Equipped with a twin-turbo V8 engine, a long wheel base and plenty of interior legroom it's easy to see why the 730d is among the most popular cars produced by BMW. There are also plenty of options to make even the most technologically advanced driver happy. BMW offers a night vision system and a side view camera system just to name a few.
The 2,993cc common rail injection diesel powered engine is a glimpse at the genius that BMW designers have to offer. All of this power allows the 730d to go from 0-62mph in 7.2 seconds and tops out at a predetermined 155mph. The 730d comes equipped with a six speed automatic transmission and includes the Dynamic Driving Control System which allows the driver to change the set-up of the car by changing between Comfort, Normal, Sport and Sport + modes. While in one of these driving modes the car is still able to adapt the steering, throttle response and gear shift speed depending on the road conditions and the driver's style. The 730d features a double wishbone suspension in the front and a multi-link system in the rear.
While BMW has made some enhancements to the exterior design of the 730d, there none that are drastic enough to make the car unrecognizable to fans of the series. The grill is now in a more upright position than in previous models. The interior hasn't been changed drastically either, all of the controls are in their usual places and only some small changes have been made to incorporate the new additions.
One of the more exciting options available is the introduction of the night vision system which can detect if a person or animal moves into the path of the car and warn the driver. There is also the addition of a camera (front side view) that allows the driver a better view at intersections. The lane departure system is able to monitor road signs and marks and will notify the driver if the veer into the other lane accidentally. The Speed Limit Warning System is able to decipher road signs and can notify the driver if they are in danger of going over the posted speed limit.
BMW has not forgotten the systems that many drivers have become reliant on. They have included their Dynamic Stability Control + system along with Hill Start Assist, Brake drying and pretensioning is also included in the 730d.
Not only is the 730d a well-designed technologically advanced automobile, BMW has also made it quite efficient. By incorporating their Efficient Dynamics system, the 730d averages 39.2mpg and emits 192g/km of CO2. Along with all of the other advanced and well-designed systems included in the 730d, BMW has designed an automobile that will not only give the driver power when needed, but will also run efficiently while doing so.