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BMW has officially unveiled a new entry-level version of its flagship 7 series sedan at the Detroit Auto Show. Priced from $71,025, it undercuts the current 750i by roughly $11,000 bringing the 7-Series into a slightly more affordable bracket.

Using BMW’s twin-turbo inline-six cylinder engine, the 740i (and extended-wheelbase 740Li) make 315-hp at 5800 rpm and 330 ft-lbs of torque from 1600-4500 rpm. That’s V8 power from a six-cylinder. No fuel-economy numbers have yet to be released, but expected the 740i to undercut the 750 by a considerable margin.

Both the BMW 740i and BMW 740Li will be available with all 7 Series options including the M Sport, driver assistance, luxury seating, rear entertainment and BMW Individual Composition packages. The 740Li is priced from $75,425.

The 740i and 740Li join the V8 750i/750Li and V12 760Li in BMW’s flagship line in North America.

More: 2010 Detroit Auto Show Coverage on AutoGuide.com
 

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I wonder why they didn't tune the engine to 335 hp 332 lbft like they didi with teh z4 :dunno Maybe they didn't want the 740 stealing potential buyers away from the 750 :rolleyes:
 

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That is a beautiful car. Wow doesn't even begin to describe it.

As for the HP, It's a sedan not an M4. I just want to cruise 80 or so on the highway and hit the lower 100's passing someone. If that's a 1/2 second slower to do so, no biggy. WTF? Like I can afford one anyway...LOL!!!!
 
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