May 30, 2012
2013 BMW 7 Series Facelift is a discreet, more efficient, safer and more attractive facelift (obviously) for the German luxury model. The drive-trains have been improved, and the interior has received a number of changes, including the reconfigured iDrive system.
BMW 7 Series – flagship of the car manufacturer from Munich, received a discreet facelift. The debut of the 2013 BMW 7 Series Facelift on the European market will be held in September this year.
The new 2013 BMW 7 Series received a revised exterior, the main change being applied to headlights, but elements such as bonnet, front grille and air vents on the front bumper have been also modified. The front grille has 9 vertical lines instead of 12, element that will provide a stronger presence on the road, according to the BMW designers. The side mirrors were also redesigned, now integrating the external signals. At the posterior, optical blocks kept their shape and chrome trim, but now have a different contrast due to different shades of red used on the facelift version. The rear bumper incorporates a discreet chrome trim.
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2013 BMW 7 Series Facelift – design, technology, engines
Adaptive headlights with LED are standard on the BMW 740i/Li and 750i/Li and the rings from light clusters also include LEDs. BMW claim that the new optical blocks have a color close to daylight, and their new configuration gives them a stronger presence on the road.
The headlights adaptive function of the 2013 BMW 7 Series Facelift takes into account the vehicle speed, the turning-wheels angle and rate of steering-wheel rotation, all having an important factor on the movement of the light beam. BMW engineers have integrated an additional source of light for low speed turns addressed to ensure optimum lighting in these situations.
The interior of the 2013 BMW 7 Series Facelift has redesigned front seats and driver-focused ergonomics. The 760Li version includes individual rear seats that can be tilted and moved independently. For extra space for rear passengers, the ceiling of the long wheelbase versions was raised almost 2 centimeters (0.8 inches).
BMW’s engineers have improved the soundproofing of the 2013 Series 7 and the rear seals have been revised to minimize the environmental noise. The interior of the BMW flagship received another type of ambient light, color that can be changed after the user’s preferences. Optionally, customers can order a Bang & Olufsen audio system with 16 speakers, the 7-Series Facelift can be ordered with a dedicated multimedia system for the rear seat occupants, which is based on a flat 9.2 inch screen.
With the facelift, 2013 BMW 7 Series has received a new set of board gauges, based on a 10.25 inch monitor, which allows the display of key information for driving in a new spectrum. Now, the instruments are available through different colors and graphics according to the selected driving mode via the Driver Experience Control. The iDrive display, at the center of the instrument panel, also have been visually improved, the graphics being optimized for animation and 3D images.
The list of optional features for the 2013 BMW 7 Series Facelift include elements such as the BMW Night Vision + Dynamic Light Sport, the latter being a unique technology for pedestrians recognition. 2013 BMW 7 Series can automatically recognize the driver’s fatigue level and can remember the speed limit on the traveled road section, it can tell if overruns are prohibited, and it’s equipped with an advanced adaptive cruise-control system with Stop & Go. The iDrive system and the BMW Professional navigation system, integrates a new graphic engine and a reprogrammed operating system, which offers superior performance.
2013 BMW 7 Series Facelift keeps its top engine, the 6.0-liter Twin Turbo V12 that develops 544 horsepower (406 kW/552 PS) and 750 Nm (553 lb/ft) and accelerates from 0-100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.6 seconds. As standard, all versions are offered with ZF 8-speed automatic transmissions. The average fuel consumption is 13.0 liters/100 km (21.7 mpg imperial, 18.1 mpg US).
2013 BMW 7 Series is offered in with smaller engines, respectively 750i/Li and a 750i/Li hybrid version. The ActiveHybrid version develops 472 HP (352 KW/480 PS) and has an average fuel consumption of 9.4 liters100 km (30 mpg imperial , 25 mpg US), although it abandoned the old V8 in favor of a six-cylinder inline engine.
BMW customers have to choose from three diesel versions of the 2013 7 Series, the most economic developing 245 HP (183 kW/248 PS) and offering an average fuel consumption of 6.8 liter/100 km (41.5 mpg imperial, 35 mpg US), while the 750d develops 381 HP (284 kW/386 PS) and 740 Nm (545.7 lb/ft) from a 3.0-liter tri-turbo unit. The BMW 750i power-train received the Valvetronic system and the high pressure direct injection, which gives 45 HP in addition to its predecessor.
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