BMW 7 series sedan facelift, BMW X7 launched (File Photo)
BMW will launch the new 7 Series sedan facelift and the all-new X7 SUV in India on Thursday. It is to be noted that new 7 Series sedan facelift has received one of the biggest updates since the car was launched in India back in 2016.
BMW's flagship models –7 Series sedan facelift and the all-new X7 SUV – has finally gone on sale in India from Thursday onwards. It is to be noted that the BMW 7 Series sedan facelift has been launched at Rs 1.22 crore going all the way up to Rs 2.42 crore (ex-showroom India), while the price of the X7 SUV start at Rs 98.90 lakh, all prices ex-showroom India.
It is worth mentioning here that the X7 is an all-new vehicle to join at the top of BMW's SUV line-up while the 7 Series has been in the market for a long time and the new model is a facelift of the outgoing car.
2019 BMW 7 Series
The new 2019 BMW 7 Series sedan is grander than ever with its massive chrome kidney grille, sleek headlights and muscular bumper with wheel arches. According to a report published by NDTV’s carandbike, the window glass is now 5.1 mm thicker than before and there is extra insulation inside the rear wheel arches, for a quieter cabin. However, the profile looks almost similar to the outgoing model and there have been subtle changes in the design at the rear.
On the inside, the silhouette of the cabin remains unchanged. However, there have been some technological advancements. The new 2019 BMW 7 Series sedan comes equipped with the latest digital instrument cluster. Also, there will be bespoke options and BMW is giving new leather trims and is claiming even better insulation of the cabin. It further houses wireless charging, in-built perfume, lane monitoring are standard across the range.
The new 2019 BMW 7 Series sedan will be offered in the 740 Li and the 730 Ld trims. The 740 Li comes with a 3.0-litre, in-line six-cylinder engine which churns out 276 bhp and 450 Nm of peak torque. It is mated to an 8-Speed Steptronic. The 730d uses an in-line six engine that produces 260 bhp and has 620 Nm of torque. The 740 Li will be coupled with an electric motor which will add 111 horses more taking the combined power output to 384 bhp. It is also mated to an 8-Speed Steptronic.
2019 BMW X7
Coming to BMW X7, it will be the new flagship SUV for the automaker. The X7 marks the BMW’s entry in the full-size luxury SUV segment that will see the X7 compete against the likes of the Mercedes-Benz GLS, Audi Q7, Range Rover, Lexus LX and more.
Visually, the new X7 will have a massive kidney grille, slim LED headlamps and muscular bumper with wheel arches. On the inside, it comes equipped with including new 12.3-inch dual screens for the instrument console and infotainment system.
Petrol engine options on the new BMW X7 include the 3.0-litre, in-line six-cylinder petrol that churns out 335 bhp. A 4.4-litre, twin-turbo V8 petrol mills out 456 bhp. The SUV further comes equipped with a new generation iDrive unit, gesture control, wireless charging, Harman audio system, BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant and more. The seats are upholstered in leather with ample of space in the second and third-row on offer.
There will be a 3.0-litre six-cylinder, twin-turbo petrol engine that churns out 335 bhp and 450 Nm of peak torque. There will also the top-of-the-line X7 xDrive M50d with the 3.0-litre six-cylinder, twin-turbo diesel which mills out 394 bhp and 760 Nm of peak torque. Both engines options are mated to an 8-speed Steptronic automatic transmission.
Importantly, premium features such as gesture control, wireless charging, a plethora of ambient lighting options, in-built perfume, four-zone climate control, panoramic sunroof, powered and ventilated seats, massage seats, rear touchscreens, lane monitoring and self-leveling adaptive suspension among others are standard on both models.