BMW announced earlier this month that they plan to launch a diesel-engined version of the flagship 7-series luxury sedan for 2014.
The 2013 7-Series, which will show in dealerships early next year, is said to have a mid-cycle upgrade and the 2014 diesel model will presumably trail the refreshed model and appear in dealerships shortly after the 2013 7-Series.
We have heard that the 2014 model will likely carry the same 3.0-liter turbodiesel engine that is now used by the X5. This turbodiesel engine produces 265 horsepower and 425 lb-ft of torque. The name of this flagship 7-Series is rumored to be either the 735d or 740d.
The current 2012 BMW 7-Series offers a refined beltline, Nappa leather comfort seating, BMWiDrive System, Active Blind Spot Monitoring, xDrive AWD System, and a 4.4-liter twin-turbocharged engine with 400 horsepower.
While we wait inpatioently on the 2013 and 2014 7-Series models, you can stop by JMK BMW in Springfield and take a performance driven test drive on the 2012 7-Series.
Above Image: 2013 BMW 7-Series