2014 BMW 740 Overview
BMW's flagship 7 Series is a full-size luxury sedan that competes with top-line luxury cars like the Audi A8, Jaguar XJ and Mercedes-Benz S-Class. Offered with rear- or all-wheel drive, the 7 Series is also available in regular- and extended-length versions. The luxury sedan comes with four or five seats and is powered by a six-cylinder engine in the 740i.
New for 2014
New features include a touchpad for text input that accompanies the iDrive rotary controller. Also new is an available smart-closing trunk. When the driver makes a kicking motion below the rear bumper, the trunk will close. A digital instrument cluster with various views is also new.
The 740 comes with an option for an extended length version, which is 5.5 inches longer for better rear-seat space. All trims come with aluminum roof, doors, hood and front fenders for less weight, xenon HID headlights, adaptive headlights that move with the steering wheel, side mirrors with integrated turn signals, and 18-inch wheels; 19- and 20- inch wheels available. Additional features include high-beam assist automatically dims high beams for oncoming drivers and LED headlights.
The BMW features a standard 10.2-inch dashboard screen for the iDrive system and four-zone climate control, including independent control for rear passengers. Available options include rear massaging and ventilated seats, rear entertainment system with dual screens in head restraints, head-up display, night vision with pedestrian detection, and Bang & Olufsen premium stereo.
Under the Hood
The 740 is powered by a 315-hp, turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six-cylinder engine in eight-speed automatic transmission. The engine includes fuel-saving stop/start technology and comes in either rear- or available all-wheel drive.
Side curtain airbags, front-seat side-impact airbags, knee airbags, antilock brakes, and electronic stability system all come standard. Optional blind spot monitoring system and lane departure warning available.
*Overview Courtesy of Cars.com