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The new BMW 7-Series remains the choice for driver-focused luxury sedans and the 730d might be the smartest choice in the range.
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BMW recalls 1.6 million diesels globally over fire risk

BMW has extended a safety recall for diesel vehicles across various model lines over a potential fire risk – now affecting around 268,000 units in the UK and 1.6 million globally. According to the Bavarian marque, the fault could see the exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) cooler can leak glycol liquid, which could result in "smoldering particles" when combined with high temperatures in the EGR modules and "typical soot particles"...

BMW 740Le v Lexus LS500h 0-250km/h - video

The BMW 740Le and Lexus LS500h are two hybrid-powered luxury limousines which wouldn't necessarily be your first choice for a drag race. In a new YouTube clip, however, AutoTopNL has compared the acceleration from the two upper-large land yachts from 0 to 250km/h – and the result may surprise you. Powering the plug-in hybrid BMW is a 190kW/400Nm 2...

2019 BMW 7 Series facelift spied with huge new grille

Sometimes facelifts are subtle affairs, and others they're all about shouting just how new everything is. The upcoming BMW 7 Series looks as though it will fall into the latter category. Thanks to the X7 Concept, and the recently unveiled next-generation X5, we knew the Bavarian automaker is keen on super-sizing its double-kidney grille, especially for high-end models...

2019 BMW 7 Series to get more powerful PHEV variant – report

BMW is preparing an uprated plug-in hybrid version of its 7 Series as part of the car's mid-life update, according to a new report out of the UK. Autocar claims the current 740e iPerformance PHEV will be replaced by a more powerful '745e' with the upcoming 'LCI' facelift, reportedly due for release in 2019...

2019 BMW 7 Series facelift spied

The facelifted BMW 7 Series has been spied doing some hot laps around the Nurburgring Nordschleife. Compared to the spy photo set taken in January, this latest 7 Series prototype looks to be wearing production versions of its revised headlamps and tail-lights, albeit heavily taped up and disguised...

BMW M7 name trademarked

A trademark registration has been made for the BMW M7 name, suggesting a new high-performance sedan is in the works. Bimmerfest has unearthed an trademark filing by BMW for the M7 name with the US Patent and Trademark Office. The company lodged its application on April 27 this year, and is currently awaiting examination and final approval...

2019 BMW 7 Series 'LCI' spied

The facelifted BMW 7 Series has been snapped during winter testing, previewing the limousine BMW will use to tackle the Audi A8 and Mercedes S-Class. At the moment, details about the facelift have been well concealed by BMW. The 7 Series 'LCI' – or Life Cycle Impulse – refresh will carry new head- and tail-lights, along with minor revisions to the bumpers...

BMW planning unique electric motors and batteries; working on emotionally appealing sound for EVs

BMW says that while the current design of electric motors across the world's various brands may not be as varied as with internal combustion engines (ICE), its investment in battery technology and integrated electric motor units will see it step ahead of the competition in the years to come...

2019 BMW 7 Series facelift spied

The BMW 7 Series facelift has been spied undergoing testing on public roads in Germany. Although the latest 7 Series was only launched in 2015, all of its mainstream luxury competitors have been refreshed or renewed since then. The mid-cycle update, or life change impulse (LCI) if you speak fluent Bavarian, seems to include new headlamps, bumpers and grille, probably with a sportier design than today's car...

BMW unveils new black-and-white logo for exclusive models

BMW has announced it will double down on its efforts to provide the ultimate luxury car, with the German brand's forthcoming model offensive moving the absolute best of its offering into a distinct product category with its own unique logo...

BMW 7 Series 40 Jahre Edition bound for Australia

The BMW 7 Series 40 Jahre Edition, commemorating 40 years of the company's flagship limousine, is on its way to Australia. Limited to 200 units globally - with just four bound for Australia - the 7 Series 40 Jahre Edition gets a range of BMW Individual appointments inside and out, along with '7 40 Jahre'-branded badging and signets everywhere...