2020 BMW 7-Series (G11 Facelift - X7 Inspired)

eg2505

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I don't like that bra at all, I felt I needed to link his video, we can hear his 2c.

@eg2505 likes him.
I do, as hes a sensible guy, even in Yankland, where cars are dime a dozen and one can pick up a working car for R4K
he says one thing and one thing only, buy a toyota, everything else is cr@p, that falls apart after the warranty expires.
 

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I do, as hes a sensible guy, even in Yankland, where cars are dime a dozen and one can pick up a working car for R4K
he says one thing and one thing only, buy a toyota, everything else is cr@p, that falls apart after the warranty expires.
Yeah he doesn't talk sense... he is just annoying and fsck and opinionated as hell...
 

eg2505

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Yeah he doesn't talk sense... he is just annoying and fsck and opinionated as hell...
potato, potato, tomato tomato.
everyone has an opinion, and mine is he talks like a common man about stuff hes got experience in.
whats not to like?
 

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potato, potato, tomato tomato.
everyone has an opinion, and mine is he talks like a common man about stuff hes got experience in.
whats not to like?
Everything really.... The screeching, the over opinionated arrogance that he is right and everyone else is wrong..

But as you say, its a personal preference.
 

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Everything really.... The screeching, the over opinionated arrogance that he is right and everyone else is wrong..

But as you say, its a personal preference.
must be a Houston Texas thing, as in the world is wrong and I'm right.
some people like that, and some obviously don't.
me, I like his opinions, if it bothers you dont watch his videos, plenty of other motoring related youtubists out there.
(wish there was a SAffer doing motoring youtube, besides ignition GT)
 

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2020 BMW Alpina B7 Is The Fastest 7 Series You Can Buy

Those craving the full 600 ponies (447 kW) from BMW’s luxury limo have only had one choice which is the M760Li. While this sports limo offers a juicy blend of luxury and sportiness, its V12 powerplant has little to no mercy on fuel. This probably does not pose as a problem to the average 7-Series buyer but Alpina has solved the problem anyway with the new B7 set for 2020.

The new BMW Alpina B7 boasts the same 600 hp (447 kW) as the M760Li, but because the ponies here come from a 4.4-litre twin-turbo V8 there is effectively less fuel guzzled. Fuel economy, however, is not the B7’s specialty: despite it having a significantly smaller engine, this is the only 7-Series you can buy that can crack 330 km/h! The top speed does not only give you bragging rights over the M760Li but to external competition as well, as the Mercedes-AMG S63 will top out before that mark.

The 2020 BMW Alpina B7 also cuts the 0-100 km/h sprint by a tenth of a second from that of the M760Li. However, don’t think that this 5-meter luxury sedan has ditched its limo characteristic in favour of sportiness. As expected from a 7-Series, the insane speeds can still be enjoyed in luxury and comfort, much of this is owed to the B7’s opulent interior. For starters, Nappa leather comes as standard with a choice of having it quilted if you’re willing to pay a bit extra. Speaking of optional extras, there also Merino leather available and if you’re looking for a full-spec luxury setup you can opt for a rear executive lounge seating package with reclining seats and footrests, lounge center console, lavish rear buckets, and individual entertainment systems.

https://www.zero2turbo.com/2019/07/2020-bmw-alpina-b7-is-the-fastest-7-series-you-can-buy.html



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BMW 7 Series (2019) Specs & Price

The facelifted BMW 7 Series has arrived in South Africa. Here are the specifications and pricing for the luxury executive sedan.

The updated BMW 7 Series is here. Available in either standard length or long-wheelbase, the big and bold 7 Series is 22 mm longer than the outgoing model and yes, it's dominated by the imposing grille at the front. There are also tweaks to the rear design, giving it a fresher and more modern look.

Inside, there's a big focus on prestige and status, with attention to the acoustic treatment. There are also new cabin material options. BMW's new dashboard makes its debut here, as does the 'Hey BMW' digital assistant. In terms of powertrain, BMW has tweaked the engine lineup. Starting us off is the 740i, with a 3.0-litre turbocharged 6-cylinder with 250 kW and 450 Nm. It's capable of a 5.6 second claimed sprint to 100kph and consuming just 7.9 L/100.

Next up is the 4.4-litre turbocharged V8 750Li, with 390 kW and 750 Nm. It's a brisk limousine, with BMW claiming 4.1 seconds to 100 kph and consumption of 10.2 L/100 km. The 6.6-litre twin-turbocharged V12 engine does duty in the M760Li and with 448 kW and 850 Nm, this is the fastest 7 Series you can get. It'll dispatch the 0-100 kph in a claimed 3.8 seconds.

For those wanting diesel, a 3.0-litre 6-cylinder turbodiesel with 195 kW and 620 Nm is available. BMW claims 5.7 L/100 km for consumption, but it's still going to offer impressive performance (6.2 seconds to 100 kph) for such a large vehicle. Finally, there's a plugin hybrid option with the 745Le. The petrol/electric 3.0-litre 6-cylinder setup produces 290 kW and 600 Nm, while the economy claim of 2.8 L/100 km sounds incredible!

BMW 7 Series Price in South Africa (August 2019)

BMW 740Li R1 638 400

BMW 750Li R2 156 700

BMW M760Li xDrive R2 806 400

BMW M760 Li xDrive V12 Excellence R2 806 400

BMW 730Ld R1 669 400

BMW 745Le xDrive R1 755 300


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Want to go unnoticed? Then don't buy BMW's new 7 Series

Soon there will be no such thing as keeping a low profile while wafting around in a 7 Series, as the facelifted version of BMW’s grandest sedan has just gone on sale sporting a far more imposing look than ever.

This is largely thanks to a gigantic new front grille that’s 40 percent larger and 50mm taller than before, while the redesigned headlights are now smaller, and also optionally available with BMW Laserlight technology. Round back you’ll find slimmer 3D-effect tail lights with red and black surfacing, along with larger chrome exhaust surrounds and reshaped apron contours.

Fresh paint colours and new alloy wheel designs round off the external revisions, while subtle interior enhancements come in the form of new wood trim strips and extended quilting for the Nappa leather seat upholstery.

The new 7 gets an infotainment upgrade with the fitment of BMW’s latest Operating System 7.0, complete with the ‘artificial intelligence’ digital Personal Assistant, a new digital instrument cluster as well as new (optional) 25.4cm full-HD touchscreen displays for rear seat occupants.

Much more power from redesigned V8

The biggest mechanical changes take place beneath the bonnet of the 740Li model, which get’s BMW’s new 4.4-litre V8. Producing 60kW more than before, the V8 is now good for 390kW and 750Nm.

If you’re looking for something more frugal, BMW also offers a new plug-in hybrid variant that mates BMW’s 3-litre, six-cylinder turbopetrol engine to an electric motor for a combined output of 290kW, while the 15.0 kWh battery is said to offer an electric only range of up to 58km.

Alternatively, BMW is still offering the familiar 3-litre quad-turbo diesel motor, with 195kW and 620Nm.

At the opposite end of the scale is a slightly revised M760Li model, which gets a new gasoline particulate filter to reduce emissions, although the output is also reduced from 448kW to 430kW.

PRICES

740Li R1 638 400
730Ld R1 669 400
745Le xDrive R1 755 300
750Li xDrive R2 156 700
M760Li xDrive R2 806 400
M760Li xDrive Excellence R2 806 400

 

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Facelifted BMW 7 Series finally hits the market in South Africa

The facelifted BMW 7 Series has finally hit the market in South Africa, with the local range comprising five derivatives at launch.

Of course, we already shared initial pricing as long ago as January 2019 (soon after the refreshed model’s reveal), before BMW SA confirmed the final figures in April. But now the flagship sedan has officially touched down on local soil.

As we’ve already reported, only long-wheelbase variants (and thus no longer the standard-wheelbase models) are available locally, mirroring the approach taken by Mercedes-Benz South Africa with its S-Class saloon.

The line-up kicks off with the 740Li from R1 638 400, while the 730Ld will set you back from R1 669 400. The plug-in hybrid 745Le xDrive is next from R1 755 300, with the 750Li xDrive (employing the brand’s 4,4-litre V8 engine, here worth 390 kW) starting at R2 156 700.

And the V12-powered M760Li xDrive? Well, the flagship M Performance version of the 7 Series lives on, bearing a starting price of R2 806 400. This variant can furthermore be ordered in Excellence guise, for the same price.

Pricing:

BMW 730Ld: R1 669 400
BMW 740Li: R1 638 400
BMW 745Le xDrive: R1 755 300
BMW 750Li xDrive: R2 156 700
BMW M760Li xDrive: R2 806 400

 

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BMW 7 Series - Will it top the S-Class? - OSV

When BMW launched the sixth generation version of its top saloon, the 7 Series, it elevated itself back into contention at the top end of the luxury segment for large saloons.

But much has happened since. This significantly revised model has had to get clever to keep up with the demands of the marketplace.

With a frugal diesel and a plug-in hybrid available, it proves even luxury barges need a conscience these days.

Watch the detailed in-depth OSV review at the link below (note that it is VERY long & has a running time of 1 hr 18 mins & 26 seconds):

 
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