The 730 Ld is powered by a 3.0 liter straight-six diesel with 245 hp and 540 Nm of torque. The 7-series extended wheelbase sports the longest in the segment with a length of 3,210 mm (120.9 inches), a full 14 centimeters longer than the standard wheelbase

The new BMW 730 Ld is not the kind of car divorce lawyers drive. No, those types opt for the full-status offering of the 750i L. Or the 740i L, if the poor souls are still junior partners in the firm.

But for the more distinguishing types, BMW now offers its extended wheelbase version of the 7-series as the 730 Ld which comes with the subtle but forceful 3.0 liter diesel engine.

The 7-series extended wheelbase sports the longest in the segment with a length of 3,210 mm (120.9 inches), a full 14 centimeters longer than the standard wheelbase.

Now, one may think that 3.0 liter diesel is fine in the 330d or even in the 5-series but ask whether it has the muscle to power this stretched behemoth. Well, the 3.0 liter straight-six diesel comes with 245 hp and 540 Nm of torque turning this 730 Ld into the Gary Cooper of full-sized luxury sedan segment - i.e. the strong, silent type.

The diesel provides long-distance driving comfort and convenience that is the staple offering of such models. Rear passengers can enjoy the extra leg room while the diesel hums along with a very economical consumption of 7.3 liters per 100 km and CO2 emissions under 200 g/km - 192 to be exact.

The 730 Ld comes with the same litany of technologies already introduced with the 7-series release. A testament of BMW's confidence in the 3.0 liter diesel's capacity to carry this flagship model.

 

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