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Brand New BMW 7 Series730d 4dr Auto

Available at BMW branches
From £65,300
£589 deposit
£589 per month

Standard specification

Driver Convenience

Automatic bootlid operationBMW display key
BMW emergency callBMW information plus
BMW online + Apps interfaceBMW remote services
BMW teleservicesColour information display
Enhanced bluetooth telephone functionality with telematics, USB audio interface + voice controlEPAS
Multi function trip computerMultifunctional instrument panel
Outside temperature gaugeProfessional multimedia navigation system
Real time traffic informationService indicator
Speed limit displayVariable Damper Control
Wifi hotspot preparationWireless charging pad

Entertainment

DAB Digital radioRadio/CD/DVD/MP3 player
Wi-Fi hot spot 

Exterior Features

Auto dimming rear view mirrorAutomatic headlights
Body colour bumpersBody colour door mirrors
Electric front and rear windows with fingertip open/close + anti-trap all roundExterior mirrors - electrically folding with anti-dazzle
Follow me home headlightsHeated windscreen washer jets
High beam assistantLED daytime running lights
LED front fog lightsOuter door handle illumination
Rain sensor 

Interior Features

12V socket in front and rear4 Zone automatic air conditioning
Ambient interior lightingCentre console with armrest
Driver + front passenger electric lumbar supportFootwell courtesy lights front and rear
Front and rear cupholdersFront comfort multi adjustable electric seats with memory for driver/front passenger + seat width adjustment
Front reading lightsHeated front seats
Heated rear seatsIsofix child seat attachment
Lockable gloveboxMassage function for front seats
Multifunction steering wheelReach and rake adjustable steering column
Rear armrestRear headrests
Velour floormats 

Packs

Smokers pack - 7 Series 

Safety

ABS+EBD+Brake assistAnti-whiplash front headrests
Automatic Stability Control (ASC)Cornering brake control
Crash Sensor - activates hazard/interior lighting + unlocks doorsDriver and passenger airbags
DSC-Dynamic Stability ControlDynamic brake control
Dynamic safetyDynamic Traction Control - DTC
Electromechanical parking brake + auto hold functionFront passenger airbag deactivation
Front seatbelt pretensioners with force limitersRear airbags
Side airbagsThree 3 point rear seatbelts
Tyre pressure monitorWarning triangle and first aid kit

Security

Comfort access system with smart openerImmobiliser
Locking wheel boltsRemote alarm system
Remote central locking 

Technical

Diesel particulate filterSelf levelling twin axle air suspension

Trim

Individual leather instrument panel 

Wheels

Run flat tyres
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions

CO2 (g/km)124Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC2993Compression Ratio16.5:1
Cylinder LayoutIN-LINECylinders6
Cylinders - Bore (mm)84Cylinders - Stroke (mm)90
Engine CodeB57D30O0Engine LayoutNORTH SOUTH
Fuel DeliveryCOMMON RAILGears8 SPEED
Number of Valves24TransmissionSEMI-AUTO

Fuel Consumption

EC Combined (mpg)60.1EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)67.3EC Urban (mpg)51.4

General

Badge Engine CC3.0Badge Power265
Coin DescriptiondInsurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0746E
Service Interval Frequency - Months24Service Interval Mileage18000
Vehicle Homologation ClassM1 

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)6.1Engine Power - BHP265
Engine Power - KW195Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM4000Engine Torque - LBS.FT457
Engine Torque - MKG63Engine Torque - NM620
Engine Torque - RPM2000Top Speed155

Tyres

Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front245/50 R18
Tyre Size Rear245/50 R18Tyre Size SpareRUN FLAT TYRES
Wheel StyleMULTI SPOKE STYLE 619Wheel Type18" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1467Length5098
Wheelbase3070Width1902
Width (including mirrors)2169 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)78Gross Vehicle Weight2450
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)515Max. Loading Weight695
Max. Roof Load100Max. Towing Weight - Braked2100
Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked750Minimum Kerbweight1755
No. of Seats5Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb12.3
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving

BMW 7 Series

With this sixth generation BMW 7 Series, evolution has been the name of the game on the outside, but there's revolution afoot beneath the skin. Boasting greater efficiency and even more luxury than before, can it finally topple Mercedes' S-Class? The experts at Car & Driving check it out.

Ten Second Review

Longer, taller and better equipped yet up to 130kg lighter than before, the MK6 model BMW 7 Series has had to get clever to keep up with the demands of the marketplace. With a frugal diesel and a plug-in hybrid available, it proves even luxury barges need a conscience these days.

Background

BMW's 7 Series has been with us four decades now, with the first generation car having gone on sale back in 1977. Initially available in one length with a six cylinder engine, a V12 was offered back in 1987 on the second generation car, with a long wheel base model available too. As the Nineties became the Naughties, increased environmental concerns saw the introduction of diesels for the UK market as the list of available equipment grew along with the car's size and weight. For the sixth generation car, BMW knew they had to not only offer even more interior room and on-board gadgetry but also put the car on a crash diet. Through the use of carbon fibre, the Bavarian marque has been able to deliver on the conflicting demands of less weight but more kit, including firsts such as a four wheel steering system. As a result, this should be the best 7 ever.

Driving Experience

The 7 Series has always sold itself as the driver's choice in luxury limos and that doesn't look to be changing any time soon. There's now, for the very first time, a four cylinder engine option, the 2.0-litre 231bhp unit you'll find in the entry-level 725d variant. If nothing but at least six cylinders will do, you'll find that even the most sensible (and slowest) six cylinder 730d pumps out 265bhp, enough for 0-62mph in a scant 6.1 seconds. BMW's xDrive 4WD system is an option on this model - and you have to have it if you opt for the pokier 320bhp 740d, which makes the 62mph benchmark in 5.2s. The petrol range starts with the 326bhp 740i model and progresses to the 449bhp V8-powered 750i which makes 62mph in just 4.7s. At the top of the range is the 6.6-litre V12 610bhp M760Li xDrive variant, ideal if you really want to sack the chauffeur. Should you want to be as green as possible - or just escape the London congestion charge - there's a 326bhp 740e plug-in hybrid that can travel up to 25 miles on electric power alone. All models receive an eight speed automatic gearbox and air suspension for both front and rear axles that allows you to switch from soft to sporty and the touch of a button. As the ultimate party trick, you can even get out of the car and set it to park itself from your smart phone. Very James Bond.

Design and Build

BMW have learned a lot regarding the use of carbon fibre from their electric i3 and i8 models; the 7 Series is the first mainstream BMW to benefit from this. Although steel is still at the core of the car's structure, carbon fibre reinforced plastic is used to help add strength and reduce weight. To further assist, a greater amount of aluminium is used for suspension componentry to cut 200kg from the rolling chassis. The addition of an extra 70kg of equipment brings this weight loss down to a maximum 130kg however. Outside the changes are far less dramatic. The latest and largest version of BMW's kidney grille sits up front with the headlights (LEDS as standard, with laser lights as an option) flowing from this. Although the shoulder line has been sharpened up, changes to the rear screen and boot area make the car seem sleeker overall. Inside is plusher than ever with a fifth generation iDrive system and even greater connectivity for your mobile devices. For the first time, there's also a gesture control system that uses a 3D sensor in the headlining to interpret your swipes, pinches and rotational movements to control a variety of functions.

Market and Model

With the 7 Series acting as BMW's flagship saloon, it's no surprise that you'll have to dig deep to afford one. The range kicks off with the standard length and specification 725d at around £62,000. If you're after maximum rear legroom, the long wheelbase 'L' chassis is nearly £4,000 more. Stretch up to around £65,000 for a six cylinder 730d and you get the option to pay another £3,000 or so for xDrive 4WD. If you want to avoid the black pump, the petrol range starts at approximately £70,000 for the Plug-in 740e - or around £73,000 for the more conventional 740i, which only comes in long wheelbase form. Those that want a harder, more aggressive edge will want the M Sport trim at another £4,000 to get a racy bodykit and interior flourishes. If luxury is your game, the 'Design Pure Excellence' package is the trim for you thanks to additional - yet tasteful - chrome trim plus extra wood inside. Alternatively for those with the deepest of pockets, there are 'Individual' models that give the maximum of customisation options. Still, even the lowliest variants get leather seats, four-zone climate control, a Bluetooth infotainment system with sat nav, wireless phone charging, a rear view camera and auto headlights and wipers. Safety is covered by wall-to-wall airbags, advanced ABS and stability control, brake assist, anti-whiplash headrests, run-flat tyres and even heated washer jets.

Cost of Ownership

Just because you're spending £65,000 on your luxury automobile doesn't mean you'll be paying through the nose to keep it on the road. Even the 740Li with its turbocharged petrol six is capable of between 41.5mpg on the combined cycle, while emitting 159g/km of carbon dioxide. Those carbon emissions are better than a number of hot hatchbacks, a great achievement considering the size of the engine and weight of the car. Benefit in kind is 26%. Naturally the consumption champion here is the plug-in petrol/electric 740e, which manages a CO2 return of just 49g/km. The more conventional entry-level four cylinder diesel model, the 725d, manages 61.4mpg on the combined cycle and 122g/km of CO2 in its standard shape. The volume six cylinder diesel 730d posts a 60.1mpg figure, plus a CO2 return of 124g/km. Long wheelbase models add 3g/km, 1% to BiK and reduce fuel consumption by a little over a mile per gallon: not too shabby at all. It's xDrive that gives a bigger hit to economy, knocking nearly 4mpg off the rear drive model and adding 8g/km of carbon emissions. Even so, these are figures that a supermini would have been proud of not long ago. To think a saloon of such stature could managed them is impressive stuff.

Summary

The 7 Series has always offered a slightly different take on the large luxury saloon. Although other vehicles may arguably offer greater passenger comfort, the big BMW has always made sure its drivers could enjoy themselves should the fancy take them. With this MK7 model, BMW look to have improved on this dual personality with the latest in switchable suspension tech and cutting edge carbon-enhanced construction. You could argue that the seventh generation model doesn't look different enough to the old version but then this is quite a cautious section of the market. It's also undoubtedly better looking than the old car, managing to seem both more stately and athletic at the same time. Whether it's enough to edge out the BMWs arch nemesis the Mercedes S-Class is another question though. You'll enjoy deciding.

Performance
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Handling
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Comfort
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Space
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Styling
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Build
90%
Value
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Equipment
70%
Economy
90%
Depreciation
80%
Insurance
60%
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Personal contract purchase (PCP)

Monthly payment£589
Deposit£589
Term (months)48
Cash price£65,300
Arnold Clark deposit£11,622.87
Credit amount£53,088.13
Guaranteed future value£25,405.13
Total amount payable£65,300
Contract mileage32,000
Excess mileage charge14.37p per mile
APRFixed 0% APR representative

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  • Flexible mileage options available
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