The latest generation of the BMW 7 Series, which will be coming to India, has made its public debut at the ongoing Frankfurt Motor Show. Codenamed G11, this all-new model is quicker, more efficient and expectedly, more luxurious than the outgoing 7 Series.
The new 7 Series will go on sale in Europe later this year, followed by American markets early next year. Meanwhile, the Indian market will get the car late next year in 750Li and 730Ld versions.
Design wise, the new 7 Series appears more evolutionary rather than a completely new vehicle. In the front, BMW has included a wider kidney grille, sleeker LED headlamps and a wider bumper giving the new 7 Series a stronger stance than ever before. Furthermore, the hood now gets a prominent dome for improved pedestrian safety.
As for the side profile, the luxury sedan features flared wheel arches and a rear heavy roofline. There is a strong shoulder line while the entire window section features a chrome outline to up the premium factor. At the rear, BMW has continued with the familiar wrap around tail lamps, thick bumper and chrome line running through the centre of the rear section.
Inside, the overall layout of the cabin is a familiar BMW affair although there are completely new bits such as the steering wheel and the gear stick. In addition to the standard luxury features already available with the car, BMW has fitted a new touchscreen infotainment system with gesture control. The instrument cluster is 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.
When launched later this year, the all-new 7 Series will rival the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, Audi A8 and the Jaguar XJ.