2017 BMW 740

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$81,500–$84,500 MSRP range
(4.3) 3 reviews

Key Specs

of the 2017 BMW 740 base trim shown

  • Body Type:
  • Combined MPG:
    22-24 Combined MPG
  • Engine:
    320-hp, 3.0-liter I-6 (premium)
  • Drivetrain:
    Rear-wheel Drive
  • Transmission:
    8-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
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Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Nimble handling considering size
  • Quick acceleration
  • Comfortable front seats
  • Massive backseat
  • Luxurious interior
  • Smooth engine stop-start system

The Bad

  • Minimal steering feedback
  • Legibility of silver- and glass-like buttons
  • Practicality of gesture controls
  • Apple CarPlay, Android Auto not available
  • Huge rear doors are a parking lot liability
  • Price rises quickly with options
2017 BMW 740 exterior side view

Notable Features of the 2017 BMW 740

  • Carbon fiber-intensive platform
  • Gesture-based controls
  • Active suspension, four-wheel steering available
  • In-cabin fragrance system available
  • Self-steering traffic jam assistant available

2017 BMW 740 Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview

What it is: A redesigned, sixth-generation 7 Series debuted last year. The lineup for BMW's flagship sedan consists of the six-cylinder 740i and the V-8-powered 750i. Both are available with rear- or all-wheel drive. Competitors include the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, Audi A8, Jaguar XJ and Lexus LS.
New for 2017
An all-wheel-drive version of the 740i has been added for 2017; initially, the 740i came only with rear-wheel drive. Meanwhile, the Display Key, which includes an LCD touch-screen, becomes standard. The key can operate the locks, windows, climate system and other functions within a 985-foot range.

BMW will add an all-wheel-drive 740e plug-in hybrid for 2017, too. It will have a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, an electric motor powered by a lithium-ion battery, an eight-speed automatic transmission and an electric-only range of about 23 miles.
Significant Standard Features

  • 320-horsepower, turbocharged 3.0-liter six-cylinder engine (740i)
  • Eight-speed automatic transmission
  • Rear-wheel drive 
  • Adaptive air suspension
  • Adaptive LED headlights
  • Panoramic moonroof 
  • Four-zone automatic air conditioning
  • Touch-sensitive controls and gesture recognition
  • Wireless phone charging and a Wi-Fi hotspot
  • Heated front seats
  • Wood and aluminum interior trim
  • iDrive multimedia system with 10.2-inch touch-screen
  • Navigation system 
  • Backup camera 
  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • Required in every new car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an ... Read more

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Latest Reviews


Rugged, Bold and Sophisticated Drive

by BMW OC fanatic from Orange County, Ca. on January 16, 2018

This car makes me feel very stylish and is very sporty and Fast. Best in Class BMW for the money. Great performance and acceleration....compared to most cars. Read full review


it have an authentic look .

by Malik Qaiser Abbas from Islamabad'Pakistan on September 18, 2017

This one is my favorite and i gonna buy soon . I like its back lights and front lights and its length makes its more Beautiful . 'Lovely' Read full review

Safety & Recalls


The 2017 BMW 740 currently has 0 recalls

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