BMW 7-Series News

  • 2020 Alpina B7

    The 2020 Alpina B7 stormed onto the scene in a Monday announcement, and in typical Alpina fashion, the latest B7 looks the part and packs all the essentials of a flagship sport sedan. Alpina underscored the B7's smooth operation and door-busting torque delivery. Under the hood is a 4.4-liter twin-turbo V-8 that spools up 600 horsepower and 590 pound-feet of torque. Alpina improved BMW's turbocharger system with larger-diameter impellers, specific intercoolers, and new engine management software. Peak torque comes on between 2,000 rpm and 5,000 rpm, which drivers will absolutely notice, Alpina...

  • 2020 BMW 7-Series
    2020 BMW 7-Series and its gaping grille starts at $87,445

    The 2020 BMW 7-Series and its massive maw will cost $87,445, including a $995 destination fee, to start when it arrives at dealerships later this year. The revamped full-size luxury sedan will do its best to take on the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, which outsold the 7-Series by a wide margin last year...

  • 2020 BMW 7-Series
    Got grille? 2020 BMW 7-Series debuts with massive maw

    The BMW 7-Series has always been a solid option in the full-size luxury sedan segment, especially for buyers who enjoy the occasional—or frequent—spirited drive. Yes, the 7-Series is a big sedan that can seriously hustle. However the latest generation, though technologically advanced...

  • 2020 BMW 7-Series leaked - Image via BMW Blog
    2020 BMW 7-Series leaked: Distinctive styling on the menu for flagship sedan

    An updated version of BMW's 7-Series has been revealed via an early leak. The leaked photos were posted to the BMW Blog and the Twitter account @StanRudman and reveal the heavily updated car from all angles. It's clear the BMW flagship sedan takes on a much more distinctive look than the current...

  • 2020 BMW Alpina B7 facelift spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 BMW Alpina B7 spy shots and video

    BMW's about to give its 7-Series a mid-cycle update, and by the time the car reaches showrooms late next year the folks at Alpina will have their own version ready. Alpina is a semi-official tuner that has been making BMWs go faster for more than 50 years, and the company's 7-Series-based B7 is one...

  • 2020 BMW 7-Series facelift spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 BMW 7-Series spy shots

    The current BMW 7-Series is one of the most dynamic and technologically advanced offerings in its class, but its predictable styling and drab interior leave a lot to be desired. This is a six-figure car once you add a few options, yet to the average onlooker it’s hard to distinguish from the...

  • 2017 BMW M760i xDrive

    It appears BMW may have another M-division vehicle on the horizon. The automaker has applied to trademark the "M7" name with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. First discovered by Bimmerfest, the automaker officially filed and had the trademark approved for use on April 27. The trademark was filed for use with automobiles specifically and currently sits in a pending state for three months until the office completes a further examination. If BMW does plan for a true M7, it won't be a glorified sticker and badge pack. The brand has introduced M Performance models to fulfill such a...

  • 2017 BMW 7-Series Edition 40 Jahre
    BMW celebrates 40 years of the 7-Series with special edition

    It was in 1977 that BMW’s first 7-Series was launched. To celebrate the car’s 40th anniversary this year, BMW has introduced the 7-Series Edition 40 Jahre based on the current, sixth-generation model. Prior to the launch of the first 7-Series, known as the E23 to all the fans, BMW was...

  • 2017 BMW 740e xDrive
    2017 BMW 740e xDrive iPerformance first drive review

    The word hybrid is indelibly attached to the Toyota Prius, a vehicle renowned for its frugality. And when the suffix plug-in is added, perhaps the first car to come to mind is the Chevrolet Volt. Both cars are true green machines that save owners money over the course of ownership, as well as at...

  • 2017 BMW M760i xDrive
    2017 BMW M760i priced from $154,795, Alpina B7 from $137,995

    The BMW 7-Series range is being expanded for 2017 with two performance-oriented models. One is the V-12-powered M760i xDrive, which BMW has priced from $154,795. The other is the V-8-powered Alpina B7 xDrive, which has been priced from $137,995. (Both figures include a $995 destination charge.)...

  • 2017 BMW Alpina B7 xDrive
    2017 BMW Alpina B7 first drive review: A better BMW

    BMW’s flagship sedan, the 7-Series, has never received the M performance treatment. That’s OK, though—Alpina is here to help. In fact, the small BMW-exclusive tuner company does such a good job of building what is, in effect, an M7 that we doubt BMW could top it. Alpina is a...

  • 2017 BMW 740e xDrive i Performance
    2017 BMW 740e plug-in hybrid gets 64 mpge, 14-mile electric range

    BMW’s 7-Series gets a few new additions for the 2017 model year, one of which is a plug-in hybrid model in the form of the 740e xDrive i Performance. The eco-friendly luxury sedan is priced from $90,095, including a $995 destination charge, and is available in dealerships from August. The EPA...

  • 2017 BMW Alpina B7 xDrive

    BMW’s 7-Series has always been seen as the sportier option in the full-size luxury sedan segment, and we’re glad to report that hasn’t changed with the latest generation. Introduced for the 2016 model year, the latest 7-Series’ evolutionary styling belies the technological transformation that’s taken place underneath. The car is the first to ride on a new modular platform dubbed CLAR, which BMW plans to install in most of its models sized from the 3-Series up. The platform features carbon fiber-reinforced plastic (CFRP) to help shed the pounds (the lightest...

  • BMW Individual 7 Series THE NEXT 100 YEARS
    BMW celebrates centenary with special V-12-powered 7-Series, fountain pen included

    BMW's flagship sedan will soon be available with a unique trim package that highlights the automaker's 100th anniversary this year. The first 100th anniversary BMW released so far, the "BMW Individual 7 Series THE NEXT 100 YEARS" model boasts more than just verbose nomenclature. (No, we're not...

  • 2016 BMW 7-Series
    BMW issues recall and stop-sale for 2016 7-Series

    BMW North America has issued a recall and stop-sale for select 2016 7-Series sedans due to an issue with the airbag control module. The module was manufactured by Continental. Somewhere, someone at Takata is silently rejoicing. In the United States, the issue involves an estimated 6,110 BMW 740Li...

  • BMW 7-Series Master Class and Solitaire Editions
    BMW debuts new exclusive 7-Series editions

    BMW has taken the wraps off of a pair of new special edition models of its flagship 7-Series sedan: The Solitaire Edition and the Master Class Edition. Just a handful will be built—six examples of the Solitaire and a single Master Class—but the two models are closely linked to each...

  • 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata
    Mazda MX-5 named 2016 World Car of the Year, Audi R8 snags Performance title

    Mazda’s MX-5 Miata is the hot ticket right now. Following yesterday’s debut of the awesome RF version, the regular model, on sale since last year, has just been awarded the title of 2016 World Car of the Year. With its sporty handling and no-nonsense design the latest Miata is an...

  • 2017 BMW 740e xDrive i Performance
    Electrified cars from core BMW brand to be designated iPerformance cars

    Just as BMW’s sporty cars are designated M Performance models to signify their link with the dedicated performance models built by the M division, the automaker’s electrified cars will be designated iPerformance models to link them with the eco-focused models from the i division...

  • 2017 BMW M760i xDrive V12 Excellence

    BMW recently unveiled an M Performance version of its 7-Series flagship that came with a V-12 engine and an M760i xDrive title. It also came with a sporty body kit and a host of M-badged performance upgrades. However, BMW understands that some, slightly more conservative buyers may desire the performance of the V-12 super sedan in a more discrete package, the proverbial iron fist in a velvet glove. That’s why the automaker has now unveiled the M760i xDrive V12 Excellence. 2016 BMW 7-SERIES FIRST DRIVE The car features the same mechanical package as the M760i xDrive but comes with a...

  • 2017 BMW M760i xDrive
    BMW 7-Series Gets V-12-Powered M Performance Model

    BMW has just unveiled an Alpina-tuned version of its all-new, sixth-generation 7-Series. The car is the BMW Alpina B7 xDrive and thanks to a twin-turbocharged 4.4-liter V-8 it delivers as much as 600 horsepower and 590 pound-feet of torque. Incredibly, BMW has now announced a second 7-Series...

  • 2017 BMW Alpina B7 xDrive
    2017 BMW Alpina B7 xDrive Revealed With 600 Horsepower

    For BMW fans lamenting the automaker’s decision not to build an M7, take solace in the fact that semi-official tuner Alpina, which has been making BMWs go faster for more than 50 years now, offers up a genuine alternative in the form of the B7 xDrive. Now a new generation of the BMW Alpina B7...

  • BMW M760Li on BMW website’s configurator - Image via BimmerToday
    BMW M760Li: V-12-Powered 7-Series M Performance Model Rumored

    If you want a fast, full-size German sedan, there’s no shortage of models available on the market. Audi has its S8, Mercedes-Benz has its Mercedes-AMG-tuned S-Class and BMW has its Alpina-tuned 7-Series, though the latter isn’t quite in the same league as some of its rivals...

  • 2017 BMW Alpina B7 spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2017 BMW Alpina B7 Spy Shots

    While BMW’s M division has no plans to develop its own version of the latest-generation 7-Series, the men and women at nearby Alpina are already hard at work developing a high-performance version of the new BMW flagship sedan. Shown here is a prototype for the new BMW Alpina B7, which...

  • BMW Uber NYC
    BMW offers up free rides in its newest 7-Series via Uber

    BMW wants you to get excited for its all-new 2016 7-Series. The gas-powered flagship of the brand has been completely rejiggered, so it's time for the car to get out there and meet and greet potential buyers. One way to do that is to hold customer events. Another is to have folks come to the...

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