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2011 BMW 740Li – Click above for high-res image gallery

The two least-blistering-but-still-quick-fast siblings in the BMW 7 Series line have been given prices. The 740i will relieve you of $71,025 in standard guise, with the slightly longer 740Li requiring $75,425. Those prices include the obligatory $875 destination and handling charges.

Those figures mean that the 740i will save you a little more than $9,000 compared to the 750i. You'll be down 85 horsepower and 120 pound-feet of torque, but you'll be up with Brake Energy Regeneration, part of the EfficientDynamics tech on this model. Despite opting for the "base" model (a term we use loosely), buyers will be able to specify a full range of niceties including the M Sport, Luxury Seating, Driver Assistance, Rear Entertainment, and BMW Individual Composition packages.

For more info on the baby Seven, have a read of the press release after the jump and take a look at it in the gallery of high-res photos below.

[Source: BMW]


The 2011 BMW 740i and 740Li Sedans Pricing Announced

Woodcliff Lake, NJ – January 11, 2010 ... As an exciting example of its EfficientDynamics engineering philosophy, BMW announced the North American debut of the 7 Series with a twin-turbocharged inline-6 engine. Featuring BMW's award-winning inline-6 engine that produces V-8 power on six-cylinder fuel consumption, the new BMW 740i and BMW 740Li achieve a remarkable balance of power, efficiency, and sporty driving dynamics. Both models will go on sale in the United States as 2011 models in Spring 2010. The M.S.R.P. of the 740i is $71,025 and the long wheelbase 740Li will retail for $75,425 (prices Include $875 Destination and Handling charge).

In 1977, the original BMW 7 Series was launched exclusively with inline-6 propulsion. The United States first met the BMW 7 Series in the 1978 model year as the 733i Sedan. The 733i featured a 3.2-liter inline-6 engine rated at 197 horsepower. The 733i remained on sale in America until it was replaced in 1985 by the BMW 735i Sedan. The 735i, which featured an updated inline-6 engine producing 218 horsepower from 3.4 liters, enjoyed a production run that lasted through the end of the 1992 model year. The 735i was joined by the extended-wheelbase 735iL in May of 1988.

A keystone of BMW's EfficientDynamics philosophy is "virtual displacement," the notion that BMW's modern engines of smaller displacement can equal or exceed the outputs of traditional engines of larger displacement and more cylinders. This principle is already seen in the BMW 750i model, which features a twin-turbocharged V-8 engine performing at the level of BMW's previous-generation V12 engine. Virtual displacement provides the power of a larger engine with the fuel efficiency and low CO2 emissions signature of a smaller engine. The 2011 BMW 740i and 740Li feature BMW's internationally acclaimed twin-turbocharged inline-6 engine with up-rated output of 315 horsepower at 5800 rpm and 330 lb-ft of torque from 1600-4500 rpm. All-aluminum construction, High Precision direct fuel injection, Double-VANOS variable camshaft technology, and Brake Energy Regeneration are a few of the technologies used under the BMW EfficientDynamics philosophy to place the 740i and 740Li among the most powerful six-cylinder luxury sedans in the world. Delivering power to the rear wheels is BMW's 6-speed automatic transmission, well-known for fast, smooth gearshifts and an ability to intelligently adapt to the driver's style.

Both models will be available with the full complement of well-known 7 Series options and packages, including the M Sport Package, Driver Assistance Package, Luxury Seating Packages, Rear Entertainment Package, and even the BMW Individual Composition Package.

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 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 centers, 335 BMW Sports Activity Vehicle centers, 142 BMW motorcycle retailers, 90 MINI passenger car dealers, and 31 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.

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      • 5 Years Ago
      Somehow i just love this car.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Ok MBz, Im looking at you... im hoping maybe a s450 SWB please?
      • 5 Years Ago
      Let the badge falsification begin! *clap clap*
      • 5 Years Ago
      Am I the only one wondering why car companies make all these announcements about engine size, displacement, hp, car weight, etc. and fail to mention the ONE thing that's on everyone's minds... MPG?

      I've noticed this trend a lot lately. Like Honda will talk about their new cars with 5 hp and this and that and hybrid technology bla bla bla and then won't even mention the MPG that the car is getting, which is why people are actually interested in the car in the first place.

      If I owned a car company, I'd take the best selling car, make it a diesel, hybrid, lighter, and everything else. Whatever I could do to get the MPG to be OVER 75 MPG and then market it.

      Regardless of the price, people would buy it because it the technology. I can see Honda selling a 75 MPG Accord for $48,000.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Ok then, so why else sell a car with a smaller engine?
        • 5 Years Ago
        It might be because the people whom these cars are marketed to (those who can afford 70K+ vehicles) aren't too concerned with MPG.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Well, at least for the price of a good chip and tune the power can be increase by around 100hp/tq if needed.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Syllepses - They rounded up, very liberally. Afterall, the 750 uses a 4 liter V8, so it should be the 740.
      • 5 Years Ago
      So are they going to call the 3-Series 3.5L TT a "340"?
      • 5 Years Ago
      BMW: The Emperor's "gorgeous" new car.
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      Interesting. Lose 2 Cylinders (V8 > 6) and drop the price $9 Grand. Aluminum must be very expensive or maybe that is pure profit.
      • 5 Years Ago
      It's a smart move. I think Lexus should put the 3.5 L DI V6 engine into the LS and Audi the new S4's engine into the A8.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Why isn't this thing called the BMW 740Li sDrive30i ED Individual NonHybrid?
      • 5 Years Ago
      How sweet would it be if you idiots stfu
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        LOL, couldn't have said it better myself!
        • 5 Years Ago
        These hens are always bitchin about something. Whining bunch of women.
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