Significant Features of the 2013 BMW 7-Series


BMW has recently implemented a mid-life facelift on the 2013 BMW 7-Series sedan. However, a lot of car experts were stunned when they were able to realize that the facelift did not only change the sedan’s features on the outside. The vehicle’s interior was also tweaked and the upgrades implemented have made the latest version of the sedan more likeable compared to its earliest predecessors.

First off, BMW’s engineers tweaked the 7-Series sedan’s exterior design by removing its old headlamps and replace this with new set of LED headlights that equipped with corona rings. The vehicle’s grille was also modified. The modification was accomplished by reducing the number of slats found on the grille form 12 to 9. In addition to this, the new 7-Series is also equipped with new indicators found under its mirrors, a revised bumper in front, and the thing strip made of chrome that connects the two slimmer reflectors on the vehicle’s rear apron.

BMW has also implemented a significant upgrade on the interior of the 2013 7-Series sedan.  The company’s interior designers did a great job in reducing the sizes of the seats and make these slimmer. This particular revision has made the vehicle’s seats more comfortable most especially when the sedan is taken for longer drives. The vehicle is also equipped with a new type of ambient lighting which is capable of changing its color depending on what the driver or the other car occupants want. The sedan’s navigation system was also upgraded and this is currently capable of providing improved 3D graphics. This improvement on the feature of the vehicle’s navigation system was made possible by the dedicated graphics and the 1.3GHz processor. On top of these, the navigation system is currently capable of sending emails and text messages without using anything but the driver’s voice.

Finally, the 2013 BMW 7-Series sedan will be offered with three types of powertrain excluding the ActiveHybrid7. The first engine is the 3.0-liter inline-six with a twin-scroll turbo which is good for 315 horsepower and 330 lb.-ft. of torque. The second engine used on this model is the 4.4-liter twin-turbocharged V-8 engine which is capable of producing a maximum power output of up to 445 and 480 lb.-ft. of torque. Finally, the third engine used in the 2013 BMW 7-Series sedan is the 6.0-liter twin-turbo V-12 that produces a maximum power output of 535 horsepower and 550 lb.-ft. of torque. This engine was actually carried over from the previous year’s version.

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