2020 BMW 7 Series

MSRP $86,800 - $103,000

Ranked #7 in Sedan

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2020 BMW 7 Series Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: July 21, 2020

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Aaron Smith 

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While Mercedes is doing wonders with its S-class, BMW couldn't 't be far behind. The 7 series has always been on the toes of the S-Class and in its present guise with a wide range of engine options including a plug-in hybrid, it is quite literally the most versatile full-size luxury sedan you could buy today. The 2020 7-series sure has too much to offer but most of the additional cabin and driving assist features aren't included in the base package.

So, if a buyer still has some money left on him, he may get some add-ons which are pretty expensive just like the car. First introduced in the year 2016, the BMW 7-series was one of the few rides, that could make it to the milestone of comfort, luxury, and performance, that rides such as the Mercedes-Benz S-class had previously set.

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Best looking luxury sedan in the segment

Smooth transmission

Plush interior

Great driving dynamics


Expensive across all trim levels

Not as driver-focused as the previous generations

What's New?

Resculpted exterior styling

Updated interior

Reworked powertrains

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vehicle bio

base price



4dr Sedan

passenger capacity



rear wheel drive

engine type


183 cu.in.


335 hp @ 5500 rpm


330 lbs.-ft. @ 1500 rpm


8-speed shiftable automatic


suspension front

Independent front double wishbone suspension

suspension rear

Independent rear multi-link suspension

brake rotors (f/r)

14.7/14.5 in.



126.4 in.


64.6 in.


74.9 in.


58.2 in.

curb weight

4244 lbs.

ground clearance

5.3 in.


passenger volume

115 cu ft.

cargo volume

18.2 cu ft.

payload capacity

915 lbs.


zero to 60 mph

5.3 sec.

standing 1/4-mile

13.1 sec.

fuel economy


18/21/26 mpg

highway range

535.6 mi.


basic warranty

4 yr. /50000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

4 yr./ 50000 mi.

corrosion warranty

12 yr. /unlimited

roadside assistance


Pictures & Videos

2020 BMW 7 Series Exterior videos
2020 BMW 7 Series Review videos
2020 BMW 7 Series Interior videos


740i$86,800 onwards

750i$103,000 onwards

Colors and Styles

2020 BMW 7 Series in Alpine White color
Alpine White

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Engine and Performance


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Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide


Overall Rating

The BMW 7-series is not the company's flagship luxury sedan just for saying. It has all the might to stand up to that name. From the power to the safety it leaves all its competitors in the dust. The 740i has a lot to brag about, its design, power, handling, features, safety, and efficiency everything is just awesome, and not to mention the other variants the 7-series offers. Come the year 2020, this elongated marvel from the house of Bimmer has taken its magnificence further up a notch, with the help of a resculpted exterior, and redesigned interiors. Well, the changes do not remain to be mere cosmetic, as the technology on-board has also been paddled-up. 


2020 BMW 7 Series Sedan Front Side Third Quarter View
2020 BMW 7 Series Sedan Rear Side Third Quarter View


Engine and Performance

Fuel Economy




2020 BMW 7 Series Features


The BMW 740i is the standard model in the 7-series, starting at $86,500. The 750i costs an additional $13,100, it is more like a luxury variant of the 740i as it features some additional luxury options for the driver and passenger. The 740i is the base model and houses a 3.0 L Turbocharged I6 engine, which can generate 335 hp and 390 lb.-ft. The 750i obtains power from a 4.4L twin-turbo V8 engine, which is capable enough of generating 523 hp and 553 lb.-ft. Of torque.  You can also choose between rear-wheel drive and all-wheel-drive variants. 


BMW 740i

BMW 750i





$89,800  $103,000

Key Features

Auto Start-Stop function

Adds to 740i features:


Driving Dynamics Control

Electronic throttle control


Dakota Leather upholstery

Nappa Leather upholstery


12.3" Dynamic Digital Instrument Cluster

Full-color Head-up Display


Dynamic Damper Control


Servotronic power-steering assist


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The BMW 740i does great in terms of performance, the car delivers punchy acceleration and great power delivery. However, if only the best of the best can impress you, we’d suggest you to go for the 750i as it packs much more oomph than the 740i.

2020 BMW 7 Series Engine and Performance


The BMW 750i comes powered by a 4.4L, twin-turbocharged, inline-6 cylinder engine which produces 443 horsepower and 479 lb-ft of torque. The 750i is dominated by the relentless surge of torque when you put your foot down. Behind that artistically-sculpted kidney-grille rests a 3.0L Inline-6 engine, which is further assisted by turbos, and is capable of generating a punchy 335 hp along with 330 lb.-ft. Of torque, which kicks in as early as 1380 rpm. Regardless of the trim, the entire 7-series lineup employs an 8-speed sport automatic transmission that can be used in automatic sport or manual shift modes.

his is a luxury car and the gear shifts are optimized for comfort. It does not necessarily rev out the engine before shifting the cogs. There are even sensors that read the road ahead of you and pre-select the gears for you so that you are always in the right gear at the right time. If you really want your manual control, you can tap on the paddles mounted on the steering wheel at your pleasure. It’s very smooth and efficient. It will change gears seamlessly without you even noticing it.


BMW 740i

Audi A8

Mercedes-Benz S 450 Sedan

Lexus LS 500 F Sport







3.0 L Turbocharged I6 engine

3.0L TFSI Turbocharged V6

3.0 L Twin Turbo V6

3.5 L Twin Turbo V6 


8 Speed Automatic

8 Speed Automatic

9 Speed Automatic

10-Speed Automatic


335 hp @ 5500 rpm

335 hp @ 5000 rpm

362 hp @ 5500 rpm

416 hp @ 6000 rpm


330 lb.-ft. @ 1380 rpm

369 lb.-ft. @ 1370 rpm

369 lb.-ft. @ 1800 rpm

442 lb.-ft. @ 6000 rpm

The transmission arrangement in the 2020 7-series models is a great improvement over the previous-gen as it features new control electrics and torsion dampers. Moreover, this arrangement also gets a wider spread of gear ratios, which makes each and every upshift and downshift absolutely seamless. 

How fast is the BMW 740i?

The BMW 740i pulls up from 0-60 in just 5.3 sec which is pretty good a figure in the segment and fastest after Lexus LS 500. The BMW 740i delivers power at the slightest tap of the throttle pedal and can go the quarter of a mile distance in just 12.5 seconds at a speed of 113 mph. The ride gets an electronically capped top speed of 155 mph. The second’s clock keeps on shrinking, as you elevate to the upper, more lethal models. 

2020 BMW 7 Series Sedan 0-60 MPH In just 5.3 sec

That may not sound like much but consider that this weights over 4000 lbs and is a luxury sedan and that time does not seem that bad after all. BMW has also taken care of the environment while crafting this beast, the 740i has the lowest emission levels in the segment that too by a fair amount of marks.


BMW 740i

Audi A8

Mercedes-Benz S 450 Sedan

Lexus LS 500 F Sport

0-60 MPH

5.3 sec

5.6 sec

5.4 sec

4.6 sec

Quarter Mile

12.5 sec

13.8 sec 








The Lexus LS 500 F Sport has the best in class off-the-mark capabilities as it can shoot from 0-60 mph in just 4.6 seconds, while all the other cars need more than 5 seconds to showcase this skill. Major credit for this sprint goes to the power figure difference between the Lexus LS 500 F Sport and all the other rides.

What about the braking performance of the BMW 740i?

The 740i's braking matches with its acceleration and performs extraordinarily as compared to its competitors in the segment. The BMW 750i comes with 14.7-inch brakes at the front and 14.5-inch brakes at the rear. In fact, they are one of the larger ones in the competition and it brings this massive car to a stop from 70 mph in just 158 ft which is really impressive for such a car.

2020 BMW 7 Series Sedan Front Brake is 14.7 in.

The brakes offer similar power and consistency throughout, and the BMW 740i decelerates with utmost confidence, and there is not the slightest hint of sway under panic braking conditions. 


BMW 740i

Audi A8

Mercedes-Benz S 450 Sedan

Lexus LS 500 F Sport

Brake front






Brake Rear






Curb Weight






60-0 MPH (ft.)





The BMW 740i gets one of the biggest brake rotors in the segment, thus pulling off the best in class stopping distance. 

What about its driving dynamics?

BMW's are also one of the best handling machines in the world. The 750i comes with three driving modes – Comfort, Eco, and Sport. As you dial up the modes, the suspension gets stiffer and throttle response and gearshifts become more aggressive. In the Sport mode, the ride is considerably firm and it can take on corners pretty well.  All the 7-series models, except for the 740i and 730d offer BMW’s hottest xDrive AWD drivetrain as standard, that works in concurrence with the Dynamic Stability Control which also features an electronically-assisted multi-plate clutch that sends the ideal amount of torque to the front and rear wheels, depending upon the driving mode, and the road conditions.

Speaking of the driving dynamics, the car handles the curves like a seasoned master, though there is a major body roll as the 740i dips into the corner, which considering the ride’s hefty weight is an acceptable fact. Seems like this is really meant to be a luxury cruiser as the steering does not inspire much confidence. The steering is light and easy and it really helps in effortless driving but you might just realize the size of the car in tight city streets. The 750i comes with air suspension as standard and as you would expect, the ride is silky smooth.

It irons out every bump and pothole on the road like a road roller. However, the really sharp bumps and imperfection does manage to filter through a little. That’s a consequence of large wheels and low profile tires more than a problem of the suspension. The ride quality is still very smooth, refined and comfortable. It’s not S-class comfortable but still pretty competent. 

2020 BMW 7 Series Fuel Economy


The 740i also has the best in class fuel efficiency followed by the Audi and Mercedes. The BMW 740i is a heavy set of wheels with curb weight ranging over the 4000 lbs. Mark. Eyeing all these stats, we can say that BMW 740i may get perceived as a fuel-chugger but it definitely is not. It offers an average mileage of 22/29 mpg in city/highway with a combined mileage of 24 mpg. Summing it up, we get a combined mpg figure of 24. These are the figures for the standard RWD model, employ the xDrive AWD system and the combined mpg figure comes down to 23. 


BMW 740i

Audi A8

Mercedes-Benz S 450 Sedan

Lexus LS 500 F Sport

MPG (city)





MPG (highway)





MPG (combined)





Fuel tank capacity (gallons)





Range (city/highway) (miles)





The BMW 740i is the lightest heavyweight in this comparison and also the most fuel-efficient offering. The Lexus LS 500 F Sport rakes in the second spot with a combined mpg of 23, followed by the Merc and the Audi, with both the rides offering a combined mpg figure of 22. 

2020 BMW 7 Series Interior


Characterized by sharp lines all around, the 750i boasts of quite a bold interior. The instrument cluster is all digital but there are physical outlines on the screen for the tachometer and the speedometer which is again a nice little detail. All the screens in the car are themselves high definition with very clear graphics and are very convenient to use as well. In fact, several controls like the gesture control, touch controls, and the rotary knob make it very easy to interact with the car.

Its interiors are well wrapped with high-quality leather. BMW also offers several packages and trims for interiors luxuries and class. It has a 3-spoke leather-wrapped multifunctioning steering wheel with cruise control, phone control and shift pedals.  The centre console flows down to make for some cup holders neatly hidden away under a wooden trim and then comes the centre console controls with the gear selector and the i-drive rotary wheel. All materials used within the cabin are either brushed aluminium, leather or wood, and built quality is sensational with every surface feeling luxurious to touch and feel. The aesthetics are not as pleasing as the S-Class but it’s the best combination of practicality, form, technology, and luxuriousness.

2020 BMW 7 Series Sedan Front Seats

What has changed for the cabin of the BMW 7-series in the year 2020 is mostly in the form of the materials used to ornament the ride’s cabin. The steering wheel, now, has a completely different lookout with chrome inserts expanding on all the three spokes. Moreover, for seats and door panels, Dakota leather is now been established as the standard upholstery, and if Dakota does not have what it takes to allure you, you can always go for Nappa leather. The veneer adornments have also undergone certain changes, as the company now places American Oak across the cabin. 

Model BMW 740i Sedan Audi A8 L Mercedes-Benz S 450 Sedan Lexus LS 500 RWD
Passenger capacity 5 5 5 5
Passenger Volume(ft cube) 122.3 121.9 122.5 116.3

Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg)(In.)

39.9/59.2/41.4 37.2/59.1/41.4 39.7/59.7/41.4 37.3/58.8/41.0

Second (Head/Shoulder/Leg)(In.)

38.9/57.7/44.4 39.1/57.8/42.9 37.4/59.1/34.1 37.3/56.4/38.9

The BMW 740i’s 126.4-inch wheelbase ensures that its occupants are not given a single chance to complain regarding space on offer in the ride. The front passengers are catered with more than 41-inches of leg space, while the rear-seat passengers enjoy legroom of 44.4 inches, which is more than enough to stretch out to the fullest. 

Does it come loaded with tech inside?

The 2020 BMW 7-series employs an iDrive 7 operating system to look after all the infotainment needs of the ride. This panel beams all the data on a 10.25-inch touchscreen unit, that further presents this information to you in the form of crisp graphics. Moreover, what’s interesting is the voice commanding in the 2020 BMW 7-series models, that is prompted by the wake-up phrase - “ Hey BMW” and can be used to control several functions. 

2020 BMW 7 Series Sedan Rear Seat Infotainment Display
  • Premium amplifier
  • Speed sensitive volume
  • Wireless phone connectivity
  • SiriusXM AM/FM/HD/Satellite with seek-scan, single in-dash CD player
  • 16 Harman/Kardon speakers
  • WiFi Hotspot
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Logic 7 digital signal processor
  • WiFi hotspot
  • Gesture control
  • ConnectedDrive service
  • Voice commands

What about utility?

The BMW 740i offers a generous amount of space beneath its trunk hood, with a cargo volume of 18.2 cubic feet. The layout of the trunk has a wide and deep orientation which makes it suited to store a number of bags. 

The trunk opens wide, which makes the process of loading and unloading stuff a mere cakewalk. 


BMW 740i

Audi A8

Mercedes-Benz S 450 Sedan

Lexus LS 500 F Sport

Cargo Volume with rear seats up (ft.3)





The BMW 740i stands its ground against the cavernous cargo capacity of 18.7 cubic feet that the Mercedes-Benz S 450 sedan offers. The Lexus LS 500 F rakes in the third position with 16.9 cubic feet of trunk space, followed up by the Audi A8.

Creature comforts on offer in the BMW 740i

The BMW 740i is a premium luxury sedan that packs in a number of comfort features and along with being highly capable, is also very comfortable. Some of the most prominent convenience features on the BMW 740i are: 

  • Memory seats
  • Navigation system with voice activation
  • Retained accessory power
  • Day-night rearview mirror
  • Autonomous cruise control with lane change
  • Rear dual zone A/C
  • Front dual zone A/C
  • Heated sport steering wheel with power tilting, power telescoping, auto tilt-away
  • Steering wheel memory
  • Gesture control
  • Garage door transmitter
  • Cell phone pre-wiring

2020 BMW 7 Series Exterior


The Bavarians have placed their best foot forward, in the form of the 2020 BMW 7-series lineup. The car has received significant styling updates in this iteration. Starting upfront, the kidney-grille that has been a trademark of the Bimmer for quite a long time has been enlarged by up to 40 percent for the 2020 BMW 740i, as compared to the previously outgoing models. The grille now also gets surrounded by a single-piece frame. 

2020 BMW 7 Series Sedan Three Quarter View

The headlights have also been toned down and now appear sleeker than before and are fitted with adaptive LED lamps. The engine hood has also been revised, in order to fit with the magnified grille, and houses a smaller lower bumper vent, in order to improve the aerodynamics. 


BMW 740i

Audi A8

Mercedes-Benz S 450 Sedan

Lexus LS 500 F Sport

Curb Weight (lbs.)





Length (in.)





Width (in.)





Height (in.)





Ground Clearance (in.)





Wheelbase (in.)





Track Width (in.) F/R





The 2020 BMW 7-series houses a number of upgrades which play a crucial role in improving the ride’s aerodynamics. The most noteworthy of these changes is the enlargement of the air vents in the front fenders which makes it easier for the engine to gulp more air. Secondly, the mirror caps are now placed on the window frame with slimmer posts. 

What are those eye catching features?

The 2020 BMW 7-series exudes elegance and machoism with every inch, cut, and curve of its body. The ride was always a handsome car, but come 2020, it’s appeal has increased many folds. Some of the most prominent exterior features of the 2020 BMW 740i are: 

  • Galvanized steel/aluminum body material
  • Chrome rear bumper insert
  • Chrome grille
  • Chrome front bumper insert
  • Chrome bodyside insert
  • Chrome door handles
  • Chrome tip exhaust
  • 18-inch V-spoke alloy wheels
  • LED headlights

2020 BMW 7 Series Safety

The BMW 740i packs in a wide range of safety features that ensure the safety of all the occupants of the ride. The facelifted BMW 7-series models have in them, what it takes to be high on technology. Some of the most prominent safety and driver-assist features that this ride offers are: 

  • Remote activated perimeter/approach lights
  • Side-impact bars
  • Traction control
  • 4 ABS channels
  • 8 airbags
  • ABS and driveline traction control
  • 3 point rear center seatbelt
  • Frontal Collision Warning w/City Collision Mitigation
  • Panic alarm
  • Perimeter/approach lights
  • Tracker system

2020 BMW 7 Series Competition


BMW 740i vs. Audi A8

Priced at $85,200 the A8 is the closest competitor of the BMW 740i, with an almost similar price tag, and exactly the same number of ponies. The A8 houses a 3.0L TFSI V6 engine, which can generate 335 hp and 369 lb.-ft. Of torque, making the car sprint from 0-60 in 5.6 seconds. The A8 is a good looking car, but it definitely not gonna attract eyeballs as the Bimmer 7 can. The Audi A8 houses a plush interior, but definitely not as uptown as the 7. 

2020 Audi A8

BMW 740i vs. Mercedes-Benz S450 Sedan

The Mercedes-Benz S450 Sedan is the priciest offering of this segment, with prices starting from $94,250. The ride houses a 3.0L twin-turbo V6, which churns out 362 hp, along with 269lb.-ft. Of the spinning force. These power figures can make the car sprint from 0-60 in just 5.4 seconds. The Auto-marquee has always been a renowned name in the universe of comfort, and the S450 carries this legacy forward in an astounding way. 

2020 Mercedes-Benz S450 Sedan

2020 BMW 7 Series Final Verdict

The BMW 7-series has always been one of those cars, which we can without a single doubt, call “perfect”. Though it is believed that perfection cannot be made better, but come 2020, the Bavarians have totally nailed this task of making perfection even better. The BMW 7-series is an ideal car that imposes a strong lifestyle statement while performing impeccably. 

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