Car News 18 May 2016

BMW’s quad-turbo 7 Series

BMW will release it’s most powerful diesel yet; the new 750d from the 7 series range boasts 6 cylinders and four turbochargers.

BMW’s new engine will first feature in the 750d xDrive and 750Ld xDrive. The new engine is a 3.0-litre straight-six quad-turbo diesel. There are two high-pressure turbochargers and two low-pressure, boosting the performance of the BMW to 394bhp with 760Nm of torque, delivering 0-62mph in 4.6 seconds and a restricted 155mph flat out.

The new engine will drive power to all-four wheels and an eight-speed ZF automatic gearbox comes as standard. The Long wheel base 750d variant featuring the same engine and reaches 0-62mph in 4.7 seconds. BMW will also release a hybrid plug-in model, the 322bhp 740e iPerformance with an electric motor and a 2.0-litre 4 cylinder petrol engine, hitting 0-62mph in 5.4 seconds.

The new 7 Series range will be available from July this year.  The 740e starts at £68,330, with pricing for the 750d xDrive yet to be confirmed.

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