-The 7 Series flagship sedan has received a cosmetic update with the facelift.
-The 7 will carry forward the powertrain options while the X7 will get both petrol and diesel engine options
BMW India will launch its flagship sedan and SUV, the 7 Series facelift and the all-new X7, in India tomorrow. Both the Bavarian flagships come with an imposing design language, modern features and up-to-date interiors.
The refreshed 7 Series takes its inspiration from the 2014 Vision Future Luxury Concept. Its 40 per cent larger air dam, which takes its cues from the X7, is flanked by sleeker BMW Laser lights. As seen on the new X7, the new 7 Series’ grille too is upright and daunting and gets a chrome finish. The X7, on the other hand, is a full-size luxury SUV and a seven seater with all the comfort of a 7 Series. The cabin of both cars, in typical BMW fashion, are comprehensively redesigned and yet, they are simple and functional. The standard features list now includes wireless charging, Harman/Kardon music system, new infotainment screen with the new generation of BMW's iDrive system, to name a few. There are a host of leather upholstery options along with all the features expected from a flagship luxury saloon.
Under the hood, the new 7 Series will be launched with the same set of engine options as before. This comprises of the 3.0-litre straight-six petrol and diesel options in the 730d and 740i guise. Meanwhile, the X7 might be offered with both petrol and diesel engine options. The straight-six in the 30d and 50d might be accompanied by a 50i petrol engine. Transmission for both vehicles is an eight-speed automatic. What’s more, there is a host of driver assist and off-road hardware as well along with BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant.
When launched in India, the all-new X7 will lock horns with other full-size luxury SUVs like Mercedes-Benz GLS, Land Rover Range Rover, and Volvo XC90. On the other hand, the 7 Series will continue to rival the flagship Luxo-barges like the Audi A8, Mercedes-Benz S-Class, Lexus LS and Jaguar XJ.