The V-8 7 Series comes in regular and extended lengths with rear- or all-wheel drive and in 13 different models, including new hybrid models and Alpina B7 versions. The controller has been refined for comfortable, intuitive selection and activation of functions via standardized turn, push and tilt motions, while being augmented with more direct-selection keys. To the above, they add heated Multi-Contour 16-way power adjustable front bucket seats; memory for the driver's seat, mirrors and steering wheel; keyless access and starting; and power closing doors and trunklid. Archived from on 28 June 2014. In the 7 Series, the alternator only turns when the car is slowing and the engine is essentially idling. The new shape looks like a teardrop about to go supersonic, while its cabin is worthy of a strut down a Milan catwalk. Compared to the predecessor's body shell, the new models are approximately 20% more rigid in torsion - which, in turn, positively influences driving dynamics.
The cabin design evokes other Audis, and a blind hand can almost always find the desired knob or button among the hordes. It's also a bit larger. The hood is long but front overhang is short. In perspective mode, the maps are displayed with the topography of the landscape. We were dismayed by the array of questions that had to be answered when we pressed Menu.
With its 4-zones, the rear-seat passengers can vary their climate independently on the left and right sides, just as in the front compartment. Not just the 400 horsepower, but the 450 pound-feet of torque at a very low 1800 rpm. That's great on a race track, but a bit too tense for everyday loafing around. Now Available on the 7-Series. Yielding exquisite levels of power and torque from the twin-turbocharged 4.
Multiple internal fans gently direct cooling air through special perforated leather on the seat cushions and backrests. Due to the added weight of the security upgrades, suspension components such as the and strut tops were upgraded. Positioned centrally in the combustion chambers for optimum combustion, the injectors are thus subject to especially high temperatures and must deliver fuel at very high pressures. It doesn't make a car look more stylish by increasing the gap between its teeth. Everything is set low to create intimacy and improve sightlines. The Stop-and-Go function can bring the vehicle to a complete stop if traffic calls for it. The stored functions can be as specific and detailed as a navigation map in the preferred scale, an audio balance setting or a selected chapter in the Integrated Owner's Manual about which more later.
For the structures that serve as these force paths, multi-phase steels as well as a new generation of heat-formed steels have been introduced, further contributing to the structure's weight efficiency. The V12-powered 760Li raises the acceleration bar even further. Around town, it almost feels like the emergency brake is on. Using a multi-menu color display and a mouse-like controller usable by driver and passenger alike, a potentially crowded landscape of buttons and knobs was supplanted by a computer-logic control path. The profile's sculptural modeling makes for a graceful transition into the rear deck.
When switched on, anytime the vehicle begins to move across a lane marking without the turn signals activated, this system vibrates the steering wheel. The fenders are chiseled upward, nicely. A light fog hangs over the steering, preventing the driver from feeling fully in communication with the road. A - as fitted to the since 2007 - was also available for the first time in a 7 Series. The car was first revealed to the public in the Red Square in Moscow Russia on 8 July 2008. When the 7 is accelerating or cruising, the alternator freewheels, so it draws no power from the engine, thus saving fuel over a traditional alternator.
Despite the performance tuning, the Alpina delivers its massive power smoothly and without a lot of ruckus. For the first time since 1992, a six-cylinder engine is available in the U. And it was an off year for the Camry. It's a system appropriate to the vehicle it's in, achieved via up-to-date hard- and software. In the case of the 7 Series, that energy is used to turn the alternator, which charges the battery and supplies electrical power.
Below that are less frequently viewed instruments like the fuel and oil-temperature gauges. In certain cities such as Manhattan zooming in to the 400ft scale within the perspective mode will render the buildings to give you a virtual view of the road ahead. White-on-black menu lists; effective symbols and icons; contemporary graphics; and clear, consistent color-coding are among the elements that enhance, not only function, but also esthetics. This construction sharply reduces the battery's conversion of charging energy to heat, and can provide the necessary electrical power for longer periods between charges. It gets unique aerodynamic 10-spoke 19-inch alloy wheels, badging and an exclusive paint color, Blue Water Metallic. We never figured out how to listen to the radio and hear the navigation commands at the same time, unlike the blissfully easy to understand Dodge we tested the previous week. The Li wheelbase is nearly five inches longer, translating to an equal increase in rear-seat legroom.
In the upper areas - and thus, at about the driver's eye level - are the primary displays, such as the speedometer and tachometer and, naturally, the available Head-Up Display. For performance, it adds a 500-horsepower version of the 4. To begin with the simplest aspect of this, ample storage is provided by a spacious glove compartment, bins in the door panels and pockets on the front-seat backrests. And the forward wind deflector rises to different height positions on the basis of vehicle speed, more effectively taming potential low-speed air drumming or high-speed wind noise. Impact forces are transmitted along defined paths in the floor, side, bulkhead structures and roof into deformation zones that hinder or prevent them from reaching the passenger cell. The Power Within In the 740, the aforementioned N54 3.
Many key landmarks such as the Empire State Building for example are rendered in realistic detail. Details on that will follow in a bit, but we will say that the most important items carry over untouched: the comfortable ride and sporty dynamics of the 750i, a car that beat out the Mercedes-Benz S550 in a. The intake camshafts and valves are then positioned outboard. The long-wheelbase cars have their own roofline, and the silhouette is sleek. And the torque converter's mechanical lockup - an efficiency-improving arrangement - is now engaged more of the time, reducing slippage and improving throttle response, especially in the lower gears.