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BMW reveals new 7 Series with 745e hybrid

The new BMW 7 Series range will feature a prominent new radiator grille and a new plug-in hybrid drivetrain when it goes on sale in UK dealerships during April.

Prices for the luxury German saloon will start at £69,430 when it arrives in dealerships.

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The line-up starts with the 730d and finishes with the range-topping 760Li, which features a 585PS V12 petrol engine.

The 730d develops 265PS and can return up to 44.1mpg. A more powerful 740d offers 320PS and 41mpg.

A new plug-in hybrid powertrain joins the 7 Series, replacing the old four-cylinder 730e. The new 286SP 745e uses an in-line six-cylinder petrol engine and electric motor.

It has a longer zero-emission range of 36 miles and returns 48g/km of CO2. At £76,815, it costs £7,300 more than the diesel.

There is also a new V8 petrol engine in the 750i, which develops 530PS.

Externally, the front grilles dominate the styling and the face of the 7 Series is now in keeping with the new X5 and X7 SUVs.

BMW says a number of the styling revisions have resulted in improved aerodynamics and efficiency.

New sound-proofing reduces road noise in the 7 Series' cabin, meanwhile.

The new BMW 7 Series also includes the latest version of the BMW Touch Command unit. This removable tablet with a seven-inch screen can be used from any seat and even outside the vehicle.

It lets the occupants operate comfort functions such as seat adjustment, interior lighting and climate control, as well as the infotainment, navigation and communication systems. It can also be used to play external audio and video files.

The graphics and menu system of the BMW Touch Command tablet and the rear-seat entertainment Experience displays are now aligned with the software features and functionality of BMW Operating System 7.0, which is also used for the all-digital displays of the instrument cluster and Control Display.

Four-wheel steering is available as an option to improve handling and manoeuvrability.

There is also an Executive Drive Pro chassis system, which uses navigation data and a camera to adapt the suspension for greater comfort.

Adaptive Cruise Control remains optional, as part of the Driving Assistance Professional package. If selected, the 7 Series also comes with Lane Keep Assist, Evasion Assist and a wrong-way warning system.

2019 BMW 7 Series pricing and technical data:

Model

Power output (PS)*

Acceleration (0- 62mph)

Top Speed (mph)

Fuel consumption (mpg)

OTR Price from

BMW 730d (BMW 730Ld)

265

6.1 (6.2)

155

41.5-44.1

(40.9-44.1)

£69,430 (£73,500)

BMW 730d xDrive

265

5.8

155

39.2-42.2

£72,140

(BMW 740d xDrive (BMW 740Ld xDrive

320

5.3 (5.4)

155

38.2-41.5

(38.7-41.5)

£77,210 (£81,290)

BMW 740i (BMW 740Li)

340

5.5 (5.6)

155

31.7-34.0

(31.0-33.6)

£71,720

(£75,720)

BMW 745e

(BMW 745Le xDrive)

286

5.2 (5.1)

155

N/A

£76,815

(£83,560)

BMW 750i xDrive

530

4.0

155

25.7-26.4

£83,835

BMW M760Li xDrive

585

3.8

155

20.8-21.6

£138,935

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