According to a report in Car and Driver, the refreshed 2013 BMW 7 Series will be offered with diesel power here in the Untied States. The flagship BMW will be powered by the same 3.0-liter turbo-diesel inline-six that's found elsewhere in the Roundel lineup, though as of this moment, it's still unclear what sort of power or fuel economy figures are expected in the 7 Series. Expect the production model to wear either 735d or 740d nomenclature.

For reference, the BMW X5 xDrive35d with this same engine produces 265 horsepower and 425 pound-feet of torque. The all-wheel-drive X5 crossover is able to achieve up to 26 miles per gallon when equipped with the 3.0-liter diesel engine. The 7 Series is indeed a big boy, but we expect it to achieve better fuel economy numbers than the X5.

Car and Driver says that the diesel 7 Series should arrive in about one year's time, where it will compete against the Mercedes-Benz S350 Bluetec and Audi A8 3.0 TDI for diesel-powered luxury supremacy. The rest of the updated 2013 7 Series range goes on sale this summer.


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      jake.bauer
      • 2 Years Ago
      Actually, AutoGuide found out concisely that the seven-series diesel is not coming to the U.S. Also, car and driver updated there story to say that it is not confirmed. http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2012/06/bmw-7-series-diesel-not-headed-to-us-brand-confirms.html Maybe look into it a little closer next time instead of believing everything you read on the internet.
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        jw
        • 2 Years Ago
        @jake.bauer
        my local sales manager says we will get a diesel in all the standard models within a year. That would coincide with 2013 7 as well as a 5 and x3 pretty soon.
      Prideandufc
      • 2 Years Ago
      This would be awesopme I own a 201 x5 35d and its the best . A 7 series diesel oh yeah absolutely.
      Ak74
      • 2 Years Ago
      it will be 308hp / 465 lb-ft torque.
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      BAirey
      • 2 Years Ago
      I am pretty sure the 740d will have a significantly updated turbo diesel than what's in the X5. Should be around 300hp and 450lb ft.
      desinerd1
      • 2 Years Ago
      I would rather buy Hyundai Genesis. Way better than this underpowered, unreliable, sleepy looking piece of junk.
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      Drakkon
      • 2 Years Ago
      From the BMW department of 'Bout Fricken Time!
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        @Drakkon
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      TheBoss
      • 2 Years Ago
      In Europe BMW will offer 3 versions, 730d (258 HP) 740 d (313 HP) 750 d (381 HP), all 3 liter I6. 0- 62 in 6, 5.4 and 4.9. Eurocycle between 5.6 and 6.4 liter/100 km. I can't wait. BTW the 750d is 4x4 only.
      Gorgenapper
      • 2 Years Ago
      Untied States
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