2011 BMW 740i

Matt Tierney
#BMW, #740i

2011 BMW 740i

Base price (with destination): $71,025
Price as tested: $81,625

Standard Equipment:
3.0-liter turbocharged 6-cylinder engine
6-speed automatic transmission with manual shift mode
4-wheel disc brakes with ABS
Dynamic stability control
Dynamic traction control
Xenon adaptive headlights
4-zone automatic climate control
Power 2-way moonroof
Park distance control
iDrive system
Navigation system with voice command
Tire pressure monitoring system
Cruise control
HD radio
Adaptive brake lights
Options on this vehicle:
M Sport package -- $6500
Shadowline exterior trim
19-inch wheels with performance tires
M steering wheel
Aerodynamic kit
Anthracite headliner
Integral active steering -- $1750
Convenience package -- $1700
Power trunk lid
Comfort access keyless entry
Soft-close automatic doors
Ceramic controls -- $650
Key options not on vehicle:
em>Luxury seating package -- $3200
Rear-seat entertainment package -- $2800
Night vision with pedestrian detection -- $2600
Active cruise control -- $2400
Premium sound package -- $1800
Driver assistance package -- $1350
Head up display -- $1300
Cold weather package -- $1200
Rearview camera -- $400

Fuel economy:
17 / 25 / 20 mpg

Size: 3.0L turbocharged DOHC I-6
Horsepower: 315 hp @ 5800-6000 rpm
Torque: 330 lb-ft @ 1600-4500 rpm


6-speed automatic

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Great review about the "bmw 740" model! I have been trying to find an appropriate model with some basic requirements in Greece @ http://www.bmw.gr and now I've come closer to make a decision.Thanks,Jo
Perusing the test car's optional sheet was interesting until I got to the "M Package"! Whaaa, performance summer tires on a 6-cylinder luxo barge! In this price range, you either get the good stuff or trade down. (Sigh...) whatta about a Taurus SHO?
@DayeBy that same logic, a 535i has the same engine as this car, costs much less, and is more car than anyone needs. So why would anyone splurge on a 7? -_-
Why would an M anything be mentioned in the same breath as a 7 series?The M is dimunitive compared to the top German models.Although, IMO, the flagship of any German vehicle should only come with a V8 or more.
Infinity's M37 has more power and costs way less than this Bimmer. Call me crazy, but I'd go with the Infinity and maybe pick up an MX-5 or a Genesis Coupe with the spare change.

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