We recently brought you the details of the upcoming BMW flagship sedan, the 7 Series. After weeks of anticipation, BMW has officially released the details of the upcoming luxury sedan on the web.
Although the current 7 Series is not the most handsome BMW, the German automaker did not make efforts to give significant updates on the facelift model. On the front fascia, the 7 Series features new LED running lights and more radiating headlamps. The iconic dual grille sees fewer slats, while the air dams feature chrome strip. Some more obvious features include wing mirror design with turn indicators.
Gladly, our favorite feature in the , its iDrive system gets an update with 3D sat-nav. For the passenger entertainment, the 7 Series sports 16 speakers pumping 1,200 W output from Olufsen sound system. The front seats are slimmer and sporty, while the B and C pillars feature extra sound deadening. Space was never a problem in the 7 Series, and the new facelift, passengers enjoy more leg legroom, while there is ‘floating’ 9.2-inch monitor in the headrests.
The best bit of the new facelift is sported under its hood. BMW offers a total of seven engine options – 4 petrols and 3 diesels – with 8-speed automatic gearbox as standard. For the Indian market, BMW will offer inline-six units of petrol and diesel. A 3-litre, twin-turbo six-cylinder unit pumping 320PS will make for the petrol version in the 740i model, a 3-litre, inline six-cylinder diesel with 310PS will power the 740d model. The top of the line, 544bhp 6-litre V12 will not make its way into the Indian version.
Sales in US begin by July and UK will welcome the BMW 7 Series in September. We can expect the facelift to roll in by the year end. It is said BMW launched the 7 Series to lock horns with the Mercedes S Class, and it certainly stands the match.