The German based luxury auto giant has started the assembly line for the much anticipated new BMW 7 Series, and this time the maker is not bound to produce vehicles in its home boundaries or in the US. In the direction of expanding its production portfolio across the globe, BMW has set up an assembly facility in the Indonesia to target the Southeast Asia region. BMW 7 Series will be the first product to roll out from this latest Indonesian plant while other SUVs from the brand will also be lined up in the near future.
Coming on the Indian market, BMW had already kicked off the production of all new 7 Series at the assembly plant in Chennai early this year. However, it only adds the diesel powered variants, while the petrol models are still imported to the country via CBU (Complete Built Unit) route. Moving towards specs of the India-bound BMW 7 Series, available in two versions - the locally assembled 730Ld Pure Excellent and the CBU model 730Ld M Sport. Targeting the full-size luxury vehicle segment both the models received premium price tag, the former is priced INR 1.11 Crore (Ex-Showroom Delhi) while the later one carries a bit more expensive price tag of INR 1.19 Crore (Ex-Showroom Delhi).
The newly inaugurated Indonesian facility will help the company to reduce the cost of the vehicle and deliver them quicker across the nearby markets. On the event of the media launch of the all-new 7 Series in Jakarta earlier this week, Axel Pannes, Managing Director of BMW Group Asia said, “We are very positive about the future of Indonesia and therefore we also see an increased potential in the luxury market”.
The India-bound BMW 7 Series made its debut at Delhi Auto Expo, in February this year with the host of astonishing qualities including some first in class features which are more than enough to turn your hand. Along with this, the long beast received a slew of design changes. Let us get you through the highlights of the new 7 Series:
The new sedan features an active prominent grille with the vertical slats along with the air flap control.
Large 18- or 21-inch alloy wheels.
Head and tail light clusters are complemented by the LED setup.
Inside the Cabin:
It's packed with all the standard elements along with some extraordinary comfort and convenience qualities that put the luxury at a par, such features include 4-zone climate control, heated front seats and wireless charging facility.
The dashboard is accomplished by the technology smart 12.3-inch digital instrument unit which is capable of spreading the aroma in different tinges, keeping in accordance with the driving modes.
Beneath the Front-end:
The all new BMW 7-series is offered in both diesel and petrol engine powertrains.
The 730d diesel unit features a B57 six-cylinder configuration and churns out the maximum power of 265 PS.
On the other hand, the 740i petrol engine is a 3.5-litre six-cylinder arrangement and can deliver the peak power of 326 PS.
All the above-mentioned details are of the India-spec all new 2016 BMW 7 Series, though it has not revealed yet whether the Indonesian variant will get the same specs or we will see some significant changes.
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