BMW 740LI M Sport Saloon Specifications
The BMW 7 Series, now into its sixth generation, has been facelifted. It is the first BMW to utilise the Cluster Architecture (CLAR) platform, which adopts special technology that was introduced in BMW i models. One of the key technologies is the use of carbon fibre reinforced polymer, a strong yet light material, for the structural chassis components.
Notable exterior changes include a larger kidney grille (shared with the BMW X7 SUV) and sleeker headlights with BMW Laserlights. The former is 40 percent larger than the ones found on the previous model while the latter is an extremely efficient lighting technology with a high-beam range that is double that of conventional headlights. A more pronounced front fascia and a power dome on the bonnet are other key changes up front. At the rear, new LED taillights which are connected by a central stripe and a new rear bumper are instantly recognisable.
Inside its sumptuous cabin, there is a new 12.3-inch instrument cluster and a 10.25-inch infotainment screen. A new voice assistant has been added into the infotainment system along with the latest BMW iDrive 7.0 which features updated graphics and menus.
Our BMW 740Li M Sport saloon is the long-wheelbase variant and its wheelbase length of over 3.2 m makes the interior extremely spacious. Propelled by a turbocharged 3-litre inline 6-cylinder BMW TwinPower Turbo engine mated to the Steptronic Sport 8-speed automatic transmission, with aluminium paddle shifters, the car sprints effortlessly from 0 to 100 km/h in 5.5 seconds. This is not surprising, given the 340 hp and 450 Nm on tap.
For the absolute comfort of the occupants, the cabin is fitted with four-zone climate control, Black Exclusive Nappa leather seats (Comfort seats up front) and Harman Kardon speaker system while entry and egress are made easy by soft-close doors.
Sporty drivers will appreciate the M Sport Plus package which includes M Sport braking system, M steering wheel and gorgeous 20-inch bicolour star-spoke light alloy wheels (817M). If you are a technology aficionado, the Technology package will most certainly excite with head-up display, BMW Display key, remote control parking and Driving Assistant Professional (Automatic Speed Limit Assist, Lane Keeping Assistant and Lane Change Assistant).