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2016 BMW Alpina B6 xDrive Gran Coupé is Luxurious Muscle

Posted in BMW, Editorials, Exotic & FAST, Exotic Exotics, Luxury Sedans, Luxury Sport Cars, Serious Speed with tags , , , , , , , , on July 26, 2015 by 99MilesPerHour

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The Alpina B6 xDrive Gran Coupé embodies the very latest advances in production car computer electronics and aerodynamic technology. Effortless acceleration, superb road-holding abilities, and exemplary comfort come together to provide the driver with the ultimate driving experience. A BMW is steadily and constantly refined by engineers, designers, and stylists, into the benchmark of contemporary sports cars.

BMW provides the driver and passengers with a thoroughly comfortable, always exhilarating automobile with many facets of satisfaction. The Alpina B6 xDrive Gran Coupé is a revered automobile which translate BMW’s unrivaled experience in turbocharging from the race tracks to road-going vehicles. It offers scintillating acceleration, cornering and overall road holding all of which reflect BMW’s racing heritage. The Alpina B6 xDrive Gran Coupé is very high performance delivered in a luxurious package – 

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Alpina-built automobiles have exclusive signature features that distinguish them from regular BMW models. Beautiful “Alpina Blue” is a patented metallic paint finish which is exclusive to this model. A thin gold or silver pinstripe and 20” spoke alloy wheels augment the exterior. An interior plaque certifies the car’s authenticity with a serial number. Alpina models are built at a highly restricted pace to retain its exclusivity. Alpina crafted models place emphasis on quality, luxury, and brute engine torque.

The 2016 Alpina B6 xDrive Gran Coupé gets subtle refinements enhancing the aesthetic beauty and high-performance. It’s the extensive hand-crafting that makes the difference. The bodyshell is hand-crafted at BMW’s Dingolfing plant and finished at the Alpina factory in Buchloe. This careful hand-finishing adds two weeks to the overall production time. The front end ensemble includes a dynamic new spoiler and revised trademark BMW kidney grille. The hood sports new contours for a more aggressive appearance. Full LED Adaptive Headlamps with High Beam Assist is standard. Alpina design features blend seamlessly into the BMW 6 Series enhancing its already graceful silhouette.

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Now for the power…torque…and refinement – The 4.4 litre Bi-Turbo engine cranks 600 hp @ 6,000 rpm packing a prolific punch with an astounding 799 Nm of peak torque @ 3,500 rpm. This is a 60 hp increase above the 2015 model. The dramatic performance is enhanced with an extensive rework of the air intake ducting, air filter housing, and upgrades to the fuel delivery system. The Alpina performance enhancement combined with BMW xDrive intelligent all-wheel drive delivers awesome jaw-dropping performance. Longitudinal acceleration is rated as 0-60 mph in just 3.6 seconds. This is the fastest BMW Alpina model ever built with a maximum top speed of 200 mph electronically limited.

The 4.4 litre V8 engine is under continuous development. The Bi-Turbo system boosts the BMW Alpina B6’s staggering range of power. Two large-diameter turbochargers operating in parallel boost torque output at low rpm.  Its outstanding performance and power delivery are evolutionary. The high-performance water/air intercooler system with a short intake uses a large-volume low-temperature heat exchanger. It also has two near-engine intercoolers. For maximum engine cooling, this sophisticated system has additional oil and water coolers located behind the front spoiler. This guarantees optimum thermodynamic efficiency.

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The Alpina Switch-Tronic 8-speed Sport automatic transmission is mated to the powerful 4.4 litre V8 Bi-Turbo engine. The transmission has three modes: Automatic (D), Sports (S), and Manual (M). In Automatic, it is programmed for comfort. Its superb 8-speeds and high torque result in imperceptible gear changes. Its effortless and efficient low engine speed offers superior cruising ability.

In Sport mode, upshifts come at higher speeds. This allows for multi-simultaneous downshifts in only milliseconds, with the transmission skipping several gears at a time, selecting the best gear for optimum acceleration and operating efficiency.

The Manual shift mode gives the driver complete control over the transmission. The Alpina Switch-Tronic buttons are located at the rear of the steering wheel allowing the driver to shift up or down as required. Manual shift mode in combination with the selection of Sport+ or DSC OFF mode using the Driving Dynamics Control button cancels the automatic upshift function. It maintains the selected gear up to a maximum engine speed and will not upshift to the next gear.

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Hardware modifications to the transmission output and drive shafts enable unrestrained power delivery. Common reduction of torque required by the transmission in order to upshift is eliminated by Alpina-specific software and the single-cylinder fade out. This provides lightning-quick upshifts under full loads. Alpina software interacts with the astute BMW all-wheel drive system. It continually distributes torque between the front and rear axles within milliseconds.

The Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) and engine management system networks with the torque distribution control system. This intuitive network is performance oriented increasing driving agility and overall dynamics under lateral acceleration eliminating slip-induced losses. The system continually monitors a wide array of sensory inputs such as yaw angle and speed to distribute torque to achieve maximum safety with sudden road changes.

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The Alpina B6 xDrive features a tuned stainless steel exhaust system. The deep throaty exhaust is the result of active exhaust valves open. The driver can change the sound via the Driving Dynamics Control button. In the comfort mode the exhaust valve is closed up to 2,500 rpm. In Sport mode the valve is permanently open. The exhaust system is equipped with exclusive Alpina trademark twin elliptical tailpipes. The character of the deep exhaust note is prominent but not intrusive.

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The Alpina B6 xDrive Gran Coupé features a tastefully appointed cabin. Glove-soft Nappa leather upholsters the seats and dash luxuriously. It has a comprehensive list of standard features upgrading the 6 Series to Alpina superlatives. Power comfort seating and the BMW Navigation system with BMW ConnectedDrive services are standard. The Alpina steering wheel is covered with hand-stitched Lavalina leather.

Signature blue Alpina instrumentation, door sill plates with blue illuminated Alpina lettering, and the classic Alpina luxury wood trim in Myrtle or Piano lacquer are exclusive features for the Alpina B6 xDrive Gran Coupé. This luxury saloon is a provocative example of BMW distinction. The Alpina Series is all about precision and hand-crafting that consistently exceeds existing standards using innovative solutions and engineering prowess. With its elite status and impressive roster of features and accessories, the Alpina B6 xDrive Gran Coupé is a formidable new expression of high-performance with ultra-luxury virtues.

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Alpina-built models have refined understatement where form follows function. The shape of the new front spoiler guarantees the effective flow of air to the radiator modules of the cooling system, intercooler, water and oil systems. An integrated splitter directs air over and around the vehicle stabilizing the front end at high speeds. There are NACA air channels at the front of the underbody to direct cold air to the brakes. The blue calipers are visible the spokes of the classic 20” Alpina alloy wheels. The front calipers proudly display Alpina lettering. Large diameter brake discs measure 374 x 36 mm on the front axle and 370 x 24 mm on the rear axle for effective fade-free brake performance.

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The Alpina B6 xDrive Gran Coupé rides upon the success of BMW. This sophisticated sport suspension uses BMW technology such as Dynamic Damper Control with adjustable adaptive shock absorbers, and Adaptive Drive which is an active Anti-Roll Stabilization. These are all integrated into the intelligent all-wheel drive dynamics. The driver may change chassis and suspension settings from Comfort+, Comfort, Sport, and Sport+ by using the Driving Dynamics Control rocker switch.

Its sport suspension uses BMW double wishbones up front and an integral rear axle. It is fitted with staggered tires size 255/35 ZR20 for the front axle and 295/30 ZR20 for the rear axle. These high-performance Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires have run-flat technology with a high-speed capability to facilitate its possible 200 mph. Stiffer springs and increased front wheel camber combined with the 20” staggered Alpina Classic alloy wheels result in direct steering response and precise handling.

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The Alpina B6 xDrive Gran Coupé embodies the very latest advances in production car computer electronics and aerodynamic technology. Effortless acceleration, superb road-holding abilities, and exemplary comfort come together to provide the driver with the ultimate driving experience. A BMW is steadily and constantly refined by engineers, designers, and stylists, into the benchmark of contemporary sports cars.

BMW provides the driver and passengers with a thoroughly comfortable, always exhilarating automobile with many facets of satisfaction. The Alpina B6 xDrive Gran Coupé is a revered automobile which translate BMW’s unrivaled experience in turbocharging from the race tracks to road-going vehicles. It offers scintillating acceleration, cornering and overall road holding all of which reflect BMW’s racing heritage. The Alpine B6 xDrive Gran Coupé is very high performance delivered in a luxurious package –

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2016 BMW 7 Series Command Performance

Posted in BMW, Editorials, Extreme Luxury, Grande Marque, Luxury Sedans, Luxury Sport Cars with tags , , , , , , , , , on July 8, 2015 by 99MilesPerHour

The ultimate driving experience…

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There is always one saloon in the BMW model hierarchy that serves as the engineering Flagship…it is not designed with second-place in mind. It’s a car of superlatives…a car of absolutes…the current entry is the formidable 7 Series. Completely redesigned for the 2016 model year – as a unique synthesis of ride and handling poise – it is a direct function of technology artfully expedited at the summit of the automaker’s craft. The BMW 7 Series is a showcase of automotive art with its lusty new 4.4 litre V8 engine which is mechanically next to mute in idle…it exudes a hushed presence at highway speeds. The 2016 BMW 7 Series does exemplify what luxury means and is worthy of its Flagship stature…

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Such a synthesis of excitement, comfort, and logic could only be derived from BMW. The next generation of the 7 Series will set new benchmarks in lightweight design, driving dynamics, comfort, intelligent connectivity, and operation. Comfort and safety has been redefined with new chassis technology, exceptional scope for interaction with the cars infotainment technology, and a wider selection of driver assistance from BMW ConnectedDrive. 

A unique industry first for the 2016 BMW 7 Series is Remote Control Parking. With this option, the vehicle can maneuver itself in and out of the garage or parking lot…without the driver behind the steering wheel – the only requirement is the new Display Key that provides helpful information on range and locking status as well as service bulletin notifications.

A new generation BMW Parking Assistant maneuvers the vehicle into parallel parking spaces and is now capable of parking in perpendicular parking spots. It controls the entire maneuver into the parking space including steering, gear shifting, acceleration, and braking operations. Active Park Distance Control assists the driver with manual reversing maneuvers. This feature autonomously brakes the vehicle to prevent collisions with obstacles in the back of the vehicle. Now this is shocking innovation…even to NotoriousLuxury – the 2016 BMW 7 Series is the epitome of contemporary technology.

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The 7 Series comes standard with a two-section Panoramic Moonroof with opening front section. An optional Panoramic Sky Lounge LED Roof uses LED modules along the sides and is spread evenly throughout the glass surface. At night the etchings in the moonroof glass has graphics emulating the effects of a star lit sky and is available in six colors.

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BMW has experience building high-performance luxury machines where integration – not the isolation – of man and machine is the goal. The approach includes the driver as an integral part of the vehicle itself. The all-new 7 Series offers different ways to control it. Touch Command, iDrive Controller, push-button, and voice actuated systems are available at the driver’s discretion. Still another industry first is the patented BMW Gesture Control…for instance, the radio can be operated, and even the phone may be answered by using a simple gesture…automotive progress is synonymous with BMW.

BMW is the master of connectivity. The ConnectedDrive in the 7 Series has all of the current innovation and has once again taken comfort, safety, and infotainment to unbeatable levels in the premium luxury car segment. A vast array of all-new or optimized assistance systems including semi-automated driving systems are available.

Numerous functions can be integrated into the car using Apps via built-in SIM card or a smartphone and can be operated using the sophisticated iDrive control system. With the highly bespoke nature of the 7 Series, the entire car may be connected to the world via computer electronics for communication systems to meet any need. These spacious limousines can be equipped as rolling boardrooms for the executive who must work while traveling. The communication system can be designed to interface with your home and or office network – 

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The 2016 BMW 7 Series is one of the world’s most spacious and splendidly appointed saloons. Its interior doesn’t scream wealth, it just quietly rewards insight. It is engineered to be not only luxurious to drive but also comfortable to sit in. The long wheelbase adds room to the rear passenger compartment. Rear seat passengers may repose in maximum comfort and convenience with the optional Luxury Rear Seat package. It includes rear ventilated comfort seats, heated front and rear armrests, and a 7” Touch Command Tablet for control. The comfort seats has a massage function with a choice of eight programs, each with three different levels of intensity designed to relax and stimulate targeted regions of the body.

The optional Rear Executive Lounge Seating package provides extra travel comfort in the rear seat behind the front passenger seat. The backrest can be reclined to an angle up to 42.5 degrees allowing the seat to be moved into a relaxing position. An electrically operated fold-out foot rest can be found on the back of the front passenger seat. A sweeping center console features a fold-out table, two cup holders, storage compartment, and the new 7” Touch Command Tablet.

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This unique removable Touch Command Tablet allows the passengers to control comfort functions such as seat adjustment, interior lighting, and air conditioning. It also manages the infotainment, navigation, and communication systems. The Touch Command Tablet can play external audio and video files, surf the internet, or be used as a game console. A Wi-Fi hotspot is built into the vehicle for necessary on-line connectivity. A BMW 7 Series offers the highest level of perfection in automotive driving pleasure. It remains pre-eminent in the ultra-luxury automobile class. It is the ultimate driving experience from the ultimate driving machine.

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The 2016 BMW 7 Series can serve with equal distinction as an alternative to the traditional corporate limousine…it can also be driven as a high-performance touring saloon…or, it can assume varying roles that are demanded as a family sedan. The 7 Series rides upon a long 126.4” wheelbase, has the generous width of 74.9”, and boasts the luxury length of 206.6” which makes it extremely glamorous. It has one of the longest and most capacious layouts of any current production saloon.

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The all-new construction is augmented by a Carbon Core passenger cell. The extensive use of Carbon Fibre Reinforced Plastic (CFRP) technology throughout the vehicle increases the torsional rigidity and strength of the 7 Series while it greatly reduces weight. BMW uses some of the most innovative solutions in the industry. Its hybrid construction is a first to the auto industry. The 7 Series exhibits an exemplary life cycle. It utilizes resource-efficient materials and new energy-efficient processes while in theatre; and its recycling has been included in the original design concept. The 2016 7 Series is the first mass-produced vehicle to use the CFRP technology in combination with aluminium and steel.

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The maximum performance and comfort offered in sedan form by BMW are offered in the all-new 7 Series. It moves swiftly, effortlessly, with a mastery that confirms its niche as the ultimate statement of BMW engineering prowess. Its power is derived from a new 4.4 litre V8 engine with TwinPower Turbo technology. Cranking 445 hp with a top speed in the 130 mph range, the 7 Series becomes the unexpected sports car. If you should require less power but an equally rewarding driving experience, there’s a 3.0 litre In-line 6 cylinder engine.

In my opinion…there are only two ways to enjoy a 7 Series Bimmer: as a V8 or as a vicious V12. Since the V12 hasn’t been released yet…we shall suffer the sweet agony and enjoy the V8 until…and combine these attributes with xDrive – BMW’s intelligent all-wheel drive system – and your limousine becomes a luxury touring saloon. The inimitable 7 Series, by almost any measure is the most ambitious four-door saloon ever built by Bavarian Motor Works. And most important, it is a car that continually rewards its owner with a sense of presence and prideful satisfaction wherever it is driven – solid, substantial, and superbly engineered – it is the epitome of BMW eloquence…

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BMW leads the world with large scale production of CFRP technology. The unique body structure or Carbon Core passenger cell is based upon technology used in the BMW “i” model development. The Dingolfing plant – where each generation of the illustrious 7 Series has been built – has been developed and adapted for the production of the all-new 7 Series and future models using the patented processes. Carbon fibre is used for the roof bows to reinforce the roof frame, the “B and C” pillars, the sills, center console tunnel and rear shelf.

It is the first use of two enhanced, innovative, and highly efficient processes “wet pressing” and “hybrid pressing.” Both processes enable highly economical large-scale production of up to several thousand carbon fibre components per day with compact systems engineering and short cycle times.

The wet pressing process uses carbon fibre fabric impregnated with resin pressed in a three-dimensional molding die while wet and then allowed to harden. The dry pre-shaping used previously in the Resin Transfer Molding (RTM) process is redundant and has been retired. Hybrid pressing involves carbon fibre fabrics impregnated with resin, also wet, is placed in a molding die with sheet steel, then pressed and hardened. This bonds the carbon fibre to steel to form the hybrid component. These 21st century hybrid components are lightweight but offer maximum rigidity and outstanding crash performance.

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A BMW 7 Series can be as “Individual” as its owner’s request. A personal commissioning service unique to the brand – the BMW Individual Manufaktur – can help you to express yourself in your new 7 Series. No two people are alike, neither should their motorcars…this is the major reason the elite service came about. Infinity has no boundaries…limitation exist only in one’s mind…if it’s tasteful, it can become a new 7 Series – “your” new 7 Series…

A BMW 7 Series is engineered and built to be rugged, enduring, and reliable…yet it does not ride like a truck nor does it stint on luxury. It’s a high –performance limousine that is meant to be docile and easy to drive until summoned to unleash the beast. The Flagship 7 Series has always been a high-tech showcase for BMW cutting edge technology. It is luxury motoring on the grand BMW scale. The 2016 7 Series is the 21st century interpretation of this timeless luxury saloon.

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It is intelligent and intuitive…the all-new 7 Series has introduced technology that has the rest of the industry scrambling to “snap-to” in order to keep up in the race. From the lightweight hybrid construction to the impressive roster of features and accessories – the 2016 BMW 7 Series is a formidable new expression of high-performance married to ultra-luxury virtues. Nobility is a quality not easily attained in the automobile industry. It is earned through dedication and by consistently exceeding existing standards of innovative solutions and engineering prowess. This is presented in a manner of which BMW is purveyor – the 2016 BMW 7 Series is another success as the ultimate driving machine…

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2016 BMW 750Li Is Brimming With Bravado

Posted in BMW, Editorials, Exotic Exotics, Extreme Luxury, Grande Marque, Luxury Sedans, Luxury Sport Cars with tags , , , , , , , , on July 6, 2015 by 99MilesPerHour

Introducing the next generation of the BMW 7 Series

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It just keeps getting better and better. The ultimate driving machine is at it again. So what’s BMW up to now? It’s the 7 Series making a grand re-entrance. This new breed luxury sport limousine is a culmination of technology, the most comprehensive suite of advanced performance in the history of the brand, and a vision of what is to come. The elegantly styled and boldly distinctive 2016 750Li xDrive elicits a highly emotive connection between driver and machine. BMW engineers designed it to optimize aerodynamics, shape, weight, and overall mass.

They experimented…studied…tested, and refined it to be the most efficient BMW 7 Series for the 21st century. The 2016 750Li xDrive is a large and powerful luxury saloon with staggering range and versatility. Having Flagship status, it has everything in the repertoire of BMW…that makes a BMW…a BMW. The all-new 7 Series is even more exclusive than the model it replaces – introducing the next generation of the BMW of BMW’s – it will change how one thinks about a luxury performance automobile…

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The BMW Future Luxury Concept made its world debut at the 2014 Beijing Motor Show. It is the perfect marriage of luxury and logic. The BMW Future Luxury Concept gave us a glimpse into the future of Bayerische Motoren Werke, AG…the world’s largest manufacturer of luxury vehicles. This forward-looking fusion of exclusivity and innovation has become the prelude for the next generation of the 7 Series luxury saloon –

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A BMW 7 Series accommodates its passengers with perfection. Down to the tiniest detail, this luxury sport saloon exudes uncompromising refinement. The company Flagship saloon is available for the launch in the US as Series 740i which starts at $81,300 and Series 750Li around $97,400. It is offered exclusively as a long wheelbase version for the US and is an inch longer in overall length than the previous model providing an extra spacious rear passenger compartment.

It is the roomiest saloon BMW has ever offered. The 2016 edition is completely in character with a BMW 7 Series. Abundant power, ample interior room, and myriad creature comforts have always marked the 7 Series as the senior rank. It isn’t pompous, arrogant, and overbearing as one would associate an ultra-luxury saloon…it remains primarily a driver’s car with the deepest and most rewarding pleasure found behind the steering wheel –

The BMW 750Li xDrive is a refined luxury car that will garner attention and respect wherever it is driven. This Flagship has duplicity. It is a luxurious limousine that can be driven as a high-spirited performance car…or a high-spirited performance car that can be driven as a luxurious limousine. The 750Li xDrive blends opulence with sheer exhilaration…brilliantly.

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The all-new BMW 7 Series is considerate of the environment. Its resource-efficient materials has an exemplary life cycle. It uses energy-efficient processes while in theatre and even includes future recycling in its total design concept. This type of innovation is what one would expect from the ultimate driving machine…the engineers have always been visionaries.

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The new BMW 7 Series is an advanced exercise in technology. It is built upon the latest architecture. A BMW is engineered like no other car in the world. The all-new lightweight design concept is based upon lessons learned from the BMW i-car development. Its rugged hybrid construction is an industry first. This aerodynamic sculpture uses a combination of Carbon Fibre Reinforced Plastic (CFRP) technology, ultra-high tensile steel, and aluminium in its build. This sophisticated composite design is augmented by Carbon Core passenger cell technology. Portions of the bodyshell and chassis use an aluminium and steel combination; while the doors and boot lid are made from aluminium.

The unique modular construction reduces weight by up to 190 pounds while reducing unsprung weight by 15%. The 2016 7 Series is the very first mass production vehicle to use this new combo of futuristic materials and processes. The weight loss doesn’t compromise its rigidity and safety but exemplifies it even more so. It stands to reason, the lighter the vehicle…the quicker it can accelerate, respond to steering input, and come to a halt in a shorter distance – BMW uses innovation as leverage to escalate the world of motoring into a new realm of automotive design achievement.

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The new BMW 7 Series has been redesigned to exceed one’s expectation in ways never imagined. The chassis includes an innovative array of technology. The front suspension has double wishbones, and the rear uses a five-link set-up. A unique four-wheel self-leveling system is powered by an electronic compressor with pressure reservoir so it keeps an attractive ride height even with the engine shut off. The level control may be manually adjusted allowing the vehicle’s ride height to be raised slightly to compensate for rough roads and uneven pavement. These electronic dampers greatly fine-tune ride and suspension performance to refine handling qualities.

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The adaptive controls allow the driver to calibrate this highly sophisticated system using the standard Driving Dynamics Control switch located on the center console. Comfort, Sport, ECO PRO, and Adaptive modes are available to fine tune the 7 Series to personal requirements. This system coordinates transmission shifts, direct steering response, and damper tuning.

And who would have thought the new BMW 7 Series would have an economy mode. With the Driving Dynamics Control switch activated and set to ECO PRO. The system takes full advantage of the 7 Series lightweight hybrid construction and de-couples the powertrain allowing this luxury limo to coast while driving speeds are between 31 through 100 mph. It uses Brake Energy Regeneration and Auto Start/Stop functions for a new realm in 7 Series technology. This mode’s range of functions are individually programmable. The system is sophisticated enough to offer efficiency tips with the Route-ahead Assistant which advise efficient driving styles based upon navigation data-based shift strategy matching gear selection to the driving situation. 

The active chassis control while in Sport mode automatically lowers itself at highway speeds to boost aerodynamics. The Adaptive mode adjusts itself contingent upon driving style and changing route profile. The logic reacts to movement of the accelerator and steering wheel when gear selector is in either “D or S” positions. The power train and chassis system are configured for Sport or Comfort performance depending upon the driving situation.

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BMW’s Dynamic Performance Control torque vectoring system, Dynamic Stability Control, and xDrive work together in a network. The Driving Dynamics Control enables the driver to enhance their vehicle’s character to accommodate their driving style. The Comfort setting includes Comfort+ mode stored. Drivers may further refine their vehicle for the Sport and ECO PRO modes thru the iDrive operating system. The 21st century thinking suspension is due in no small part to the BMW philosophy of increased performance using less energy.

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A new option debuting in the all-new 7 Series is the Active Comfort Drive with Road Preview. It enhances the Driving Dynamics Control working with both front and rear suspension. It’s an active chassis control system that electro-mechanically manages stability. The system works in unison with the electronic dampers for increased driving comfort. The system intuitively anticipates road conditions from data analysis using the navigation system to help respond to the road.

The Integral Active Steering option has been redesigned and can be offered with the xDrive intelligent all-wheel drive system. It adjusts the rear wheels in either same or opposing direction while steering. The variable steering rack ratio changes according to road requirements especially while changing lanes and cornering.

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This luxury performance saloon flexes its muscles with highly refined manners. Two engine configurations are available for the model’s launch. A new 4.4 litre TwinPower Turbo powers Series 750Li, while a 3.0 litre Inline 6-cylinder also with TwinPower Turbo technology is the power source for Series 740i. With a powerful engine and sophisticated suspension system, the 2016 7 Series is bred for the ultimate in performance.

Notorious performance is a BMW attribute. Its engine is built to endure. The formidable 750Li xDrive features a refined 4.4 litre V8. This all-new design incorporates the intake manifold partially into the cylinder head which decrease air-flow resistance maximizing air-flow volume. The modular design of the engine’s components reduces the size to conserve space and weight boosting overall operating efficiency.

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Underneath the sleek aerodynamic hood of the 750Li xDrive is an extremely powerful and efficient V8. It cranks out 445 hp @ 5,000-6,000 rpm with 657 Nm of peak torque @ 1,800-4,500 rpm. It has a top speed in the 130 mph range. The engine is mated to an 8-speed 8HP75 Sport Automatic Steptronic automatic transmission that boosts overall efficiency and is linked to the navigation system. Navigation data-based shift strategy matches gear selection to driving situations. The transmission may be manually shifted via steering wheel mounted paddle shifts. The system includes Launch Control to maximize power and optimize traction from standing starts.

The engine is equipped with TwinScroll turbochargers featuring flow-separated, bank-specific exhaust manifolds made from thin-wall castings. The compression ratio is now 10.5:1. The latest Valvetronic and Double-Vanos technology refines its breathing abilities. Separate flows through cylinder heads and cylinder liners now has a map-controlled coolant pump to optimize heat dissipation.

The new V8 engine is equipped with the latest version of the intelligent all-wheel drive system. The oil supply is optimized by a new more efficient transfer case. The electronically controlled power split between front and rear wheels enhances traction, stability, and overall handling dynamics. The system is 40:60 biased and is networked into the ABS and Dynamic Stability Control systems respectively. Its intuition regains traction and improves directional stability without human intervention.

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BMW works assiduously designing some of the most technologically advanced automobiles in the world. The performance capabilities of a BMW are legendary. The BMW 7 Series has always shunned traditional status-quo regarding automotive luxury. The 2016 750Li xDrive continues the proud heritage of the ultimate driving machine with an all-new interpretation. It is built to satisfy the expectations most demanding driving enthusiasts. The 7 Series successfully incorporates exceptional luxury, innovative technology, and total balanced performance to remain distinctive among the world’s luxury automobiles.

BMW has always been a visionary…they have alternative technologies for tomorrow without violating the BMW principles of today. The brand uses evolutionary solutions that are thoroughly developed for real world situations. These solutions embody not merely new ideas, but also years of painstaking research and testing. No BMW motorcar is developed from a blinding flash of inspiration. Relentless refinement…precision engineering…innovative technology, and sophisticated understatement all network to form the all-new BMW 7 Series –

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