BMW's 7 Series has a substantial history-beginning in 1977-and is often the go-to luxury sedan for many drivers. Its multitude of available engines provide uniquely powerful driving experiences while a spacious and opulent cabin make for quite the comfortable ride.

To help drivers make an educated decision on their next vehicle, we at Sandia BMW wrote this 2020 BMW 7 Series review. Below, we'll discuss several of the 7 Series drivetrains as well as provide you with an idea of its interior comforts and safety systems. If you're currently in the market for a new vehicle in the Albuquerque and Rio Rancho, NM, areas, we welcome you to continue reading.

Performance That'll Make You Sweat

There are four engine options in this year's 7 Series. Let's start with what's under the hood of the 740i. Step on the accelerator to feel the full-bodied rumbling of a 3.0L BMW TwinPower Turbo inline 6-cylinder engine. Mated to an 8-speed Sport Automatic transmission, this setup generates up to 335 horsepower and 330 lb-ft of torque. This 7 Series standard comes in two-wheel drive, but you can opt for the 740i xDrive to acquire an all-wheel drive model.

Next up is the 4.4-liter BMW TwinPower Turbo V8 you'll find in the 750i xDrive. It has the same transmission as the base trim and delivers up to 523 horsepower and 553 lb-ft of torque. If you're more environmentally minded, then you should take the 745e xDrive for a spin. It's outfitted with a 3.0-liter 6-cylinder engine and an AC Synchronous Electric Motor that produces a total of 389 horsepower.

For the performance-oriented driver, the M760i xDrive epitomizes what it means to be a luxury sports sedan. Equipped with the same 8-speed Sport Automatic transmission and a 6.6L BMW M Performance TwinPower Turbo V12, you'll have up to 600 horsepower and 627 lb-ft of torque. It's likely safe to say that cruising down the left lane en route to your vacation home hasn't been easier.

Interior Dimensions & Features

When you step into the cockpit of the BMW 7 Series, you can expect to have ample room to get situated for that morning commute. The front row boasts 39.9 inches of headroom, 41.4 inches of legroom, and a broad 59.2 inches of shoulder room. You and your front-row passenger can stay comfortable with 20-way power multi-contour seats. Both seats also have a memory function, so you can avoid adjusting them every time you go for a ride.

Take a look at the interior accents to notice Dakota leather upholstery, high-gloss Fineline Wood interior trim, and an elegantly crafted center console with brushed aluminum controls. Audiophiles should be elated to listen to the 7 Series' Harmon Kardon® 16-speaker audio system, which is powered by a 600-watt amplifier. You can easily connect your smartphone thanks to BMW's Live Cockpit Professional and iDrive 7.0 system that's controlled via a touchscreen and iDrive touchpad Controller.

Meet Your Robust Safety Suite

Safety is paramount and that's why the 7 Series is stocked with more than enough safety features to make you feel confident on any stretch of road. Every model comes standard with BMW's Active Protection System, which detects imminent collisions and readies the vehicle for impact if avoidance isn't possible. It'll automatically pretension seatbelts, close the windows and moonroof, and activate post-crash braking to mitigate following accidents.

This system also includes a Fatigue and Focus alert to keep you steadily on the road. Additionally, an impact sensor can initiate a process to automatically disconnect the battery from the alternator, fuel pump, and starter. The sensor will further assist you after an accident by unlocking the doors and turning on the interior and hazard lights.

Take the BMW 7 Series for a Test Drive in Albuquerque NM 

We hope that you enjoyed gathering all the need-to-know information on the new BMW 7 Series sedan. Whether you're interested in the absolutely stunning ALPINA B7 or the eco-friendly 745e xDrive, there won't be any inkling of uncertainty when you take a seat behind the wheel. With a slew of sought-after engine configurations, plush interior comforts, and numerous driver-assistive systems, the 7 Series is on the road to provide an unforgettable driving experience.

When you're ready for the next step, contact our showroom to schedule a test drive in the 2020 BMW 7 Series around Albuquerque and Rio Rancho, NM, today!

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