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BMW Brings Diesel-Powered 7 Series to US with 2014 740Ld xDrive

Last updated Friday, February 7, 2014 10:00 ET

Advanced Diesel Engine Boosts Efficiency, Maintains Responsiveness

NORWOOD, 02/07/2014 / SubmitMyPR /

Various auto-industry insiders have predicted that 2014 will be the "Year of the Diesel" in the United States, with the number of diesel-fueled cars sold in the country potentially doubling by the end of the 2014 model year. Thanks to their significant fuel-economy advantage over gasoline engines and their ability to eliminate the noise and smell that plagued older oil-burning powerplants, diesel engines are enjoying a renaissance among American drivers. It should come as no surprise, then, that BMW is bringing the advanced technology to its flagship sedan, with a diesel-powered 2014 BMW 7 Series expected to arrive in U.S. showrooms this spring.

Set to debut at the Chicago Auto Show this month, the 2014 BMW 740Ld xDrive will feature a 3.0-liter TwinPower Turbo diesel engine producing 255 horsepower and 413 pound-feet of torque. That impressive output allows the 740Ld xDrive to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 6.1 seconds, giving the new diesel-powered 7 Series the responsiveness that drivers expect from a BMW. While EPA fuel-economy estimates for the first diesel-powered 7 Series in the U.S. are not yet available, buyers should also reap significant savings in fuel costs, as other models equipped with the BMW Advanced Diesel engine have seen a 25 to 30 percent boost in efficiency over their gasoline-powered competitors.

"By adding BMW Advanced Diesel technology to the 7 Series, BMW is bringing together the latest in fuel efficiency, performance and luxury in one beautiful, refined package," said Phil Driscoll, general manager of BMW Gallery of Norwood, a Massachusetts BMW dealership. "As U.S. drivers move on from the negative connotations that afflicted diesel engines in the past, it's fitting that BMW is leading the wave of next-generation diesel-powered vehicles that sacrifice nothing when it comes to performance."

The fifth BMW Advanced Diesel model offered stateside, the 740Ld xDrive comes with standard features like Driving Dynamics Control with Eco Pro mode and Auto Start/Stop, which help improve fuel efficiency in everyday driving scenarios. Meanwhile, the xDrive intelligent all-wheel-drive system in the diesel-powered 7 Series improves handling and traction in all conditions, and an eight-speed automatic transmission further enhances driving dynamics.

About BMW Gallery of Norwood
As part of the Gallery Automotive Group, BMW Gallery of Norwood strives to provide luxury automotive sales and service that match the unparalleled quality of the BMW lineup. Their dealership is focused on exceeding expectations with every Massachusetts BMW customer, whether it means finding ways to ensure below-market pricing or offering their Gallery 30-Day Peace of Mind Guarantee for pre-owned vehicles. Visit BMW Gallery of Norwood at 918 Providence Highway in Norwood, reach them by phone at 781-762-2691, or browse their entire inventory online at www.bmwgallerynorwood.com. They can also be found on Facebook at www.facebook.com/BMWGalleryOfNorwood.