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BMW 7 Series F01 / F02 Sedan (2008-2012)

Neo score 96%

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Product Overview

BMW 7 Series F01 is a flagship full-size luxury sedan in production from 2008 to 2012, whereupon it received a facelift. It is available with a range of inline-6, V8, and V12 engines that displaced 3.0 to 6.0 liters.
The most interesting engine option was undoubted the bi-turbo V12 N74 shared with Rolls-Royce. Arguably, it was the most advanced V12 engine ever made in the automotive industry at its launch, with double-VANOS (variable valve timing), DOHC, direct injection, and twin turbos. Five years after the introduction of the M275 engine by Mercedes, BMW finally had something competitive.
The questionable engine was the N63 bi-turbo V8, which has since proven to be rather unreliable. The N54 I6 was not much better, either. Instead, the naturally-aspirated N52 found in the 730i / 730Li was the more sensible choice.
Another first with the F01 was the debut of the ZF 8HP 8-speed automatic transmission, which nevertheless trails the 8-speed found in the Lexus LS460 introduced two years earlier.
The F01 7 Series also comes with a high towing capacity and good cargo capacity.
Drivers who appreciate handling will be pleased to know that the F01 finally uses double-wishbone + multi-link suspension setup for improved handling.

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Ratings

What we found**

Neo score 96% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Double-wishbone + multi-link suspension
  • Sweet N74 V12 engine and N52 I6
  • Down to 4.6s 0-100kph time
  • Up to 544hp of power and 750Nm of torque
  • Good towing capacity
  • Good ZF 8HP transmission
Cons
  • Some unreliable engine options

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Specifications

730d730Ld740d740d xDrive740i740Li750i750i xDrive750Li760i760LiActiveHybrid 7ActiveHybrid 7L

Capacity

Cargo Capacity500 L / 17.7 cu-ft500 L / 17.7 cu-ft500 L / 17.7 cu-ft500 L / 17.7 cu-ft500 L / 17.7 cu-ft500 L / 17.7 cu-ft500 L / 17.7 cu-ft460 L / 16.2 cu-ft460 L / 16.2 cu-ft
Coolant Capacity8.9 L / 9.4 qt8.9 L / 9.4 qt8.9 L / 9.4 qt8.9 L / 9.4 qt9.0 L / 9.5 qt9.0 L / 9.5 qt13.5 L / 14.3 qt13.5 L / 14.3 qt13.5 L / 14.3 qt14.2 L / 15.0 qt14.2 L / 15.0 qt
Engine Oil Capacity6.5 L / 6.9 qt6.5 L / 6.9 qt6.5 L / 6.9 qt6.5 L / 6.9 qt6.5 L / 6.9 qt6.5 L / 6.9 qt8.5 L / 9.0 qt8.5 L / 9.0 qt8.5 L / 9.0 qt10.8 L / 11.4 qt10.8 L / 11.4 qt8.0 L / 8.5 qt8.0 L / 8.5 qt
Fuel Capacity80.0 L / 21.1 gal80.0 L / 21.1 gal80.0 L / 21.1 gal80.0 L / 21.1 gal82.0 L / 21.7 gal82.0 L / 21.7 gal82.0 L / 21.7 gal82.0 L / 21.7 gal82.0 L / 21.7 gal82.0 L / 21.7 gal82.0 L / 21.7 gal80.0 L / 21.1 gal80.0 L / 21.1 gal
Passengers5
Payload640 kg / 1411 lbs555 kg / 1224 lbs555 kg / 1224 lbs580 kg / 1279 lbs645 kg / 1422 lbs630 kg / 1389 lbs630 kg / 1389 lbs630 kg / 1389 lbs630 kg / 1389 lbs515 kg / 1135 lbs515 kg / 1135 lbs590 kg / 1301 lbs590 kg / 1301 lbs

Chassis

Brakes | FrontVentilated discsVentilated discsVentilated discsVentilated discsVentilated discsVentilated discsVentilated discsVentilated discsVentilated discsVentilated discs, 374x36 mmVentilated discs, 374x36 mm
Brakes | RearVentilated discsVentilated discsVentilated discsVentilated discsVentilated discsVentilated discsVentilated discsVentilated discsVentilated discs, 370x24 mmVentilated discs, 370x24 mm
Power SteeringHydraulic SteeringHydraulic SteeringHydraulic SteeringHydraulic SteeringHydraulic SteeringHydraulic SteeringHydraulic SteeringElectric SteeringHydraulic SteeringElectric SteeringHydraulic SteeringHydraulic Steering
Suspension | FrontDouble-wishbone
Suspension | RearMulti-link
Tire Size245/55 R17 102W RSC245/55 R 17 W245/50 R 18 Y245/50 R 18 Y245/50 R18 100Y RSC245/50 R18 100Y RSC245/50 R18 100Y RSC245/50 R18 100Y245/50 R18 100Y RSC245/45 R 19 Y245/45 R 19 YFront wheel tires: 245/45 R19 Rear wheel tires: 275/40 R19Front wheel tires: 245/45 R19 Rear wheel tires: 275/40 R19
Turning Circle12.2 m / 40.0 ft12.2 m / 40.0 ft12.2 m / 40.0 ft12.2 m / 40.0 ft12.2 m / 40.0 ft12.5 m / 41.0 ft12.2 m / 40.0 ft12.5 m / 41.0 ft13.0 m / 42.6 ft

Construction

Battery | Capacity0.4 kWh (gross)
Battery | TypeLithium-ion
Body Style4-door Sedan4-door Sedan4-door Sedan4-door Sedan4-door Sedan4-door Sedan4-door Sedan4-door Sedan4-door Sedan4-door Sedan4-door Sedan4-door mild-hybrid Sedan4-door mild-hybrid Sedan

Dimensions

Ground Clearance151 mm / 5.9 in151 mm / 5.9 in151 mm / 5.9 in151 mm / 5.9 in151 mm / 5.9 in151 mm / 5.9 in148 mm / 5.8 in151 mm / 5.9 in151 mm / 5.9 in
Size | Height1479 mm / 58.2 in1479 mm / 58.2 in1479 mm / 58.2 in1479 mm / 58.2 in1479 mm / 58.2 in1478 mm / 58.2 in1479 mm / 58.2 in1479 mm / 58.2 in1478 mm / 58.2 in1479 mm / 58.2 in1479 mm / 58.2 in1485 mm / 58.5 in1481 mm / 58.3 in
Size | Length5072 mm / 199.7 in5072 mm / 199.7 in5072 mm / 199.7 in5072 mm / 199.7 in5072 mm / 199.7 in5212 mm / 205.2 in5072 mm / 199.7 in5072 mm / 199.7 in5212 mm / 205.2 in5072 mm / 199.7 in5072 mm / 199.7 in5072 mm / 199.7 in5212 mm / 205.2 in
Size | Width1902 mm / 74.9 in1902 mm / 74.9 in1902 mm / 74.9 in1902 mm / 74.9 in1902 mm / 74.9 in1902 mm / 74.9 in1902 mm / 74.9 in1902 mm / 74.9 in1902 mm / 74.9 in1902 mm / 74.9 in1902 mm / 74.9 in1902 mm / 74.9 in | 2134 mm / 84.0 in (mirror unfolded)1902 mm / 74.9 in | 2134 mm / 84.0 in (mirror unfolded)
Track Width | Front1611.0 mm / 63.4 in1611.0 mm / 63.4 in1611.0 mm / 63.4 in1611.0 mm / 63.4 in1611.0 mm / 63.4 in1611.0 mm / 63.4 in1611.0 mm / 63.4 in1611.0 mm / 63.4 in1611.0 mm / 63.4 in1611.0 mm / 63.4 in1611.0 mm / 63.4 in1621.0 mm / 63.8 in1621.0 mm / 63.8 in
Track Width | Rear1650.0 mm / 65.0 in1650.0 mm / 65.0 in1650.0 mm / 65.0 in1650.0 mm / 65.0 in1650.0 mm / 65.0 in1650.0 mm / 65.0 in1650.0 mm / 65.0 in1650.0 mm / 65.0 in1650.0 mm / 65.0 in1650.0 mm / 65.0 in1650.0 mm / 65.0 in1632.0 mm / 64.3 in1632.0 mm / 64.3 in
Weight1865.0 kg / 4111.6 lbs1975.0 kg / 4354.1 lbs1950.0 kg / 4299.0 lbs2025.0 kg / 4464.4 lbs1860.0 kg / 4100.6 lbs1895.0 kg / 4177.8 lbs1945.0 kg / 4288.0 lbs2030.0 kg / 4475.4 lbs1980.0 kg / 4365.2 lbs2180.0 kg / 4806.1 lbs2250.0 kg / 4960.4 lbs2045.0 kg / 4508.5 lbs2070.0 kg / 4563.6 lbs
Wheel Size8J x 17EH2+IS308J x 178J x 188J x 188J x 18EH2+IS308J x 18EH2+IS308J x 18EH2+IS308J x 188J x 18EH2+IS308J x 198J x 19Front wheel rims: 8J x 19 Rear wheel rims: 8.5J x 19Front wheel rims: 8J x 19 Rear wheel rims: 8.5J x 19
Wheelbase3070 mm / 120.9 in3070 mm / 120.9 in3070 mm / 120.9 in3070 mm / 120.9 in3070 mm / 120.9 in3210 mm / 126.4 in3070 mm / 120.9 in3070 mm / 120.9 in3210 mm / 126.4 in3070 mm / 120.9 in3070 mm / 120.9 in3070 mm / 120.9 in3210 mm / 126.4 in

Performance

Acceleration | 0 - 100 km/h7.2 sec7.3 sec6.3 sec6.0 sec5.9 sec6.0 sec5.2 sec5.1 sec5.3 sec4.6 sec4.6 sec4.9 sec4.9 sec
Acceleration | 0 - 60 mph6.8 sec6.9 sec6.0 sec5.7 sec5.6 sec5.7 sec4.9 sec4.8 sec5.0 sec4.4 sec4.4 sec4.7 sec4.7 sec
CO2 Emission219 g/km219 g/km219 g/km219 g/km219 g/km219 g/km278 g/km219 g/km219 g/km
Coefficient Of Drag0.31
Fuel Economy7.2 L/100km / 32.7 MPG (combined) | 9.5 L/100km / 24.8 MPG (urban) | 5.9 L/100km / 39.9 MPG (highway)6.9 L/100km / 34.1 MPG (combined) | 9.1 L/100km / 25.8 MPG (urban) | 5.6 L/100km / 42.0 MPG (highway)6.9 L/100km / 34.1 MPG (combined) | 9.0 L/100km / 26.1 MPG (urban) | 5.7 L/100km / 41.3 MPG (highway)7.0 L/100km / 33.6 MPG (combined) | 8.8 L/100km / 26.7 MPG (urban) | 5.9 L/100km / 39.9 MPG (highway)9.9 L/100km / 23.8 MPG (combined) | 13.8 L/100km / 17.0 MPG (urban) | 7.6 L/100km / 31.0 MPG (highway)10.0 L/100km / 23.5 MPG (combined) | 14.0 L/100km / 16.8 MPG (urban) | 7.7 L/100km / 30.5 MPG (highway)11.4 L/100km / 20.6 MPG (combined) | 16.4 L/100km / 14.3 MPG (urban) | 8.5 L/100km / 27.7 MPG (highway)11.9 L/100km / 19.8 MPG (combined) | 17.1 L/100km / 13.8 MPG (urban) | 8.9 L/100km / 26.4 MPG (highway)11.4 L/100km / 20.6 MPG (combined) | 16.4 L/100km / 14.3 MPG (urban) | 8.5 L/100km / 27.7 MPG (highway)12.9 L/100km / 18.2 MPG (combined) | 18.8 L/100km / 12.5 MPG (urban) | 9.5 L/100km / 24.8 MPG (highway)13.0 L/100km / 18.1 MPG (combined) | 18.9 L/100km / 12.4 MPG (urban) | 9.6 L/100km / 24.5 MPG (highway)9.4 L/100km / 25.0 MPG (combined) | 12.6 L/100km / 18.7 MPG (urban) | 7.6 L/100km / 31.0 MPG (highway)9.4 L/100km / 25.0 MPG (combined) | 12.6 L/100km / 18.7 MPG (urban) | 7.6 L/100km / 31.0 MPG (highway)
Top Speed245.0 km/h / 152.2 mph245.0 km/h / 152.2 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 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
Towing Capacity750 kg / 1653 lbs (w/o brakes) | 2100 kg / 4630 lbs (w/ brakes @ 12% gradient)

Powertrain

Drivetrain LayoutFront-engine (longitudinal), Rear-wheel driveFront-engine (longitudinal), Rear-wheel driveFront-engine (longitudinal), Rear-wheel driveFront-engine (longitudinal), All-wheel driveFront-engine (longitudinal), Rear-wheel driveFront-engine (longitudinal), Rear-wheel driveFront-engine (longitudinal), Rear-wheel driveFront-engine (longitudinal), All-wheel driveFront-engine (longitudinal), Rear-wheel driveFront-engine (longitudinal), Rear-wheel driveFront-engine (longitudinal), Rear-wheel driveFront-engine (longitudinal), Rear-wheel driveFront-engine (longitudinal), Rear-wheel drive
Emission StandardEuro 5
EngineN57D30N57D30N57D30N57D30N54B30N54B30N63B44N63B44N63B44N74B60N74B60N63B44N63B44
Engine | Bore84.0 mm / 3.3 in84.0 mm / 3.3 in84.0 mm / 3.3 in84.0 mm / 3.3 in84.0 mm / 3.3 in84.0 mm / 3.3 in89.0 mm / 3.5 in89.0 mm / 3.5 in89.0 mm / 3.5 in89.0 mm / 3.5 in89.0 mm / 3.5 in89.0 mm / 3.5 in89.0 mm / 3.5 in
Engine | Compression Ratio17.0:117.0:110.2:110.2:110.0:110.0:110.0:110.0:110.0:1
Engine | Displacement3.0 L / 182.6 cu-in / 2993.0 cc3.0 L / 182.6 cu-in / 2993.0 cc3.0 L / 182.6 cu-in / 2993.0 cc3.0 L / 182.6 cu-in / 2993.0 cc3.0 L / 181.8 cu-in / 2979.0 cc3.0 L / 181.8 cu-in / 2979.0 cc4.4 L / 268.2 cu-in / 4395.0 cc4.4 L / 268.2 cu-in / 4395.0 cc4.4 L / 268.2 cu-in / 4395.0 cc6.0 L / 364.4 cu-in / 5972.0 cc6.0 L / 364.4 cu-in / 5972.0 cc4.4 L / 268.2 cu-in / 4395.0 cc4.4 L / 268.2 cu-in / 4395.0 cc
Engine | Power245.0 hp / 182.7 kW @ 4000 rpm245.0 hp / 182.7 kW @ 4000 rpm306.0 hp / 228.2 kW @ 4400 rpm306.0 hp / 228.2 kW @ 4400 rpm326.0 hp / 243.1 kW @ 5800 rpm326.0 hp / 243.1 kW @ 5800 rpm408.0 hp / 304.2 kW @ 6400 rpm408.0 hp / 304.2 kW @ 5500-6400 rpm408.0 hp / 304.2 kW @ 6400 rpm544.0 hp / 405.7 kW @ 5250 rpm544.0 hp / 405.7 kW @ 5250 rpm449.0 hp / 334.8 kW @ 5500-6000 rpm + 20.0 hp / 14.9 kW (electric motor)449.0 hp / 334.8 kW @ 5500-6000 rpm + 20.0 hp / 14.9 kW (electric motor)
Engine | Specific Output81.9 hp/L / 1.3 hp/cu-in81.9 hp/L / 1.3 hp/cu-in102.2 hp/L / 1.7 hp/cu-in102.2 hp/L / 1.7 hp/cu-in109.4 hp/L / 1.8 hp/cu-in109.4 hp/L / 1.8 hp/cu-in92.8 hp/L / 1.5 hp/cu-in92.8 hp/L / 1.5 hp/cu-in92.8 hp/L / 1.5 hp/cu-in91.1 hp/L / 1.5 hp/cu-in91.1 hp/L / 1.5 hp/cu-in102.2 hp/L / 1.7 hp/cu-in102.2 hp/L / 1.7 hp/cu-in
Engine | Stroke90.0 mm / 3.5 in90.0 mm / 3.5 in90.0 mm / 3.5 in90.0 mm / 3.5 in89.6 mm / 3.5 in89.6 mm / 3.5 in88.3 mm / 3.5 in88.3 mm / 3.5 in88.3 mm / 3.5 in80.0 mm / 3.1 in80.0 mm / 3.1 in88.3 mm / 3.5 in88.3 mm / 3.5 in
Engine | Torque540 Nm / 398.3 lb-ft @ 2000 rpm540 Nm / 398.3 lb-ft @ 1750-3000 rpm600 Nm / 442.5 lb-ft @ 1500-2500 rpm600 Nm / 442.5 lb-ft @ 1500-2500 rpm450 Nm / 331.9 lb-ft @ 3500 rpm450 Nm / 331.9 lb-ft @ 4500 rpm600 Nm / 442.5 lb-ft @ 4500 rpm600 Nm / 442.5 lb-ft @ 1750-4500 rpm600 Nm / 442.5 lb-ft @ 4500 rpm750 Nm / 553.2 lb-ft @ 1500-5000 rpm750 Nm / 553.2 lb-ft @ 1500-5000 rpm650 Nm / 479.4 lb-ft @ 2000-4500 rpm + 210 Nm / 154.9 lb-ft650 Nm / 479.4 lb-ft @ 2000-4500 rpm + 210 Nm / 154.9 lb-ft
Engine | TypeTurbocharged commonrail diesel inline-6 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinderTwin-scroll turbocharged commonrail diesel inline-6 engine with 4 values per cylinderTwin-scroll turbocharged commonrail diesel inline-6 engine with 4 values per cylinderTwin-scroll turbocharged commonrail diesel inline-6 engine with 4 values per cylinderTurbocharged direct-injected petrol inline-6 engine with 4 values per cylinderTurbocharged direct-injected petrol inline-6 engine with 4 values per cylinderTurbocharged direct-injected petrol V8 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinderTwin-scroll turbocharged direct-injected petrol V8 engine with 4 values per cylinderTurbocharged direct-injected petrol V8 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinderTwin-scroll turbocharged direct-injected petrol V12 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinderTurbocharged direct-injected petrol V12 engine with 4 values per cylinderTwin-scroll turbocharged direct-injected petrol V8 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinderTwin-scroll turbocharged direct-injected petrol V8 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinder
Transmission | Gears6-speed6-speed6-speed6-speed6-speed6-speed6-speed6-speed6-speed8-speed6-speed8-speed8-speed
Transmission | TypeAutomaticAutomatic SteptronicAutomaticAutomaticAutomaticAutomatic SteptronicAutomaticAutomatic SteptronicAutomatic SteptronicAutomaticAutomatic SteptronicAutomatic SteptronicAutomatic Steptronic

Production

Availability2008 ~ 20112008 ~ 20112008 ~ 20112008 ~ 20112008 ~ 20112008 ~ 20112008 ~ 20112009 ~ 20112008 ~ 20112008 ~ 20112008 ~ 20112009 ~ 20122009 ~ 2012

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