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BMW 7 Series E65 / E66 LCI Sedan (2005-2008)

Neo score 82%

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Product Overview

BMW 7 Series E65 LCI is the facelifted version of the E65 full-size luxury sedan in production from 2005 to 2008. It is available with a range of I6, V8, and V12 engines that displaced 3.0 to 6.0 liters. The long-wheelbase version of the E65 uses the E66 model code.
The more powerful engine options were largely carried over from the pre-facelift model, though the I6 model now featured the N52 engine, which has since proven to be a great motor both in terms of its characteristics and in terms of reliability.
BMW has made a good effort in aerodynamics, with a decent 0.28 coefficient of drag to show for it.
Drivers who appreciate handling should keep in mind that the E65 still uses MacPherson front suspension, which doesn't provide the best cornering performance.

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What we found**

Neo score 82% (not directly comparable across industries)
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

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Specifications

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Capacity

Cargo Capacity500 L / 17.7 cu-ft
Coolant Capacity10.0 L / 10.6 qt11.4 L / 12.0 qt10.0 L / 10.6 qt11.4 L / 12.0 qt
Engine Oil Capacity8.2 L / 8.7 qt6.5 L / 6.9 qt8.2 L / 8.7 qt6.5 L / 6.9 qt8.0 L / 8.5 qt8.0 L / 8.5 qt9.5 L / 10.0 qt8.0 L / 8.5 qt8.0 L / 8.5 qt8.5 L / 9.0 qt8.5 L / 9.0 qt
Fuel Capacity88.0 L / 23.2 gal
Passengers5
Payload580 kg / 1279 lbs580 kg / 1279 lbs580 kg / 1279 lbs580 kg / 1279 lbs580 kg / 1279 lbs580 kg / 1279 lbs580 kg / 1279 lbs580 kg / 1279 lbs580 kg / 1279 lbs540 kg / 1190 lbs500 kg / 1102 lbs

Chassis

Brakes | FrontVentilated discs
Brakes | RearDiscDiscDiscDiscDiscDiscDiscVentilated discsVentilated discsVentilated discsVentilated discs
Power SteeringHydraulic Steering
Suspension | FrontMacPherson strut
Suspension | RearMulti-link
Tire Size245/55 R17245/55 R17245/55 R17245/55 R17245/55 R17245/55 R17245/50 R18245/55 R17245/55 R17245/50 R18245/50 R18
Turning Circle12.1 m / 39.7 ft12.1 m / 39.7 ft12.6 m / 41.3 ft12.6 m / 41.3 ft12.1 m / 39.7 ft12.6 m / 41.3 ft12.1 m / 39.7 ft12.1 m / 39.7 ft12.6 m / 41.3 ft12.1 m / 39.7 ft12.6 m / 41.3 ft

Construction

Body Style4-door Sedan

Dimensions

Size | Height1491 mm / 58.7 in1491 mm / 58.7 in1484 mm / 58.4 in1484 mm / 58.4 in1491 mm / 58.7 in1484 mm / 58.4 in1491 mm / 58.7 in1491 mm / 58.7 in1484 mm / 58.4 in1491 mm / 58.7 in1484 mm / 58.4 in
Size | Length5039 mm / 198.4 in5039 mm / 198.4 in5179 mm / 203.9 in5179 mm / 203.9 in5039 mm / 198.4 in5179 mm / 203.9 in5039 mm / 198.4 in5039 mm / 198.4 in5179 mm / 203.9 in5039 mm / 198.4 in5179 mm / 203.9 in
Size | Width1902 mm / 74.9 in
Track Width | Front1578.0 mm / 62.1 in
Track Width | Rear1596.0 mm / 62.8 in
Weight1900.0 kg / 4188.8 lbs1805.0 kg / 3979.3 lbs1940.0 kg / 4277.0 lbs1835.0 kg / 4045.5 lbs1895.0 kg / 4177.8 lbs1935.0 kg / 4265.9 lbs2040.0 kg / 4497.4 lbs1910.0 kg / 4210.8 lbs1950.0 kg / 4299.0 lbs2105.0 kg / 4640.7 lbs2180.0 kg / 4806.1 lbs
Wheel Size17 in17 in17 in17 in17 in17 in18 in17 in17 in18 in18 in
Wheelbase2990 mm / 117.7 in2990 mm / 117.7 in3130 mm / 123.2 in3130 mm / 123.2 in2990 mm / 117.7 in3130 mm / 123.2 in2990 mm / 117.7 in2990 mm / 117.7 in3130 mm / 123.2 in2990 mm / 117.7 in3130 mm / 123.2 in

Performance

Acceleration | 0 - 100 km/h7.8 sec7.8 sec7.9 sec7.9 sec6.8 sec6.9 sec6.6 sec5.9 sec6.0 sec5.5 sec5.6 sec
Acceleration | 0 - 60 mph7.4 sec7.4 sec7.5 sec7.5 sec6.5 sec6.6 sec6.3 sec5.6 sec5.7 sec5.2 sec5.3 sec
Coefficient Of Drag0.29
Fuel Economy7.9 L/100km / 29.8 MPG (combined) | 10.9 L/100km / 21.6 MPG (urban) | 6.2 L/100km / 37.9 MPG (highway)10.1 L/100km / 23.3 MPG (combined) | 14.6 L/100km / 16.1 MPG (urban) | 7.5 L/100km / 31.4 MPG (highway)8.0 L/100km / 29.4 MPG (combined) | 11.0 L/100km / 21.4 MPG (urban) | 6.3 L/100km / 37.3 MPG (highway)10.1 L/100km / 23.3 MPG (combined) | 14.6 L/100km / 16.1 MPG (urban) | 7.5 L/100km / 31.4 MPG (highway)11.2 L/100km / 21.0 MPG (combined) | 16.3 L/100km / 14.4 MPG (urban) | 8.2 L/100km / 28.7 MPG (highway)11.2 L/100km / 21.0 MPG (combined) | 16.3 L/100km / 14.4 MPG (urban) | 8.2 L/100km / 28.7 MPG (highway)9.0 L/100km / 26.1 MPG (combined) | 12.8 L/100km / 18.4 MPG (urban) | 6.8 L/100km / 34.6 MPG (highway)11.4 L/100km / 20.6 MPG (combined) | 16.9 L/100km / 13.9 MPG (urban) | 8.3 L/100km / 28.3 MPG (highway)11.4 L/100km / 20.6 MPG (combined) | 16.9 L/100km / 13.9 MPG (urban) | 8.3 L/100km / 28.3 MPG (highway)13.6 L/100km / 17.3 MPG (combined) | 20.7 L/100km / 11.4 MPG (urban) | 9.5 L/100km / 24.8 MPG (highway)13.6 L/100km / 17.3 MPG (combined) | 20.7 L/100km / 11.4 MPG (urban) | 9.5 L/100km / 24.8 MPG (highway)
Top Speed235.0 km/h / 146.0 mph237.0 km/h / 147.3 mph235.0 km/h / 146.0 mph237.0 km/h / 147.3 mph250.0 km/h / 155.3 mph250.0 km/h / 155.3 mph250.0 km/h / 155.3 mph250.0 km/h / 155.3 mph250.0 km/h / 155.3 mph250.0 km/h / 155.3 mph250.0 km/h / 155.3 mph

Powertrain

Drivetrain LayoutFront-engine (longitudinal), Rear-wheel drive
Emission StandardEuro 4
EngineM57D30N52B30M57D30N52B30N62B40N62B40M67D44N62B48N62B48N73B60N73B60
Engine | Bore84.0 mm / 3.3 in85.0 mm / 3.3 in84.0 mm / 3.3 in85.0 mm / 3.3 in87.0 mm / 3.4 in87.0 mm / 3.4 in87.0 mm / 3.4 in93.0 mm / 3.7 in93.0 mm / 3.7 in89.0 mm / 3.5 in89.0 mm / 3.5 in
Engine | Compression Ratio17.0:110.7:117.0:110.7:110.5:110.5:117.0:110.5:110.5:111.3:111.3:1
Engine | Displacement3.0 L / 182.6 cu-in / 2993.0 cc3.0 L / 182.8 cu-in / 2996.0 cc3.0 L / 182.6 cu-in / 2993.0 cc3.0 L / 182.8 cu-in / 2996.0 cc4.0 L / 244.1 cu-in / 4000.0 cc4.0 L / 244.1 cu-in / 4000.0 cc4.4 L / 269.9 cu-in / 4423.0 cc4.8 L / 292.9 cu-in / 4799.0 cc4.8 L / 292.9 cu-in / 4799.0 cc6.0 L / 364.4 cu-in / 5972.0 cc6.0 L / 364.4 cu-in / 5972.0 cc
Engine | Power231.0 hp / 172.3 kW @ 4000 rpm258.0 hp / 192.4 kW @ 6600 rpm231.0 hp / 172.3 kW @ 4000 rpm258.0 hp / 192.4 kW @ 6600 rpm306.0 hp / 228.2 kW @ 6300 rpm306.0 hp / 228.2 kW @ 6300 rpm330.0 hp / 246.1 kW @ 3800 rpm367.0 hp / 273.7 kW @ 6300 rpm367.0 hp / 273.7 kW @ 6300 rpm445.0 hp / 331.8 kW @ 6000 rpm445.0 hp / 331.8 kW @ 6000 rpm
Engine | Specific Output77.2 hp/L / 1.3 hp/cu-in86.1 hp/L / 1.4 hp/cu-in77.2 hp/L / 1.3 hp/cu-in86.1 hp/L / 1.4 hp/cu-in76.5 hp/L / 1.3 hp/cu-in76.5 hp/L / 1.3 hp/cu-in74.6 hp/L / 1.2 hp/cu-in76.5 hp/L / 1.3 hp/cu-in76.5 hp/L / 1.3 hp/cu-in74.5 hp/L / 1.2 hp/cu-in74.5 hp/L / 1.2 hp/cu-in
Engine | Stroke90.0 mm / 3.5 in88.0 mm / 3.5 in90.0 mm / 3.5 in88.0 mm / 3.5 in84.1 mm / 3.3 in84.1 mm / 3.3 in93.0 mm / 3.7 in88.3 mm / 3.5 in88.3 mm / 3.5 in80.0 mm / 3.1 in80.0 mm / 3.1 in
Engine | Torque520 Nm / 383.5 lb-ft @ 2000-2750 rpm300 Nm / 221.3 lb-ft @ 2500-4000 rpm520 Nm / 383.5 lb-ft @ 2000-2750 rpm300 Nm / 221.3 lb-ft @ 2500-4000 rpm390 Nm / 287.6 lb-ft @ 3500 rpm390 Nm / 287.6 lb-ft @ 3500 rpm750 Nm / 553.2 lb-ft @ 1900-2500 rpm490 Nm / 361.4 lb-ft @ 3400 rpm490 Nm / 361.4 lb-ft @ 3400 rpm600 Nm / 442.5 lb-ft @ 3950 rpm600 Nm / 442.5 lb-ft @ 3950 rpm
Engine | TypeTurbocharged commonrail diesel inline-6 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinderNaturally-aspirated multi-port injected petrol inline-6 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinderTurbocharged commonrail diesel inline-6 engine with 4 values per cylinderNaturally-aspirated multi-port injected petrol inline-6 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinderNaturally-aspirated multi-port injected petrol V8 engine with 4 values per cylinderNaturally-aspirated multi-port injected petrol V8 engine with 4 values per cylinderBi-turbocharged commonrail diesel V8 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinderNaturally-aspirated multi-port injected petrol V8 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinderNaturally-aspirated multi-port injected petrol V8 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinderNaturally-aspirated multi-port injected petrol V12 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinderNaturally-aspirated multi-port injected petrol V12 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinder
Transmission | Gears6-speed
Transmission | TypeAutomatic Steptronic

Production

Availability2005 ~ 20082005 ~ 20082005 ~ 20082005 ~ 20082005 ~ 20082005 ~ 20082005 ~ 20082005 ~ 20082005 ~ 20082005 ~ 20082005 ~ 2008

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