2013 BMW ActiveHybrid 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 is available with four or five seats and is powered by a six-cylinder engine in the ActiveHybrid 7.
New for 2013
On the outside, the 7 Series receives styling tweaks including a larger grille, full-width air intake with a revised front apron, LED headlight rings and newly available LED headlamps. The side mirrors have integrated turn signals, and the taillights and rear apron receive slight changes. Meanwhile, the 7 Series cabin gets new front seats, adjustable ambient lighting, an available Bang & Olufsen stereo, an updated navigation system and enhanced soundproofing.
The current 7 Series gets a slight refresh on the outside this year, with updated headlights, a revised grille and a redesigned front air intake. Extended-length versions are 5.5 inches longer and the 7 features a roof, doors, hood, and front fenders all made out of aluminum for less weight. An optional high-beam assist automatically dims high beams for oncoming drivers. Xenon high-intensity-discharge headlights and adaptive headlights move with steering wheel are standard.
An array of entertainment and comfort features is available. BMW's iDrive system, which controls the navigation system, stereo, climate system and other functions, was revised in recent years to make it more user-friendly. Interior features include a 10.2-inch dashboard screen for iDrive, and four-zone climate control, including independent control for rear passengers. 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 a Bang & Olufsen premium stereo.
Safety features include side curtain airbags, front-seat side-impact airbags, knee airbags, and an electronic stability system. A lane departure warning system and blind spot warning system are optional.
*Overview courtesy of Cars.com