BMW is all set to launch their new flagship cars on July 25. This includes the new refreshed BMW 7 series sedan and the new BMW X7 SUV. Both the cars get new design elements and a new engine option as well.
Exterior and interior
The BMW 7 series now sports a huge kidney-shaped front grille. This is 40% larger than the outgoing model. The headlights are much sleeker and in agreement with the rest of the design language. The LED tail lights also follow suit. The new X7 also features a large kidney grille and an overall similar design theme.
On the interior front, the new 7 series gets a new all-digital 12.3-inch instrument cluster. It also features minor design tweaks and gets an acoustic glass for better cabin insulation. The new X7 gets dual 12.3-inch displays for the instrument cluster and infotainment. It also gets four-zone climate control, ambient lighting, 10-speaker audio system, onboard Wi-Fi and more.
Under the hood
The 7 series comes in many engine options. The most powerful top end variant is the 6.0-liter V12 which produces 592 bhp and 850 Nm of peak torque. Then there is a 4.4-liter V8 which makes 516 bhp and 750 Nm of peak torque. The newest entrant is a plug-in hybrid with a 3.0-liter in-line six-cylinder engine. This produces 276 bhp and 450 Nm of peak torque and the hybrid motor adds an additional 111 bhp to it. The 7 series will also get three diesel engine variants. All the engine options are paired with 8-speed Steptronic transmission.
Only the BMW X7 M50d is listed on the Indian website. This sports a 3.0-liter petrol engine with a power output of 340PS and 450Nm of torque. The diesel version, however, produces 400PS and 760Nm of torque. The transmission is the same 8-speed automatic unit.
Both the cars when launched in India will be priced well above Rs 1 crore. The new 7 series will take on the likes of the Mercedes-Benz S-class and the Jaguar XJ. The X7 will compete against the Audi Q8 and the new Mercedes GLS.