2011 BMW 750Li Interior. The harmony of design and function is visible everywhere: for example, in the integration of door handles into the door panels’ chrome trim lines, or the door pulls as part of their contrasting trim material. There are three choices of wood trim, four Nappa-leather interior color schemes, and the optional additional leather surfaces.
The full leather interior are fitted with the highest quality Merino upholstery, Alcantara headliner and unique interior trim choices. Illuminated BMW Individual doorsills, distinctive 20″ BMW Individual wheels and a convenient passenger-side storage net provide additional premium touches to complement these exclusive 7-Series sedans.
Elegant light bars set accents on the new 7’s door handles, door panels and storage pockets. U.S. models add as standard equipment a new way of distributing ambiance lighting, whose rays are “broken” by a prism structure to bathe certain interior surfaces with a subtle glow.
Employing a camera near the interior rearview mirror, Lane Departure Warning monitors road lane markings. When switched on, anytime the vehicle begins to move across a lane marking without the turn signals activated, this system vibrates the steering wheel. If the driver does activate the signals, LDW does not react.
New Active Blind Spot Detection, radar sensors at the rear of the vehicle monitor traffic in adjacent lanes taking in an area from the driver’s blind spot rearward 60 meters/almost 200 ft. An illuminated triangular warning LED appears in the exterior mirror if there is a vehicle in this critical area. If the driver activates the turn signal, the LED blinks and, as with Lane Departure Warning, the steering wheel vibrates to warn the driver not to make a lane change.
2011 BMW 750Li Exterior. For the BMW 750Li front side panels include a chromed “gill” that integrates the side blinker itself a safety element and lends character to the relatively long space between front wheelwell and windshield base. Form follows function: this proportion is a consistent attribute of BMW body design, and an outward sign of the rear-wheel drive and optimum front/rear weight balance that are BMW tenets.
2011 BMW 750Li Engines and transmissions. The 2011 BMW 740i and 740Li feature BMW’s internationally acclaimed twin-turbocharged inline-6 engine (N54 HP) with up-rated output of 315 horsepower at 5800 rpm and 330 lb-ft of torque from 1600-4500 rpm. All-aluminum engine 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.
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. This “variation from the norm” pays off: the engine develops 400 hp over a range from 5500 to 6400 rpm, and a robust 450 lb-ft. of torque over the even broader range of 1750-4500 rpm.
Twin turbochargers and the exhaust-cleansing catalytic converters are placed between the V-8’s two cylinder banks. In turn, this required the exhaust camshafts and valves to be inboard so that the path from cylinders to turbochargers (which are driven by exhaust gas) would be efficiently short. The intake camshafts and valves are then positioned outboard. Visually, this results in a very different-looking engine. The 750i, will accelerate from 0-60mph in 5.1 seconds and the 750i xDrive reaches 60mph in 5.0 seconds flat.
As in the highly acclaimed 3.0-liter 6-cylinder twin-turbo engine in the 740 models, the use of twin low-mass turbochargers overcomes a historic drawback of turbocharging: the so-called “turbo lag” before the engine responds to the driver’s accelerator foot with strong thrust. And the twin turbos keep delivering, over that wide rpm range mentioned earlier.