2012 BMW 7 Series Press Kit

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2012 BMW 7 Series Sedan

Woodcliff Lake, NJ – November 14, 2011…  The 2012 BMW 7 Series is now available with inline-6, V-8, V-8 mild hybrid, and V12 propulsion, as well as rear-wheel drive and xDrive intelligent all-wheel drive configurations.

The 2012 model 740i and 740Li feature BMW’s internationally acclaimed twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-6 engine with output of 315 horsepower. All-aluminum engine construction, High Precision direct fuel injection, VANOS variable camshaft technology, and Brake Energy Regeneration are a few of the technologies used under the BMW EfficientDynamics engineering philosophy to place the 740i and 740Li among the most powerful 6-cylinder luxury sedans in the world. Delivering power to the rear wheels is BMW’s 6-speed automatic transmission.

The 750 models are powered by a highly advanced and unique reverse flow twin-turbo V-8 engine. With 4.4 liters of displacement and direct fuel injection (BMW’s High Precision Injection), the V-8 carries its two turbochargers in the “valley” between the two cylinder banks putting its exhaust valves inboard and intake valves outboard – a highly unusual layout and a complete departure from its predecessor. The 750i and 750Li are the first 7 Series models ever to be offered with BMW’s highly lauded xDrive All-Wheel-Drive system.

The 760Li, BMW raised the standard for maximum, performance and luxury in this premium class. The new BMW 760Li Sedan has taken over the top position within BMW’s model portfolio, delivering the highest level of driving refinement in its segment. The heart and foundation of this exceptional vehicle comes from an all-new BMW V12 engine. The latest BMW V12 is a masterpiece of modern engine technology. 535 horsepower comes at an engine speed of 5,250 rpm, with maximum torque of 550 lb-ft from just 1,500 rpm.

BMW raised the standard for maximum, performance and luxury with the 7 Series in the premium vehicle class. The 7 Series Sedan is firmly established within BMW’s model portfolio as top of the line, delivering the highest level of driving refinement in its segment with more offerings , performance and driving dynamics than its competition with class leading enhancements, options and packages.

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The 2012 Model Year for the 740i/Li, 750i/Li (including xDrive models) and ALPINA B7 models began with March 2011 production. At that time the following changes took place:

2012 model year updates with specific standard, option and package changes.

Standard Equipment Changes
  • iPod / USB Adapter, Sport Steering Wheel and Rear-view Camera added to all models.
  • 19-inch wheels with all-season tires and Premium Hi-Fi added to the V-8 models.
Package Changes
  • Driver Assistance Package now includes Side and top-view camera for all models. On the 740i/Li and 750i/Li and xDrive models, the package also includes Head-Up Display.
  • The M Sport Package no longer includes Active Roll Stabilization (ARS) for all models. On the 750i/Li and xDrive models, the package price was further reduced due to the addition of 19-inch wheels as standard.

BMW Group In America
BMW of North America, LLC has been present in the United States since 1975. Rolls-Royce Motor Cars NA, LLC began distributing vehicles in 2003. The BMW Group in the United States has grown to include marketing, sales, and financial service organizations for the BMW brand of motor vehicles, including motorcycles, the MINI brand, and the Rolls-Royce brand of Motor Cars; DesignworksUSA, a strategic design consultancy in California; a technology office in Silicon Valley and various other operations throughout the country. BMW Manufacturing Co., LLC in South Carolina is part of BMW Group’s global manufacturing network and is the exclusive manufacturing plant for all X5 and X3 Sports Activity Vehicles and X6 Sports Activity Coupes. The BMW Group sales organization is represented in the U.S. through networks of 338 BMW passenger car and BMW Sports Activity Vehicle centers, 138 BMW motorcycle retailers, 103 MINI passenger car dealers, and 30 Rolls-Royce Motor Car dealers. BMW (US) Holding Corp., the BMW Group’s sales headquarters for North America, is located in Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey.

Information about BMW Group products is available to consumers via the Internet at: www.bmwgroupna.com

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