Diesel BMW 7 Series Released
Priced from $198,800 (not including dealer delivery|
and the various state/territory statutory charges) the
new BMW 7 Series diesel is now available in Australia.
28th June, 2009
The new BMW 730d – the first diesel powered 7 Series sold in Australia
– will, right from the start, establish itself at the top of the performance pecking order. Despite class leading
fuel consumption, the new 730d will accelerate from zero to 100 km/h faster and develop more power than its immediate
3.0-litre diesel competitors.
“For many customers the performance and unrivalled efficiency of the new BMW 730d will be the prime attraction,
coupled with the sure-footed and dynamic driving experience,” said BMW’s general manager of marketing, Tom
The newest addition to the model line-up is the first 7 Series to be offered with diesel power in Australia. In
Europe, the predecessor 730d model was the biggest seller, underlining its wide appeal among the most discerning
The BMW 730d uses the new generation turbo-diesel which is also fitted to the new 330d Sedan. It is a straight-six
featuring an aluminium block, third generation common-rail direct injection with piezo injectors, and a maximum
injection pressure of 1,800 bar. The turbo charger has variable turbo geometry and a diesel particle filter and an
oxidation catalyst are fitted as standard.
The 730d engine generates 180 kW of power at 4,000 rpm and 540 Nm of torque between 1,750-3,000 rpm. As a result,
the BMW 730d accelerates from 0-100 km/h in 7.2 seconds, and uses just 7.2 l/100 km of fuel, emitting only 192 g/km
of CO2, making it the most economical car in its class. This engine is 10 kW more powerful, 5 kg lighter and uses 10
per cent less diesel than its predecessor and is the first car in the upper luxury sedan segment to emit less than
200 grammes of CO2 per kilometre.
The new 3.0 litre turbo diesel six cylinder engine delivers performance akin to a V8 engine, but with the fuel
economy of some four cylinder engines housed in much smaller bodies. Thanks to 180 kW of power, available at 4,000
rpm and maximum torque of 540 Nm available across an enduring plateau extending from 1,750-3,000 rpm, the first ever
diesel 7 Series model delivers effortless, seamless performance.
Like all of the 7 Series models the BMW 730d is matched to a six-speed automatic transmission equipped with
optimised gearshift dynamics for faster shifting, improved shift comfort, reduced fuel consumption, and are
controlled via the electronic gear selector.
In keeping with BMW’s EfficientDynamics strategy the BMW 730d is equipped with a host of efficiency measures
including active air vent control, Brake Energy Regeneration, common-rail injection and optimised weight saving.
Load bearing body components are steel, while the roof, doors, bonnet and side panels are made of aluminium. The
alloy roof alone saves 7 kg, and the doors save 22 kg. The aluminium pressure-cast suspension supports at the front,
and a final drive with aluminium housing all work towards keeping overall weight as low as possible.
The BMW 7 Series is renowned for its dynamic on-road performance, and the 730d is certain to offer unrivalled
enjoyment behind the wheel for the sporting driver.
The all-new suspension optimises ride and handling with a particular accent on comfort. The new BMW 7 Series is
the first BMW Sedan with a double-wishbone front axle and the exclusive BMW integral V rear axle, made largely of
Hydraulic rack-and-pinion steering with an on-demand steering assistance pump joins the world debut of optional
Integral Active Steering, a combination of Active Steering on the front axle and speed-related rear-wheel
Extending the performance envelope are new driver assistance features such as Dynamic Damping Control including
Dynamic Driving Control which are standard.
The dampers, gearshift dynamics, as well as the throttle and steering assistance map are varied by the Dynamic
Driving Control button on the centre console. This offers the choice of COMFORT, NORMAL, SPORT and SPORT PLUS
Dynamic Damping Control allows infinitely variable control of the damping effort for compression and rebound, across
all settings, enabling occupants to be perfectly insulated from road harshness or uneven surfaces. This allows a truly
unique combination of firm suspension set-up on the one hand, and a comfortable response to bumps on the other, and
becomes the benchmark in suspension ride and comfort in this class.
A special traction mode and SPORTS+ setting with reduced or deactivated DSC control is available for drivers wishing
to experience a particularly sporting style of motoring.
In Australia, customers are offered the following features as standard on the new BMW 730d (note specification is
directly aligned to the 740i): Head-Up Display, High Beam Assistant, Adaptive bi-Xenon headlights with daytime running
function, variable headlight beam distribution for better illumination around bends, including automatic turning lights,
Automatic Variable Light technology (beam throw control with country / highway lights), Rear View Camera, and Cruise
Control with Brake function.
The new BMW 730d manufacturer’s list price is from $198,800*, which is $4,200 less than the similar equipped BMW
*Manufacturer List Price is shown and excludes dealer charges, stamp duty, statutory charges and on-road charges which
are additional and vary between dealers and States/Territories. Confirmation by a BMW dealer of all pricing enquiries is