BMW 740Li Rent Dubai
In recent years, the BMW 7-series has evolved from sports sedan to plush luxobarge, and the 2021 model follows suit. Its soft suspension, quiet cabin, and pampering luxury features make it an appealing limo for affluent buyers, most of whom won’t mind if their chauffer isn’t particularly entertained by the car’s almost lifeless helm. A host of powertrain options is offered, ranging from the 320-hp inline-six to a fire-breathing twin-turbo V-12. But no matter which mill is underhood the 7-series remains a calm, collected cruiser that won’t break a sweat on long road trips and will leave you feeling refreshed and relaxed when you reach your destination.
If you’re looking for a large car to be driven in, the 2022 BMW 740Li Rent in Dubai checks a lot of boxes, especially for its spacious and relaxing cabin that can be optioned with all manner of luxury features. All models are powered by a silky-smooth powertrain, ranging from an inline-six in the base 740i to twin-turbo V-8 and V-12 options; there’s even a plug-in-hybrid model that can run on electricity for up to 17 miles before switching to its gasoline engine. Drivers won’t find much to entertain themselves, since the biggest BMW sedan has taken a comfort-first approach, but the 7-series doesn’t disappoint as a cruiser, as its compliant ride easily erases road imperfections.
Only one change is in store: Buyers can order the remote-control parking feature as a stand-alone option. Otherwise, BMW’s flagship sedan carries over unchanged from 2021.
The leadfooted among us may disagree, but the base powertrain—a turbocharged inline-six—in the BMW 740Li Rent in Dubai is perfectly suitable for this car’s relaxed nature. It provides plenty of gumption when you need it, but otherwise is quiet and smooth, so it’s the one we’d recommend. Plus, its lower starting price frees up your money to go toward some luxury interior features. We’d splurge on the Driving Assistance Professional package, with a semi-autonomous-driving mode that is particularly useful in traffic jams, so we can relax and let the car do some of the work.
Engines and transmissions are at the top of the short list of highlights. Every engine here, from the 740i’s 320-hp turbocharged inline-six to the M760i’s insane 601-hp twin-turbo V-12, is velvety smooth and feels more muscular than official horsepower figures indicate. Even the 745e plug-in, with its combination of turbocharged six-cylinder engine and electric motor, is powerful and manages to drive with a natural feel that’s absent from most hybrids. Each 7-series shares some variation of the same slick-shifting eight-speed automatic transmission. All-wheel drive (xDrive in BMW marketing-speak) is optional on the 740i and standard on the rest of the lineup. No matter which drive mode you select, the suspension is pillowy soft and body control is in short supply. The 7-series has adequate cornering grip, but the suspension’s moves in general—and the numb, light steering in particular—discourage exploring it.
If not for the thirsty 12-cylinder M760i, the BMW 740Li Rent in Dubai lineup overall would have an impressive set of EPA fuel-economy ratings. The six-cylinder 740i and the 750i both returned better-than-average numbers on our 200-mile real-world highway fuel-economy test route at 30 and 29 mpg, respectively. The 745e plug-in hybrid model uses a 12.0-kWh battery pack that’s said to provide up to 17 miles of electric-only driving. Located in the trunk, the pack can be recharged using 110-volt, 220-volt, or DC fast-charging systems, the latter two of which are recommended for adding juice quickly. For more information about the 7-series’s fuel economy, visit the EPA’s website.
For decades, BMW 740Li Rent in Dubai interior aesthetic has been serious and businesslike. That was acceptable when its cars were more about the serious business of driving. Lacking that ethos, the latest 7-series affords occupants the bandwidth to notice build quality, materials, and design that are merely average for this rich segment. Sure, it’s spacious, but so is every limousine in this class. It’s luxurious, but one turn in a Mercedes-Benz S-class or even the Genesis G90, and you’ll be left wanting more from a car that starts north of $80,000. Numerically speaking, the BMW’s 18-cubic-foot trunk is at least two cubic feet larger than those of competitors such as the Cadillac CT6 and the G90. But the reality of packing it with real-world-size carry-on bags tells a different story: We could fit only three carry-on suitcases inside our 740i test vehicle’s trunk, whereas the other sedans held twice as many.
BMW 740Li Rent in Dubai iDrive infotainment system has long since moved beyond its early teething problems to become a straightforward, attractive interface. The latest version, dubbed iDrive 7.0, can be manipulated via touchscreen or a quick and intuitive control on the center console. The system can also recognize specific hand gestures for some commands, but our experience with those has ranged from annoying to infuriating, so it’s better to use the touchscreen or rotary controller. Every 7-series offers two USB ports for front-seat passengers and four 12-volt plugs scattered throughout. Bluetooth is standard, and a Samsung tablet with a dock between the rear seats is optional, giving passengers remote access to some infotainment features. Apple CarPlay is standard; curiously, Android Auto isn’t available.
The latest driver-assistance features, from blind-spot monitoring to semi-autonomous self-steering highway cruise control, are available or standard on every 7-series. For more information about the 7-series’s crash-test results, visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) websites. Key safety features include:
- Standard low-speed automated emergency braking with pedestrian detection
- Available lane-departure warning and lane-keeping assist
- Available adaptive cruise control
Zero to 60 mph: 4.0 sec
Zero to 100 mph: 9.6 sec
Zero to 120 mph: 14.0 sec
Rolling start, 5–60 mph: 5.2 sec
Top gear, 30–50 mph: 2.7 sec
Top gear, 50–70 mph: 3.2 sec
Standing ¼-mile: 12.5 sec @ 113 mph
Top speed (governor limited): 128 mph
Braking, 70–0 mph: 170 ft
Roadholding, 300-ft-dia skidpad: 0.88 g