Report – The new BMW 7 Series launched at Rs. 92.90 lakhs [Gallery Updated]

Nithyanandh

Nithyanandh K, As a toddler, those wheeled machinery fascinated me even before I knew what they’re called as! So here I'm, petrolhead by birth, Mechanical engineer by qualification and automotive reporter by profession!

The 2013 BMW 7 Series or the 7 Series Life Cycle Impulse (LCI), as BMW likes to call it, has been launched in India at a starting price of Rs. 92.90 lakhs (ex-showroom Pan-India).

2013 BMW 7 Series launch2013 BMW 7 Series launched

The luxury liner is offered with both diesel and petrol engines. The entry level BMW 730Ld will be locally assembled at the company’s Chennai plant while the petrol cars will be imported as Completely Built-up Units (CBU).

2013 BMW 7 Series nose2013 BMW 7 Series side

Being the most successful 7 Series, the fifth generation model gets a mid-life refresh to reinforce its strong position. The subtly revised front fascia gets fully adaptive LED headlamps. The turn indicators are integrated into the ORVMs for improved visibility.

The car sits 8mm lower than the outgoing model and the wheelbase is 5.5″ longer than before. The rear has a thin chrome strip running along the bumper.

2013 BMW 7 Series headlamps2013 BMW 7 Series tail lamps

The high quality interior continues to use finest materials and is angled towards the diver to offer top class ergonomics. The front seats are slightly redesigned. The iDrive multimedia infotainment system gets an upgrade and now offers 3D navigation. The new 7er comes with a 1,200 watt Bang & Olufsen surround sound system with optional rear seat entertainment package which includes individual 23.3″ screen and iDrive controller.

2013 BMW 7 series interior2013 BMW 7 series center console rear seat

The cabin is quieter than before thanks to the improvements made to the NVH package. The ambient lighting provides an elegant atmosphere.

Propulsive power can be picked from a choice of one diesel and three petrol engines. The 3.0 litre TwinPower turbo diesel engine delivers 258 bhp/ 560 Nm of torque which is higher than the outgoing model. The petrol lineup includes the 320 bhp 3.0 litre V6 (740Li), 450 bhp 4.4L V8 (750Li) and the 544 bhp 6.0L V12 (760Li). A 8-Speed automatic transmission transmits the power.

The 7 Series is loaded up to the brim with safety technologies such as the Active Protection which tightens up the seat belts, closes the windows and sunroofs to reduce the risk of injury during a collision. Attention Assist monitors the drivers reaction and suggests him to take a break in case he is tired and distracted. Inclusion of usual features like multiple airbags, ABS, traction control, etc goes without saying.

The car boasts of a Start/Stop system, brake energy recuperation, 50:50 weight distribution, individual cool box, folding tables for the rear seat occupants, climate control with recirculation filters, fogging and solar sensors and four zone air layering.

The luxury executive saloon is available in 11 exterior color options – Alpine White (non-metallic), Black Sapphire, Cashmere Silver, Glacier Silver, Havana, Imperial Blue Brilliant Effect, Midnight Blue, Milano Beige, Sophisto Grey, Space Grey and Mineral White. The leather upholstery color options are Barrique Red, Black, Ivory White, Oyster, Saddle Brown light and Veneto Beige.

Prices of the 2013 BMW 7 Series (ex-showroom Pan-India)

  • BMW 730Ld – Rs. 92.90 lakhs
  • BMW 740Li – Rs. 1.12 crore
  • BMW 750Li – Rs. 1.29 crore
  • BMW 760Li – Rs. 1.73 crore

Check out the 2013 BMW 7 Series image gallery

Contribute to IAB
Submit Spyshots & get Bragging rights! Click Here
Custom Mods on your ride? Get it featured on IAB Submit

BMW 7 Series News & Updates

BMW 7 Series Edition 40 Jahre at IAA 2017

BMW 7 Series Edition 40 Jahre showcased at IAA 2017 – Live

BMW Individual M760Li inspired by Nautor's Swan rear individual seats

BMW Individual M760Li inspired by Nautor’s Swan showcased at IAA 2017 – Live

BMW 7 Series M760Li xDrive V12 Excellence front second image at BIMS 2017

BMW 7 Series M760Li launched in India at INR 2.27 Cr

2017 BMW 7 Series M-Sport (730 Ld) featured image Review

2017 BMW 7 Series M-Sport (730 Ld) – Review

BMW Individual M760Li THE NEXT 100 YEARS Edition press image

BMW Individual M760Li THE NEXT 100 YEARS Edition coming to India

BMW 7 Series 730Ld MSport front three quarters left side at 2016 Thai Motor Expo

BMW 730Ld M Sport, BMW X1 MSport, BMW M4 GTS – Thai Motor Expo Live