With the launch of the BMW 7 series in India, we tell you a total of five things you should be knowing about the flagship sedan.
BMW India just launched its updated flagship sedan, 7 series in Delhi. The car competes with the likes of Mercedes S Class, Audi A8L and Jaguar XJL. In India, we will be only getting the longer wheelbase of the BMW 7 series and let’s know what are the five things which changed for the facelifted flagship sedan.
One look at the 7 series and you notice the enlarged signature kidney-shaped grille. The headlights have gone slimmer and now come with laser light technology. The hood of the car is revamped to give a taller, upright and an aesthetic look.
The BMW logo is increased by 12mm in diameter making it the largest BMW logo ever. The bumpers have been redesigned with large air intakes to match with the profile of the car. The rear profile sees chrome surrounds at the exhaust but that is only available with the M-Sport trim.
Moving inside, the interiors look more or less the same. We expected a new dashboard design which is seen in the current BMW’s but that didn’t happen. The changes include a new steering wheel, updated leather upholstery and a wood panel on the dashboard.
The car sports a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system with gesture control and 12.3-inch instrument cluster. The rear seats see a larger entertainment screens and the sedan gets a Bowers and Wilkins Diamond 3D Surround System as an optional feature.
Plug-in Hybrid Engine
The powertrain includes a new plug-in hybrid engine that comes with 740Le trim. It is powered by in-line, six-cylinder petrol engine that makes 286hp and 450Nm of peak torque. It is combined with an electric motor that makes 113hp and 265Nm torque, thus for a total output of 394hp and 600Nm of peak torque. Power is sent to all-four wheels via BMW’s xDrive all-wheel-drive system.
The 3.0-litre oil burner, in-line six-cylinder engine produces 265 bhp with 620 Nm of peak torque. The petrol uses a 3.0L inline 6 cylinders churning out 322bhp and 450Nm torque. Transmission option includes an 8-speed automatic gearbox. The range-topping M760Li xDrive is powered by a massive 6.6-litre twin-turbocharged V12 petrol engine, good for 585hp and 850Nm of torque. Power is sent to all-four wheels via an 8-speed automatic gearbox, with BMW claiming a 0-100kph time of just 3.8 seconds.
As standard, in-built perfume, wireless charging and lane monitoring come as standard. It also gets multi-zone climate control, leather upholstery, electric seats with cold and hot massage functions.
Other highlights include a panoramic sunroof with integrated LED light graphics, parking assistant with reversing assistant, 360-degree view cameras, tyre pressure monitoring system and much more.
Prices and Variants
The new BMW 7 series starts at Rs 1.22 crore for the base diesel engine and its trim is identified as 730Ld DPE. The base petrol that is the 740Li DPE Signature will set you around Rs 1.34 crore while the plug-in hybrid trim, 740Le xDrive costs about Rs 1.65 crore. The top of the line trim, M760Li costs you around Rs 2.42 crore. All prices mentioned are ex-showroom, Delhi.