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of the 2017 BMW 740. Base trim shown.
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- Nimble handling considering size
- Quick acceleration
- Comfortable front seats
- Massive backseat
- Luxurious interior
- Smooth engine stop-start system
- 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
- Carbon fiber-intensive platform
- Gesture-based controls
- Active suspension, four-wheel steering available
- In-cabin fragrance system available
- Self-steering traffic jam assistant available
What Is the 2017 BMW 740?
The BMW 740 is a full-size luxury sedan that competes with the Audi A8, Mercedes-Benz S-Class, Jaguar XJ and Lexus LS. Where the 740 has turbocharged V-6 power, the 7 Series also comes in V-8-powered 750 and plug-in-hybrid 740e trim levels, covered separately. The 740i has rear-wheel drive, and for 2017 the new 740xi brings all-wheel drive, termed xDrive.
What's New on the 2017 BMW 740?
An all-wheel-drive version has been added for 2017; last year the 740i came only with rear-wheel drive. The Display Key becomes standard. Its LCD touchscreen displays vehicle status and can operate the windows, locks, climate system and more within a range of 985 feet, farther than a typical key fob.
What Features in the 2017 BMW 740 Are Most Important?
The 740 is powered by a 320-horsepower, turbocharged 3.0-liter six-cylinder engine teamed with an eight-speed automatic transmission. Significant standard features include front and rear parking sensors, a backup camera, heated front seats, touch-sensitive controls, gesture recognition, an adaptive air suspension, adaptive LED headlights, four-zone automatic air conditioning, iDrive multimedia system with a 10.2-inch touchscreen and navigation system, a panoramic moonroof, wireless phone charging, a Wi-Fi hot spot, and genuine wood and aluminum interior trim. As required in every new 2017 car, front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system are included.
Significant available features include forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, a surround-view camera system, an automated parking system, a night vision camera, heated rear seats, ventilated front and rear seats, a head-up display and an in-cabin fragrance system with choice of scents.
Should I Buy the 2017 BMW 740?
The 740 may have a V-6, but twin turbochargers give it enough power to satisfy most buyers. Its acceleration, roominess, comfort and luxury fit the requirements for this class, but minimal steering feedback makes it feel less sporty, and the new gesture controls are more gimmicky than useful.
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