2023 BMW 7 Series Preview

Chris Teague | Apr 22, 2022

High-end luxury sedans will always have a place, even as customers increasingly buy SUVs and pickups over cars. BMW knows this and has updated its flagship 7 Series to reflect buyers’ desire for more tech, comfort, and luxury. For 2023, the 7 Series gets stronger powertrains, a load of optional entertainment tech, and a posh executive-level cabin. BMW also adds a new electric vehicle (EV) to the 7 Series line for 2023 with the i7.

2023 BMW 760i xDrive Front Quarter View

The German automaker’s focus on sustainability is front and center with the car, as BMW notes the use of recycled materials and green energy. BMW offers the 2023 7 Series in two trim levels: 740i and 760i iDrive. Pricing will start just shy of $95,000 when the car goes on sale in late 2022.

What’s New for the 2023 BMW 7 Series?

  • All-new, seventh-generation luxury sedan
  • Available 31-inch rear theater screen
  • Both 6- and 8-cylinder powertrains include 48-volt mild-hybrid tech
  • All-electric i7 with fifth-generation BMW eDrive technology
  • Available new hands-free driving assistant
  • Pricing starts at $94,295, including the $995 destination fee
  • On sale in late 2022

2023 BMW 7 Series Exterior

2023 BMW 760i xDrive Rear Quarter View

BMW continues its big-grille trend with the 2023 7 Series, and the car is available with an illuminated surround for the prominent maw. As a flagship sedan, the car gets several exterior elements that give it an upscale look. BMW relocated the headlights into a dark recess built into the bumper, and optional crystal headlights use Swarovski crystals backlit by 14 LEDs as side markers and daytime running lights.

2023 BMW 7 Series Interior

2023 BMW 760i xDrive Interior Dashboard

BMW offers a variety of color and material options in the new 7 Series, including a unique bicolor Merino leather-cashmere wool combination. New multi-contour seats are standard for the 760i (optional for the 740i) and offer heating, lumbar, and wider seating surfaces than the previous car. Active ventilation and massaging are optional.

In the back, the 7 Series features a lounge-like space with reclining functions and integrated leg rests built into the front passenger’s seat. Optional quilted and heated armrests are available and feature wireless smartphone charging trays.

2023 BMW 7 Series Specs

The 740i comes standard with a new twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter inline 6-cylinder engine that produces 375 horsepower and 383 pound-feet of torque, which can expand to 398 pound-feet during brief boosts from the 48-volt mild-hybrid system. The 760i xDrive (all-wheel drive) gets a twin-turbo 4.4-liter V8 that produces 536 hp and 553 pound-feet of torque—strong enough to push the big Bimmer to 60 mph from a standstill in 4.2 seconds, according to BMW. The i7 EV is motivated by two electric motors with a combined output of 536 hp and 549 pound-feet of torque.

Air suspension is standard and provides automatic self-leveling and adaptive damping. The system can level the car at each wheel and raise or lower the car by up to 0.8 inches. The vehicle may also automatically drop or rise by a specified amount depending on the driving mode. Finally, BMW offers an active steering system that brings rear-wheel steering up to 3.5 degrees.

Two M Sport packages are available for the 2023 7 Series. The M Sport package brings unique aero bodywork and 20- or 21-inch wheels. Meanwhile, the M Sport Professional package adds M Sport brakes.

2023 BMW 7 Series Safety

BMW says it operates one of the most advanced computing centers in Europe to develop its driver-assistance programs and notes that the new 7 Series will be the first model with an 8-megapixel camera and tech from Mobileye. The system enables an augmented view function that overlays information in the driver’s line of sight. Other available driver aids include remote parking and maneuvering assistance, enhanced adaptive cruise control, and a new-for-BMW safe-exit function. The standard forward-collision warning system adds functions for cyclist and pedestrian detection and a new intersection turn assistance system that can sense oncoming traffic when turning left.

2023 BMW 7 Series Technology

The new 7 Series comes with BMW’s latest iDrive 8 infotainment software, which the automaker says is more intuitive and responsive than the previous interface. The system runs on a 14.9-inch curved touchscreen. Those in the front seat can control it using hand gestures or the rotary dial. An optional head-up display can display road sign information, navigation, speed, and safety alerts. A new “Interaction Bar” forms a long touch-sensitive panel that spans the dash, controlling the car’s hazard lights and glove box. The bar also plays a welcome/departure light show.

A rear theater touchscreen is available. Measuring 31.3 inches, the 8K display features a Bowers and Wilkins surround-sound audio system, touchscreen remotes in the rear doors, and inputs for gaming systems, DVD players, and more. The screen offers Amazon Fire TV capability for streaming video.

2023 BMW 7 Series Competitors

The 2023 BMW 7 Series competes against the Audi A8Lexus LS, and Mercedes-Benz S-Class.

BMW is the source of information in this article. It was accurate as of April 21, 2022, but it may have changed since that date. Always confirm product details and availability with the automaker’s website or your local dealership.

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