The 2-lt petrol engine in a BMW 7-Series? It sounds a bit bizarre, but it is now on the market. BMW recently revealed the new 7-Series with many state-of-the-art technologies that will envy the top-spec Mercedes-Benz S-Class.
The innovations of the new 7-Series are not limited to technological features. Now, the 7-Series is available with a 2-lt petrol-powered turbo engine, called the 730i/730iL. You might be thinking that I am making a massive mistake and that I do not understand the fundamentals of the BMW, as 730i should mean that it is a 3-lt petrol engine.
However, the world has changed, and the BMW has changed as well. Nowadays, the badge at the rear of the car is only for branding and does not represent the true engine. BMW has been doing this for a very long time. The 328i is not a 2.8-lt, and the 340i is not a 4-lt.
The story is the same here, the 730i/730iL is targeted for markets where the taxation is very heavy on the larger engines, and people change their preferences or move to another brand like the 2-lt Jaguar XJ. In order to capture this market, BMW uses turbo technology to boost the tiny engines and offers the same performance of the 730i badge with a tax friendly engine. And it produces 258 HP!
Unfortunately, these types of engines are not available on the global market. Usually, they are available to unique markets. Generally, you can often spot different engine ranges in China.
Anyway, in case you are wondering, there is a new BMW 730i with a 2-lt petrol engine! The proof is here!