New BMW 7-series to hit Indian shores by end-2012 or early-2013

BMW 7-Series (2013) - FrontView

BMW’s flagship saloon, the 7-series has been given a mid-life upgrade in international markets. The mid-life facelift includes exterior tweaks like thicker surrounds on the kidney grille as well as fewer vertical slats. The headlamps are now all-LED and there are also chrome bits added to the front and rear of the car.

On the inside are the new leather seats and revised iDrive system with new graphics. Also available as an option now are individual seats at the rear, along with a high-end Bang & Olufsen sound system. The car also gets rear air suspension as standard, along with heavily reworked suspension bits.

The 740Li, 750Li and 760 Li models get powertain upgrades along with a new 8-speed automatic gearbox from the 5-series. These models now benefit from BMW’s automatic start/stop system, which shuts off the engine in stop-and-go traffic maximize fuel savings. This should help return greater fuel efficiency in addition to the greater poswer on offer.

BMW 7-Series (2013) - RearView

In the Indian market, we expect the 320PS, 3-litre, twin-turbo 6-cylinder petrol engine to power the 740Li model and a 245PS, 3-litre, inline six-cylinder unit to power the 730Ld model. However, the updated 7-series should make its way to India by the end of this-year or the beginning of next-year.


Also see – 2013 BMW 7-Series facelift revealed


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