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2016 BMW 7 Series on sale in Australia from $217,500

October 27, 2015

BMW Australia has announced local pricing and specifications for the all-new 7 Series luxury sedan, which arrives in November.

2016 BMW 7 Series

Five model grades will be available in Australia, ranging from the 730d, 740i, 740iL, 750i, to the flagship 750iL. All feature a turbocharged engine, and all boast a number of impressive class-first technologies.

As revealed earlier this year, the 2016 7 Series showcases a number of world-firsts, including a “Carbon Core” body frame partly comprising of carbon fibre. There’s also Gesture Control, and a unique “BMW Display Key” which features an interactive screen allowing you to control certain functions.

All variants come with 3D surround-view camera technology with panorama view for side traffic monitoring, voice control, active cruise control with stop and go functionality, and parking assistance. BMW is also offering the sporty M Sport pack as a no-cost option, including an M Sport exhaust for the 750i variants.

The 730d is powered by a 3.0-litre turbo-diesel inline six producing 195kW and 620Nm, capable of sprinting from 0-100km/h in 6.1 seconds. It returns an official average consumption of just 4.9L/100km.

Next up, the 740i variants come with a 3.0-litre turbo inline six petrol producing 240kW and 450Nm. It’s able to dust off 0-100km/h in just 5.5 seconds (5.6 for the 740iL), and offers a fuel consumption average of 7.0L/100km.

For the grand daddy 750i models, the engine bay houses a 4.4-litre twin-turbo V8 belting out 330kW and 650Nm. Acceleration from 0-100km/h comes up in just 4.7 seconds.

The new range will go on sale in November, starting with the 730d and 740i models. The 750i versions arrive during the first quarter of 2016. See below for the starting prices (excluding on-road costs), and further below for standard highlights of each:

2016 BMW 730d – $217,500
2016 BMW 740i – $224,200
2016 BMW 740Li – $238,000
2016 BMW 750i – $289,600
2016 BMW 750Li – $312,700

2016 BMW 7 Series-interior

730d and 740i highlights:

Additional specification over predecessor model

  • 19-inch alloy wheels
  • BMW Display Key
  • BMW Touch Command
  • Lane Change Warning with Steering Assist
  • Exterior Design Pure Excellence
  • Harman/Kardon surround sound system (16 speakers)
  • Heat comfort package, front (heated seats for driver and front passenger, heated armrests for centre console, driver and front passenger doors and steering wheel heating)
  • Instrument panel finished in leather
  • Interior Design Pure Excellence
  • Nappa leather upholstery
  • Panorama Glass Sunroof (740Li only)
  • Professional Navigation with Gesture Control
  • Side Blinds, electric
  • M Sport package (no-cost option)

Further standard specification

  • Adaptive 2-axle air suspension
  • Adaptive LED Headlights with BMW Selective Beam
  • Eight-speed Sports automatic transmission with Steptronic
  • Driving Experience Control with ECO PRO mode (including ADAPTIVE mode)
  • Servotronic steering
  • Intelligent Emergency Call
  • TeleServices
  • ConnectedDrive Services
  • Remote Services
  • Real Time Traffic Information
  • Concierge Services
  • Internet
  • Active seat ventilation, front
  • Active Park Distance Control, front and rear
  • Comfort Access System, including contactless opening/closing of rear tailgate
  • Comfort seats for driver and front passenger including lumbar support
  • Digital Radio DAB+
  • Driving Assistant Plus (Lane Change and Lane Departure Warning, Steering and Lane Control Assistant, Forward Collision Warning and Pedestrian Warning with light city braking function, Crossing-traffic Warning (front and rear), Rear Collision prevention and Active Cruise Control with Stop and Go function)
  • Head Up Display
  • Parking Assistant
  • Rear View Camera
  • Soft-close function for doors
  • Sport leather steering wheel with Gearshift Paddles
  • Sunblinds, rear and rear side electric
  • Surround View with 360 degree function and panorama view
  • Voice control
  • Glass Sunroof (730d, 740i)
  • Panorama glass sunroof (740Li)

750i highlights:

Additional specification over predecessor model

  • 20-inch alloy wheels
  • BMW Display Key
  • BMW LaserLights including BMW Selective Beam (over 730d/740i/740Li)
  • BMW Touch Command
  • Executive Drive Pro (combines comfortable suspension alignment with dynamic driving characteristics. Driving comfort is further increased through combination with the Dynamic Damper Control and the integration of driving style analysis and camera projection data – over 730d/740i/740Li)
  • Exterior Design Pure Excellence
  • Heat comfort package, front (heated seats for driver and front passenger, heated armrests for centre console, driver and front passenger doors and steering wheel heating)
  • Instrument panel finished in leather
  • Interior Design Pure Excellence
  • Nappa leather upholstery
  • Professional Navigation with Gesture Control
  • M Sport package (no-cost option)

Further standard specification

  • Adaptive 2-axle air suspension
  • Eight-speed Sports automatic transmission with Steptronic
  • Driving Experience Control with ECO PRO mode (including ADAPTIVE mode)
  • Servotronic steering
  • Intelligent Emergency Call
  • TeleServices
  • ConnectedDrive Services
  • Remote Services
  • Real Time Traffic Information
  • Concierge Services
  • Internet
  • Active seat ventilation, front
  • Active Park Distance Control, front and rear
  • BMW Night Vision with Pedestrian Recognition (over 730d/740i/740Li)
  • Comfort Access System, including contactless opening/closing of rear tailgate
  • Comfort seats for driver and front passenger including lumbar support
  • Digital Radio DAB+
  • Driving Assistant Plus (Lane Change and Lane Departure Warning, Steering and Lane Control Assistant, Forward Collision Warning and Pedestrian Warning with light city braking function, Crossing-traffic Warning (front and rear), Rear Collision prevention and Active Cruise Control with Stop and Go function)
  • Head Up Display
  • Parking Assistant
  • Rear View Camera
  • Soft-close function for doors
  • Sport leather steering wheel with Gearshift Paddles
  • Surround View with 360 degree function and panorama view
  • Sunblinds, rear and rear side electric
  • TV function (over 730d/740i/740Li)
  • Voice control
  • Glass Sunroof

750iL highlights:

Additional specification over predecessor model

  • 20-inch alloy wheels
  • BMW Display Key
  • BMW LaserLights including BMW Selective Beam
  • BMW Touch Command
  • Executive Drive Pro (combines comfortable suspension alignment with dynamic driving characteristics. Driving comfort is further increased through combination with the Dynamic Damper Control and the integration of driving style analysis and camera projection data)
  • Exterior Design Pure Excellence
  • Instrument panel finished in leather
  • Interior Design Pure Excellence
  • Nappa leather upholstery
  • Panorama Sunroof with Sky Lounge (over 750i)
  • Professional Navigation with Gesture Control

Additions above 750i:

  • Active seat ventilation, front and rear
  • Electrically operated comfort seats, rear
  • Heat Comfort Package, front and rear (heated seats for front and rear, heated armrests for front and centre centre console, front and rear passenger doors and steering wheel heating)
  • Massage function for front and rear passengers, including Vitality Programme
  • Panorama Sunroof with Sky Lounge
  • Rear Seat Entertainment Experience

Further standard specification

  • Adaptive 2-axle air suspension
  • Eight-speed Sports automatic transmission with Steptronic
  • Driving Experience Control with ECO PRO mode (including ADAPTIVE mode)
  • Servotronic steering
  • Intelligent Emergency Call
  • TeleServices
  • ConnectedDrive Services
  • Remote Services
  • Real Time Traffic Information
  • Concierge Services
  • Internet
  • Active Park Distance Control, front and rear
  • BMW Night Vision with Pedestrian Recognition (750i, 750Li)
  • Comfort Access System, including contactless opening/closing of rear tailgate
  • Comfort seats for driver and front passenger including lumbar support
  • Driving Assistant Plus (Lane Change and Lane Departure Warning, Steering and Lane Control Assistant, Forward Collision Warning and Pedestrian Warning with light city braking function, Crossing-traffic Warning (front and rear), Rear Collision prevention and Active Cruise Control with Stop and Go function)
  • Head Up Display
  • Parking Assistant
  • Rear View Camera
  • Sport leather steering wheel with Gearshift Paddles
  • Sunblinds, rear and rear side electric
  • Surround View with 360 degree function and panorama view
  • TV function
  • Voice control

 

 

 

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.