With a plug-in hybrid model and an explosive turbocharged V12 in the lineup this year, the 2018 BMW 7 Series sedan now offers buyers an even wider range of options. Competition among full-size luxury sedans is certainly stiff, with other manufacturers vying to offer the most luxurious and powerful cars in the segment. The BMW holds its own, though, with quality materials and workmanship, a whisper-quiet cabin, impressive acceleration with any engine, advanced technology and exceptional rear-seat accommodations.
Buyers won't feel like they've opted for a pared-down car with the base 740i. The turbocharged 3.0-liter inline six-cylinder engine produces 320 horsepower, which provides plenty of motivation for the big sedan. There's abundant leather and wood trim, along with 14-way power-adjustable leather seats standard. The 2018 BMW 740i also comes with a 10.2-inch infotainment screen with navigation, a touchpad controller with gesture control, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity, a wireless Qi charging station, a 16-speaker Harman Kardon sound system, and a suite of internet-connected features that work online or with special BMW apps.
To keep the 7 Series comfortable and easy to drive, all models use an adaptive air suspension with driver-selectable modes, 19-inch alloy wheels, adaptive LED headlights with automatic high beams, automatic windshield wipers, front and rear parking sensors, a power trunklid and power-closing doors.
Moving up to the 750i gets you a bigger engine: a turbocharged 4.4-liter V8 that makes 445 hp. This trim also gets you upgraded front seats among other features.
At opposite ends of the 7 Series spectrum are the plug-in hybrid 740e iPerformance xDrive, and the flagship M760i xDrive. The latter houses a massive 6.6-liter turbocharged V12, which makes 601 hp. So whether you are looking for a quiet and efficient luxury sedan, or a luxury sedan that can beat most sports cars in a drag race, BMW has you covered.
A whole host of options and packages are on offer for the 2018 7 Series. The backseat can be upgraded with heated, cooled and massaging seats. Reclining rear seats with footrests and a whole rear-seat entertainment system are also available. Safety and autonomous technology is available as well, including adaptive cruise control and active collision avoidance.
BMW even has an optional system that analyzes the road ahead of the sedan and automatically adjusts the air suspension in anticipation of bumps or turns.
Few full-size luxury sedans can match the 7 Series for luxury and performance. If you're looking in this class, the 7 Series is definitely worth a look. Make sure to check out Edmunds shopping tools to find the best deal on the 2018 BMW 7 Series that's right for you.
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What options are available on the 2018 BMW 7 Series?
Available BMW 7 Series 2018 Submodel Types: Sedan, Hybrid, Diesel, M760i xDrive
Exterior Colors: Jet Black, Black Sapphire Metallic, Alpine White, Dark Graphite Metallic, Titanium Silver Metallic, Carbon Black Metallic, Imperial Blue Metallic, Glacier Silver Metallic, Space Gray Metallic, Mineral White Metallic, Magellan Gray Metallic, Titanium Gray Metallic, Sterling Gray Metallic, Azurite Black Metallic, Cashmere Silver Metallic, Midnight Blue Metallic, Monaco Blue Metallic, Toledo Blue Metallic, Jatoba Brown Metallic, Orient Blue Metallic, Deep Green Metallic, Michigan Blue Metallic, Singapore Gray Metallic, Citrin Black Metallic, Dark Graphite Metallic II, Milano Beige Metallic, Almandine Brown Metallic, Arctic Gray Metallic, Barbera Red Metallic, Deep Sea Blue Metallic, Kalahari Beige Metallic, Midnight Blue, Orinocco Metallic, Slate Green Metallic, Special Order Color
Interior Colors: Black Nappa premium leather, Black premium leather, Black Dakota leather, Saddle/Black Nappa premium leather, Beige premium leather, Cognac Nappa premium leather, Oyster Nappa premium leather, Ivory White/Black Nappa premium leather, Black/Black, Canyon Brown Full Merino premium leather, Oyster premium leather, Basalt Gray/Flannel Gray, Black/Black premium leather, Champagne premium leather, AmaroBrown premium leather, Dark Beige/Beige III premium leather, Flannel Gray premium leather, Light Saddle Dakota leather, Veneto Beige Nappa premium leather, Zagora Beige Nappa premium leather, Amaro Brown Full Merino premium leather, Black/Natural Brown premium leather, Cognac Dakota leather, Basalt Gray/Flannel Gray premium leather, Black leather, Canberra Beige Nappa premium leather, Dark Beige/Beige III, Ivory White/Black Dakota leather, Opal White Full Merino premium leather, Amaro Brown premium leather, Black/Natural Brown, Gray, Mocha Nappa premium leather, Oyster/Black premium leather, Platinum premium leather, Saddle/Black premium leather, Beige III, Champagne Full Merino premium leather, Cream Beige premium leather, Fiona Red/Black Full Merino premium leather, Natural Brown, Natural Brown premium leather, Oyster Beige/English Green, Oyster/Black Nappa premium leather
Popular Features: Alarm, Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel, Auto Climate Control, Leather Seats, Multi-Zone Climate Control, Navigation, Stability Control, Sunroof/Moonroof, Trip Computer, Upgraded Headlights, Rear Bench Seats, Power Driver Seat, Electronic Folding Mirrors, Post-collision safety system, Parking sensors, Tire Pressure Warning, Bluetooth, Automatic Emergency Braking, Heated seats, USB Inputs, Aux Audio Inputs, Power Liftgate/Trunk, Back-up camera, AWD/4WD, Pre-collision safety system, Heads up display, Keyless Entry/Start, Mobile Internet, Lane Departure Warning, Cooled Seats, Blind Spot Monitoring, Fold Flat Rear Seats, Adaptive Cruise Control, 360-degree camera, Upgraded Stereo, Apple Carplay/Android Auto, Rear Entertainment System