BMW 7 Series facelift and X7 launched in India

BMW has launched the facelifted 7 Series as well as the X7 in India. The latter is its first-ever 7-seater SUV anywhere in the world. The BMW X7 price  in India is Rs 98.90 lakh, ex-showroom. There are two trims on offer and it is a surprising prospect that the diesel is manufactured here while the petrol is a CBU and costs the same. BMW says that they have started bookings from today. In the meanwhile, the BMW 7 Series facelift price in India starts from Rs 1.2 crore while the top model costs Rs 2.42 crore, ex-showroom. Moreover, like the X7, certain trims of the 7 Series facelift are manufactured here while some imported. For example, the 730 diesel and 740 petrols are made in Chennai while the 745Le as well as the M760Li are imported.

What’s new in the BMW 7 Series facelift?

While BMW calls its a facelift, it will not be wrong to call it an all-new model. There are various changes made to the exterior – bigger kidney grille, laser headlights, 19-inch alloys and connected LED tail light. 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. Everything in the cabin is mostly powered including the front as well as rear seats. BMW also offers massage function for the rear passenger. There are separate tablets at the back of the front seat headrests that relay varied information. This BMW can only seat four with the middle hump in the back reserved for holding champagne glasses as well as a small tablet. This one controls the massage function.

The X7 interior is similar to that of the 7 Series. The X7 has two captain seats in the middle row while its third row too is spacious.  There are enough gizmos to play around with too. As far as engines are concerned, as discussed before the X7 has got 3.0-litre petrol engine that produces 340PS/450Nm. The diesel has the same configuration and makes 265PS/620Nm. A 8-speed transmission is common between both the engines.

For the BMW 7 Series facelift, the same diesel as well as petrol engine of the X7 is used. In addition to this, the hybrid version makes a combined 384PS/600Nm and has a claimed efficiency of 40kmpl. The top-of-the line V12 petrol produces 610PS/850Nm.

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