BMW has launched the updated 2019 7 Series facelift in the country. The pricing for the luxury sedan starts at INR 1.22 crore (ex-showroom, pan-India). The powertrain options for the facelifted 7 Series has been kept identical as earlier and it will continue to be powered by 3.0-litre six-cylinder petrol and diesel engines, under the hood.
The 3.0-litre in-line six-cylinder diesel engine is capable of churning out a peak power of 265hp and the said powertrain powers a wide range of BMW models in Indian lineup. On the other hand, the 3.0-litre six-cylinder engine is rated to make out 340hp of maximum power in association with similar an 8-speed automatic gearbox that also powers the diesel engine as well.
Other than mentioned petrol and diesel engines, BMW is also offering a plug-in hybrid variant of the BMW 7 Series facelift named as the 745Le xDrive. It is powered by an in-line, six-cylinder petrol engine that churns out 286hp and 450Nm of peak torque. The engine is linked to an electric motor that is capable of developing 113hp of maximum power and 265Nm of peak torque. In joint efforts, the combination makes out 394hp of power and 600Nm of peak torque. The power transmission takes place to all the four wheels via the brand’s provided xDrive all-wheel-drive system.
Besides this, the new 7 Series lineup kept a top-end variant named BMW 7 Series M760Li xDrive. This luxury limousine gets power from a 6.6-litre twin-turbocharged V12 petrol motor that develops 585hp and 850Nm of torque. The power is transferred to all four wheels via a mated an 8-speed automatic gearbox with an all-wheel-drive system. As the company claims the M760Li xDrive is capable of completing the 0-100kmph sprint in just 3.8 seconds.
In terms of styling, the 7 Series facelift is blessed with large kidney-shaped BMW’s grille flanked by sleeker headlamps, a redesigned front bumper and a raised and recontoured bonnet at the fascia. The side of the limousine receives limited changes while the rear gets an altered tail lamp setup and a redesigned bumper as well.
For the convenience and comfort of the occupants, the top-end variants of the 7 Series facelift comes featured with an electrically adjustable rear seat with heating facility, ventilation and massage functions, a tablet controller in the rear centre armrest to control in-car functions, BMW’s Laser Light headlamps, BMW’s latest iDrive system with gesture control, multi-zone auto climate control, adaptive air suspension, 460W Harman Kardon surround sound system, a panoramic sunroof, a rear-seat entertainment package with individual displays and more. In addition to this, BMW patented autonomous parking system is also offered with top-spec variants.
There could be three variants of the updated 7 Series facelift including Design Pure Excellence (DPE), Design Pure Excellence Signature and M Sport. While in its segment, it will take combat with the likes of the Mercedes-Benz S-class and upcoming Audi A8.