In line with the automaker’s EfficientDynamics engineering philosophy, BMW announced today that its flagship sedan would get a smaller twin-turbocharged six-cylinder engine pumping out 315 horsepower at 5,800 rpm and 330 pound-feet of torque from 1,600 to 4,500 rpm.
The unit is based on the same 3.0-liter block found in a host of other BMW models, including cars like the 335i and Z4 sDrive35i. In the 2011 BMW 7-Series, the award-winning engine will reside in the new 740i and 740iL long-wheelbase variant.
Both models will go on sale as 2011 models in spring 2010. Pricing will be announced closer to the sales launch. Despite being the new entry-level models for the 7-Series range, they will be available with a full complement of options and packages, including the M Sport Package, Driver Assistance Package, Luxury Seating Packages, Rear Entertainment Package, and even the BMW Individual Composition Package.
Performance & Efficiency Standard Features
- 3.982 cc 4 liters 8 V front longitudinal engine with 89 mm bore, 80 mm stroke, 10 compression ratio, double overhead cam, automatic valve adjustment and four valves per cylinder
- Premium unleaded fuel
- Fuel economy EPA highway (l/100km): 9.8
- Multi-point injection fuel system
- 95 liter fuel tank
- Power: 210 kW, 282 HP @ 5.800 rpm, 295 lb ft @ 4.500 rpm