Along with the X7, BMW has launched the new 2019 7-Series (facelift) also in India today. The company has priced its flagship sedan from INR 1.22 crore*.
BMW offers the 2019 7 Series in India in three trim levels - Design Pure Excellence (DPE), Design Pure Excellence Signature and M Sport. The new model features a larger and more prominent single-frame kidney grille flanked by sleeker and more modern looking headlamp units, a redesigned front bumper and a revised bonnet up front. At the rear, the sleeker tail lamps and the new bumper make it look more aggressive.
Interior changes are not that extensive visually. BMW has introduced a redesigned steering wheel and the BMW Live Cockpit Professional comprising a 12.3-inch fully digital instrument cluster and a 10.25-inch central display and repositioned the wireless charging tray from under the centre console armrest to in front of the cupholders so that the driver can always have an eye on the phone while driving. Also, the BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant responds with a simple "Hey BMW" prompt now.
The new BMW 7 Series is available with the same 3.0-litre six-cylinder petrol and diesel engines as the old model. The 3.0-litre in-line six-cylinder diesel engine delivers 265 PS of maximum power and 620 Nm of torque, while the 3.0-litre six-cylinder unit petrol engine churns out 340 PS of maximum power and 450 Nm of torque. In addition, customers can go for also the new 745Le xDrive plug-in hybrid variant that returns a fuel economy of 39.5 km/l.
The 745Le xDrive deploys a 3.0-litre in-line, six-cylinder petrol engine that produces 286 PS and 450Nm of peak torque that works in tandem with an electric motor that makes 108 PS and 265 Nm of peak torque. The combined output of the system is rated at 384 PS and 600 Nm. An 8-speed automatic transmission and an all-wheel drive system work together to route power to the wheels. Using the battery power alone, the sedan can achieve a top speed of 140 km/h or go up to 53 km if driving efficiently.
There's something for performance enthusiasts too - the M760Li xDrive. This variant sports a 6.6-litre twin-turbocharged V12 petrol motor which delivers 609 PS and 850 Nm of torque. In this variant too, an 8-speed automatic transmission and an all-wheel drive system are standard. A 0-100 km/h acceleration run takes only 3.8 seconds, which is incredibly fast.
2019 BMW 7-Series (facelift) - Prices*
|730Ld DPE||INR 1.22 crore|
|730Ld DPE Signature||INR1.31 crore|
|730Ld M Sport||INR 1.34 crore|
|740Li DPE Signature||INR 1.34 crore|
|745Le xDrive||INR 1.65 crore|
|M 760Li xDrive||INR 2.42 crore|