The 2018 BMW 7-Series is motivated by a broad spectrum of powertrains, perhaps one of the largest spreads for any sedan on sale.
Its most efficient version is powered by a turbo-4 and a battery pack, its most powerful version is powered by a turbo-12 and your courage.
Every stop along the way, it’s a buttery soft ride, aided by BMW’s excellent 8-speed automatic transmission. We give it a surprising 8 out of 10 on our performance scale. Why? Performance isn’t the 7-Series’ mission, yet it’s still way above average. (Read more about how we rate cars.)
Most versions will be powered by a turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-6 under the hoods of 740i models. That engine makes 320 horsepower and 330 pound-feet of torque and can power the rear or all four wheels when equipped with all-wheel drive, which is optional.
Compared to previous generations, the new BMW 740i is about 120…