is the most fuel efficient setting, or in Comfort. I rarely press the Sport mode as it is the least fuel efficient. I've driven from Ft. Lauderdale to just south of Jacksonville, FL and back twice since I've owned the car. Most of the driving is at 70-75 mph and the distance is 300 miles each way. The car rides and handles beautifully. I especially like the Adaptive Cruise and Self-Steering modes as it makes the drive much more comfortable, not to mention safe. Another feature I have really enjoyed is the 360 degree camera angles when parking the car. Here in South Florida, we do not have much in the way of parallel parking - most is just pull-in parking with a parking stoop in the front of the car. I use the 360 degree cameras so I pull into the parking spaces straight rather than at an angle. The sound system is magnificent, especially when listening to FM HD music stations or DVD's. I use Apple Car Play all the time and it streamlines Bluetooth calling, text messages received and readouts of those text messages. I usually buy a new car every year but I have no intention trading this one any time soon. This one is a keeper! The only problem I have had with the car was with "inadvertent trunk opening"! After bringing it in the dealership twice, they said one sure-fire solution to this anomaly is to reprogram the car's computer so that the trunk cannot be opened with the key fobs unless the car doors are unlocked first. So we did that and I have no more inadvertent trunk opening problems. I still can open the trunk without the key fob by moving my foot under the rear bumper or by pressing the trunk release just above the license plate frame. So this is a minor inconvenience - having to unlock the car before using the trunk release button on the key fob - but it has not affected any other trunk operations. I do not know when I will be in the market for another new car, but I am sure it won't be for a few years and I am sure it will be another BMW 7 series. For the money, it is the very best large passenger sedan built. Sure, the Mercedes S Class sedan is a great vehicle, but in my opinion, not worth the $15,000+ more than the 740i with all options. I still recommend that if you buy one of these vehicles, that you make sure you add the Driver's Assistance Package, the Driver's Assistance Plus Package, the Executive Package and the Parking Assistance Package for the 360 degree camera views. I also recommend the 19" wheels. Remember, the car comes with run-flats so you have no jack or spare tire. If I had to do it all over again, I probably would not get the run-flats if I could and would add 19" Summer Performance Tires. I believe it would produce a better ride with better handling. Still the best car I've ever owner or driven!!!
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2017 bmw 7-series 740i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A), 8-speed shiftable automatic, premium unleaded (required) 24 combined MPG 21 city MPG/29 highway MPG
2017 bmw 7-series 750i 4dr Sedan (4.4L 8cyl Turbo 8A), 8-speed shiftable automatic, premium unleaded (required) 20 combined MPG 17 city MPG/26 highway MPG
2017 bmw 7-series 750i xDrive 4dr Sedan AWD (4.4L 8cyl Turbo 8A), 8-speed shiftable automatic, premium unleaded (required) 19 combined MPG 16 city MPG/25 highway MPG
What options are available on the 2017 BMW 7 Series?
Available BMW 7 Series 2017 Submodel Types: Sedan, Diesel, Hybrid
Available BMW 7 Series 2017 Trims: 750Li xDrive, 750Li, 750i xDrive, 750i, 740i, 740Li xDrive, 740i xDrive, 745Li, 740Li, 740Ld xDrive, 745i, 740e xDrive iPerformance, 740iL, 760Li
Exterior Colors: Jet Black, Black Sapphire Metallic, Alpine White, Carbon Black Metallic, Dark Graphite Metallic, Imperial Blue Metallic, Titanium Gray Metallic, Space Gray Metallic, Cashmere Silver Metallic, Titanium Silver Metallic, Toledo Blue Metallic, Milano Beige Metallic, Mineral White Metallic, Glacier Silver Metallic, Magellan Gray Metallic, Ruby Black Metallic, Citrin Black Metallic, Mojave Metallic, Monaco Blue Metallic, Sterling Gray Metallic, Almandine Brown Metallic, Barbera Red Metallic, Dark Graphite Metallic II, Deep Sea Blue Metallic, Kalahari Beige Metallic, Michigan Blue Metallic, Midnight Blue, Midnight Blue Metallic, Moonstone Metallic
Interior Colors: Black Nappa premium leather, Black premium leather, Black Dakota leather, Beige premium leather, Ivory White/Black Nappa premium leather, Cognac Nappa premium leather, Amaro Brown Full Merino premium leather, Saddle/Black Nappa premium leather, Light Saddle Dakota leather, Mocha Nappa premium leather, Oyster Nappa premium leather, Veneto Beige Nappa premium leather, Zagora Beige Nappa premium leather, Amaro Brown premium leather, Basalt Gray/Flannel Gray premium leather, Canyon Brown Full Merino premium leather, Basalt Gray/Flannel Gray, Black/Black premium leather, Cognac Dakota leather, Cream Beige premium leather, Flannel Gray premium leather, Oyster/Black premium leather, Black, Black leather, Canberra Beige Nappa premium leather, Flannel Gray, Mocha Dakota leather, Opal White Full Merino premium leather, Oyster premium leather, Platinum Full Merino premium leather
Popular Features: Alarm, Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel, Auto Climate Control, Leather Seats, Multi-Zone Climate Control, Navigation, Rear Bench Seats, Stability Control, Sunroof/Moonroof, Trip Computer, Upgraded Headlights, Power Driver Seat, Electronic Folding Mirrors, Post-collision safety system, Parking sensors, Tire Pressure Warning, Automatic Emergency Braking, Bluetooth, Heated seats, USB Inputs, Aux Audio Inputs, Power Liftgate/Trunk, Back-up camera, Pre-collision safety system, AWD/4WD, Keyless Entry/Start, Heads up display, Blind Spot Monitoring, Lane Departure Warning, Mobile Internet, Cooled Seats, Fold Flat Rear Seats, 360-degree camera, Adaptive Cruise Control, Upgraded Stereo, Apple Carplay/Android Auto, Rear Entertainment System, 2nd Row Bucket Seats