2015 BMW 7-Series | new car review

Posted on Jan 26, 2015 by
2015 BMW 7-Series
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AEDAED 350,000 - 730,000
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  • Exterior
    Editor: 80%
  • Interior
    Editor: 90%
  • Quality
    Editor: 85%
  • Features
    Editor: 85%
  • Performance
    Editor: 90%
  • Value for money
    Editor: 70%

Review Summary:

The 2015 BMW 7-Series offers the epitome of luxury and refinement from BMW, but keep in mind, it's not cheap!

Pros

* Powerful choice of engines on offer.

Cons

* You'd have to be very well off before you could consider owning one.

Looks

The flagship model in BMW’s line-up and produced since 1977, the 7-Series is currently in its 5th generation and for 2015 sports striking LED headlights, neat kidney grille slats and chrome accents along the front apron. Though some are of the opinion that 7-Series looks tired and is in dire need of a makeover, I for one, feel the 7-Series is elegant and flaunts a design that has come to command respect on the streets of the U.A.E.

2015 BMW 7-Series front

Feels

A 16 speaker, 1,200 watts Bang and Olufsen sound system; Walnut Root with inlays wood finishing; soft leather adorning the dashboard, door panels and centre armrests, and plush seats that you melt into – what’s not to like about the interior? With 9.2 inch high-res monitors, reclining seats that cool, heat and massage, along with the option to control the navigation system, audio and browse the internet, rear seat passengers surely do travel in First Class comfort!

2015 BMW 7-Series interior

Engineering

The 2015 BMW 7-Series packs in an extremely useful feature referred to as Bluetooth Office. Essentially, it allows two mobile phones with contacts and diary appointments to be linked to the system simultaneously and provides the driver with information on appointments, e-mails and diary entries on the 10.2 inch central display. For those concerned with the safety of this ‘mobile office’, there is an option to have e-mails, notes, text messages and diary entries read out via the text-to-speech function.

2015 BMW 7-Series side

What’s on offer?

The smallest engine in the 7-Series line-up is the 3.0 litre V6 unit fitted into the 730 Li that produces 258 horsepower and 310 Nm of troque while being mated to an 8 speed transmission. And though many people believe the 7-Series is more of a car to be driven in, with a 6.0 litre V12 that produces 544 horsepower and 750 Nm of torque at the disposal of your right foot, not being in the driver’s seat of the 760 Li is flat out criminal.

2015 BMW 7-Series front

Summing it…

A badge that is held in high regard and a car that commands respect wherever it goes, is a pretty accurate definition of the 7-Series. But to own one of these beauties that define the epitome of luxury and refinement from the brand, your pockets have got to be deep, very deep in fact…

2015 BMW 7-Series rear

Specifications

Specifications2015 BMW 730Li2015 BMW 740Li2015 BMW 750Li2015 BMW 760Li
Engine/ Cylinders3.0 litre Twin turbo V63.0 litre Twin turbo V64.4 litre Twin turbo V86.0 litre Twin turbo V12
Max Power
(bhp/rpm)
258 hp @ 6,600 RPM320 hp @ 5,800 RPM450 hp @ 5,500 RPM544 hp @ 5,250 RPM
Max Torque
(Nm/rpm)
310 Nm @ 3,000 RPM450 Nm @ 4,500 RPM650 Nm @ 4,500 RPM750 Nm @ 5,000 RPM
Tranmission8 speed automatic8 speed automatic8 speed automatic8 speed automatic
DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
0-100 km/h7.4 secs5.7 secs4.8 secs4.6 secs
Top speed250 km/h250 km/h250 km/h250 km/h
PriceAED 350,000 - 370,000AED 385,000 - 424,000AED 520,000AED 700,000 - 730,000

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