Published on January 27th, 2014 | by Christopher DeMorro5
BMW 7 Series Diesel Coming To The USA
With a starting price of $83,425, the BMW 740Ld xDrive sedan will also come with all-wheel drive and the latest diesel injection technology. The 3.0 liter TwinPower inline six-cylinder engine delivers just 255 horsepower but 413 ft-lbs of torque between 1,500 and 3,000 RPMs. So despite weighing well over 4,000 pounds (and probably closer to 5,000), the BMW 740Ld can boogie from 0 to 60 MPH in just 6.1 seconds, and new technology further reduces dangerous diesel particulates.
Not only does it go fast, but it does it while burning comparatively little fuel. BMW is projecting a 25% to 30% fuel economy improvement over the 3.0 liter turbo I6 currently powering the U.S. 7-series, which returns 19 MPG in the city and 29 on the highway. Figuring a 25% improvement, the BMW 740Ld could return as much as 36 MPG on the highway with sports car-like acceleration. Not as impressive as the 45 MPG BMW 328d, but the 2014 BMW 740d is a whole lot more car to move too.