BMW India launches its flagship models; meet the all-new X7 SUV and facelifted 7-Series
BMW India continues its series of launches with the all-new flagship X7 SUV and facelifted 7-Series sedan.
The BMW 7-Series sedan for the first time can be purchased as a plug-in hybrid. External design updates include a larger double kidney grill along with adaptive LED headlights and BMW Laserlight technology.
As can be expected of a flagship model, the interior is extremely spacious with a host of comfort and technology features. Bespoke leather and trims, massage seats, four-zone climate control and a panoramic sunroof only begins to tell the story. Rear-seat Entertainment Professional allows users to access the entertainment and navigation functions from the rear seats. It now comprises two 10.2 inch full-HD touch displays with a Blu-ray player. BMW Touch Command, offers a fully integrated control option for entertainment and comfort functions for the rear. In-car technology includes BMW Gesture Control, BMW Display Key, Wireless Charging, Wireless Apple CarPlay® and optional BMW Head-Up Display.
Available in 6 variants, the new addition is the BMW 745Le xDrive plug-in hybrid variant. This model uses an electric drive powered by a new lithium-ion battery, producing 108 hp and a maximum torque of 265 Nm. Charging time with a standard cable is 8-12 hours from any conventional socket. A BMW provided charger box reduces the charge time to between 4-5 hours. Combined output of the plug-in-hybrid and twin-turbo 3-litre six cylinder stands at 384 hp and maximum torque of 600 Nm, delivering a claimed fuel-efficiency of up to 39.5 km / ltr.
A 2-axle air suspension allows the car to be lowered and raised at the touch of a button and is equipped with BMW’s xDrive all-wheel drive system.
Parking Assistant Plus with Surround View Camera makes parking in tight spots easier by taking over acceleration, braking and steering. The new Reversing Assistant provides unmatched support in reversing out of parking or through narrow driveways. It keeps a record of the last 50 metres driven and assists by taking over the steering. With the BMW Remote Control Parking, a driver can park his car into a tight parking space without being inside the car.
The ex-showroom prices for the 7-Series variants are as follows –
BMW 730Ld Design Pure Excellence - INR 1,22,40,000
BMW 730Ld Design Pure Excellence Signature - INR 1,31,50,000
BMW 730Ld M Sport - INR 1,34,60,000
BMW 740Li Design Pure Excellence - INR 1,34,60,000
BMW 745Le xDrive (CBU) - INR 1,65,00,000
BMW M760Li xDrive (CBU) - INR 2,42,50,000
Complimenting the 7-Series sedan is the flagship SUV X7, the first of its kind to be introduced. The X7 has an impressively large kidney grille that definitely draws attention. BMW Laser lights also make their mark with its larger proportions characteristic of its flagship title. The interior is large enough to seat up to 7 passengers, with an optional 6-seat configuration making the second row a two-seater as well. A massive panoramic sunroof allows plenty of ambient light throughout the extended cabin.
A host of features include BMW Gesture Control, BMW Display Key, Wireless Charging and Wireless Apple CarPlay®. Additionally, rear passengers are further spoilt with the Rear-seat Entertainment Professional allows users to access the entertainment, navigation from the rear seats. It now comprises two 10.2 inch full-HD displays screen with touch functionality integrated with a Blu-ray player. Harman Kardon adds a surround sound system with 16 speakers.
The X7 will be available in the xDrive M30d (diesel) and xDrive 40i (petrol) variants. The three-litre six-cylinder petrol engine of the BMW X7 xDrive40i produces an output of 340 hp and a maximum torque of 450 Nm. The car accelerates from 0 -100 km/hr in just 6.1 seconds. The three-litre six-cylinder diesel engine of the BMW X7 xDrive30d produces an output of 265 hp and a maximum torque of 620 N. The car accelerates from 0 -100 km/hr in just 7 seconds.
Making it easier to manage its size is its driver assistance systems such as Parking assistant plus and reversing assistant that supports handling narrow spaces.
The ex-showroom prices are as follows –
BMW X7 xDrive30d Design Pure Excellence Signature - INR 98,90,000
BMW X7 xDrive40i (CBU) - INR 98,90,000