Behold the 2013 BMW 750i. The German automaker's flagship sedan bowed to a North American audience for the very first time at Pebble Beach, and while designers kept the big 7 largely unchanged outside, buyers can look forward to a slew of incremental improvements indoors. Under the hood, engineers rustled up an additional additional 45 horsepower and 30 pound-feet of torque from the 4.4-liter V8 in the 750i thanks to the addition of Valvetronic. The swap nudges the machine's final power figures to 445 horsepower and 480 lb-ft of twist, which help scoot the massive four-door to 60 mph in a scant 4.7 seconds. Hi-ho, Silver.

Even with the nudge in performance, BMW says it has managed to improve efficiency by around 25 percent due to the addition of a new eight-speed automatic transmission. Meanwhile, the 740i continues on with the same horsepower for 2013, but receives a 20-percent jump in efficiency thanks to its eight-speed gearbox.

Look for a new ECO PRO powertrain management system to bow on both the 740i and 750i as well. The system helps eek every last bit of available efficiency from the engine and transmission and includes a coast mode that allows the 7 Series to freewheel at speeds between 30 and 100 mph.


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      th0mb0ne
      • 2 Years Ago
      This gen just doesn't have the presence and class you'd expect from a 7 series. It just feels kind of fat and bloated. Remember the e38? Now that was one classy lady. Can you imagine James Bond driving this generation? I sure can't.
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      Jonathan Wayne
      • 2 Years Ago
      Autoblog should have photoshopped a huge pile of cash on the hood of the BMW, that would have made this post pretty hilarious.
      • 2 Years Ago
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      over9000
      • 2 Years Ago
      Kia K9 ripoff?
      ryanandrewmartin
      • 2 Years Ago
      THEY TOTALLY RIPPED OFF KIA!!!1
        Hampton
        • 2 Years Ago
        @ryanandrewmartin
        Yeah Kia should sue!!! That way BMW might learn not to steal ANY MORE of Kia's designs! BMW must be stopped before they release any more cars that look like Kias!
      A P
      • 2 Years Ago
      BMW has the most gutless designers in the business. More of the fat sausage cars just chopped off different lengths. Only a demented lemming things these things are special any more.
        leo
        • 2 Years Ago
        @A P
        yeah except that Audi does the same and I think they are by far the biggest offender to the same sausage in different lengths...not to mention extremely bland and boring. M-B is best at differentiating it's car class' now back to the car: i still think the S-class is better. the XJ is likely the best looking but i think their craptalistic reliability (even if they are getting better) has really hurt them.
        FIDTRO
        • 2 Years Ago
        @A P
        "...demented lemming things these things are special any more." The demented lemmings like to troll on Autoblog too, it seems.
      sp33dklz
      • 2 Years Ago
      I really used to love BMW and only recently (since Bangle screwed up their design) have begun to loath their boring cars. I can't believe that someone with the money to purchase a 7 series would see this car and pick it over a Jaguar XJ, Audi A8, Panamera, or Quattroporte. I've driven the new 7, A8, and S class... and the A8 blows them away in the sense of driving dynamics. The others I've mentioned above blow it away in style. I just don't understand BMW customers. The cars are getting so.... so.... Buick?
      vripper
      • 2 Years Ago
      The Lexus LS actually looks more upscale than this. I miss the look and presence of the past generations.
      Burabus
      • 2 Years Ago
      Ugly and bland.
      reyztec
      • 2 Years Ago
      That raised hood thing they are doing now looks funky from the angle of that first picture.
      carfan
      • 2 Years Ago
      why is this thing even there??? Pebble Beach is not the Beijing or Geneva Auto show...this is a Concours d'Elegance I can imagine what the Germans paid to be there...next we'll see a lexus or a f***ing infiniti prancing on the Pebble Beach lawn...there goes the neighborhood
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