2015 BMW 7 Series

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Updated on: May 5, 2021

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The 2015 BMW 7 Series is the ultimate expression of luxury from BMW. It is available in a sedan body style and is arguably one of the best full-size luxury sedans available that starts at an MSRP of $74,000. It has the option of four engines that include one turbocharged diesel and three turbocharged gasoline engines. It competes against the  Audi S6Porsche Panamera, and the Cadillac CTS-V.

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Pros

Excellent and refined engines

Good fuel-efficient diesel option

Top-notch ride quality and interior features

Cons

Needs a model change quick

Small cargo space

What's New?

New 740Ld diesel option

Headlights replaced with LEDs with automatic high beams

Leather-trimmed dashboard


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Features

vehicle bio

base price

$74000

bodystyle

4dr Sedan

passenger capacity

5

top speed

194 mph

drivetrain

rear wheel drive

engine type

displacement

182 cu.in.

horsepower

315 hp @ 5800 rpm

torque

330 lb.-ft. @ 1300 rpm

transmission

8-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual

chassis

suspension front

Independent front double wishbone suspension w/anti-roll bar

suspension rear

Independent rear multi-link suspension w/anti-roll bar

dimensions

wheelbase

120.9 in.

length

199.8 in.

width

74.9 in.

height

58.3 in.

curb weight

4344 lbs.

ground clearance

6 in.

capacity

passenger volume

114.3 cu ft.

cargo volume

17.7 cu ft.

payload capacity

1058 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

6.4 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

19/24/29 mpg

highway range

611.9 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

4 yr./ 50000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

4 yr./ 50000 mi.

powertrain warranty

4 yr./ 50,000 mi.

corrosion warranty

9 yr./ unlimited mi.

roadside assistance

Yes


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exterior
interior

Trims

740i $74,000 onwards

315 hp @ 5800 rpm | 3 L | Inline 6 | premium unleaded

  • 18" Silver Aluminum Wheels
  • 1st Row LCD monitor
  • ABS and driveline Traction Control
  • Driver and Front Passenger Heated-Cushion, Seatback
  • Driver Lumbar Support
  • Dual Zone Front Automatic Air Conditioning
  • Front Fog/Driving Lights
  • Heated Mirrors
  • Keyfob (all doors) Remote Keyless Entry
  • Leather Seat trim
  • Navigation System
  • Rain Sensing Windshield Wipers
  • Rear Air Conditioning w/ Separate Controls
  • SiriusXM AM/FM/HD/Satellite, Seek-Scan Radio
  • Sliding & Tilting Glass Sunroof

740Li $78,000 onwards

315 hp @ 5800 rpm | 3 L | Inline 6 | premium unleaded

750i $87,300 onwards

445 hp @ 5500 rpm | 4.4 L | V8 | premium unleaded

750Li $91,000 onwards

445 hp @ 5500 rpm | 4.4 L | V8 | premium unleaded

760Li $141,200 onwards

535 hp @ 5250 rpm | 6 L | V12 | premium unleaded

  • 19" Silver Aluminum Wheels
  • Front & Rear Fog/Driving Lights
  • Parking Assist
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Colors and Styles

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Ratings

Pricing And Features

9.9

Engine And Performance

8.5

Fuel Economy

7.0

Interior

9.0

Exterior

8.0

Safety

8.0

8.5

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

8.5

Overall Rating


The 2015 BMW 7-Series gets a major refresh in the engine department. There is an addition of a turbo diesel engine in the options. All the available engine options are powerful and provide great overall performance. The 7-series is a luxury sedan and thus provides the best interior design that is very comfortable for all the occupants. Starting at a base price of $74,000 the top trim can reach up to $141,000. 


9.9/10
Pricing and Features

8.5/10
Engine and Performance

7.0/10
Fuel Economy

9.0/10
Interior

8.0/10
Exterior

8.0/10
Safety


2015 BMW 7 Series Pricing and Features

9.9/10

The 2015 BMW 7 Series lineup is split into several trims based on powertrains. However, the equipment levels offered are also quite different but the main distinctions remain mechanical. These trim levels are called 740, 750, and 760. An addition of L to the trim level signifies a long wheelbase, whereas ‘i’ and ‘d’ signify gasoline and diesel, respectively. There are a number of packages being offered as well that include Lighting Package, Executive Package, Cold-Weather Package, Driver Assistance Plus Package, M Sport Package, and so on.

Trims

740

750

760

MSRP

$74,000

$91,000

$141,200

Key Features

18-inch wheels

19-inch wheels with summer tires

Power adjustable rear seats

 

Adaptive dampers

Lighting package

Heated and ventilated front seats with massage function

 

Self-leveling air suspension

Power closing doors

Ceramic trim controls

 

Xenon headlights

Power trunk lid with a foot sensor

Blind-spot monitoring

 

LED fog lamps

Head up display

Side and top view parking cameras

 

Automatic wipers

16 way adjustable powered multi-contour front seats

Rear-wheel steering

 

Four-zone climate control

Upgraded leather upholstery with extended coverage

Burl Walnut trim

 

Heated power front seats with four-way lumbar adjustment and memory

16 speaker Harman Kardon surround sound audio system

 

We Recommend

Even though all the trim levels of the BMW 7 Series are equally desirable, we feel that the 750i represents the best balance between luxury and value for money. The 760 trim comes at almost double the price of the 740 trim and hence becomes a little too expensive for its own good. We believe that the rear-wheel-drive configuration itself is pretty much fun to drive, and for the customers who are conscious about fuel prices, BMW provides a diesel powertrain.

2015 BMW 7 Series Engine and Performance

8.5/10

The BMW 7 Series comes with four engines. The 740i and 740 Li are powered by a 3 L in-line six-cylinder gasoline engine that produces 315 hp and 330 pound-feet of torque. The 740 Ld is powered by a 3 L diesel engine that produces 255 hp and 413 pound-feet of torque. The 750 gets a turbocharged 4.4 L V-8 engine that produces 445 hp and 480 pound-feet of torque. Finally, the 760 Li gets a 6 L turbocharged V12 engine that produces 535 hp and 550 pound-feet of torque. A 7-speed dual-clutch automatic along with rear-wheel drive are standard while all-wheel drive is available as an option on all three engines except the V 12.

Model

BMW 7 Series

Audi S6

Cadillac CTS-V

Porsche Panamera S

MSRP

$87,300

$75,500

$69,900

$93,200

Engine

4.4L Twin-Turbo V8

4 L turbocharged V-8

6.2 L V8

3.0L Twin-Turbo V6

Drivetrain

RWD

AWD

RWD

RWD

Transmission

8-speed automatic

7 speed automatic

6-speed manual

7-speed automated manual

Power

445 hp @ 5500 rpm

420 hp @ 5500 RPM

556 hp @ 6100 rpm

420 hp @ 6000 rpm

Torque

480 ft-lbs. @ 2000 rpm

406 lb-ft @ 1400 RPM

551 ft-lbs. @ 3800 rpm

384 ft-lbs. @ 1750 rpm

0-60 MPH (sec)

4.4

4.5

4.0

4.3

Quarter Mile (sec)

13

12.9

12.5

12.7

Top Speed (MPH)

155 mph

155 mph

200 mph

192 mph

We believe that it is the 4.4 L V-8 engine that suits the 7 Series the most. This gives the car the needed punch to carry its weight and cruise in style. When it comes to real-world performance, the BMW does exceptionally well too. It has slightly slow 0 to 60 mph as well as quarter-mile timing due to its super refined power delivery but that is compensated when you equip the all-wheel-drive system. The Porsche, even though low on paper does quite well in its on-road figures. The Cadillac truly kicks the ball out of the ballpark.

2015 BMW 7 Series Fuel Economy

7.0/10

We find that the BMM returns much better MPG figures than we hope would ever come out of a turbocharged V-8 engine. It returns an EPA estimated 17 mpg in the city, 25 MPG on the highway, and 20 MPG in the combined cycle. Along with the fuel tank with a huge capacity of 21.1 gallons, it returns a respectable 358 miles in the city and 527 miles of range on the highway.

Model

BMW 7 Series

Audi S6

Cadillac CTS-V

Porsche Panamera S

MPG (City)

17

17

14

17

MPG (Highway)

25

27

19

27

MPG (Combined)

20

20

18

21

Fuel Capacity

21.1

19.8

18

21.1

Range (City/Highway/Combined)

359 /528/ 443

336 /534 /396

252 /342/ 324

359 /570/ 464

The BMW engine returns excellent fuel efficiency as we have observed. The Porsche Panamera is the most fuel-efficient by virtue of its smaller engine. But the BMW is quite at its heels while producing little more horsepower and being much more refined. The least impressive figure is that of the Cadillac as it offers 14 mpg in the city, 19 mpg on the highway and 18 mpg combined. The biggest tank comes in the BMW and Porsche but the Porsche has the highest range due to its better fuel efficiency figures.

2015 BMW 7 Series Interior

9.0/10

The interiors of the BMW 7 Series can be talked about on and on for days. It has classic gauges that are very easily readable and a driver-centric design for the dashboard. Even though it is slightly similar to the interiors you can find on lesser BMWs, it is a nice place to be in. The new iDrive system is also easy to use and very intuitive. The materials used are top-quality leather, rich wood accents, and the comfort levels are something else entirely. Space offered is plenty, to begin with, but the long-wheelbase versions set the bar very far apart. The trunk space is also quite generous at 14 ft.³.

Model

BMW 7 Series

Audi S6

Cadillac CTS-V

Porsche Panamera S

Seating Capacity

5

5

5

4

Front Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

40.6/59.2/41.3

37.2/57.5/41.3

36.9/56/42

38/51.9/41.9

Rear Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

38.5/57.4/38.9

37.8/56.3 / 37.4

34.6 2/50.9/35

38.2/51.7/33.3

Cargo Capacity (cu-ft)

14

16.3

10.5

15.7

The BMW 7 Series is very spacious and stays a few notches above the competition in terms of the materials used and build quality as well. All cars in this category seat five adults, except the Porsche, which seats only four. The Porsche may appear a bit cramped to passengers in the rear seat especially in terms of legroom. The Cadillac has decent interior space despite not looking so. Audi S6 manages to offer the best in class cargo capacity of 16.3 cu-ft. Some of its interior features include:

  • Leather steering wheel
  • Ambient LED lighting
  • Headliner in Alcantara
  • Optional massaging seats
  • Abundant legroom
  • Rearview camera
  • Four-zone climate control
  • Wood inlays

Infotainment unit

The infotainment unit in the BMW 7 Series is BMW's latest iDrive system. It employs the latest touchpad with the fingertips scribble recognition and is a seamless experience. Apart from the impressive iDrive system, the sedan comes filled with a variety of tech to keep the passengers engaged. Few standout infotainment features available are-

  • Harman Kardon premium speakers
  • AM / FM stereo
  • USB connection
  • Memory card slot
  • 2 subwoofers
  • 16 speakers
  • 600 watts studio output
  • Satellite radio
  • Speed sensitive volume control

2015 BMW 7 Series Exterior

8.0/10

The BMW 7 Series is a luxury barge with an exterior that tells the same story. It is elegant and never imposing. It is an extremely large car. It measures 200 inches in length, 74.9 inches in width, and 57.9 inches in height. The car is not of modest dimensions by any standard but this recipe does give it a lot of interior space.

Model

BMW 7 Series

Audi S6

Cadillac CTS-V

Porsche Panamera S

Curb Weight (lbs)

4575

4398

4217

3990

Length (in)

200

193.9

188.5

197.4

Width (in)

74.9

73.8

74.1

76

Height (in)

57.9

7.8

56

55.8

Ground Clearance (in)

6

N/A

N/A

5.7

Wheelbase (in)

120.9

114.6

113.4

115

One can see that all cars in the segment are somewhat of the same dimensions, except the Cadillac. The Porsche is one of the largest cars of the lot as well as the lightest. The BMW, however, is the heaviest. When it comes to ground clearance, BMW offers the most at 6 inches. Some of its standout exterior features include:

  • LED Headlights
  • Giant rear exhaust outlets
  • Panoramic sunroof
  • Standard 18 inch wheels

2015 BMW 7 Series Safety

8.0/10

The BMW 7 Series has not been crash-tested by the IIHS and the NHTSA, however, it packs a lot of amazing safety technology that includes antilock disc brakes, stability and traction control, front and rear parking sensors, airbags, ABS, and so on. Some standout safety features include:

  • BMW Assist emergency communication system
  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
  • ABS And Driveline Traction Control
  • Front And Rear Parking Sensors
  • Self-leveling headlights
  • Blindspot warning system
  • Rearview camera

2015 BMW 7 Series Final Verdict

The 2015 BMW 7 Series is one of the best luxury cars around despite it feeling a little old nowadays. A model change is soon due, and we expect the new car to be the best of technology and luxury. Until then, it is not exactly wise to spend a whole lot on buying the current BMW 7 Series, unless you’re absolutely sold by its refinement and mechanical superiority.

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