Details on the engine lineup of the next generation of the BMW 7-Series has leaked as the model in question is expected to be introduced sometimes next year.
The German based automaker BMW is already working on a new generation of the 7-Series flagship sedan, which will have the tough job of going against one of the best models in the segment, the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, in its new generation too, but until the model will be officially introduced, the Spanish media has managed to get its hands on some details regarding the engine lineup in the future vehicle.
According to the guys from motor.es, the entry-level model will be the 730i, which will come with 260 HP (191 kW) from a 2.0 liter four-cylinder engine. This will be followed by the 740i and 740Li, with its 330 HP (243 kW) six-cylinder turbo, while the 750i and 750Li will get a 460 HP (338 kW) 8-cylinder engine. The top of the line 760i and the 760Li will be using a 6.6 liter V12, shared with the Rolls-Royce Ghost and Wraith, rated at approximately 570 HP – 600 HP (419 – 441 kW).
The diesel lineup of the new generation BMW 7-Series will be including the 730d, with its 272 HP (200 kW), being followed by the 740d and also the 750d. Plug-in hybrid versions are also expected, in the 730e, coming with 275 HP (202 kW) and in the 740e and 740Le, with an estimated 400 HP (294 kW). These will be using a 9-speed auto and xDrive AWD system, being capable of providing an electric range of 60 km (37 miles) in the 730e and 100 km (62 miles) in the 740e and 740Le.