How Much Does the BMW 7 Series Cost

Base prices for the BMW 7 Series range from about $86,000 to 

almost $158,000. See our Which BMW 7 Series Is Right for Me? 

section below for full details on pricing, standard features, trim 

levels, and options.

2020 BMW 7 Series
7 Series Interior

How Many People Does the 7 Series Seat?

The 7 Series has five seats in its standard configuration. Some 

upgrades eliminate the back row's middle seat, reducing capacity 

to four. The front seats are spacious and comfortable and come 

standard with heat and 20-way power adjustments. The executive-

style rear seat offers more legroom than any other super luxury car. 

You can outfit this zone with a variety of first-class treats, 

including a power footrest and power-adjustable seats that can 

massage, heat, and cool. Up level models come with acoustic glass 

that leads to an exceptionally quiet cabin.

7 Series and Child Car Seats

There are two complete sets of LATCH car-seat connectors for the 

7 Series’ rear outboard seats. Each of the back seats has an upper 

tether and a set of lower anchors.

7 Series Interior Quality

The 7 Series is spacious and quiet, and the optional acoustic side 

glass does a good job of blocking outside noise. Every model 

comes with high-quality leather upholstery and ambient lighting. 

You can also select from uncommon upgrades such as ceramic 

controls, a built-in air fragrance system, an Anthracite Alcantara 

headliner, and wood inlays made of gray poplar or eucalyptus.

7 Series Cargo Space        

With 18.2 cubic feet of cargo room, the 7 Series has an excellent 

amount of trunk space for a full-size luxury car. It's convenient, 

with a standard hands-free power trunk lid and a pass-through for 

longer items. Because of its lithium-ion battery pack, the plug-in-

hybrid 745e has a smaller 14.8-cubic-foot trunk.

7 Series Infotainment, Bluetooth, and Navigation
For 2020, BMW enhanced the standard voice controls in its i Drive infotainment system, making a user-friendly interface even more convenient. Through simple voice commands you can ask the standard navigation system to set a new route, change the radio station, and find out how long you can drive until you need to refuel. The voice controls add a dose of convenience, but they aren't as responsive as test drivers would like them to be.

Apple Car Play is included as a subscription service, and a one-year subscription is standard. The standard gesture controls let you interact with the infotainment system by waving your hand in front of the 10.2-inch touch screen. Wireless device charging, a 16-speaker Harman Kardon surround-sound audio system, a panoramic moon roof with a power sunshade, and quad-zone automatic climate control are also standard.

7 Series Performance

7 Series Engine: 5 Feisty Choices

A different power train is paired with each of the five trim levels, 

and all of them can get this large car up to speed swiftly. 

Accompanying each engine is a slick-shifting eight-speed 

automatic transmission.

The base engine in the 740i gets a boost in horsepower for 2020. 

This turbocharged 3.0-liter six-cylinder engine now produces 335 

horsepower. The 750i is also more powerful. It now comes with a 

523-horsepower turbocharged 4.4-liter V8, and many reviewers 

prefer it over the 740i.

The 745e is a plug-in hybrid (PHEV) that replaces the outgoing 

740e. Its hybrid power unit includes a turbocharged 3.0-liter 

straight-six engine and an electric motor that combine to produce 

389 horsepower.

If you want your large luxury car to launch like a rocket, consider 

the 600-horsepower Alpina B7 or the M760i.

For more details on the components of each power train, see our 

Which BMW 7 Series Model Is Right for Me? section below.

7 Series Gas Mileage: Good for a Full-Size Car

The 740i has one of the best fuel economy ratings in the super 

luxury car class, earning 22 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the 

highway. Those numbers drop to 17 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on 

the highway with the 750i.

You'll save about $200 a year, on average, by choosing the plug-in-

hybrid 745e over the base trim. When its lithium-ion battery pack 

is fully charged, it can drive about 16 miles on all-electric power 

and gets 56 MPGe and 22 mpg combined city/highway. You can 

recharge this battery in about four hours with a 240-volt outlet.

7 Series Ride and Handling: Smooth as Glass

The standard adaptive suspension in the 7 Series artfully absorbs 

imperfections in the road for a ride that is silky smooth. This large 

sedan is surprisingly responsive and agile for its size. Don't 

mistake it for a longer version of the BMW 5 Series though, as the 

7 Series can’t keep up with its more athletic sibling. The base trim 

comes standard with rear-wheel drive, and you can add BMW's 

xDrive all-wheel-drive system for $3,000. All-wheel drive is 

standard in all other models.

7 Series Reliability

Is the BMW 7 Series Reliable?

At the time of writing, the 2020 7 Series does not have a predicted 

reliability rating from J.D. Power, though it belongs to a generation 

that typically earns above-average ratings.

BMW 7 Series Warranty

BMW covers its vehicles with a four-year/50,000-mile warranty.

7 Series Safety

7 Series Crash Test Results

Neither the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety nor the 

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has crash tested 

the 2020 BMW 7 Series. That's common for high-end luxury 


7 Series Safety Features

Standard driver assistance features in the 7 Series include a 

surround-view parking camera system, parking sensors, adaptive 

cruise control, adaptive LED headlights with automatic high 

beams, and rain-sensing windshield wipers. The standard Active 

Driving Assistant consists of forward collision warning, forward 

automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, speed limit 

information, blind spot monitoring, and rear cross traffic alert.

Among the advanced safety options are a head-up display, front 

cross traffic alert, night vision, remote control parking, and a drive 

recorder that captures video and vehicle details when activated.

Also available is Evasion Assistant (which helps you avoid a 

potential collision), lane keep assist with side collision avoidance, 

adaptive cruise control with full stop-and-go capability, four-wheel 

active steering, and Traffic Jam Assist, which combines lane 

centering technology with adaptive cruise control and speed limit 

info. BMW also offers Emergency Stop Assist, a system that safely 

brings the car to a stop in the event of a health emergency.

7 Series Dimensions and Weight

The 7 Series is about 17.3 feet long. Its curb weight ranges from 

4,244 to 5,159 pounds. Its maximum gross vehicle weight rating is 

6,261 pounds.

Where Is the 2020 BMW 7 Series Built?

BMW builds the 2020 7 Series in Germany.

Which BMW 7 Series Model Is Right for Me

For 2020, the 7 Series comes in five main trims: 740i, 745e, 750i, 

Alpina B7, and M760i. Each model features a distinct power plant 

paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission, and there are 

slight differences in standard features.

The base trim comes standard with rear-wheel drive. BMW's 

xDrive all-wheel-drive system is available, and it comes standard 

in all other models. This car comes only as a long-wheelbase 

sedan, as BWM doesn't offer its short-wheelbase body type in the 


As you move up the trim ladder, prices jump significantly. 

Shoppers who want to keep costs in the five-figure range will find 

lot to love about the base 740i. Its turbocharged straight-six 

engine has enough gusto to move this full-size car with ease. It 

comes with many of the same standard features as the more 

expensive 7 Series models, including 20-way power-adjustable 

front seats and a well-equipped infotainment system.

For those who want to upgrade their 740i, BMW offers options 

that include remote control parking, front seats with ventilation 

and massage, and a Bower & Wilkins surround-sound audio 


2020 BMW 7 Series 740i

The entry-level 7 Series comes with a 335-horsepower 

turbocharged inline six-cylinder engine that’s more potent than the 

one it replaces. The rear-wheel-drive 740i sedan starts at $86,450, 

and the all-wheel-drive 740i x Drive has a base price of $89,450.

The 740i comes with Dakota leather upholstery, 20-way power-

adjustable front seats, heated front seats, a heated steering wheel, a 

power rear-window sunshade, a panoramic moon roof with a 

power sunshade, and quad-zone automatic climate control.

Its base infotainment system features a 12.3-inch digital driver's 

display, a 10.2-inch touch screen, navigation, Apple Car Play 

smartphone integration, Bluetooth, two USB ports, a 16-speaker 

Harman Kardon surround-sound audio system, satellite radio, HD 

Radio, gesture control, a WiFi hot spot, and wireless device 


A hands-free power trunk lid, proximity key less entry, push-

button start, and 18-inch light alloy wheels are included. The 7 

Series’ comprehensive set of advanced safety features includes 

adaptive cruise control, a surround-view parking camera system, 

forward collision warning, and pedestrian detection.

2020 BMW 7 Series 745e x Drive

The 745e x Drive i Performance is a plug-in hybrid. Its power train 

consists of a turbocharged 3.0-liter six-cylinder engine and an 

electric motor that combine to produce 389 horsepower. The 10.3-

kilowatt-hours lithium-ion battery pack provides an all-electric 

driving range of around 16 miles, and it can be recharged in about 

four hours with a 240-volt outlet.

Most features mirror what you get with the 740i. Pricing for the 

745e starts at $95,550, but shoppers should check for possible 

federal and local tax incentives that may lower the overall cost.

2020 BMW 7 Series 750i x Drive

Starting at $102,650, the 750i x Drive sedan has a 523-horsepower 

turbocharged 4.4-liter V8 engine. Standard features include Nappa 

leather upholstery, a head-up display, and 19-inch light alloy 


2020 BMW 7 Series Alpina B7 xDrive

Under the hood of the meaty Alpina B7 is a 600-horsepower 

turbocharged 4.4-liter V8 engine. An extra Sport+ drive mode, an 

upgraded sport suspension system, 20-inch wheels, and a distinct 

exhaust system are added to this performance-oriented model. It 

also gets Nappa leather upholstery, exclusive trim and badging, 

massaging front seats, heated seats in the front and rear, and 

ventilated front seats.

Added driver assistance features include lane keep assist with side 

collision avoidance, adaptive cruise control with full stop-and-go 

capability, and Evasion Assistant, which helps you avoid a 

potential collision. Prices for the Alpina start at $142,800.

2020 BMW 7 Series M760i x Drive

The M760i and the Alpina B7 are the most powerful models in the 

7 Series fleet. The M760i boasts a 600-horsepower 6.6-liter 

turbocharged V12 engine. This $157,700 model also comes with 

an M Sport exhaust system, a Sport+ drive mode, an aerodynamic 

kit, and a rear spoiler. Comfort features include Nappa leather 

upholstery, an Alcantara headliner, power rear side-window 

sunshades, ventilated and heated seats all around, and massaging 

front seats.

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