2024 BMW 7 Series Review: Pricing, Specs, and Photos

The 2024 BMW 7 Series is a full-size luxury sedan with radical exterior styling, a choice of powerful engines, and a spacious, tech-filled interior. The 7 Series gets a hushed interior and smooth ride, ideal for long-distance drives. BMW also sprinkles some agility into the equation thanks to the rear-wheel steering system that allows drivers to have a little fun on twisty roads.

Pros

  • Multiple powertrain options
  • A long list of standard features
  • Spacious cabin with impeccable materials

Cons

  • Complicated infotainment interface
  • Unconventional design

What’s New?

BMW introduces a plug-in hybrid 750e to the lineup with all-wheel drive and a turbocharged 3.0-litre 6-cylinder engine working with an electric motor. The 740 model is now available with all-wheel drive. BMW also updates the infotainment system from iDrive 8 to iDrive 8.5.

Trims and Pricing

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740i$96,400
750e xDrive $107,000
760i xDrive $121,300

BMW offers three 2024 7 Series trims: 740i, 750e xDrive, and 760i xDrive. The entry-level 2024 BMW 7 Series gets a great selection of standard features, including an adaptive air suspension, a power trunk lid, a panoramic sunroof, 20-inch alloy wheels, soft close doors, etc. BMW fits the base 740i with a well-appointed interior, offering creature comforts like four-zone automatic climate control, heated front seats, leather upholstery, a heated steering wheel, etc.

The 740i gets plenty of options, including a Premium package, an Executive package, a Drive Assistance Professional package, an M Sport Professional package, and a Luxury rear Seating package.

The 2024 BMW 750e will most likely feature all the equipment in the base 740i but offer all-wheel drive, an electric motor, and a battery pack with over 35 miles of all-electric range.

The top trim BMW 760i gets a more powerful engine, upgraded leather upholstery, all-wheel drive, and ventilated front seats. BMW also offers the 760 with optional two-tone paint schemes.

Engine, Performance, and Transmission

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The base 2024 BMW 740i uses a reasonably potent turbocharged 3.0-liter 6-cylinder engine with 375 hp and 398 lb-ft of torque. The engine pairs with an 8-speed automatic transmission, sending power to the rear wheels. BMW also offers a 740i xDrive with all-wheel drive capability. While the base model sprints from 0 to 60 mph in 5.2 seconds, the all-wheel drive variant does it in 4.9 seconds.

The 2024 BMW 750e xDrive gets a more potent powertrain, the same turbocharged 3.0-liter 6-cylinder engine, but paired with an electric motor for a combined 483 hp and 479 lb-ft of torque. This engine pairs with an 8-speed automatic transmission, sending power to all four wheels. Its impressive performance translated to a quicker 0 to 60 mph sprint of 4.7 seconds.

At the top of the 2024 BMW 7 Series lineup sits the 760i xDrive with a twin-turbocharged 4.4-liter V8 engine producing 536 hp and 553 lb-ft of torque. The V8 mates to an 8-speed automatic transmission, sending power to all four wheels. The 2024 BMW 760i xDrive has a quick 0 to 60 mph sprint of 4.1 seconds.

All gasoline-powered models have a limited top speed of 155 mph, but the electrified 750e xDrive has a lower top speed of 127 mph.

Fuel Economy and Estimated Annual Fuel Costs

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According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the 2024 BMW 740i sedan has the best fuel economy rating of 25 mpg in the city, 31 mpg on the highway, and 28 mpg combined. All gasoline-powered 2024 BMW 7 Series models get a 19.5-gallon fuel tank, with the 740i getting an annual fuel cost estimate of $2,500.

Despite having better performance, the 2024 BMW 760i xDrive sedan gets a lower fuel economy rating of 18 mpg in the city, 25 mpg on the highway, and 20 mpg combined. It also gets a higher annual fuel cost of $3,500.

Interior Room and Cargo Space

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Front Headroom 39.8 inches
Front Legroom 41.2 inches
Rear Headroom38.6 inches
Rear Legroom 43.3 inches
Trunk Space 19.1 cu.ft

BMW’s 2024 7 Series sedan has an elegant interior with an expansive widescreen that integrates the digital gauge cluster with the infotainment touchscreen. The interior gets a futuristic design with minimal clutter, similar to most modern electric vehicles. All 2024 BMW 7 Series models get quality interior materials, with even the base 740i getting leather upholstery.

Opting for the Luxury rear Seating package offers more comfortable rear seats with ventilation, massage, and power recline functions. The 2024 BMW 7 Series also has more trunk space than rivals like the Mercedes Benz S Class and Audi A8.

Infotainment and Technology

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All 2024 BMW 7 Series models get a large 14.9 infotainment touchscreen with BMW’s latest iDrive 8.5 system. While BMW’s infotainment display is quite impressive, the lack of buttons makes it harder to make some fairly simple adjustments like seat heating or ventilation.

Fortunately, BMW fits a dial controller, making it easier to use the infotainment system. The latest iDrive 8.5 software recognizes voice commands and can help you adjust cabin temperature or find the nearest coffee shop. While using voice commands is more convenient, it interrupts with music or podcasts.

BMW also offers an optional Theatre Screen, which utilizes a 31.3-inch display mounted on the ceiling of the 7 Series. The screen uses the onboard 5G cellular data, allowing rear-seat passengers to browse the web and stream their favorite movies on Netflix. The rear seat passengers can easily interact with the display via the touchscreen displays on the door panels.

Safety Features

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All 2024 BMW 7 Series models come with plenty of standard safety features, including adaptive LED headlights with automatic high beams, parking sensors, blind spot monitoring, lane departure warning, automatic emergency braking, and BMW’s self-parking system. BMW also offers an optional Driving Assistance Professional Package with adaptive cruise control, advanced lane keeping, and a new hands-free driving feature on select highways.

For more information about the BMW 7 Series crash test results, check out the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

Warranty Coverage

BMW offers the 2024 7 Series lineup with great warranty coverage, including a 4-year or 50,000-mile limited warranty, a 4-year or 50,000-mile powertrain warranty, and a 3-year or 36,000-mile complimentary maintenance cover. The additional complimentary maintenance sets the 7 Series apart from its German rivals, Audi and Mercedes-Benz.