The Bavarians have priced their flagship sedan handsomely.
At least $87,445, according to the new US-market price sheet released by the Bavarian automaker. The base 740i carries a sticker of $86,450, plus the requisite $995 destination charge. That's already nearly $3k more than the outgoing version, and that's just the starting point for the "entry-level" version with the 3.0-liter turbocharged straight-six and rear-wheel drive.
Opt fo all-wheel traction in the 740i xDrive and you'll be looking at $90,445 (delivered), with the same 335 horsepower and 330 lb-ft of torque channeled to each corner. Go for the 745e xDrive iPerformance plug-in hybrid and you'll get 389 hp and 442 lb-ft, but it'll cost you at least $96,545 (before options).
Next up the list is the 750i, which packs a 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 good for 523 hp and 553 lb-ft. It comes with xDrive traction as standard, but will set you back $103,645. And at the top of the heap is the M760i xDrive performance model.
With the 6.6-liter twin-turbo V12 rated at 600 hp and 627 lb-ft of torque, the M760i goes for $158,695 – including delivery, but before the $1,700 gas-guzzler tax.
BMW has priced the revised 7 Series competitively against its key rivals. At $84,795 (delivered), Audi charges slightly less for the A8 L, which offers the same power but more torque in 55 TFSI spec (currently the only one available). And at $92,245, Mercedes gets a bit more for the S450 (which packs a stronger punch). Priced from $150,545, the AMG S63 costs slightly less than the M760i (with similar output), but the twelve-cylinder S65 costs much more at $230,495.