BMW launches new 7 Series in India, gets pricey

BMW 7 Series launch

BMW introduced its flagship brand; the new 7 Series in India in Mumbai. Like the 7 Series continues to keep upto its tradition of Luxury and innovation. The fifth generation gets the much need second life treatment before the company launches the sixth gen in 2015-16.

The 7 Series is in India will be available in diesel and petrol variants at all dealerships across India and the deliveries will commence from 1 May 2013 onwards.

 BMW will also assemble the 7 Series for the first time in the Indian market. This will be the fifth product from the German car maker to be made in India. The company have also started assembling the MINI Countryman in the Indian marker.

The 730Ld diesel variant will be locally produced at the Chennai plant and the company may later introduce the 720LD. The 740Li, 750Li and the 760Li will be imported as Completely Built-Up Units

 The new BMW 7 Series 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. 1,73,00,000as

The new 7 Series is pricier ascompared to the outgoing model by a good Rs.20-30 lakhs. One reason is the increase in taxes which have directly impacted the luxury cars.

Key features on the car

  • New Adaptive full-LED headlights
  • 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
  • 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.
  • New eight-speed automatic transmission with Cruise Control performs smooth,
  • 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.
  • Attention Assist function
  • BMW EfficientDynamics which includes Intelligent Lightweight Construction, Auto Start-Stop, ECO PRO mode, Brake-Energy Regeneration, 50:50 Weight Distribution and many other innovative technologies
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