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BMW re-applies for M7 trademark — does that mean one's in the works?

Application comes three days after BMW lets the trademark lapse

BMW re-applied to trademark "M7" this month, which might mean something, or might mean nothing. After many years of batting away requests for a BMW M7, the carmaker applied for the trademark in September 2011, getting approval from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in April 2012. Instead of renewing the trademark before it lapsed this April 28, BMW waited three days and re-filed for the name on May 1. Now the automaker will need to go through the approval process again.

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BMW 7 Series iPerformance hybrid priced at $90,095

Full details and specifications released ahead of the 740e's debut in August.

The flagship BMW will be available in August, packed with loads of tech.

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BMW recalls 2016 7 Series because airbags might not deploy

BMW will recall the 2016 7 Series because a short circuit can potentially prevent the airbags from deploying. There are no reports of accidents or injuries.

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Is this the new BMW 7 Series?

We'll Know For Sure On June 10th

Autocar has stumbled upon this grainy image of what looks like the 2016 BMW 7 Series. Is it the real thing? We'll know for sure on June 10.

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2015 BMW 740Ld xDrive

A Smooth Diesel Covers Up Some Wrinkles

Will a beloved diesel engine be enough to kickstart the heart of BMW's aging flagship luxury sedan?

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BMW brings first diesel 7 Series to US with $82,500* 740Ld xDrive

After almost 40 years on the market, there are probably few things the BMW 7 Series hasn't offered, but when it comes to the US market, one of those things just happens to be a diesel engine. That is all about to change, however, as BMW announced that it will unveil the 2014 740Ld xDrive at the Chicago Auto Show before sales commence later in

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Diesel-powered BMW 7 Series headed to U.S.

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 t

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2013 BMW 7 Series arrives with more power, gadgets and safety [w/video]

The 2013 BMW 7 Series gets incremental improvements everywhere. Outside the changes are minimal: fewer vertical slats inside the kidney grille and a larger chrome surround, two horizontal chrome accents bars splitting the lower intake, restyled side mirrors with turn-signal indicators, and new shades of red on the taillights. Inside are resculpted front seats, more soundproofing, redesigned ambient lighting, an updated Jonathon Ramsey

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