The 2020 BMW 7 Series is truly an “Ultimate Driving Machine” that boasts some of the year’s premier levels of technology and luxury. It offers a massive 12-cylinder engine as the brand’s ultimate powerplant.
The 2020 BMW 7 Series is the marque’s full-size flagship sedan. Seating for five people is standard. There are five trim levels for 2020: 740i, 740i xDrive, 745e xDrive iPerformance, 750i xDrive and M760i xDrive. With the standard powertrain, BMW provides a turbocharged six-cylinder engine, an eight-speed automatic transmission and rear-wheel drive. Buyers can get a plug-in hybrid system to go with the six-cylinder turbo or choose from optional turbocharged V8 or turbocharged V12 engines. The 7 Series is available with all-wheel drive, too. The Audi A8 and Mercedes-Benz S-Class are among the top rivals for the 7 Series.
Significantly refreshed for 2020, the 7 Series shows off new front and rear style cues highlighted by a much bolder grille. New transmission technology that leverages GPS and navigation info to automatically preselect the proper gear for various driving conditions also is standard. Additional upgrades include a major boost in power for the V8 turbo, improvements to BMW’s semi-autonomous driving technology and the introduction of the “Hey, BMW” virtual assistant. The 745e represents a new plug-in trim. It replaces last year’s 740e, which was anchored by a four-cylinder turbo engine.
The 2020 BMW 7 Series has a stately appearance with long, simple lines and clean sheet metal. Long strips of trim flow back from the bottom of the front fender vents. This emphasizes the sleek appearance. The new face for the 7 Series makes an aggressive contrast, though. Here, BMW’s dual “kidney” grille is so tall that it bends over onto the hood.
Standard equipment includes adaptive LED headlights, LED daytime running lights, LED “Light Carpet” welcome lighting, heated power-folding mirrors with automatic reverse tilt-down functionality, a panoramic dual-pane moonroof, soft-close doors, a hands-free opening-and-closing trunk and 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheels. The available M Sport package adds an aero body kit and 19-inch aluminum-alloy wheels. The 7 Series also offers options such as enhanced Laserlight LED headlights, 20-inch aluminum-alloy wheels and a Sky Lounge panoramic roof with built-in customizable LED lighting.
The cabin of the 2020 7 Series is elegant and refined, with geometric shapes and zigzagging trim across its dashboard. It’s a faintly Southwestern look that’s detailed by a thick flaring instrument panel and a freestanding infotainment screen. The interior also is a nod to the traditions of old school luxury with its rich leather appointments and elegant stitching. Split-folding rear seats are standard in the back and complement a trunk capacity of 18.2 cubic feet.
Leather upholstery is standard. So are 20-way power-adjustable front seats, four-zone automatic climate control, wood trim and a heated leather-wrapped steering wheel with a power-adjustable column. Available features include quilted Nappa leather upholstery, climate-controlled massage-function front seats, heated front armrests, climate-controlled massage-function rear seats, ceramic controls and extended leather and wood trim.
The names for the 2020 BMW 7 Series trim levels refer to the car’s powertrains. The 740i comes with a 3.0-liter inline six-cylinder engine. It makes 335 horsepower and 330 pound-feet of torque, which is controlled by an eight-speed automatic transmission. Rear-wheel drive is standard, too. The 740i xDrive adds BMW’s all-wheel-drive system. In the 745e xDrive plug-in hybrid, the six-cylinder turbo engine is assisted by a 12-kWh lithium-ion battery and an electric motor. That setup combines for 389 horsepower and 443 pound-feet of torque. A turbocharged 4.4-liter V8 is standard in the 750i xDrive with 523 horsepower and 553 pound-feet of torque. The M760i xDrive tops the range with a turbocharged 6.6-liter V12 that can deliver 600 horsepower and 627 pound-feet of torque.
The 7 Series plug-in hybrid has a 16-mile all-electric driving range. After that, the same model earns an EPA rating of 22 mpg in combined travel. The standard powertrain for the 7 Series gets EPA-rated fuel economy of 22/29 mpg city/highway.
More of a cruise missile than a sports car, the 7 Series runs from 0 to 60 mph in 3.6 seconds with its V12 engine. Rear-wheel steering is available to sharpen the car’s handling. BMW ups the comfort factor with a standard air suspension and options such as BMW’s Active Comfort Drive with Road Preview. This scans the way ahead with an onboard camera and then automatically presets the suspension to prepare for rough pavement.
The 7 Series offers an incredible array of technology with one surprising omission. It’s not available with Android Auto. Standard features include a 12.3-inch digital instrument panel, a 10.25-inch touchscreen, a console-mounted controller, hands-free gesture control, a navigation system, mobile Wi-Fi, a one-year subscription to Apple CarPlay, Bluetooth, HD Radio, satellite radio and a 16-speaker Harman Kardon audio system. The 7 Series also comes with BMW’s new intelligent personal assistant. Once drivers wake it by saying “Hey, BMW,” they can talk to the system to control key vehicle functions. Also available are a head-up display, night vision, a 1,400-watt Bowers & Wilkins sound system and a dual-screen rear-seat entertainment center with a removable table-style controller.
BMW provides standard safety features such as automatic forward emergency braking, automatic parking assistance, blind-spot monitoring, daytime pedestrian detection, forward collision warning, lane departure warning, rear cross-traffic alert and a rearview camera. The optional Driving Assistance Professional package bundles adaptive cruise control, lane change assistance, evasive forward-steering assistance and technology for hands-free driving in certain situations. Automatic remote control parking is a nifty option that allows drivers to pull the 7 Series in or out of a spot while they’re standing nearby.
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The price range for the 2020 BMW 7 Series is $79,900 - $110,895.
The average selling price is $91,989.
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$86,450 - $157,700
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