The newly updated 2013 BMW 7 Series adds a bit more performance, luxury, efficiency and safety to its already significant packaging. Updates for model year 2013 include technical updates for the V8 engine — receives an addition of 45 horsepower and torque has increased by 30 — and transmission upgrades for the 740i and 750i – featuring BMW’s 8-speed Steptronic automatic transmission, xDrive all-wheel drive, automatic Start/Stop and a completely fresh powertrain for the ActiveHybrid 7 (6 cylinder will replace the V8).
While the revised exterior includes new technologies such as available LED headlights (LED fog lights are included on models without the M Sport Package) and a 9-slat (vs 12) kidney grille, many changes are internal such as the new interface and redesigned iDrive dubbed 4.0xx. The display is crisper and starts up faster for example. There are more views available and the navigation has more functionality such as the ability to learn your drive route. Also available as an option is the Bang & Olufsen High-End Surround Sound system.
Expect the new 7 in BMW showrooms late summer with pricing starting at $74,195 and running up to $141,095. The model range consists of the 740i, 740Li, 740Li xDrive, Active Hybrid, 750i, 750i xDrive, 750Li, 750Li xDrive, and the 760Li.