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BMW Reveals the 2014 740Ld at the 2014 Chicago Auto Show

Mark Bilek
Director of Communications and Technology
Chicago Automobile Trade Association
Office: (630) 424-6082
Cell: (847) 652-0632

Contact: Jennifer Morand
Senior Public Relations and Social Media Manager
Chicago Automobile Trade Association
Office: (630) 424-6084
Cell: (630) 391-1986


CHICAGO (February 6, 2014) – BMW introduced the all-new 2014 BMW 740Ld xDrive during the Media Preview of the 2014 Chicago Auto Show. For the first time in the United States, this BMW 7series will be available with a diesel engine. 

“This year should be another incredible year for us based on the broadest range of products that we have,” said David Buchko, product and technology communications manager at BMW. The 740Ld will have new M Sport equipment and styling line. The 2014 BMW 740Ld xDrive will be available beginning this spring, with a retail price starting at $83,425.  

Also presented for the first time at the 2014 Chicago Auto Show, BMW introduced a new line of M Performance Parts for the 2014 BMW X5. Features include mirror caps, unique 21-inch wheels and high-performance tires. On the interior, features include Alcantara-covered sport steering wheel, stainless steel pedals and an assortment of carbon fiber accents.

To watch complete coverage of the 2014 Chicago Auto Show Media Preview press conferences, please visit The manufacturer press conferences are also available at For more information about the Chicago Auto Show, please visit


About the Chicago Auto Show
The Chicago Auto Show is the largest on the continent, spanning more than 1 million square feet of production, concept, and exotic vehicle exhibit space. In addition to hosting multiple world and North American vehicle debuts, the Chicago Auto Show's First Look for Charity raises more than $2 million annually for 18 worthy Chicago organizations in a single night. The 2014 public show will be February 8-17. For more information, visit or Media can register for the Chicago Auto Show Media Preview at

About The Chicago Automobile Trade Association
Founded in 1904, the Chicago Automobile Trade Association is the nation’s oldest and largest metropolitan dealer organization. It is comprised of more than 400 franchised new-car dealers and an additional 150 allied members. The group’s dealer members employ nearly 20,000 people in the metropolitan area. The association has produced the Chicago Auto Show since 1935. For more information, visit

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