Experience the Power and Luxury of the BMW 7 Series

Some of the most spacious and luxurious sedans you can find on the market are in the BMW 7 Series. This series features full-size sedans packed with all the technology, comforts, and high-quality materials you expect from BMW. To make them even more appealing, there are also various high powered engines to select from. The BMW 7 series is the go-to model for those who want a flagship vehicle from one of the best-known brands in the industry. Even with their size and power, the 7 Series models are highly efficient as well, giving you a well-rounded package.

Those who want a bit more room in their BMW 7 Series will appreciate the available long-wheelbase version that extends rear legroom, making this flagship even more comfortable for adults. The BMW 7 Series always delivers all the luxurious features premium drivers could want, with some standard and available features including Rear Executive Lounge Seating, heated armrests, and massaging seats.

What Was Updated for the 2017 BMW 7 Series

The 2017 BMW 7 Series is only the second model year in the current sixth generation. As such, the 2016 and 2017 BMW 7 Series models are very similar, which makes logical sense following the complete redesign of the 2016 model. Even so, BMW made multiple updates to keep their flagship full-size sedan interesting and bring in new clients. There are now two new high-performance variations as well as a new plug-in hybrid. This means that you can now enjoy a BMW M760i xDrive with a twin-turbocharged 12-cylinder engine that generates 590 pound-feet of torque, 600 horsepower, and can go from zero to 60 mph in just 3.9 seconds. The new BMW ALPINA B7 xDrive has Integral Active Steering and numerous performance upgrades that let it reach 60 mph in 3.6 seconds.

Other updates for the 2017 model year include the display key becoming standard, giving all drivers a full-color readout of cabin temperature, mileage range, locking, unlocking, and more. The 2017 7 Series also now offers remote control parking on the 740i and 750i trim levels. Finally, you can opt for all-wheel drive on the entry-level 740i model, and M Sport brakes are now an option on various configurations.

Get to Know the History of the BMW 7 Series

The BMW 7 Series began about four decades ago in the 1977 model year. The first generation was codenamed E23 and was much larger than the previous E3 sedans, with more plush interior materials. It used the same M30 6-cylinder engine as the E3, though, with 2.5 to 3.4 liters of output. This generation also offered a 3.5-liter inline-6 along with a 3.4-liter and a 3.2-liter. This first generation saw the debut of ABS brakes. It even offered an in-car cell phone.

The 7 Series' second generation began in 1987 with the code name E32. It was longer and taller with two choices of wheelbase. It retained the M30 engine, but added a 3.0-liter as well as a 4.0-liter V8 plus a 300-horsepower, 330-pound-foot 5.0-liter V12 which is what most drivers know this generation for. Technology also improved, including electronic stability control and traction control.

The E38 was the next generation of the BMW 7 Series, beginning with the 1995 model. It offered the choice of three wheelbases and a new diesel engine. The L7 was a personal limo that you could get with an interior partition, but only limited quantities were available in the U.S. The E38 Security version had factory armoring and was popular overseas.

More recently, the BMW E65, or fourth generation, arrived for the 2001 7 Series. It had very unique styling and design language, which was softened in 2002 and in 2005. This generation also featured the iDrive infotainment system. The 2008 BMW 7 Series marked a new generation and a more familiar model for most drivers.

Why Shop at BMW of Lynchburg?

With such a large selection of luxury features, it's easy to see why BMW is a brand that people love. BMW of Lynchburg offers a large selection of new, used and certified pre-owned vehicles for your consideration. Our highly-trained staff will be happy to answer any of your questions and help you get started with a test drive today.