Bmw has Launched not one but two brand new models in India. The All New BMW 7 Series and the All New BMW X7 now become the flagship Sedan and SUV models for the German Luxury car maker in India.
The X7 now becomes the largest sized SUV from BMW in India and globally. The X7 is positioned above the X5 SUV on the BMW lineup. The X7 shares the underpinnings of the 7-Series based on the CLAR architecture and comes loaded with best levels of comfort. This flagship SUV from BMW has a very dominating stance and is available in both petrol and Diesel engine options. The BMW X7 competes against the likes of the Mercedes-Benz GLS, Audi Q7, Range Rover, Lexus LX to name a few
The 2019 BMW X7 made its global debut earlier this year and is positioned above the X5 as the automaker’s new flagship SUV. BMW produced the X7 in Spartanburg, USA, for the for the global markets and will come into India as Completely Knocked Down Kits (CKD) that would be assembled in India at BMW’s Chennai plant.
In terms of design, the BMW X7 firstly comes with a huge dimensions with tons of road presence. The SUV has one of the biggest sized kidney grille that any BMW car has been seen with till date. The X7 also becomes the first BMW to come with a proper three-row seating configuration making it a proper 7-seater Premium SUV from the family.
On the inside the BMW X7 shares the basic dashboard layout with the 7 Series. The cabin feels extremely Premium and well-appointed with driver-centric detailing. On the feature list the BMW X7 comes loaded with the new 12.3-inch dual screen instrument console and infotainment system, new generation iDrive unit, gesture control, wireless charging, Harman audio system, BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant etc. The seats come with premium leather upholstery with acres of space on offer inside this XXL sized SUV.
The BMW X7 will be available as the xDrive 40i that comes powered with the 3.0-litre six-cylinder, twin-turbo petrol engine that makes 335 bhp of power output and hits out 450Nm of peak torque. The other petrol engine option on the X7 is the 4.4-litre, twin-turbo V8 petrol with 456 bhp. There will also be the 3.0-litre six-cylinder diesel with 256 bhp, along with a more powerful 400 bhp version. The X7 xDrive M50d comes powered with the 3.0-litre six-cylinder, twin-turbo Diesel engine that makes 394 bhp and 760 Nm of torque. These engines options are mates to the 8-speed Steptronic automatic transmission. The X7 comes with all-wheel drive as standard and also BMW’s Dynamic Handling Package with the Off-Road Package.
BMW has also launched the 2019 7 Series in India along with the X7. The 2019 BMW 7 Series Is based on the CLAR platform and comes with a host of cosmetic and feature upgrades, along with updated engine options on the lineup. India as always gets the long-wheelbase model (LBW).
Visually, the sedan is grander than ever with its massive chrome kidney grille, sharper and slimmer LED headlamps and muscular bumper with wheel arches. The kidney grille of the BMW 7 series facelift is now around 47% larger than before while the BMW logo is 12mm larger. The 7 Series also gets some extra insulation on the inside of the rear wheel arches to make the cabin quieter. The overall profile looks extremely trendy while there are some design changes to the rear profile too.
The new BMW 7 Series M760 gets its power from a 6.0-litre, V12 motor which makes a massive 592 bhp of power and 850Nm of peak torque. The second in the line up the 740L gets its power from a 4.4-litre, V8 motor that makes 516 bhp and 750 Nm of peak torque. There also is plug-in hybrid version of the 7 Series which comes powered with a 3.0- litre motor making 276 bhp and 450 Nm of peak torque thats coupled with an electric motor which will add 111 hp together making a power output to 384 bhp.
In terms of the interiors hasn’t the basic styling remains the same with loads of technological advancements being added. The 7 Series comes with the latest digital instrument cluster similar to the 8 Series and the X7. Also on the feature arw wireless charging, in-built perfume, lane monitoring standard across the range.
The India-spec BMW 7 Series will be offered in the 740 Li and the 730 Ld trims. While the former comes with a 3.0-litre, in-line six-cylinder engine which produces 276 bhp and 450 Nm of peak torque, the 730d also uses an in-line six engine that is tuned to 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. The gearbox is the same across the range – an 8-Speed Steptronic.
BMW 7 Series prices
730 LD Design Pure Excellence – ₹1,22,40,000
730 LD Design Pure Excellence Signature – 1,31,50,000
730 Ld M Sport – ₹1,34,60,000
745 Le xDrive (CBU) – ₹1,65,00,000
740 Li xDrive (CBU) – ₹2,42,50,000
745 Le xDrive (CBU) – ₹1,65,00,000
M760 Li XDrive (CBU) – ₹2,42,50,000
*All prices Ex Showroom India