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BMW 7 Series 2018 gets significant price cut

With a lower price tag, the BMW 7 Series should be more competitive with the Audi A8 and Lexus LS upper-large luxury sedans.

BMW Group Australia has slashed pricing for its 7 Series sedan, with reductions of up to $49,629 across the range.

Due to dealer and customer feedback, the flagship limo falls under the $200,000 bracket, putting it more reasonably in contention with the Audi A8 and Lexus LS which are priced at $192,00 and $190,129 respectively.

Specifically, the entry-level 730d starts at $195,900 plus on-road costs, and the 740e and 740i are both priced at $198,900.

This translates to a $31,000 price drop for the three lower variants.

The bigger 750i is $28,629 less expensive at $269,900, however the 740Li and 750Li are up $13,000 and $5190 respectively, commanding a $30,000 premium over their short-wheelbase siblings.

Continuing to top the range, the 448kW/800Nm 6.6-litre twin-turbo V12 M760Li has undergone the biggest price slash, now $49,629 cheaper at $374,900.

The decision to lower the sticker prices for the 7 Series was in response to dealer and customer feedback, according to BMW Group Australia product communications manager Adam Davis.

"As ever, during a product's model cycle we remain responsive to dealer and customer feedback and look to manage vehicle specification and pricing position accordingly," he said.

2018 BMW 7 Series list pricing

BMW 730d – automatic – $195,900 
BMW 740e – automatic – $198,900 
BMW 740i – automatic – $198,900 
BMW 740Li – automatic – $228,900 
BMW 750i – automatic – $269,900 
BMW 750Li – automatic – $294,900 
BMW M760Li – automatic – $374,900 

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