The all-new 2009 BMW 7 Series features many industry firsts,
and several technologies new for BMW. The 2009 7 Series features:
- World's first Night Vision system with individual pedestrian
- World's first production car with front side view camera.
- First BMW Saloon with speed-related Integral Active Steering.
- First BMW with Lane Change Warning.
In Europe the 5th generation BMW 7 Series is offered with three
different engine options. Including a 245 horspower 3.0 litre
diesel, a 326 horsepower 3.0 litre 6 cylinder, and a 4.4 litre
twin-turbo V8 which produces 407 horsepower. For the US market
the 7 Series will be available solely in V8 form.
The BMW 750Li is the flagship 7 Series model. The new 4,395cc
V8 engine from the BMW X6, features twin-turbochargers and high-precision
direct injection technology. It develops 407hp from 5,500rpm
to 6,400rpm, and 442 lb-ft (600Nm) of torque from 1,750rpm to
The all-aluminium V8 engine powering the 750i and 750Li also
features its own world first - twin-turbochargers and catalysts
that are placed within the V-space of the engine block. This
not only optimises packaging but the reduction in manifold length
and larger cross sections mean the engine breathes better for
Regenerative braking is used to charge the battery for the car's
electrical circuit. When the driver is accelerating the alternator
disengages so all of the engine's power is channelled towards
the car's performance. Other ancillaries, such as the air-conditioning
compressor, are also able to disengage to improve the all round
performance of the car, while at the same time improving fuel
To aid driving dynamics and comfort the 2009 7 Series is the
first BMW Saloon to feature race car-like double-wishbone front
suspension. This arrangement allows engineers to fine-tune the
suspension for the best kinematic configuration. The rear suspension
consists of a five-link arrangement made of aluminium which
can be further optimised with the inclusion of Adaptive Air
Inside the 2009 BMW 7 Series is a host of modern conveniences.
The 2009 7 Series is the first BMW to enable a customer to upload
their favourite music to be stored on the vehicle courtesy of
an 8Gb hard drive. In excess of 100 albums can be saved in this
way. Four-zone automatic air-conditioning is fitted as standard
while, for the first time, the 7 Series can have a rear seat
ventilation system combined with massage function. The air-conditioning
system feeds cool air to the seat squab and backrest, while
12 massage bubbles gently knead the occupants' upper body.
On the 10.2-inch dash-mounted screen, owners will be able to
programme frequently selected radio stations or navigation destinations
on favourite buttons located on the centre console. For the
first time on a BMW the instrument cluster comprises a high-resolution
colour display with Black Panel technology.
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