New BMW 7 Series launched

Mr. Philipp von Sahr, President, BMW Group India with the new BMW 7 Series

The flagship of the BMW brand, the new BMW 7 Series was launched during an exclusive event in Mumbai. The new BMW 7 Series is available in diesel and petrol variants at all BMW dealerships across India and the deliveries will start from 1 May 2013 onwards.

 The BMW 730Ld will be locally produced at the BMW Plant Chennai in a diesel variant. The BMW 740Li, BMW 750Li and the BMW 760Li will be imported as CBU (Completely Built-Up Units) in petrol variants.

 The new BMW 7 Series is available in diesel and petrol variants and the all India ex-showroom prices are as follows –

 730Ld: Rs. 92,90,000

740Li :  Rs. 1,12,70,000

750Li:   Rs. 1,29,10,000

760Li:   Rs. 1,73,00,000

 The new BMW 7 Series is available in Alpine White as non-metallic paintwork and in the following ten metallic paintworks: Black Sapphire, Cashmere Silver, Glacier Silver, Havanna, Imperial Blue Brilliant Effect, Midnight Blue, Milano Beige, Sophisto Grey II Brilliant Effect, Space Grey and Mineral White.

The standard Dakota and exclusive Nappa leather upholstery is available in Barrique Red, Black, Ivory White, Oyster, Saddle Brown light and Veneto Beige colour combinations. Interior trims offered are Fine-wood trim Burr Walnut with inlays, Fine-wood trim Ash Grain Anthracite, Fine-wood trim Fineline high-gloss and Fine-wood trim Polar Grain Light high-gloss.

The new BMW 7 Series is a true head-turner – in its totality and in every detail. Anyone approaching it from the front will be immediately captivated by its elegance. The BMW double kidney grille emphasises the natural presence of the vehicle and the expressive apron underlines the exclusive character. Particularly striking are the new Adaptive full-LED headlights which combine safety with exquisite design. They are also a perfect example of the beauty of cutting-edge light technology. For improved visibility, the indicators are integrated into the wing mirrors.

The interior of the new BMW 7 Series is an expression of individuality with the flawlessly executed design, wealth of equipment, top-class materials, quality workmanship and outstanding practicality. The cockpit is angled towards the driver and puts all the important controls within easy reach to provide a sense of personal control and comfort. As soon as the doors close, not a sound disturbs the atmosphere of complete rest and relaxation, while the generously roomy seating provides ideal conditions for blissful travel. Ambient lighting transforms the mood of the interior with its individual colour.

The new BMW 7 Series is one of the most advanced cars of its time and inextricably combines pioneering technology with the highest levels of comfort. The next generation of BMW iDrive (the on-board Driver Information System); and the BMW Navigation Professional (integrated Global Positioning System – GPS) with hard drive storage and 25.9 cm high-resolution display are standard on the new BMW 7 Series. The rear seat entertainment package brings the world of BMW ConnectedDrive to the back seats with two newly designed 23.3 cm colour screens and a personal iDrive Controller.

The locally produced BMW 730Ld has one of the most smooth-running, light, efficient and responsive engines in its class. It has a BMW TwinPower Turbo six-cylinder in-line diesel engine combining CommonRail direct injection and a turbocharger with variable turbine geometry that delivers more power (190kW / 258hp) than the previous model. The BMW 730Ld produces a maximum torque of 560 Nm at 1,500 rpm and accelerates from 0 – 100 km/hr in 6.2 seconds to a top speed of 250 km/hr.

The new eight-speed automatic transmission with Cruise Control performs smooth, almost imperceptible gear shifts. At any time, in any gear, the transmission collaborates perfectly with the engine, enabling it to develop its full power and efficiency.

Using the Driving Experience Control switch, the driver is able to choose between different driving modes to suit the driving conditions (ECO PRO, Comfort, Sport and Sport+). In addition, Dynamic Damper Control adapts the shock absorber characteristics and adjusts to suit both the road condition and driving style.

Safety also plays an important role in the new BMW 7 Series. The Active Protection system recognizes the collision risks and immediately tightens the front seat belts, closes the windows and the sunroof to significantly reduce injury risk. Exclusively available only in the new BMW 7 Series, the Attention Assist function recognises if the driver is increasingly distracted or tired and issues a notification via the Control Display, suggesting they take a break. The driver can then look up suitable nearby rest stops.

With BMW EfficientDynamics, the new BMW 7 Series is equipped with most comprehensive technology packages to reduce fuel consumption and increase driving dynamics – such as Intelligent Lightweight Construction, Auto Start-Stop, ECO PRO mode, Brake-Energy Regeneration, 50:50 Weight Distribution and many other innovative technologies.

The new BMW 7 Series has a comprehensive range of luxury features such as an individual cool box, generously sized folding tables integrated in the backrest of the front seats and massage function in rear seat backrests. The automatic air conditioning with air re-circulation filter, fogging and solar sensors, regulates temperature, air flow, air distribution and air layering separately to four zones.