The latest 7 Series, which arrived at the showrooms last year, is the sixth-gen model and takes the mantle as BMW’s flagship car. Quite simply, the 730Ld that we tested earlier is...
BMW 7 Series
Variant name Price 2993 cc, Diesel, Automatic, 11.1 kmpl ₹ 1.2 Crores 2993 cc, Diesel, Automatic, 16.77 kmpl ₹ 1.29 Crores 2993 cc, Diesel, Automatic, 11.1 kmpl ₹ 1.32 Crores 2998 cc, Petrol, Automatic, 12.8 kmpl ₹ 1.32 Crores 2993 cc, Diesel, Automatic, 11.1 kmpl ₹ 1.52 Crores 4395 cc, Petrol, Automatic, 5.8 kmpl ₹ 1.67 Crores 4395 cc, Petrol, Automatic, 5.8 kmpl ₹ 1.73 Crores 6592 cc, Petrol, Automatic, 7.8 kmpl ₹ 2.45 Crores
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BMW 7 Series Review
BMW will launch the latest version of its 7 Series at the 2016 Auto Expo. Unveiled at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show in Germany, this is the sixth generation for BMW’s flagship sedan. It contains a whole host of technologies that we can expect to see in smaller BMWs in the future. The car made its debut in India at a function for potential buyers held in November last year.
This new BMW 7 Series sports an evolutionary design and retains the same overall shape as the outgoing model. The change is the laser headlights, larger signature kidney grille and new bumpers. There is also a large dome on the hood which adds to the muscle image as well as increased pedestrian safety.
The side profile shows us flared wheel arches and rear heavy roofline. There is a strong shoulder line while the entire window section gets a chrome outline. At the rear, we can see the familiar wrap around tail lamps, thick bumper and chrome line running through the centre of the rear section.
Like the exterior, the cabin of this new 7 Series is an evolutionary design and retains the same layout as the outgoing model. The cabin has been trimmed out in a combination of black and beige with wood inserts in the doors and dashboard. Photos also reveal that the car can be trimmed out in other materials but the black bits and wood inserts remain common throughout.
In addition to the standard luxury features already available with this car, it also gets a new touchscreen infotainment system with gesture control. The instrument cluster is a fully digital unit but has a smaller screen than the iDrive. Also included in the deal is a full-fledged rear-entertainment package with screens that double up as tablets and can be used to control the various functions of the car. Taking a cue out of its closest rival’s book, the new 7 Series is being offered with a rear executive package which includes a fold out table, additional cup holders and the above mentioned tablets.
Engine and gearbox
The 7 Series in India is expected to be offered in the 730Ld and 740Ld states of tune. Both are powered by a 3.0-litre straight-six diesel mills that produces 258bhp and 300bhp respectively. It will be offered in RWD format and mated to an eight-speed AT. Further, we believe that the company will offer a single petrol variant in the form of the 7 Series 750Li which is powered by a 4.4-litre twin-turbo V8 that produces 407bhp. We also believe that the top-of-the line 760Li will be brought to India next year once it has made its European debut.
Price and competition
The 7 Series is expected to be priced in the range of Rs 95 lakh to Rs 1.5 crore for the 750Li when it launched later this year. Expect the M Sport and Prestige packages to also be on offer when the car is launched. It competes with the Jaguar XJ L, Mercedes-Benz S-Class and the Audi A8 L.
BMW 7 Series Colours
7 Series is available/sold in the following colours in India.
Arctic Grey Brilliant Effect
Imperial Blue Brilliant Effect
Sophisto Grey Brilliant Effect
Almandine Brown metallic
Ruby Black metallic
Azurite Black metallic
Brilliant White metallic
Pure metal Silver
Aventurine Red metallic
Frozen Dark Brown metallic
Frozen Arctic Grey metallic
BMW 7 Series Mileage
|Fuel Type||Transmission||Engine Capacity||Mileage|
|Petrol||Automatic||4395 cc||5.8 kmpl|
|Diesel||Automatic||2993 cc||12.52 kmpl|
|Petrol||Automatic||6592 cc||7.8 kmpl|
|Petrol||Automatic||2998 cc||12.8 kmpl|
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