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BMW has announced the pricing of its new 7 Series which is scheduled to go on sale around the world in the fourth quarter of this year.

The South African starting price for the ultra-luxurious line-up of sedans comes in at R2,160,00.

This gets you the “entry-level” BMW 740i, which is powered by a not-that-entry-level 3.0-litre turbo-petrol engine making use of BMW’s mild-hybrid technology.

This powertrain is capable of delivering 280kW and 540Nm, resulting in a 0-100km/h time of 5.4 seconds while top speed is limited to 250km/h.

Visually, the new 7 Series sports the same controversial kidney grille design found on BMW’s other recent works, and it’s adorned by 19-inch alloy wheels and dynamic LED headlights lined with Swarovski crystals.

The interior will see its own luxury finishes including a leather-like Veganza upholstery, heated seats, four-zone climate control, a panoramic sunroof, a 14.9-inch infotainment display, and a Bowers & Wilkins surround sound system with speakers built into the headrests.

Additionally, buyers will be able to install a 31.3-inch TV screen with an 8K resolution for the rear passengers to enjoy.

It is also possible to upgrade to the M Sport Package Pro, which will add a host of sporty visuals and another R115,000 to the price of the car.

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The cars

Below are the other top-of-the-line luxury sedans from premium manufacturers in South Africa which the new 7 Series will compete against.

Click on the underlined prices for more information.


Lexus LS 500 F Sport

  • Price – R2,304,500
  • 0-100km/h – 5.0 seconds
  • Top speed – 250km/h
  • Power – 310kW/600Nm

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Mercedes-Benz S350d L

  • Price – R2,349,889
  • 0-100km/h – 6.4 seconds
  • Top speed – 250km/h
  • Power – 210kW/600Nm

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Audi S8 quattro

  • Price – R2,539,900
  • 0-100km/h – 3.8 seconds
  • Top speed – 250km/h
  • Power – 420kW/800Nm

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Mercedes-Maybach S580

  • Price – R3,530,681
  • 0-100km/h – 4.8 seconds
  • Top speed – 250km/h
  • Power – 370kW/700Nm

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Bentley Flying Spur V8

  • Price – R4,025,000
  • 0-100km/h – 4.1 seconds
  • Top speed – 318km/h
  • Power – 404kW/770Nm

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Rolls Royce Phantom

  • Price – POA
  • 0-100km/h – 5.3 seconds
  • Top speed – 250km/h
  • Power – 420kW/900Nm

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