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BMW 7 Series E65 / E66 Sedan (2001-2005)

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Product Overview

BMW 7 Series E65 is a flagship full-size luxury sedan in production from 2001 to 2005, whereupon it received a facelift. The long-wheelbase version of the E65 had the E66 model code. The E65 / E66 was available with a range of I6, V8, and V12 engines that displaced 3.0 to 6.0 liters.
The most interesting option was undoubtedly the N73 V12 found in the 760i / 760Li. It featured double-VANOS (variable valve timing) and valvetronic (variable valve lift), and was the most advanced naturally-aspirated V12 that BMW ever made.
Two other interesting options are the N52 NA petrol and M57 turbo diesel inline-6s. Both are reliable and well-balanced. They are also easy to DIY on.
The M67 V8 diesel was also interesting, though it was not a really reliable option.
BMW has made a good effort in aerodynamics, with a decent 0.28 coefficient of drag to show for it. While many questioned the styling of the E65, many others find it to be an elegant design.
Drivers who appreciate handling should keep in mind that the E65 used MacPherson front suspension, which doesn't provide the best cornering performance.

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Ratings

What we found**

Neoscore: 80% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Powerful and smooth engine options
  • Elegant exterior design
  • Good 0.28 drag coefficient
Cons
  • Stuck with MacPherson struts in the front
  • Manual options no longer available

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Specifications

Variants:
730d
730i
730Li
735i
735Li
740d
745i
745Li
760i
760Li

Capacity

Cargo Capacity
500 L / 17.7 cu-ft
730dCoolant Capacity
10.0 L / 10.6 qt
730iCoolant Capacity
11.4 L / 12.0 qt
730LiCoolant Capacity
11.4 L / 12.0 qt
735iCoolant Capacity
14.1 L / 14.9 qt
735LiCoolant Capacity
14.1 L / 14.9 qt
740dCoolant Capacity
16.4 L / 17.3 qt
745iCoolant Capacity
14.1 L / 14.9 qt
745LiCoolant Capacity
14.1 L / 14.9 qt
730dEngine Oil Capacity
8.2 L / 8.7 qt
730iEngine Oil Capacity
6.5 L / 6.9 qt
730LiEngine Oil Capacity
6.5 L / 6.9 qt
735iEngine Oil Capacity
8.0 L / 8.5 qt
735LiEngine Oil Capacity
8.0 L / 8.5 qt
740dEngine Oil Capacity
9.5 L / 10.0 qt
745iEngine Oil Capacity
8.0 L / 8.5 qt
745LiEngine Oil Capacity
8.0 L / 8.5 qt
760iEngine Oil Capacity
8.5 L / 9.0 qt
760LiEngine Oil Capacity
8.5 L / 9.0 qt
Fuel Capacity
88.0 L / 23.2 gal
Passengers
5
730dPayload
580 kg / 1279 lbs
730iPayload
655 kg / 1444 lbs
730LiPayload
695 kg / 1532 lbs
735iPayload
580 kg / 1279 lbs
735LiPayload
580 kg / 1279 lbs
740dPayload
580 kg / 1279 lbs
745iPayload
590 kg / 1301 lbs
745LiPayload
580 kg / 1279 lbs
760iPayload
615 kg / 1356 lbs
760LiPayload
595 kg / 1312 lbs

Chassis

Brakes | Front
Ventilated discs
730dBrakes | Rear
Disc
730iBrakes | Rear
Disc
730LiBrakes | Rear
Disc
735iBrakes | Rear
Ventilated discs
735LiBrakes | Rear
Ventilated discs
740dBrakes | Rear
Disc
745iBrakes | Rear
Ventilated discs
745LiBrakes | Rear
Ventilated discs
760iBrakes | Rear
Ventilated discs
760LiBrakes | Rear
Ventilated discs
Power Steering
Hydraulic Steering
Suspension | Front
MacPherson strut
Suspension | Rear
Helical spring
730dTire Size
245/55 R17
730iTire Size
225/60 R17
730LiTire Size
245/55 R17
735iTire Size
245/55 R17 W
735LiTire Size
245/55 R17
740dTire Size
245/55 R17
745iTire Size
245/55 R17
745LiTire Size
245/55 R17
760iTire Size
245/50 R18
760LiTire Size
245/50 R18
730dTurning Circle
12.1 m / 39.7 ft
730iTurning Circle
12.1 m / 39.7 ft
730LiTurning Circle
12.6 m / 41.3 ft
735iTurning Circle
12.1 m / 39.7 ft
735LiTurning Circle
12.6 m / 41.3 ft
740dTurning Circle
12.1 m / 39.7 ft
745iTurning Circle
12.1 m / 39.7 ft
745LiTurning Circle
12.6 m / 41.3 ft
760iTurning Circle
12.1 m / 39.7 ft
760LiTurning Circle
12.6 m / 41.3 ft

Construction

Body Style
4-door Sedan

Dimensions

Size | Height
1492 mm / 58.7 in
730dSize | Length
5029 mm / 198.0 in
730iSize | Length
5029 mm / 198.0 in
730LiSize | Length
5169 mm / 203.5 in
735iSize | Length
5029 mm / 198.0 in
735LiSize | Length
5169 mm / 203.5 in
740dSize | Length
5029 mm / 198.0 in
745iSize | Length
5029 mm / 198.0 in
745LiSize | Length
5169 mm / 203.5 in
760iSize | Length
5029 mm / 198.0 in
760LiSize | Length
5169 mm / 203.5 in
Size | Width
1902 mm / 74.9 in
Track Width | Front
1578.0 mm / 62.1 in
Track Width | Rear
1582.0 mm / 62.3 in
730dWeight
1900.0 kg / 4188.8 lbs
730iWeight
1715.0 kg / 3780.9 lbs
730LiWeight
1745.0 kg / 3847.1 lbs
735iWeight
1860.0 kg / 4100.6 lbs
735LiWeight
1900.0 kg / 4188.8 lbs
740dWeight
2015.0 kg / 4442.3 lbs
745iWeight
1860.0 kg / 4100.6 lbs
745LiWeight
1910.0 kg / 4210.8 lbs
760iWeight
2015.0 kg / 4442.3 lbs
760LiWeight
2075.0 kg / 4574.6 lbs
730dWheel Size
8J x 17
730iWheel Size
8J x 17
730LiWheel Size
17 in
735iWheel Size
8J x 17
735LiWheel Size
8J x 17
740dWheel Size
8J x 17
745iWheel Size
8J x 17
745LiWheel Size
8J x 17
760iWheel Size
18 in
760LiWheel Size
18 in
730dWheelbase
2990 mm / 117.7 in
730iWheelbase
2990 mm / 117.7 in
730LiWheelbase
3130 mm / 123.2 in
735iWheelbase
2990 mm / 117.7 in
735LiWheelbase
3130 mm / 123.2 in
740dWheelbase
2990 mm / 117.7 in
745iWheelbase
2990 mm / 117.7 in
745LiWheelbase
3130 mm / 123.2 in
760iWheelbase
2990 mm / 117.7 in
760LiWheelbase
3130 mm / 123.2 in

Performance

730dAcceleration | 0 - 100 km/h
8.0 sec
730iAcceleration | 0 - 100 km/h
8.1 sec
730LiAcceleration | 0 - 100 km/h
8.3 sec
735iAcceleration | 0 - 100 km/h
7.5 sec
735LiAcceleration | 0 - 100 km/h
7.5 sec
740dAcceleration | 0 - 100 km/h
7.4 sec
745iAcceleration | 0 - 100 km/h
6.3 sec
745LiAcceleration | 0 - 100 km/h
6.3 sec
760iAcceleration | 0 - 100 km/h
5.5 sec
760LiAcceleration | 0 - 100 km/h
5.6 sec
730dAcceleration | 0 - 60 mph
7.6 sec
730iAcceleration | 0 - 60 mph
7.7 sec
730LiAcceleration | 0 - 60 mph
7.9 sec
735iAcceleration | 0 - 60 mph
7.1 sec
735LiAcceleration | 0 - 60 mph
7.1 sec
740dAcceleration | 0 - 60 mph
7.0 sec
745iAcceleration | 0 - 60 mph
6.0 sec
745LiAcceleration | 0 - 60 mph
6.0 sec
760iAcceleration | 0 - 60 mph
5.2 sec
760LiAcceleration | 0 - 60 mph
5.3 sec
730dCoefficient Of Drag
0.28
730iCoefficient Of Drag
0.28
730LiCoefficient Of Drag
0.28
735iCoefficient Of Drag
0.29
735LiCoefficient Of Drag
0.29
740dCoefficient Of Drag
0.29
745iCoefficient Of Drag
0.29
745LiCoefficient Of Drag
0.29
760iCoefficient Of Drag
0.29
760LiCoefficient Of Drag
0.29
730dFuel Economy
8.5 L/100km / 27.7 MPG (combined) | 12.1 L/100km / 19.4 MPG (urban) | 6.5 L/100km / 36.2 MPG (highway)
730iFuel Economy
10.7 L/100km / 22.0 MPG (combined) | 15.5 L/100km / 15.2 MPG (urban) | 7.9 L/100km / 29.8 MPG (highway)
730LiFuel Economy
10.8 L/100km / 21.8 MPG (combined) | 15.7 L/100km / 15.0 MPG (urban) | 8.0 L/100km / 29.4 MPG (highway)
735iFuel Economy
11.1 L/100km / 21.2 MPG (combined) | 15.7 L/100km / 15.0 MPG (urban) | 8.4 L/100km / 28.0 MPG (highway)
735LiFuel Economy
11.2 L/100km / 21.0 MPG (combined) | 16.0 L/100km / 14.7 MPG (urban) | 8.5 L/100km / 27.7 MPG (highway)
740dFuel Economy
9.7 L/100km / 24.2 MPG (combined) | 13.8 L/100km / 17.0 MPG (urban) | 7.5 L/100km / 31.4 MPG (highway)
745iFuel Economy
11.4 L/100km / 20.6 MPG (combined) | 16.2 L/100km / 14.5 MPG (urban) | 8.6 L/100km / 27.4 MPG (highway)
745LiFuel Economy
11.6 L/100km / 20.3 MPG (combined) | 16.6 L/100km / 14.2 MPG (urban) | 8.7 L/100km / 27.0 MPG (highway)
760iFuel Economy
13.4 L/100km / 17.6 MPG (combined) | 20.2 L/100km / 11.6 MPG (urban) | 9.5 L/100km / 24.8 MPG (highway)
760LiFuel Economy
13.6 L/100km / 17.3 MPG (combined) | 20.5 L/100km / 11.5 MPG (urban) | 9.7 L/100km / 24.2 MPG (highway)
730dTop Speed
235.0 km/h / 146.0 mph
730iTop Speed
237.0 km/h / 147.3 mph
730LiTop Speed
237.0 km/h / 147.3 mph
735iTop Speed
250.0 km/h / 155.3 mph
735LiTop Speed
250.0 km/h / 155.3 mph
740dTop Speed
250.0 km/h / 155.3 mph
745iTop Speed
250.0 km/h / 155.3 mph
745LiTop Speed
250.0 km/h / 155.3 mph
760iTop Speed
250.0 km/h / 155.3 mph
760LiTop Speed
250.0 km/h / 155.3 mph

Powertrain

Drivetrain Layout
Front-engine (longitudinal), Rear-wheel drive
Emission Standard
Euro 3
730dEngine
M57D30
730iEngine
M54B30
730LiEngine
M54B30
735iEngine
N62B36
735LiEngine
N62B36
740dEngine
M67D40
745iEngine
N62B44
745LiEngine
N62B44
760iEngine
N73B60
760LiEngine
N73B60
730dEngine | Bore
84.0 mm / 3.3 in
730iEngine | Bore
84.0 mm / 3.3 in
730LiEngine | Bore
84.0 mm / 3.3 in
735iEngine | Bore
84.0 mm / 3.3 in
735LiEngine | Bore
84.0 mm / 3.3 in
740dEngine | Bore
84.0 mm / 3.3 in
745iEngine | Bore
92.0 mm / 3.6 in
745LiEngine | Bore
92.0 mm / 3.6 in
760iEngine | Bore
89.0 mm / 3.5 in
760LiEngine | Bore
89.0 mm / 3.5 in
730dEngine | Compression Ratio
17.0:1
730iEngine | Compression Ratio
10.2:1
730LiEngine | Compression Ratio
10.2:1
735iEngine | Compression Ratio
10.2:1
735LiEngine | Compression Ratio
10.2:1
740dEngine | Compression Ratio
18.0:1
745iEngine | Compression Ratio
10.0:1
745LiEngine | Compression Ratio
10.0:1
760iEngine | Compression Ratio
11.3:1
760LiEngine | Compression Ratio
11.3:1
730dEngine | Displacement
3.0 L / 182.6 cu-in / 2993.0 cc
730iEngine | Displacement
3.0 L / 181.8 cu-in / 2979.0 cc
730LiEngine | Displacement
3.0 L / 181.8 cu-in / 2979.0 cc
735iEngine | Displacement
3.6 L / 219.7 cu-in / 3600.0 cc
735LiEngine | Displacement
3.6 L / 219.7 cu-in / 3600.0 cc
740dEngine | Displacement
3.9 L / 238.1 cu-in / 3901.0 cc
745iEngine | Displacement
4.4 L / 268.4 cu-in / 4398.0 cc
745LiEngine | Displacement
4.4 L / 268.4 cu-in / 4398.0 cc
760iEngine | Displacement
6.0 L / 364.4 cu-in / 5972.0 cc
760LiEngine | Displacement
6.0 L / 364.4 cu-in / 5972.0 cc
730dEngine | Power
218.0 hp / 162.6 kW @ 4000 rpm
730iEngine | Power
231.0 hp / 172.3 kW @ 5900 rpm
730LiEngine | Power
231.0 hp / 172.3 kW @ 5900 rpm
735iEngine | Power
272.0 hp / 202.8 kW @ 6200 rpm
735LiEngine | Power
272.0 hp / 202.8 kW @ 6200 rpm
740dEngine | Power
258.0 hp / 192.4 kW @ 4000 rpm
745iEngine | Power
333.0 hp / 248.3 kW @ 6100 rpm
745LiEngine | Power
333.0 hp / 248.3 kW @ 6100 rpm
760iEngine | Power
445.0 hp / 331.8 kW @ 6000 rpm
760LiEngine | Power
445.0 hp / 331.8 kW @ 6000 rpm
730dEngine | Specific Output
72.8 hp/L / 1.2 hp/cu-in
730iEngine | Specific Output
77.5 hp/L / 1.3 hp/cu-in
730LiEngine | Specific Output
77.5 hp/L / 1.3 hp/cu-in
735iEngine | Specific Output
75.6 hp/L / 1.2 hp/cu-in
735LiEngine | Specific Output
75.6 hp/L / 1.2 hp/cu-in
740dEngine | Specific Output
66.1 hp/L / 1.1 hp/cu-in
745iEngine | Specific Output
75.7 hp/L / 1.2 hp/cu-in
745LiEngine | Specific Output
75.7 hp/L / 1.2 hp/cu-in
760iEngine | Specific Output
74.5 hp/L / 1.2 hp/cu-in
760LiEngine | Specific Output
74.5 hp/L / 1.2 hp/cu-in
730dEngine | Stroke
90.0 mm / 3.5 in
730iEngine | Stroke
89.6 mm / 3.5 in
730LiEngine | Stroke
89.6 mm / 3.5 in
735iEngine | Stroke
81.2 mm / 3.2 in
735LiEngine | Stroke
81.2 mm / 3.2 in
740dEngine | Stroke
88.0 mm / 3.5 in
745iEngine | Stroke
82.7 mm / 3.3 in
745LiEngine | Stroke
82.7 mm / 3.3 in
760iEngine | Stroke
80.0 mm / 3.1 in
760LiEngine | Stroke
80.0 mm / 3.1 in
730dEngine | Torque
500 Nm / 368.8 lb-ft @ 2000 rpm
730iEngine | Torque
300 Nm / 221.3 lb-ft @ 3500 rpm
730LiEngine | Torque
300 Nm / 221.3 lb-ft @ 3500 rpm
735iEngine | Torque
360 Nm / 265.5 lb-ft @ 3700 rpm
735LiEngine | Torque
360 Nm / 265.5 lb-ft @ 3700 rpm
740dEngine | Torque
600 Nm / 442.5 lb-ft @ 1900-2500 rpm
745iEngine | Torque
450 Nm / 331.9 lb-ft @ 3600 rpm
745LiEngine | Torque
450 Nm / 331.9 lb-ft @ 3600 rpm
760iEngine | Torque
600 Nm / 442.5 lb-ft @ 3950 rpm
760LiEngine | Torque
600 Nm / 442.5 lb-ft @ 3950 rpm
730dEngine | Type
Turbocharged commonrail diesel inline-6 engine with 4 values per cylinder
730iEngine | Type
Naturally-aspirated multi-port injected petrol inline-6 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinder
730LiEngine | Type
Naturally-aspirated multi-port injected petrol inline-6 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinder
735iEngine | Type
Naturally-aspirated multi-port injected petrol V8 engine with 4 values per cylinder
735LiEngine | Type
Naturally-aspirated multi-port injected petrol V8 engine with 4 values per cylinder
740dEngine | Type
Bi-turbocharged commonrail diesel V8 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinder
745iEngine | Type
Naturally-aspirated multi-port injected petrol V8 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinder
745LiEngine | Type
Naturally-aspirated multi-port injected petrol V8 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinder
760iEngine | Type
Naturally-aspirated multi-port injected petrol V12 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinder
760LiEngine | Type
Naturally-aspirated multi-port injected petrol V12 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinder
Transmission | Gears
6-speed
Transmission | Type
Automatic Steptronic

Production

730dAvailability
2002 ~ 2005
730iAvailability
2004 ~ 2005
730LiAvailability
2004 ~ 2005
735iAvailability
2001 ~ 2005
735LiAvailability
2001 ~ 2005
740dAvailability
2002 ~ 2005
745iAvailability
2001 ~ 2005
745LiAvailability
2001 ~ 2005
760iAvailability
2002 ~ 2005
760LiAvailability
2002 ~ 2005

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