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Mumbai. BMW India has launched two 7th generation cars in the Indian market which includes the flagship luxury Sedan 7 Series and the all-new BMW i7, the first electric vehicle. The ex-showroom price of the BMW 7 Series 740i M Sport variant starts at Rs 1.70 crore and the BMW i7 starts at Rs 1.95 crore, ex-showroom. Bookings for both the models have started while their deliveries will start from March 2023. The 7 Series will be locally built at the BMW Group plant in Chennai, while the BMW i7 will be imported to India as a Complete Built Unit (CBU). Both the cars are based on the CLAR platform.
Much superior than current model
Major changes have been made to the design as compared to the current model. The new model sports a bold look with a massive new kidney grille, new alloy wheels, split LED headlamps and LED taillights. The model comes with a flat bonnet and sharp shoulder-line, both of which help in enhancing the presence and feel of the model. A 195 kW fast charger is provided with the i7. It can be charged from 10-80 percent in just 34 minutes, which gives a range of about 170 km in 10 minutes. The 11KW AC charger can fully charge the i7's battery in 10.5 hours. BMW will provide a complimentary wall box charger with every model. BMW is offering a standard warranty of two years on both the cars, while the battery pack gets a warranty of 8 years or 160,000 kms.
Major upgrades made
The cabin of the new BMW 7 Series and i7 has been changed on the inside. Live Cockpit Plus is available on the dashboard with a dual screen set-up. It has a 12.3-inch digital instrument console and a 14.9-inch infotainment system. The dashboard in this model comes with an interaction bar with touch capacitive controls for ventilation and climate control functions. The 7th generation cars get features like Attention Assistance, Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) including Cornering Brake Control (CBC), Electric Parking Brake with Auto Hill Hold.
Will get many great features
Both models offer an optional 31.3-inch 8K theater screen with Amazon Fire TV built-in, which flips down from the central roof of the front and rear seats. There is also an integrated 5.5-inch touch screen control panel in the rear doors for a lounge experience. Other upgrades include leather upholstery, sustainable materials, 18-speaker 4D audio system, executive lounge seats with reclining up to 42.5 degrees, massage and seat ventilation, automatic doors, panoramic glass roof, cloud-based navigation, etc.