A report from Autocar suggests that the decision to build such a car isn't the M division's call, as M engineering boss Albert Biermann says he loves the idea of an M7. You have to keep confirming things to get the screen to give you clear information. A driver can easily tune damper stiffness, throttle response, steering response and transmission response. During a few hot laps in the Alpina B7 at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, it sounded like a junkyard dog compared to the V12. Sometimes, in order to get an incorrect warning off your screen that something is unsafe, you have to do something unsafe, such as take your concentration off the road and mess with the screen.
Also new for 2014 is a long-wheelbase, all-wheel-drive 740Ld xDrive sedan with a 3. The long-wheelbase version also gets a power rear sunshade, manual side sunshades, illuminated rear visor mirrors, and the load-leveling suspension. It uses a 540-horsepower version of the 4. There's also a performance-oriented V-8-powered Alpina B7. We aren't comfortable with the overly ambitious rearview camera. Offered with rear- or all-wheel drive, the 7 Series is also available in regular- and extended-length versions. The transmission feels different, too, with less compromising mapping.
Vehicle Overview Those seeking a large, comfortable, and technology-filled sedan should consider the. Navigation includes an iDrive touchpad controller, and the Comfort Access keyless entry adds a smart-closing feature for 2014. See your dealer for details. Bigger turbochargers, bigger intercoolers, high-performance pistons, beefed-up cylinder heads, and oil coolers for the engine and transmission. You can feel the greater torque. We were never inconvenienced by the dialed-back power, and were astounded by the fuel mileage: 19. Seats, redesigned for 2013, are broad.
Prepared by German tuner Alpina, the B7 is essentially a high-performance M version of the 750. See your dealer for details. The affected vehicles may have received incorrect replacement left rear taillight assemblies. . It offers impressive performance from its brilliant engines and 8-speed automatic transmission. Also standard are front and rear park assist, a tire-pressure monitor, and active front head restraints. This twin-turbocharged engine produces 315 horsepower and 330 pound-feet of torque, and accelerates the sedan from 0 to 60 mph in just 5.
They control the damper stiffness, throttle response, steering response, transmission response, and stability control. They made some items, such as the gimmicky gear selector and rearview camera, problematic when they're in fact simple. The trunk of the 7 Series, whether short-wheelbase or long, measures a roomy 17. Whether the good outweighs the bad depends on personal taste. It adds illuminated rear visor mirrors and is otherwise similarly equipped to the 740i. The xDrive models come with all-wheel drive.
Naturally, the V12 is swifter than the inline-6, but the six-cylinder is quick enough. Out on the road, we found the ride quality of the Alpina B7 firm but surprisingly forgiving, considering its shorter springs and larger wheels. Its exhaust note is a subdued scream, when you're on the gas. There's also a performance-oriented V-8-powered Alpina B7. Luxury amenities include a massaging driver's seat, ventilated front seats, ski sack, heated rear seats, heated steering wheel, and the head-up display. The long-wheelbase version also gets a power rear sunshade, manual side sunshades, illuminated rear visor mirrors, and the load-leveling suspension. Polished wood is available in several choices.
The V12 is as silent as the hybrid at idle, and silky at all other times, even full throttle. It's also way too easy to bump the console's shift lever into neutral when you're driving in Sport mode, and this can actually be dangerous. Walk up to a 7 from the side or corner, and the beauty of the car blows you away. New for 2014 A new iDrive touchpad controller allows owners to write out navigation and phone inputs. All engines are mated to an eight-speed automatic that is both smooth and quick and all-wheel drive is available on certain models.
The result is a beautiful shape that also creates a tad more headroom. Comfort is superb in the front seat or rear seat, especially in an Li model with its longer wheelbase and 4. The 7 Series definitely has a visual presence. On a closed course, or in sloppy road conditions, the 750i xDrive does a lot more of the car-control work for the driver than the rear-drive 750i. Active safety features include Dynamic Stability Control and Dynamic Brake Control, featuring Brake Fade Compensation, Start-off Assistant, Brake Drying, Brake Stand-by, Brake Assist, and Active Brake Lights.