BMW 7-Series News

2009 Frankfurt Auto Show: BMW's Green Four-Door Coupe
2009 Frankfurt Auto Show: BMW's Green Four-Door Coupe

  BMW's plans for the Frankfurt Auto Show are coming into clearer focus this week as prior reports of a green-themed Coupe have been shucked aside by the company's PR folks. While BMW plans a 50th-anniversary celebration for the MINI brand, a worldwide reveal of the new Rolls-Royce Ghost, and a...Read More»

2010 BMW 760i
Preview: 2010 BMW 760i

•    What is it: The most expensive, powerful 7-Series sedan in the BMW lineup •    Key facts: 6.0-liter V-12 with 535 horsepower; eight-speed automatic transmission; rear-wheel drive •    On sale: Now •    Price: $140,000 The 2009 BMW 7-Series has ranked highly in...Read More»

2010 Mercedes-Benz S400 Hybrid
BMW, Daimler Bailing on Hybrid Team-Up?

BMW and Daimler have spent the past few years developing hybrid vehicles together, along with GM and Chrysler. That four-way partnership is in doubt as a BMW spokesman questioned whether the companies would be better served working on new hybrid solutions--alone. Mercedes officials have hinted to...Read More»

2010 BMW 750i xDrive
2010 BMW 7-Series Gets xDrive Option And New Twin-Turbodiesel

Following its successful introduction into the market last year, the BMW 7-series is further expanding its position in 2010 with the launch of several new models and accessories. In addition to the new M Sport Package, which is available for all models in the 7-series range, both normal and...Read More»

BMW 7-Series M Sport Package
2010 BMW 7-Series Gets The M Treatment

Up until the end of last year BMW was in the process of developing a brand new performance saloon positioned above the current 2009 7-Series flagship and destined to enter the premium four-door coupe segment. Then the global economic crisis hit and on the back of weak financial results BMW decided...Read More»

2009 BMW 7-Series
BMW 7-Series Gets All-Wheel Drive For 2010

It's hard to believe, but BMW still doesn't offer all-wheel drive on its 7-Series flagship sedan. That oversight is set to be fixed for the 2010 model year, however, and we'll likely see the first examples shortly after the 2010 BMW 7-Series makes its debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September...Read More»

2010 BMW 5-Series Gran Turismo
BMW for 2010: 5-Series GT, X1, and Two Hybrids

BMW has a busy year ahead, with introductions of four important new models throughout the rest of 2009 and into 2010. Earlier this year, we showed you the first photos of the 2010 BMW 5-Series GT. BMW labeled it as a concept--but our sources confirm the first production cars will emerge this fall...Read More»

Chris Bangle
Not So Eternal Flame: BMW's Chris Bangle Out

Always controversial, always opinionated and always ready with a sketch pen and a cocktail napkin, BMW design chief Chris Bangle is stepping down from the German automaker to take on a role outside the auto industry. Bangle's influence on BMW style has been a veritable fountain of Haterade since he...Read More»

2009 BMW 7-Series
Quick Drive: 2009 BMW 7-Series

 It's been on the auto-show stage since last year, and goes on sale here in American in March--so today, we're reminding you of the much-improved 2009 BMW 7-Series as it heads to showrooms in both short- and long-wheelbase form. There's plenty to like about the newest and fifth generation of the...Read More»

BMW 7-Series kit
TheCarConnection.com's Holiday Housecleaning Giveaway Extravaganza, Day 1

The office is a mess--and it's been that way for a while. So get ready with your keyboard and your comments-- TheCarConnection.com is getting rid of some fun gear and you can win it without hardly lifting a finger. All you have to do is write a comment on a story you see here at TheCarConnection...Read More»

2009 BMW 7-Series
2009 BMW 7 Series: Gadget Freak

We've told you about why its styling erases the bad memories of big Bangle butts and shown you acres of photos of its newly reinvigorated shape. But before we unleash our final verdict on the 2009 BMW 7 Series here at TheCarConnection.com, there's one final post that has to be, er, posted. It's all...Read More»

2009 BMW 7-Series
2009 BMW 7 Series: Five Steps to a Smaller Bangle Butt

After years of car-writer controversy for its shape, its controls, and its inability to knock the stuffing out of Lexus, the BMW 7 Series is all-new. So what makes its subtly reworked shape work so much better than the previous generation? While I'm writing down my impressions for our full review...Read More»

2008 BMW 7-Series Active Hybrid Concept
BMW 7 Series Goes ActiveHybrid at Paris Show

BMW's 7 Series ActiveHybrid Concept is on display this week at the Paris auto show. The ActiveHybrid relies on a 20-horsepower, 155 pound-foot electric motor integrated with an automatic transmission to enable fuel efficiency gains of up to 15 percent over a new nonhybrid 750i. Motivated primarily...Read More»

2009 BMW 7-Series
2009 BMW 7-Series Splashed Across the Web

It's not the kind of launch you want a new range-topping luxosedan to endure. This morning, photos of the new 2009 BMW 7-Series ended up splashed across the Interwebs, through Flickr. It's uncertain if some dope put these embargoed pics on their account and thought they were marked "private" or if...Read More»

2008 BMW 760Li
Daily Debate: BMW 760Li or Benz S600?

It's been a rich few weeks at the TCC HQ South. First came a Bentley Continental GT Speed. A Nissan GT-R is outside right now awaiting a mountain fling. And savored over the past weekend has been the BMW 760Li, the gravy for this latest serving of automotive foie gras. The $148,620 BMW 760Li in...Read More»

He's Back! Kowaleski Joins BMW

Some things just fly under the radar. We’ve been hearing a lot about BMW’s upcoming products, including the next-generation 7-Series, but we have to admit we were taken completely by surprise with news that Tom Kowaleski will resurface next week, taken over as head of public relations...Read More»

BMW, Google Maps Hook Up in "MyInfo"

BMW and Google Maps are teaming up for MyInfo, a new service that neatly outflanks BMW's maddening iDrive-powered navigation system and lets you beam a Google-mapped destination right to your car. BMW USA says this new functionality for its navigation systems -- part of its BMW Assist Safety Plan...Read More»

2009 BMW 7-Series Spied!

The wraps are coming off BMW’s next-generation 7-Series -- and we managed to get some revealing pictures of it near BMW’s Munich headquarters earlier today. This is first time the Mercedes S-Class competitor can be seen without the heavy cladding that made the elegant sedan look like an...Read More»

2011 Rolls-Royce Sedan: Spied!

We nabbed some new spy shots of Rolls Royce's new baby--dubbed internally as the RR4. Despite sharing some platform elements with the upcoming BMW 7-Series, the RR4 still manages to have entirely different dimensions--longer, wider and taller, with a longer wheelbase to boot. The RR4 has clearly...Read More»

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