The flagship models will be locally produced atBMW groupplant in Chennai and bookings have started at the company’s dealership.
The BMW 7 Series is available in BMW 730Ld (diesel) and BMW 740Li (petrol) variants which are locally produced. However, the BMW M760Li xDrive (petrol) and the BMW 745Le xDrive (plug-in-hybrid) are available as completely built-up units (CBU). The ex-showroom prices are enlisted below:
* BMW 730Ld Design Pure Excellence: Rs 1.22 crore
* BMW 730Ld Design Pure Excellence Signature: Rs 1.31 crore
* BMW 730Ld M Sport: Rs 1.35 crore
* BMW 740Li Design Pure Excellence: Rs 1.35 crore
* BMW 745Le xDrive (CBU): Rs 1.65 crore
* BMW M760Li xDrive (CBU): Rs 2.42 crore
The first-everBMW X7(Sports Activity Vehicle) is available in BMW X7 xDrive30d Design Pure Excellence Signature variant (diesel) which is locally produced. The BMW X7 xDrive40i (petrol) is available as a completely built-up unit (CBU). The ex-showroom prices are mentioned below:
* BMW X7 xDrive30d Design Pure Excellence Signature: Rs 98.9 lakh
* BMW X7 xDrive40i (CBU): Rs 98.9 lakh
BMW 7 series engine:
In the BMW 745Le xDrive plug-in hybridvariant, the electric drive is powered by lithium-ion battery, producing 108 hp and a maximum torque of 265 Nm.
The BMW TwinPower Turbo three-litre six-cylinder petrol engine produces an output of 286 hp and a maximum torque of 450 Nm at 1,380 – 5,000 rpm.
The petrol engine combined with the electrical boost of the hybrid system delivers a total of 384 hp and maximum torque of 600 Nm, with excellent fuel-efficiency of up to 39.5 km/L (claimed). The car accelerates from 0 – 100 km/hr in 5.3 seconds with a top speed of up to 250 km/hr.
Running on battery power alone, the car achieves a top speed of 140 km/hr with an electric drive range of 53 km. Using a standard charging cable, the car can be charged overnight (8 – 12 hours) from any conventional 220 V socket. Using the BMW wallbox charger, it can be charged in 4 – 5 hours. Thanks to smart BMW plug-in-hybrid drivetrain, the battery is charged while on the move using energy generated from various components.
BMW TwinPower Turbo engine:The three-litre six-cylinder diesel engineof the BMW 730Ld produces an output of 265 hp and a maximum torque of 620 Nm at 2,000 – 2,500 rpm. The car accelerates from 0 – 100 km/hr in 6.2 seconds. The three-litre six-cylinder petrol engineof the BMW 740Li produces an output of 340 hp and a maximum torque of 450 Nm at 1,500 – 5,200 rpm. The car accelerates from 0 – 100 km/hr in just 5.6 seconds.
The six-litre twelve-cylinder M Performance petrol engineof the BMW M760Li xDrive produces an output of 609 hp and a maximum torque of 850 Nm at 1,550 – 5,000 rpm. The car accelerates from 0 – 100 km/hr in just 3.8 seconds.
BMW X7 engine:
The three-litre six-cylinder petrol engineof the BMW X7 xDrive40i produces an output of 340 hp and maximum torque of 450 Nm at 1,500 – 5,200 rpm. The car accelerates from 0 -100 km/hr in just 6.1 seconds. The three-litre six-cylinder diesel engineof the BMW X7 xDrive30d produces an output of 265 hp and a maximum torque of 620 Nm at 1,500 – 2,500 rpm. The car accelerates from 0 -100 km/hr in just 7 seconds.
BMW Series 7 exterior:
The new designof the BMW 7 Series makes a clear statement with an imposing presence, created by the distinctive front and rear design. The enlarged double kidney grille makes the front impressive. The super-slender LED headlight design with BMW Laserlight technology adds a new strand to the character of BMW’s luxury-class models.
The coupé-like roof line and a chrome trim at the bottom enhances the elegance of the side view. The rear is wide and is dominated by powerful horizontal lines. A thin light strip positioned below the chrome band stretches across the entire width seamlessly connecting the tail lights.
BMW 7 series interior:
Extremely luxurious, the interior boosts generous levels of space, bespoke leather upholstery and trims, improved sound insulation, ambient lighting, ambient air package, panoramic glass roof Sky Lounge with LED light graphics are few among the long list of features that create the perfect ambience. The Executive Lounge appointments maximize comfort with four-zone automatic climate control, electrically adjustable comfort seats, massage function and active seat ventilation.
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, the innovative system, offers a fully integrated control option for entertainment and comfort functions for the rear. The 7 inch tablet with touch function, which is integrated into the centre armrest and connected to the vehicle systems, can also be used outside the vehicle.
BMW X7 exterior:
The front is among the most distinctive aspects of the BMW X7 with large kidney grille. BMW Laser Light technology with blue X-shaped elements makes it distinctive. Large windows and elongated roofline characterize the athletic and modern side view. Long doors at the rear emphasize the spaciousness of the SAV. A contemporary look is created by the horizontal lines, slim LED lights and a two-section split tailgate of the rear. A generous sprinkling of chrome elements adds to the luxurious elegance.
BMW X7 interior:
The interior features a cockpit marked by typical BMW driver orientation and an elevated seat position with all-round visibility, a characteristic of X models. SUV provides abundant legroom, headroom and space for up to seven seats. Rear-seat experience is enhanced with optional six-seat configuration including two captain-style comfort seats for the second row. Automatic air conditioning with five-zone control extends the luxury for each passenger.