New 2020 7 Series Pricelist Added

The new 7 Series has undergone a heavy mid-lifecycle refresh or LCI as it’s internally known at BMW.

Usually car makers reserve the changes to front and rear bumper design and some head and tail light adjustments to give a renewed look 3-4 years into a model’s life.

The new 7 Series sees some drastic changes to the nose with a completely new shape to the previously athletic lookng flagship. The grille increases by a whopping 40% and a larger BMW roundel can be found on the hood.

The rear of a the vehicle also looks more prominent and bold and features lighting across the rear panel.  Inside there is a significant improvement to the iDrive 7.0 system and there is an even greater feel of luxury.

The question is, will it be enough to compete with the strong S-Class, which is the best selling luxury flagship world-wide.

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We’ve added the latest UK Pricelist to the site.

Download it now if you’re interested in finding out more.

BMW xDrive Explained

WHAT IS BMW xDRIVE TECHNOLOGY?

BMW xDRIVE technology is an advanced, permanent all-wheel drive system that ensures your BMW has the best possible traction at all times. This helps to keep you safe in inclement weather and in imperfect driving conditions, and helps provide smooth, sporty performance.

BMW xDRIVE technology is also efficient, ensuring that every kilowatt of power is used effectively to guide you on the road. It helps to pull you through curves and allows you to corner safely, and also lets drivers accelerate effortlessly on steep hills or slippery roads.

How Does BMW xDRIVE Work?

Under normal circumstances, xDRIVE distributes drive power between the front and rear axles in a 40:60 ratio. When road conditions change, xDRIVE can change this distribution to provide the most power to the axles with traction, even allocating up to 100% of its power to one axle. Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) helps to regulate xDRIVE, using sensors to monitor road conditions and providing brake force when it detects wheel spin is likely to occur.

When the BMW xDRIVE system detects oversteering, it can send more power to the front axle. If it detects understeering, drive power to the front axle can be reduced. This helps ensure that vehicle stability returns to normal quickly, often before the driver even notices any slippage occur.

Which Models Come Equipped with BMW xDRIVE?

Many vehicles in the BMW lineup either come standard with or can be equipped with xDRIVE. They include:

  • BMW 2 Series

  • BMW 3 Series

  • BMW 4 Series

  • BMW 5 Series

  • BMW 6 Series

  • BMW 7 Series

  • BMW 8 Series

  • BMW X1

  • BMW X3

  • BMW X4

  • BMW X5

  • BMW X6

  • BMW X7

X7 xDrive40i vs Mercedes Benz GLS 450, Range Rover, Infiniti QX80 and Lexus LX 570

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Finally, BMW is coming to market in March with a solid 7-Seat SUV with the BMW X7. Built in Spartanburg, largely with the US buyer in mind, this is long awaited model has been lacking in BMW’s arsenal forever, allowing GLS, Cadillac and Range Rover to truly dominate the luxury truck segment.

As 50% of the trucks will stay put in the US, here is an overview we pulled together showing the BMW X7 xDrive40i Base MSRP, Performance, towing capacity and standard equipment highlights.

Despite the long-in-the-tooth GLS being a cheaper base price, we found that it is so under-equipped versus the BMW X7 that a GLS would actually be more in the region of $80,800 with comparable standard equipment added.

X7 xDRIVE40i Comparison

Anything highlighted in yellow is a win for the X7 over Mercedes Benz.

Anything in red is less valuable than the X7’s equipment:


X7
xDrive40i

MB
GLS 450

Range
Rover 3.0L

Infiniti
QX80 V8

Lexus
LX 570
3-Row

  BASE MSRP
  

  $73,900
  

  $70,150
  

  $89,160
  

  $68,500
  

  $90,830
  

  PERFORMANCE
  

5.8 sec

6.5 sec

7.1 sec

5.9 sec

7.3
sec

  HP
  / TORQUE
  

335hp / 330 lb-ft

  362hp / 369 lb-ft
  

340hp / 332 lb-ft

400hp / 413 lb-ft

383hp / 403 lb-ft

  TOW
  CAPACITY
  

  7,500 lbs
  

  7,500 lbs
  

  7,716 lbs
  

8,500 lbs

  7,000 lbs
  
LUXURY, COMFORT AND PRESTIGE
21”
Wheels

19”
Wheels


19”
Wheels

20”
Wheels

20”
Wheels

Metallic
Paint

Optional

  Metallic
  Paint & Leather
  

  Metallic
  Paint & Leather
  

  Metallic
  & Leather
  

Panoramic
Glass Sunroof

Optional

  Moonroof
  

  Moonroof
  

  Moonroof
  

Electronic
seat adj. 3 rows

Electronic
driver
seat adj.

Electronic
front seat adj.

Electronic
front seat adj.

Electronic
front seat adj.

Electronic
split tailgate

Powered
tailgate

Powered
tailgate

Powered
tailgate

Powered tailgate

  Third
  Row
  – 7 Passengers
  

  Third
  Row – 7 Passengers
  

  Not
  Available
  

  Third
  Row – 7 Passengers
  

  Third
  Row – 8 Passegers
  

Multi-color
Ambient Lighting

Ambient
Lighting

Ambient
Lighting

Ambient
Lighting

Ambient
Lighting
TECHNOLOGY / SAFETY
Nav
w/ two 12.3” Display

7”
Display

Nav w/ 10” Display

Nav w/ 8” Display

  Nav
  w/ 12.3” Display
  

Comfort
Access

Optional

  Keyless
  Entry
  

  Keyless Entry
  

  Keyless
  Entry
  

Park
Distance
Control

Optional


  Park
  Distance
  Control
  

  Park
  Distance
  Control
  

  Park
  Distance
  Control
  

Active
Blind Spot Detection

Optional

Optional

Optional

  Blind
  Spot Monitor
  

4-
Zone Climate Control

2-Zone
Climate Control

3-Zone
Climate Control

3-Zone
Climate Control

  4-Zone Climate Control
  

Lane
Departure
Warning

Optional

  Lane
  Departure Warning
  

Optional

  Lane Departure
  

Wireless
Charging / Wifi

  -
  

  Wifi
  

Optional

Wireless Charging
Optional

  Frontal
  Collision Warning
  

  Active
  Brake
  Assist
  

  Emergency
  Braking
  

  Frontal Collision Warning
  

  Frontal Collision Warning
  
DYNAMICS
  2-Axle
  Air Suspension
  

  AIRMATIC
  suspension
  

  Air
  suspension
  

Double
wishbone

Dble wishbone fr
/ 4-Link rear

BMW X7 Pre-Orders starting to fill up. Only 1,000 left.

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The brand new and eagerly awaited BMW X7 is already a hit with those looking to drive the ‘President’ as BMW engineers, pioneers and planners called it internally.

In North America, BMW USA are taking deposits to guarantee an early build slot. Our sources found out that the first 1,000 have already been snapped up with another 1,000 build slots set to open up.

The last time we checked the Build Your Own tool still wasn’t live on bmw.co.uk or bmwusa.com so buyers will have to wait a little longer to visualize the options available.

We’ve just added the latest X7 Pricelist for the UK so check it out along with our other helpful brochures and guides.

BMW unveils its vision for a self-driving electric car

The 2019 BMW X5 is already making its way to Dealerships, and they’ve just announced a new smarter brother known as the Vision iNext. It follows the i theme, as in i3, i8 and the iX3.

BMW are flying the next BMW iNext on a plane to various cities to show reporters, but it wasn't open to the public.

Fully electric, fully autonomous, with one main screen in front, but it also has an overhead projector that displays whatever content you see fit on a book or a blank piece of paper.

“This is not just one vehicle, but a building block” for the next generation, BMW told us. The company is looking at 25 electrified vehicles by 2025, 12 of which will be all-electric.

BMW’s theme for the car is “your new favorite place,” which is pretty ambitious considering many people will be spending time in “their new favorite place” working or on their way to work. This is the second stage of iNext, by the way, and will be here in 2021; as mentioned, it'll be Level 3 autonomous capable, but the hardware and software is there for Level 4 autonomous driving. Like other automakers, BMW is waiting for the infrastructure/legalities to be figured out.

Read more:https://autoweek.com/article/autonomous-cars/bmw-vision-inext-future-here#ixzz5RXnuaECH

https://money.cnn.com/2018/09/15/autos/bmw-vision-inext-self-driving-electric/index.html

BMW X2 to get the M treatment - M35i

The X2 has been slow off the mark in terms of sales. But things are hotting up since the announcement of the sporty new X2 M35i which gives  sharper acceleration and handling for improved performance on the open road. Here's what to expect:

  • Kidney grille, exterior mirror caps and specially designed tailpipes, finished in "Cerium Grey"

  • 19-inch alloys coming standard,

  • Upgraded headlights and fog lights on either side of that grille up front

  • Unique spoiler and
    Twin exhaust

  • 20-inch alloys in Cerium Grey bicolor are available as an optional extra.

  • Two-liter, four-cylinder turbo gasoline engine - 225 kW (301 hp) and 450 Nm (332 lb-ft) of torque,

  • Eight-speed Steptronic transmission.

  • Launch control engaged, the X2 M35i can be shuttled to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.9 seconds.

BMW X5 xDrive45e iPerformance will come in time

The old X5 40e is now dwindling in availability at North American dealers. The next German mid-sized SUV is also set for electrification, but it looks like it will take its sweet time.

In a statement on Friday, BMW confirmed that the model launches in 2019 in Europe, noting, "US specific vehicle information will be finalized closer to market launch in 2020 as a 2021 model year."

The new X5 xDrive45e will have a much longer electric-only range and quicker acceleration thanks to the hybrid powertrain.

The new announcement hints that the new plug-in X5 will feature a 3.0-liter inline six turning out 286 horsepower. The lithium-ion powered electric motor will provide another 112-hp. In total you're looking at a decent 394 horsepower and 443 lb-feet of torque when BMW eventually start selling in 2020.