2015 BMW 7-Series

Pros: Outstanding ride quality; broad range of powertrain choices, including a hybrid model and new-for-2015 diesel engine; loads of high-tech optional features available

Cons: Steep prices get steeper as options are added; large, powerful engines have expectedly large appetites for fuel; lots of gadgetry makes for some complicated controls

CG Says: BMW’s flagship big sedans boast executive-jet levels of comfort, sophistication, and power… with price tags to match. For 2015, the 7-Series lineup gains a diesel-engine version called the 740Ld xDrive—the “L” is for extended-length and “xDrive” means all-wheel drive. Other 2015 7-Series models see minor trim changes, such as LED lighting and standard Bluetooth connectivity with a USB port. The 7-Series is well worth your consideration, with the Alpina B7 being an especially attractive option for those who value exclusivity and sporty driving dynamics.

The Facts
Class Premium Large Car
Body Style(s) 4-door sedan
Passenger Count 5
Drive Wheels rear-wheel drive, all-wheel drive
Manufacturer BMW
Nation of Manufacture Germany
Base Prices 740i: $74,950
750i: $88,250
AWD 750i xDrive: $91,250
740Li: $78,950
AWD 740Li xDrive: $81,950
AWD 740Ld xDrive: $83,450
750Li: $91,950
AWD 750Li xDrive: $94,950
760Li: $142,150
ActiveHybrid 7: $85,250
ALPINA B7 SWB: $129,250
AWD ALPINA B7 SWB xDrive: $132,250
ALPINA B7 LWB: $133,150
AWD ALPINA B7 LWB xDrive: $136,150

Base Engine
turbocharged 3.0-liter 6-cylinder
Horsepower
315
Std. Transmission
8-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
19
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
28-29

Optional Engine
turbo-diesel 3.0-liter 6-cylinder
Horsepower
255
Std. Transmission
8-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
23
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
31

Optional Engine
turbocharged 4.4-liter V8
Horsepower
445 (750) 540 (Alpina B7)
Std. Transmission
8-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
16-17
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
24-25

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2015 BMW Alpina B7
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2015 BMW ActiveHybrid 7