BMW’s 7-series has always been a strong contender in the luxury saloon segment. However, the current model does have certain shortcomings and the German giant has addressed these issues with the latest avatar. The new 7-series is slated to arrive at our showrooms on 25 April.
The new car gets revised detailing on the nose, new fog lamps, a more upright kidney grille and the option of adaptive full-LED headlights. At the rear, it gets a thick chrome strip running across the bootlid. With regard to design, the carmaker hasn’t tampered much, the new model getting a better rear seat experience and added equipment.
On the inside, the front seats are now smaller, making for a better view ahead for rear seat passengers. It also gets more sound insulation to improve cabin experience.
New equipment comes in the form of new digital displays for the dials which change colour as one toggles between the different driving modes. There’s also the option for a 10.25-inch LCD display for the iDrive system and 3D navigation maps as well.
In India, we are likely to get the 730Ld and the 740Li variants. While the diesel’s power has been slightly bumped up, the petrol, BMW claims, has been made 21 percent more efficient. Both variants will come with the eight-speed auto ’box.