2018 BMW 740

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$83,100

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2018 BMW 740
2018 BMW 740

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

The good:

  • Nimble handling for 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
  • Huge rear doors a parking lot liability
  • Price rises quickly with options

2 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

Wondering which trim is right for you?

Our 2018 BMW 740 trim comparison will help you decide.

Notable features

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

2018 BMW 740 review: Our expert's take


What it is: The BMW 7 Series is the brand’s flagship sedan. The lineup consists of the six-cylinder 740i and the V-8-powered 750i. An M performance version is also available, as is an Alpina B7 performance model.


The 740i and 750i are available with rear- or all-wheel drive. The M760i has all-wheel drive, as does the B7. A plug-in hybrid 740e is also available. It features all-wheel drive, too, and pairs a turbocharged four-cylinder engine with an electric motor.


Competitors include the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, Audi A8, Jaguar XJ and Lexus LS.


There are no significant changes.

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.8
  • Interior design 5.0
  • Performance 5.0
  • Value for the money 4.2
  • Exterior styling 5.0
  • Reliability 5.0

Most recent consumer reviews

4.6

My first BMW-- have been a Benz guy long time--

So far, pleased with performance of car--- only had vehicle for 3 weeks--have had a few minor issues-- great handling on highway--- some of the electronics are overwhelming for my wife

5.0

Best car I have ever owned in the past 50 years

This is my third BMW - after a 328 and a 528. Everyone gets better than the the last one. The cameras are outstanding for someone who had neck surgery with limited mobility. As for power, the engine has more than I would need unless I were in a James Bond movie. The mileage per gallon is great - so far averaging about 27 combined city and highway. As to styling, in three months I have at least twenty unsolicited comments in parking lots, gas station fill ups, and stoplights about what a beautiful car it is. As someone who changes the oil every five thousand miles (and had no problems with the first two BMWs with about 75 thousand miles), I expect this to be my last car. It well could last me 20 years. I could not be more happy or hopeful about this vehicle.

5.0

Treat yourself to this car

This is my dream car. It has more features than I imagined. I am getting so spoiled with its smooth drive and comfortable interior. Recommend it highly.

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Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by BMW
New car program benefits
Bumper-to-bumper
48 months/50,000 miles
Corrosion
144 months/unlimited distance
Powertrain
48 months/50,000 miles
Maintenance
36 months/36,000 miles
Roadside assistance
48 months/unlimited distance
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
Certified Pre-Owned Elite with less than 15,000 miles; Certified Pre-Owned with less than 60,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
1 year/unlimited miles from expiration of 4-year/50,000-mile new car warranty
Powertrain
N/A
Dealer certification required
196-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
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