BMW has launched the 7 Series facelift in India. It is available in 6 variants with prices starting at Rs. 1,22,40,000 (ex-showroom, India).
The new 7 Series gets an updated front fascia. It has an enlarged double kidney grille and slim LED headlamp clusters. The car has a coupe-like roof line and chrome trim along the door sills. At the rear, the car gets wraparound tail lights with a light bar stretched across the width of the car.
On the inside, the new 7 Series comes with leather upholstery, improved sound insulation, ambient lighting, ambient air package, panoramic sunroof with LED light graphics, 4-zone automatic climate control, electric seats with massage function and active seat ventilation. It comes with a 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system with gesture control and Apple CarPlay and a 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster. The rear seat entertainment package includes 10.2-inch touchscreens with Blu-ray player. Besides, a 7-inch tablet is integrated into the rear armrest.
The 730Ld is powered by a 3.0-litre, 6-cylinder diesel engine that produces 261 BHP and 620 Nm @ 2,000-2,500 rpm. The 740Li uses a 3.0-litre, 6-cylinder petrol engine that makes 335 BHP and 450 Nm @ 1,500-5,200 rpm. The M760Li packs a 6.0-litre, V12 engine that puts out 601 BHP and 850 Nm @ 1,550-5,000 rpm. It has all-wheel drive and is claimed to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 3.8 seconds.
The new 7 Series is also offered with a plug-in hybrid powertrain. The 745Le xDrive plug-in hybrid uses a 3.0-litre, 6-cylinder petrol engine. The combined output of the petrol engine and hybrid system is 379 BHP and 600 Nm. The car can run on battery power for up to 53 km and can reach a claimed top speed of 140 km/h (in electric mode). The battery can be recharged using a standard charging cable in 8-12 hours. With a fast charger, it charges in 4-5 hours. An 8-speed automatic transmission is standard across all variants.
Some of the other features offered on the new 7 Series include adaptive air-suspension, 360-degree camera with Reversing Assistant, Remote Control Parking, Auto start/stop and brake energy recuperation. It comes with safety features such as 6 airbags, Attentiveness Assistance, Dynamic Stability Control (DSC), Cornering Brake Control (CBC), traction control and ISOFIX child safety seat anchors.
Variant-wise ex-showroom prices:
BMW 730Ld Design Pure Excellence – Rs. 1,22,40,000
BMW 730Ld Design Pure Excellence Signature – Rs. 1,31,50,000
BMW 730Ld M Sport – Rs. 1,34,60,000
BMW 740Li Design Pure Excellence – Rs. 1,34,60,000
BMW 745Le xDrive (CBU) – Rs. 1,65,00,000
BMW M760Li xDrive (CBU) – Rs. 2,42,50,000
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