The Many Shapes of Luxury

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BMW gives you a treat for the senses

BMW may be one of the top benchmarks when it comes to building highly refined luxury cars that are also stunningly good to drive, but it is not one to rest on its laurels. The brand also knows that staying on top of the game takes boldness, reinvention and innovation. The German juggernaut has been one of the true disruptors in the high-end automotive segment and the future looks exciting indeed.

Questioning every established practice and continually building on new technologies from alternative fuel sources to renewable energy, the brand is also showing us that the traditional large luxury sedan experience isn’t just confined to a single body style. From the classic 7 Series sedans and breathtakingly exciting 8 Series sports cars to the majestic X7 sports utility vehicle, these large cars are designed to exceed every expectation from the most discerning customers who want nothing less than the best.

The Standard of Excellence: The BMW 7 Series Sedan

730Li, 740Li, 745Le xDrive

Now into its sixth generation, the 7 Series sedans continue to stand for self-assured presence, exceptional driving performance and maximum comfort.

A 2.0-litre turbocharged engine (730Li) and a 3.0-litre turbocharged engine (740Li) are available. For those who want an even greener mode of driving, they can enjoy the BMW 7 Series with a 3.0-litre turbo petrol engine and an electric motor in the form of the 745Le xDrive plug-in hybrid. From the soft yet supportive seats made from fine grain Nappa leather, to the airy panoramic glass roof and strategically placed ambient lights in the cabin, the car delivers an unrivalled sense of luxury and comfort.

The BMW 7 Series sedan is also packed with useful, innovative digital services such as Real Time Traffic Information which makes journeys more efficient by flagging out current traffic jams and roadworks, and suggests alternate routes immediately. When you’ve arrived, the Parking Assistant Plus package can display a full 3D view of the immediate exterior around the car from multiple angles. Together with Active Park Distance Control that can detect obstacles and apply the brakes automatically, parking the 7 Series anywhere is easy.

Further convenience and functions can be found in the BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant, which allows you to use verbal commands to operate the various functions of the car effectively.

The BMW 7 Series is one of the most technologically advanced and connected sedans you can get into today, but is still true to its original design ethos – it delivers maximum comfort to its occupants while retaining the BMW core of being an excellent driver’s machine.

BMW 730Li
Engine: 1998cc, turbocharged inline 4-cylinder
Power: 265hp @ 5000-6500rpm
Torque: 4050NM @ 1550-4500rpm
0-100km/h: 6.3 seconds
Fuel Economy: 7.1l/100km

BMW 740Li
Engine: 2998cc, turbocharged inline 6-cylinder
Power: 340hp @ 5500-6500rpm
Torque: 450NM @ 1500-5200rpm
0-100km/h: 5.6 seconds
Fuel Economy: 7.9l/100km

BMW 745Le xDrive
Engine: 2998cc, turbocharged inline 4-cylinder + 83kW electric motor
Power: 286hp @ 5000-6500rpm
Torque: 450NM @ 1500-3500rpm
Electric Motor: 83kW, 265NM
Combined System Power: 290kW (394hp)
0-100km/h: 5.1 seconds
Fuel Economy: 2.8l/100km

Dynamism Meets Luxury: The BMW 8 Series

840i Coupe, 840i Gran Coupe, 840i Convertible, M8 xDrive Coupe Competition, M8 xDrive Gran Coupe Competition

When you combine the dynamic drive of a sports car, the comfort of a large sedan, and the long-distance prowess of a grand tourer, the result is the BMW 8 Series. The BMW 840i features a sonorous 3.0-litre in-line 6-cylinder turbocharged engine with 340 hp. Available in two-door coupe, four-door Gran Coupe, as well as a head-turning convertible body style, it’s the ultimate expression of your sporty individuality, whichever version you choose.

There’s also the M8 Competition models, the ultimate expression of the 8 Series dynamism. They feature the most powerful series production BMW engine made to date, delivering supercar performance and ability in a luxury sports car.

The cabins across the 8 Series are plush and inviting with a wealth of fine details like multipoint ambient LED lighting, a Bowers & Wilkins Diamond sound system with 16 speakers, Merino leather seats, and unique ‘Crafted Clarity’ glass elements on touch points such as the gear lever and iDrive control dial.

In addition to going fast in absolute comfort, the BMW 8 Series sets new benchmarks with its suite of innovative technologies too. The dashboard instrument panels feature BMW Live Cockpit Professional, which uses a fully digital, configurable instrument cluster and a separate touch-enabled control display. There’s also the BMW Display Key, an exclusive car key that has an LCD colour touchscreen that integrates choice features from the BMW Connected App.

The BMW 8 Series is the pinnacle of precision wrapped in absolute luxury. It has the muscle to deliver true sports driving excitement, along with comfort and opulence on every drive.

BMW 840i Coupe
Engine: 2998cc, turbocharged inline 6-cylinder
Power: 340hp @ 5000-6500rpm
Torque: 500NM @ 1600-4500rpm
0-100km/h: 5.0 seconds
Fuel Economy: 7.7l/100km

BMW 840i Gran Coupe
Engine: 2998cc, turbocharged inline 6-cylinder
Power: 340hp @ 5000-6500rpm
Torque: 500NM @ 1600-4500rpm
0-100km/h: 5.2 seconds
Fuel Economy: 7.9l/100km

BMW 840i Convertible
Engine: 2998cc, turbocharged inline 6-cylinder
Power: 340hp @ 5000-6500rpm
Torque: 500NM @ 1600-4500rpm
0-100km/h: 5.3 seconds
Fuel Economy: 8.0l/100km

BMW M8 xDrive Coupe Competition
Engine: 4395cc, twin turbocharged V8
Power: 625hp @ 6000rpm
Torque: 750NM @ 1800-5860rpm
0-100km/h: 3.2 seconds
Fuel Economy: 10.4l/100km

BMW M8 xDrive Gran Coupe Competition
Engine: 4395cc, twin turbocharged V8
Power: 591hp @ 6000rpm
Torque: 750NM @ 1800-5860rpm
0-100km/h: 3.2 seconds
Fuel Economy: 10.7l/100km

Commanding Presence: The BMW X7

X7 xDrive40i 6 & 7-seater

The BMW X7 Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV) is an elegant fusion of presence and personality. It’s the luxury car for the family that doesn’t want to be restricted by going only where the car can go, or limited to what the car can carry. The spacious, airy cabin can be ordered in two configurations for Singapore: in 6-seater or 7-seater form.

The BMW X7 xDrive40i is powered by the same impeccably balanced 3.0-litre, 6-cylinder turbo engine from the BMW 7 Series and BMW 8 Series. Equipped with adaptive air suspension that keeps the car at a consistent height regardless of the load, the SAV can also be raised or lowered at the touch of a button.

You’ll find supportive and supple Merino leather-trimmed seats for every occupant. Passengers can soak in the impressive amount of space, and the commanding views extend overhead with the panoramic glass roof.

Like the BMW 8 Series, the BMW X7 also uses ‘Crafted Clarity’ glass elements on selected touch points in the cabin for a luxurious touch. It is packed with innovation for a tech- savvy audience too. You can effortlessly unlock the vehicle using the BMW Digital Key with a compatible smartphone, and the intuitiveboperating concept in the cockpit features gesture control and real time, over-the-air software updates.

There’s nothing to worry about when it comes to tight streets either. The car is equipped with advanced parking features including the innovative Reversing Assistant, a feature that remembers the last 50 metres the car drove forwards, and can automatically reverse the car along the same path.

A car to take on any challenge in total comfort, the BMW X7 is the most complete and confident drive you’ll experience in a luxury sports utility vehicle.

X7 xDrive40i
Engine: 2998cc, turbocharged inline 6-cylinder
Power: 340hp @ 5500-6500rpm
Torque: 7450NM @ 1500-5200rpm
0-100km/h: 6.1 seconds
Fuel Economy: 9.5l/100km

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