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The “Montblanc for BMW” Centennial Fountain Pen.
Montblanc and BMW have created a fountain pen that underscores the uniqueness of the “BMW Individual 7 Series THE NEXT 100 YEARS”: The “Montblanc for BMW” Centennial Fountain Pen.
The “Montblanc for BMW” Centennial Fountain Pen follows the uncompromising principles of the Maison Montblanc in terms of quality, styling and constant innovation. For more than 110 years now, the name Montblanc has been synonymous with writing culture and top-class workmanship. In collaboration with BMW’s design department, Montblanc has now developed this unique fountain pen, which is limited to 100 pieces and handed to every owner of the new “BMW Individual 7 Series THE NEXT 100 YEARS” model.
The unmistakable Montblanc icon, the Montblanc Meisterstück, comes with BMW design elements of the new Individual series: The surface structure of the Meisterstück Skeleton Fountain Pen is reminiscent of the quilted seat surfaces in a woven look featured by the BMW 7 Series centennial model. The transparent elements of the fountain pen come in the BMW Individual colour Centennial Blue metallic also chosen as the automobile’s exterior colour. The rhodium-plated, Au750 gold Montblanc nib bears an engraving of the unique backstitching also found on the BMW Individual Merino leather seats.
With the joint development of the “Montblanc for BMW” Centennial Fountain Pen, BMW and Montblanc are continuing their successful partnership. The tradition-steeped, Hamburg-based company was founded in 1906 and is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of high-quality writing instruments and further luxury segment accessories. Like BMW, Montblanc sets the highest standards for itself and its products with a passion for quality, love of detail, deep-rootedness in its own tradition as well as strong innovative ability combined with an aspiration to constantly re-invent itself. In the autumn of 2015, the special collection “Montblanc for BMW” comprising selected leather and writing instrument creations and inspired by the design of the new BMW 7 Series, marked the beginning of the cooperation.
Three engine variants and intelligent all-wheel drive for a supreme driving experience.
The stylistically confident appearance of the “BMW Individual 7 Series THE NEXT 100 YEARS” is synonymous with supreme driving pleasure and exclusive travel comfort. This is ensured by the three engine variants available for the centennial model, which help each of the luxury sedans attain its very own characteristics. The choice of engine variants represents tradition, maximum performance and advancement in which the BMW Group’s worldwide unparalleled development skills in the field of drive technology is reflected. Moreover, the engines offered for the BMW 7 Series centennial models can be combined with the intelligent all-wheel drive system BMW xDrive, whose electronically controlled, variable and constant on-demand power distribution between the front and rear wheels provide for supreme traction, optimized directional stability and enhanced dynamics when cornering at high speeds.
The new eight-cylinder engine featured in the “BMW Individual 750Li THE NEXT 100 YEARS” (with xDrive) combines the latest version of BMW TwinPower Turbo technology with a construction principle that has a particularly long-standing tradition among power units designed for luxury sedans of the BMW brand. As early as in 1954, the BMW 502 was presented with a V8 power unit featuring a then revolutionary aluminium construction and a power output of 100 hp. The 4.4-litre engine delivers a maximum power output of 330 kW/450 hp and maximum torque of 650 Nm. Acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h can be completed in 4.7 seconds (0–100 km/h: 4.5 s). Average fuel consumption is 8.3 litres per 100 kilometres* and CO2 emissions 192 grams per kilometre* (combined fuel consumption: 8.5 l/100 km, 197 g/km*) (figures as per EU test cycle with 20-inch alloy wheels on the “BMW Individual 750Li xDrive THE NEXT 100 YEARS”).
The two other engine variants featured in the BMW 7 Series centennial models are due to be launched during the BMW Group’s anniversary year. The plug-in hybrid luxury sedan “BMW Individual 740Le iPerformance THE NEXT 100 YEARS” (“BMW Individual 740Le xDrive iPerformance THE NEXT 100 YEARS”), the BMW eDrive technology of which is based on expertise gained from the development of BMW i automobiles, will boast path-breaking efficiency. A four-cylinder petrol engine featuring BMW TwinPower Turbo technology and a synchronous electric motor deliver a total system output of 240 kW/326 hp*. The “BMW Individual 740Le iPerfomance THE NEXT 100 YEARS” (with xDrive) achieves an average fuel consumption of just 2.1 litres per 100 kilometres* and fuel exhaust emissions of 49 grams per kilometre* (combined fuel consumption: 2.3 l/100 km, 53 g/km*) (figures as per EU test cycle using standard tyres).
As an epitome of supremacy, highest performance and prestige, the twelve-cylinder power unit of the “BMW Individual M760Li xDrive Model V12 Excellence THE NEXT 100 YEARS” completes the choice of engines for the BMW 7 Series centennial model. The V12 engine is also of historic significance for the BMW 7 Series. In 1987, the top-of-the-range version of the second-generation BMW 7 Series was the first twelve cylinder production model made in Germany during the post-war era. The 6.6-litre, V12 power unit of the latest generation, which also features BMW TwinPower Turbo technology, delivers a maximum power output of 448 kW/610 hp* and enables the BMW M760Li xDrive to sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.7 seconds*. The car’s outstanding performance characteristics are combined with supreme, unsurpassed power delivery and fascinating running smoothness as well as an average fuel consumption of 12.6 litres per 100 kilometres* and a CO2 emission level of 294 grams per kilometre* (figures as per EU test cycle using 20-inch light alloy wheels).
Exclusive, innovative, individual: Comprehensive standard equipment features and high-class optional extras for bespoke luxury and driving pleasure.
The exclusive range of equipment features for the “BMW Individual 7 Series THE NEXT 100 YEARS” is designed for an unmatched level of luxury and driving pleasure in a premium automobile. The experience of driving a BMW 7 Series is defined by a characteristic balance between sportiness and ride comfort. The chassis technology comprises a 2-axle air suspension including automatic self-levelling and Dynamic Damper Control. A further enhancement of comfort, dynamics and supremacy is achieved with Integral Active Steering (optional extra on some models) and the Executive Drive Pro system with active roll stabilization as well as the data-based predictive function. In addition to the COMFORT, SPORT and ECO PRO settings, it is now also possible for the first time to activate the ADAPTIVE mode by means of the Driving Experience Control switch. In this setting, the set-up adapts to the current driving style and route characteristics. Furthermore, the new BMW 7 Series can be fitted with BMW Laserlight including BMW Selective Beam as an alternative to full-LED headlights.
The new BMW 7 Series features iDrive that has been supplemented by a touch function for the Control Display and BMW gesture control, which is being presented for the first time. Hand movements detected by a 3D sensor control infotainment functions in an extremely intuitive and user-friendly fashion. Further optional innovations from BMW ConnectedDrive include the latest generation of the BMW Head-Up Display, the Steering and Lane Control Assistant, Lane Keeping Assistant with active side collision protection, rear collision prevention and front and rear crossing traffic warning. The Traffic Jam Assistant can be used for semi-automated driving on any type of road. The new generation of the Surround View system now also comprises a 3D View and a Panorama View function.