Good news, Bimmer fans! Soon, Mercedes-Benz S-Class drivers won’t be the only diesel-burning, big-bodied bosses on the motorway. That’s right. BMW is sending the 740Ld xDrive Sedan to the U.S. this spring.
Starting at $83,425, including $925 destination and handling, the 7 Series diesel is powered by a 3.0-liter inline six-cylinder producing 255 horsepower and 413 pound-feet of torque mated to an eight-speed automatic.
Now, if you’re saying to yourself, “Say, that doesn’t seem like enough ponies to move a big, heavy, luxury sedan like the 7 Series,” don’t get too ahead of yourself. It’s the torques that move this Teutonic sled. Accordingly, despite being half the size of a Greyhound Bus, the 7 Series diesel will do 0 to 60 in 6.1 seconds while also achieving 25 to 30 percent better fuel economy than a comparably equipped gasoline 7 Series.
I could tell you all about the all-aluminum crankshaft, the hollow camshafts, and the 26,107 PSI direct diesel fuel injectors. But do you really care? No, you just want to feel like a Bavarian boss driving around in your luxury land yacht without paying the price at the pumps.
Oh and if you were wondering; yes, it comes in brown.