BMW has launched the much awaited 2019 new updated 7 Series luxury sedan alongside the launch of the new X7 SUV. The refreshed luxury sedan has been tagged starting at Rs. 1.22 crore (ex-showroom, India).
The updated new BMW 7 Series comes with a handful of cosmetic updates, which includes a considerably larger front grille, although the signature kidney grille design has remained unchanged. The BMW logo has also grown bigger in size. The luxury sedan’s LED headlamps have now become slimmer and sharper than the previous model, while the revised bumper gets a more sculpted look. However, on the whole the basic styling and silhouette of the car has been retained.
On the inside, BMW has worked on enhancing the in-cabin experience of the car by making the cabin quieter than before. For this BMW has increased the thickness of the overall glass area of the car, while also adding extra insulation on the inside of the rear wheel arches to further cut down the external noise.
The new refreshed 2019 7 Series also gets endowed with a new digital instrument cluster that can be found on the X7 and 8 Series. BMW has also made features such as lane monitoring, wireless charging and in-built perfume all standard across the range. The German auto behemoth has also introduced new leather trim choices on the car.
When the under the hood technical bits are concerned, there aren’t any as it is a facelift model. The updated BMW 7 Series continues to be based on the CLAR platform. The luxury sedan is offered in 1 diesel, 2 petrol and 1 petrol hybrid versions, and in total 6 model trims.
The 740Li gets powered by a 3 liter inline 6 cylinder petrol mill that generates 348 PS of power and 450 Nm of torque. It can do the 0-100 kmph sprint in just 5.6 seconds and offers a fuel efficiency of 11.86 kmpl. The 745Le xDrive Hybrid model gets the same petrol engine as that of the 740 Li, but its hybrid technology enables it to offer better mileage, which is best in class at 39.53 kmpl. It delivers a combined power output of 294 PS and 600 Nm and can do the 0-100 kmph run in just 5.3 seconds.
The range topping M760Li xDrive gets powered by a humongous 6.5 liter V12 petrol engine that pumps out a hammering 617 PS along with stupendous 850 Nm. This makes it sprint the 0-100 kmph in only 3.8 seconds, while mileage takes a beating at 7.96 kmpl.
The diesel version of the BMW 7 Series gets a 3 liter inline 6 cylinder unit that offers 268 PS and 620 Nm. It can do the 0-100 kmph sprint in just 6.2 seconds and deliver a fuel efficiency of 17.66 kmpl. All the engines have been paired with a sophisticated 8 speed Steptronic automatic transmission.
The new updated BMW 7 Series will continue to fight with the likes of Mercedes S Class, Jaguar XJL and Audi A8 in India.
The following is the variant-wise price list of the new updated 2019 BMW 7 Series: