The showroom at Braman BMW West Palm Beach will see a unique new model this spring, the BMW 740Ld xDrive Sedan. The new model will feature BMW’s 3.0-liter TwinPower Turbo diesel engine in the long-wheelbase 7 Series body and will include xDrive, BMW’s intelligent all-wheel drive system. The long-wheelbase model provides additional 5-inches of rear seat legroom.
The 3.0-liter inline-6 BMW Advanced Diesel engine with BMW TwinPower Turbo technology makes 255 horsepower at 4,000 rpm and 413 lb-ft of torque from 1,500 – 3,000 rpm. It is mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission. The BMW 740Ld xDrive will accelerate from 0-60 mph in 6.1 seconds. US EPA fuel economy estimates are not yet available; however, other models equipped with this engine have seen a 25 – 30 percent improvement in fuel efficiency over their direct gasoline-powered counterparts. Standard features like Driving Dynamics Control with Eco Pro mode and Auto Start/Stop will help the driver to reduce fuel consumption in real-world driving situations.
Standard equipment includes air suspension, Driving Dynamics Control, an iDrive system with touch-pad controller, Attention Assist (which monitors your driving behavior and displays a coffee cup if it detects an unsafe level of fatigue). Options include the Enhanced Active Cruise Control system with Stop & Go, which will bring the vehicle to a complete stop if the driver doesn’t react to stopped traffic in time.
The 2014 BMW 740Ld xDrive Sedan will have a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price of $83,425, including $925 destination and handling. It will make its US auto show debut at the Chicago Auto Show in February 2014 and arrive in US showrooms in Spring 2014.
The 740Ld xDrive Sedan joins a growing list of BMW Advanced Diesel models offered in the US which now includes 328d and 328d xDrive Sedans, 328d xDrive Sports Wagon, 535d and 535d xDrive Sedans and the X5 xDrive35d Sports Activity Vehicle. All are available at Braman BMW. For further information, or to schedule a test drive of any BMW vehicle, please visit our Braman BMW dealerships in Palm Beach County.