One of the most luxurious limousines is a new 2016 BMW 750Li xDrive. BMW’s next generation of flagship 7 series has arrived this year, and initially there are only couple of models available in the states: 740i and 750i xDrive – both sedans. Every single petrol and diesel sedan has, up to now been accompanied with the L letter between the figure and i or d.
These models stood for long wheelbase platform, but every fifth generation BMW 7 series is now offered with the long wheelbase. That’s why 2016 BMW 750Li xDrive (which is currently the strongest model) is the same as 750i xDrive.
Under the Hood
2016 BMW 750Li xDrive is powered with the stronger 4.4L twin-turbo V-8 mill which delivers 445 hp and 480 lb-ft of torque. We are saying stronger because 740i models are powered by the smaller 3.0L twin-turbo in-line six cylinder which generates 320 hp and 330 lb-ft of torque. As its name suggests, 750Li is exclusively offered with xDrive all-wheel drive, and it diverts all the power to the wheels via ZF 8-speed automatic transmission. Thanks to these specs, strongest currently offered Bavarian’s seven in the states is capable of reaching 62 mph in 4.3 seconds, while its top speed is electronically limited to only 130 mph.
|Engine power||320 HP @ 5.200-6.500 RPM||445 HP @ 5.500-6.000 RPM|
|Engine torque||330 LB-FT @ 1.380 RPM||480 LB-FT @ 1.800-4.500 RPM|
|Top speed opt||155 MPH||155 MPH|
|0-60 mph||5.4 seconds||4.3 seconds|
|Fuel management||DME 8.6||DME 8.8|
|Engine Technology||BMW TwinPower Turbo||BMW TwinPower Turbo|
Design – Inside and Outside look
New 7 series might not look that much different than the outgoing seven’s, but differences do exist, both visually, and especially under the makeup. Most of 2016 BMW 750Li xDrive’s chassis is made out of carbon fiber. However, carbon fiber isn’t the only lightweight material inside the new seven. Door panels, trunk lid and interior crash structure are built from aluminum. As far as actual design goes, new models feature wider look thanks to longer headlamps.
That, however is the only real change up front as lower air intake has remained open, and split grille hadn’t changed for years now. Overall, 7 series looks more or less the same as before, but it now weighs as much as 190 pounds less than before.
|Vehicle length||206.6 Inches||206.6 Inches|
|Vehicle width||74.9 Inches||74.9 Inches|
|Width including||mirrors 85.4 Inches||85.4 Inches|
|Vehicle height||58.2 Inches||58.2 Inches|
|Wheelbase||126.4 Inches||126.4 Inches|
Interior is the part of the car which has changed significantly, but still doesn’t offer much larger level of refinement. That’s due to the fact that outgoing models were the epitome of luxuriousness as well. There are a number of full leather soft seats in few colors, and more than enough choices in natural wood inlay patterns. Dashboard’s instrument panel is tilted towards the driver and features the new 10.2-inch high-resolution screen with 3-D maps and 200 GB of hard drive storage.
Harman Kardon is responsible for audio and they deliver on their part with no less than 16 speakers. It comes without saying that 2016 BMW 750Li xDrive also offers a number of other convenience and tech options which you, otherwise won’t find in any family car.
At the same time, BMW is one of the leaders of car industry when it comes to safety equipment. Their most luxurious sedan offers a number of extended mandatory options, plus advanced electronic systems like a rearview or surround-view camera, dynamic cruise control, parking sensors, blind-spot information system, lane departure and forward collision warnings.
2016 BMW 750Li xDrive Price
Fuel efficiency shouldn’t change much, even with aforementioned weight savings. 2016 BMW 750Li xDrive will again be rated at 16 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway or thereabouts. Basic 750Li xDrive models starts from $97,400, but additional features could easily raise their price above the $100,000.
2016 BMW 750Li xDrive seems like slightly more refined car, both on the inside and on the outside. However, biggest change lies in its bodywork which is mostly made out of carbon fiber, and entirely of light materials. Further models will likely follow the same strategy, hence upgrading their own efficiency and structure rigidness.
The biggest competition: Mercedes S-Class and Audi A8