When looking at any 7-Series sedan, most shoppers will find little to dislike. Of course, no model is flawless, but the BMW 740 comes close.
The most fuel-efficient but least-powerful 7-Series model, the 740 is equipped with a 3.0-liter turbocharged inline-6 producing 315 hp. Mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission, the forced-induction engine can race to 60 mph in only 5.6 seconds. A heavy foot on the gas pedal will hurt mileage, however, which is rated up to 19 mpg city and 28 mpg highway.
In addition to the short-wheelbase 740i, BMW offers the long-wheelbase 740Li and 740Li xDrive, which features all-wheel-drive. The major advantage in the Li models is rear legroom, which gains 5.5 inches.
BMW has treated the large sedan to many eco-friendly updates for 2013. Along with a more efficient engine, new features like automatic engine stop/start and an EcoPro drive setting all contribute to conserving fuel.