German luxury automaker BMW has launched the new 7 Series, its flagship luxury sedan class, in India.
The announced models, BMW 730Ld, 740Li, 750Li and 760Li, are available in diesel and petrol variants at all BMW dealers across India, and deliveries will start May 1, 2013 onwards, according to Philipp von Sahr, President of BMW Group India.
New adaptive full-LED headlights with hallmark BMW corona rings, BMW double kidney grille, a modified front apron, and indicators integrated into the wing mirrors for improved visibility define the BMW 7 Series class. The cars will be available in eleven paintwork variants.
On the inside, is a cockpit angled towards the driver with a multifunctional instrument display and the central Control Display with 3D graphics. The next generation BMW iDrive (driver information system) and Navigation Professional (GPS) with hard drive storage, and 10.25-inch high-resolution display are standard on the new BMW 7 Series.
Optional Rear Seat Entertainment package — a 9.2-inch flat panel display with BMW ConnectedDrive and a personal iDrive Controller, new leather seats available in six color combinations and 'generously roomy' seating (so to speak), make up the interior.
The BMW 730Ld will be locally produced at the BMW plant in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, in a diesel variant; while the rest will be imported as CBUs.
The BMW 730Ld packs a M Performance TwinPower Turbo six-in-line diesel engine, capable of delivering more power (190kW / 258hp) than the previous model, with significantly reduced emissions. The chick accelerates from 0 – 100 km/hr in 6.2 seconds to a top speed of 250 km/hr.
As for the luxury features, there's an individual cool box, folding tables, massage function in rear seat backrests, and of course, automatic air conditioning with air re-circulation filter, fogging and solar sensors.
The ex-showroom prices for the models: BMW 730Ld at Rs. 92.9 lakh, BMW 740Li at Rs. 1.13 crore, BMW 750Li at Rs. 1.3 crore, and the BMW 760Li at Rs. 1.73 crore. (Check out the full specs sheet here.)