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BMW celebrates 100 special years with 100 special 7 Series cars

BMW celebrates 100 special yea...
The 7 Series The Next 100 Years is offered in three variants
The 7 Series The Next 100 Years is offered in three variants
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The 7 Series The Next 100 Years is offered in three variants
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The 7 Series The Next 100 Years is offered in three variants
The hybrid 740Le xDrive iPerformance The Next 100 Years kicks out out 240 kW (326 hp)
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The hybrid 740Le xDrive iPerformance The Next 100 Years kicks out out 240 kW (326 hp)
All models can be provided with BMW's xDrive all-wheel drive system
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All models can be provided with BMW's xDrive all-wheel drive system
The 7 Series The Next 100 Years has been designed by the carmaker's customization arm BMW Individual
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The 7 Series The Next 100 Years has been designed by the carmaker's customization arm BMW Individual
Only 100 of the 7 Series The Next 100 Years will be produced
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Only 100 of the 7 Series The Next 100 Years will be produced
The 7 Series The Next 100 Years is finished is a special "Centennial Blue metallic" color
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The 7 Series The Next 100 Years is finished is a special "Centennial Blue metallic" color
The M760Li xDrive Model V12 Excellence The Next 100 Years boasts a 6.6-l (1.5-gal), V12 engine along with BMW's TwinPower Turbo technology
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The M760Li xDrive Model V12 Excellence The Next 100 Years boasts a 6.6-l (1.5-gal), V12 engine along with BMW's TwinPower Turbo technology
The BMW Individual marque is displayed on the 7 Series The Next 100 Years
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The BMW Individual marque is displayed on the 7 Series The Next 100 Years
The 7 Series The Next 100 Years has a panoramic glass roof
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The 7 Series The Next 100 Years has a panoramic glass roof
The 7 Series The Next 100 Years is offered with optional extras including a head-up display, Steering and Lane Control Assistant, Lane Keeping Assistant with active side collision protection, rear collision prevention and front and rear crossing traffic warning
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The 7 Series The Next 100 Years is offered with optional extras including a head-up display, Steering and Lane Control Assistant, Lane Keeping Assistant with active side collision protection, rear collision prevention and front and rear crossing traffic warning
The 7 Series The Next 100 Years has fine grain Merino full leather trim in "Smoke White"
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The 7 Series The Next 100 Years has fine grain Merino full leather trim in "Smoke White"
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In celebration of its centenary year, BMW has unveiled a special edition of the 7 Series. The "7 Series – The Next 100 Years" has been designed by the carmaker's customization arm BMW Individual and only 100 will be produced.

Only last month we featured news of two other 7 Series modification jobs by BMW Individual. Indeed, the 7 Series Master Class and Solitaire are more exclusive still, with only one and six of them being produced, respectively. Nonetheless, the 7 Series The Next 100 Years will be offered with its own flourishes and a choice of three different engines.

At the tamer end of the scale is the hybrid 740Le iPerformance, which kicks out out 240 kW (326 hp). This can be upgraded with BMW's xDrive all-wheel drive system, as can the V8 750Li model. That has a 4.4-l engine that produces 330 kW (450 hp) and can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.7 seconds.

The daddy of the three models is the M760Li, with which xDrive is standard. It boasts a 6.6-l V12 engine along with BMW's TwinPower Turbo technology. All that adds up to 448 kW (610 hp) of output and 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) acceleration of 3.7 seconds.

The 7 Series The Next 100 Years has a panoramic glass roof
The 7 Series The Next 100 Years has a panoramic glass roof

As you'd expect, the 7 Series The Next 100 Years features BMW's iDrive infotainment system. Along with a touch function for the control display, the driver's hand movements are detected by a 3D sensor so that gestures can be used to control the system for the first time in a BMW.

The body is finished is a special "Centennial Blue metallic" color, which BMW says is only attainable by way of an elaborate painting process. Inside, meanwhile, occupants enjoy a panoramic glass roof and fine grain Merino full leather trim in "Smoke White."

Various optional extras include a head-up display, Steering and Lane Control Assistant, Lane Keeping Assistant with active side collision protection, rear collision prevention and front and rear crossing traffic warning. It's also possible to upgrade the standard LED light to anti-dazzle BMW Laserlight for improved illumination of the road ahead.

The BMW 7 Series The Next 100 Years was launched at an event last night. No pricing or availability details have been released as yet.

Source: BMW

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