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Compare BMW 7 Series E65 LCI

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Neoscore
82%
Pros
  • Rather elegant exterior design
  • Powerful V8 and V12 engine options
  • Good 0.28 drag coefficient
  • Good interior fit and finish
Cons
  • Stuck with MacPherson struts in the front

Variants

730d
730i
730Ld
730Li
740i
740Li
745d
750i
750Li
760i
760Li

Capacity

Cargo Capacity
500 L / 17.7 cu-ft
Coolant Capacity
730d10.0 L / 10.6 qt
730i11.4 L / 12.0 qt
730Ld10.0 L / 10.6 qt
730Li11.4 L / 12.0 qt
Engine Oil Capacity
730d8.2 L / 8.7 qt
730i6.5 L / 6.9 qt
730Ld8.2 L / 8.7 qt
730Li6.5 L / 6.9 qt
740i8.0 L / 8.5 qt
740Li8.0 L / 8.5 qt
745d9.5 L / 10.0 qt
750i8.0 L / 8.5 qt
750Li8.0 L / 8.5 qt
760i8.5 L / 9.0 qt
760Li8.5 L / 9.0 qt
Fuel Capacity
88.0 L / 23.2 gal
Passengers
5
Payload
730d580 kg / 1279 lbs
730i580 kg / 1279 lbs
730Ld580 kg / 1279 lbs
730Li580 kg / 1279 lbs
740i580 kg / 1279 lbs
740Li580 kg / 1279 lbs
745d580 kg / 1279 lbs
750i580 kg / 1279 lbs
750Li580 kg / 1279 lbs
760i540 kg / 1190 lbs
760Li500 kg / 1102 lbs

Chassis

Brakes | Front
Ventilated discs
Brakes | Rear
730dDisc
730iDisc
730LdDisc
730LiDisc
740iDisc
740LiDisc
745dDisc
750iVentilated discs
750LiVentilated discs
760iVentilated discs
760LiVentilated discs
Power Steering
Hydraulic Steering
Suspension | Front
MacPherson strut
Suspension | Rear
Multi-link
Tire Size
730d245/55 R17
730i245/55 R17
730Ld245/55 R17
730Li245/55 R17
740i245/55 R17
740Li245/55 R17
745d245/50 R18
750i245/55 R17
750Li245/55 R17
760i245/50 R18
760Li245/50 R18
Turning Circle
730d12.1 m / 39.7 ft
730i12.1 m / 39.7 ft
730Ld12.6 m / 41.3 ft
730Li12.6 m / 41.3 ft
740i12.1 m / 39.7 ft
740Li12.6 m / 41.3 ft
745d12.1 m / 39.7 ft
750i12.1 m / 39.7 ft
750Li12.6 m / 41.3 ft
760i12.1 m / 39.7 ft
760Li12.6 m / 41.3 ft

Construction

Body Style
4-door Sedan

Dimensions

Size | Height
730d1491 mm / 58.7 in
730i1491 mm / 58.7 in
730Ld1484 mm / 58.4 in
730Li1484 mm / 58.4 in
740i1491 mm / 58.7 in
740Li1484 mm / 58.4 in
745d1491 mm / 58.7 in
750i1491 mm / 58.7 in
750Li1484 mm / 58.4 in
760i1491 mm / 58.7 in
760Li1484 mm / 58.4 in
Size | Length
730d5039 mm / 198.4 in
730i5039 mm / 198.4 in
730Ld5179 mm / 203.9 in
730Li5179 mm / 203.9 in
740i5039 mm / 198.4 in
740Li5179 mm / 203.9 in
745d5039 mm / 198.4 in
750i5039 mm / 198.4 in
750Li5179 mm / 203.9 in
760i5039 mm / 198.4 in
760Li5179 mm / 203.9 in
Size | Width
1902 mm / 74.9 in
Track Width | Front
1578.0 mm / 62.1 in
Track Width | Rear
1596.0 mm / 62.8 in
Weight
730d1900.0 kg / 4188.8 lbs
730i1805.0 kg / 3979.3 lbs
730Ld1940.0 kg / 4277.0 lbs
730Li1835.0 kg / 4045.5 lbs
740i1895.0 kg / 4177.8 lbs
740Li1935.0 kg / 4265.9 lbs
745d2040.0 kg / 4497.4 lbs
750i1910.0 kg / 4210.8 lbs
750Li1950.0 kg / 4299.0 lbs
760i2105.0 kg / 4640.7 lbs
760Li2180.0 kg / 4806.1 lbs
Wheel Size
730d17 in
730i17 in
730Ld17 in
730Li17 in
740i17 in
740Li17 in
745d18 in
750i17 in
750Li17 in
760i18 in
760Li18 in
Wheelbase
730d2990 mm / 117.7 in
730i2990 mm / 117.7 in
730Ld3130 mm / 123.2 in
730Li3130 mm / 123.2 in
740i2990 mm / 117.7 in
740Li3130 mm / 123.2 in
745d2990 mm / 117.7 in
750i2990 mm / 117.7 in
750Li3130 mm / 123.2 in
760i2990 mm / 117.7 in
760Li3130 mm / 123.2 in

Performance

Acceleration | 0 - 100 km/h
730d7.8 sec
730i7.8 sec
730Ld7.9 sec
730Li7.9 sec
740i6.8 sec
740Li6.9 sec
745d6.6 sec
750i5.9 sec
750Li6.0 sec
760i5.5 sec
760Li5.6 sec
Acceleration | 0 - 60 mph
730d7.4 sec
730i7.4 sec
730Ld7.5 sec
730Li7.5 sec
740i6.5 sec
740Li6.6 sec
745d6.3 sec
750i5.6 sec
750Li5.7 sec
760i5.2 sec
760Li5.3 sec
Coefficient Of Drag
0.29
Fuel Economy
730d7.9 L/100km / 29.8 MPG (combined) | 10.9 L/100km / 21.6 MPG (urban) | 6.2 L/100km / 37.9 MPG (highway)
730i10.1 L/100km / 23.3 MPG (combined) | 14.6 L/100km / 16.1 MPG (urban) | 7.5 L/100km / 31.4 MPG (highway)
730Ld8.0 L/100km / 29.4 MPG (combined) | 11.0 L/100km / 21.4 MPG (urban) | 6.3 L/100km / 37.3 MPG (highway)
730Li10.1 L/100km / 23.3 MPG (combined) | 14.6 L/100km / 16.1 MPG (urban) | 7.5 L/100km / 31.4 MPG (highway)
740i11.2 L/100km / 21.0 MPG (combined) | 16.3 L/100km / 14.4 MPG (urban) | 8.2 L/100km / 28.7 MPG (highway)
740Li11.2 L/100km / 21.0 MPG (combined) | 16.3 L/100km / 14.4 MPG (urban) | 8.2 L/100km / 28.7 MPG (highway)
745d9.0 L/100km / 26.1 MPG (combined) | 12.8 L/100km / 18.4 MPG (urban) | 6.8 L/100km / 34.6 MPG (highway)
750i11.4 L/100km / 20.6 MPG (combined) | 16.9 L/100km / 13.9 MPG (urban) | 8.3 L/100km / 28.3 MPG (highway)
750Li11.4 L/100km / 20.6 MPG (combined) | 16.9 L/100km / 13.9 MPG (urban) | 8.3 L/100km / 28.3 MPG (highway)
760i13.6 L/100km / 17.3 MPG (combined) | 20.7 L/100km / 11.4 MPG (urban) | 9.5 L/100km / 24.8 MPG (highway)
760Li13.6 L/100km / 17.3 MPG (combined) | 20.7 L/100km / 11.4 MPG (urban) | 9.5 L/100km / 24.8 MPG (highway)
Top Speed
730d235.0 km/h / 146.0 mph
730i237.0 km/h / 147.3 mph
730Ld235.0 km/h / 146.0 mph
730Li237.0 km/h / 147.3 mph
740i250.0 km/h / 155.3 mph
740Li250.0 km/h / 155.3 mph
745d250.0 km/h / 155.3 mph
750i250.0 km/h / 155.3 mph
750Li250.0 km/h / 155.3 mph
760i250.0 km/h / 155.3 mph
760Li250.0 km/h / 155.3 mph

Powertrain

Drivetrain Layout
Front-engine (longitudinal), Rear-wheel drive
Emission Standard
Euro 4
Engine
730dM57D30
730iN52B30
730LdM57D30
730LiN52B30
740iN62B40
740LiN62B40
745dM67D44
750iN62B48
750LiN62B48
760iN73B60
760LiN73B60
Engine | Bore
730d84.0 mm / 3.3 in
730i85.0 mm / 3.3 in
730Ld84.0 mm / 3.3 in
730Li85.0 mm / 3.3 in
740i87.0 mm / 3.4 in
740Li87.0 mm / 3.4 in
745d87.0 mm / 3.4 in
750i93.0 mm / 3.7 in
750Li93.0 mm / 3.7 in
760i89.0 mm / 3.5 in
760Li89.0 mm / 3.5 in
Engine | Compression Ratio
730d17.0:1
730i10.7:1
730Ld17.0:1
730Li10.7:1
740i10.5:1
740Li10.5:1
745d17.0:1
750i10.5:1
750Li10.5:1
760i11.3:1
760Li11.3:1
Engine | Displacement
730d3.0 L / 182.6 cu-in / 2993.0 cc
730i3.0 L / 182.8 cu-in / 2996.0 cc
730Ld3.0 L / 182.6 cu-in / 2993.0 cc
730Li3.0 L / 182.8 cu-in / 2996.0 cc
740i4.0 L / 244.1 cu-in / 4000.0 cc
740Li4.0 L / 244.1 cu-in / 4000.0 cc
745d4.4 L / 269.9 cu-in / 4423.0 cc
750i4.8 L / 292.9 cu-in / 4799.0 cc
750Li4.8 L / 292.9 cu-in / 4799.0 cc
760i6.0 L / 364.4 cu-in / 5972.0 cc
760Li6.0 L / 364.4 cu-in / 5972.0 cc
Engine | Power
730d231.0 hp / 172.3 kW @ 4000 rpm
730i258.0 hp / 192.4 kW @ 6600 rpm
730Ld231.0 hp / 172.3 kW @ 4000 rpm
730Li258.0 hp / 192.4 kW @ 6600 rpm
740i306.0 hp / 228.2 kW @ 6300 rpm
740Li306.0 hp / 228.2 kW @ 6300 rpm
745d330.0 hp / 246.1 kW @ 3800 rpm
750i367.0 hp / 273.7 kW @ 6300 rpm
750Li367.0 hp / 273.7 kW @ 6300 rpm
760i445.0 hp / 331.8 kW @ 6000 rpm
760Li445.0 hp / 331.8 kW @ 6000 rpm
Engine | Specific Output
730d77.2 hp/L / 1.3 hp/cu-in
730i86.1 hp/L / 1.4 hp/cu-in
730Ld77.2 hp/L / 1.3 hp/cu-in
730Li86.1 hp/L / 1.4 hp/cu-in
740i76.5 hp/L / 1.3 hp/cu-in
740Li76.5 hp/L / 1.3 hp/cu-in
745d74.6 hp/L / 1.2 hp/cu-in
750i76.5 hp/L / 1.3 hp/cu-in
750Li76.5 hp/L / 1.3 hp/cu-in
760i74.5 hp/L / 1.2 hp/cu-in
760Li74.5 hp/L / 1.2 hp/cu-in
Engine | Stroke
730d90.0 mm / 3.5 in
730i88.0 mm / 3.5 in
730Ld90.0 mm / 3.5 in
730Li88.0 mm / 3.5 in
740i84.1 mm / 3.3 in
740Li84.1 mm / 3.3 in
745d93.0 mm / 3.7 in
750i88.3 mm / 3.5 in
750Li88.3 mm / 3.5 in
760i80.0 mm / 3.1 in
760Li80.0 mm / 3.1 in
Engine | Torque
730d520 Nm / 383.5 lb-ft @ 2000-2750 rpm
730i300 Nm / 221.3 lb-ft @ 2500-4000 rpm
730Ld520 Nm / 383.5 lb-ft @ 2000-2750 rpm
730Li300 Nm / 221.3 lb-ft @ 2500-4000 rpm
740i390 Nm / 287.6 lb-ft @ 3500 rpm
740Li390 Nm / 287.6 lb-ft @ 3500 rpm
745d750 Nm / 553.2 lb-ft @ 1900-2500 rpm
750i490 Nm / 361.4 lb-ft @ 3400 rpm
750Li490 Nm / 361.4 lb-ft @ 3400 rpm
760i600 Nm / 442.5 lb-ft @ 3950 rpm
760Li600 Nm / 442.5 lb-ft @ 3950 rpm
Engine | Type
730dTurbocharged commonrail diesel inline-6 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinder
730iNaturally-aspirated multi-port injected petrol inline-6 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinder
730LdTurbocharged commonrail diesel inline-6 engine with 4 values per cylinder
730LiNaturally-aspirated multi-port injected petrol inline-6 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinder
740iNaturally-aspirated multi-port injected petrol V8 engine with 4 values per cylinder
740LiNaturally-aspirated multi-port injected petrol V8 engine with 4 values per cylinder
745dBi-turbocharged commonrail diesel V8 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinder
750iNaturally-aspirated multi-port injected petrol V8 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinder
750LiNaturally-aspirated multi-port injected petrol V8 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinder
760iNaturally-aspirated multi-port injected petrol V12 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinder
760LiNaturally-aspirated multi-port injected petrol V12 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinder
Transmission | Gears
6-speed
Transmission | Type
Automatic Steptronic

Production

Availability
730d2005 ~ 2008
730i2005 ~ 2008
730Ld2005 ~ 2008
730Li2005 ~ 2008
740i2005 ~ 2008
740Li2005 ~ 2008
745d2005 ~ 2008
750i2005 ~ 2008
750Li2005 ~ 2008
760i2005 ~ 2008
760Li2005 ~ 2008
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