BMW has officially launched the i7 and 7 Series in India at Rs 1.95 crore and Rs 1.70 crore (ex-showroom), respectively. Both sedans are available in a single, fully loaded variant. The cars can now be booked at the BMW dealership and the deliveries will commence in March 2023. Moreover, the diesel variant of the 7 Series will arrive later this year.
Under the hood of the new 7 Series lies a 3.0-litre six-cylinder petrol engine, belting out 376bhp and 520Nm of torque, mated to an eight-speed Steptronic transmission. The power produced is delivered to all four wheels. On the other hand, the i7 gets a 101.7kWH battery pack which propels the motor to deliver 536bhp and 744Nm of torque providing a range of up to 625km. The former sprints from zero to 100 in 5.4 seconds and has a top speed of 250kmph while the latter just takes 4.7 seconds and achieves a top speed of 240kmph.
On the outside, the 7 series sports a massive signature BMW kidney grille, new split LED headlamps, new door handles, fresh front and rear bumper designs, and new split LED taillights. The i7 distinguishes itself from the 7 Series with blue accents which can be seen on the front and side skirts, highlighting its EV character.
Inside, the sedan comes equipped with automatic doors, a curved display, a 31.3-inch 8K display theatre screen with in-built Amazon Fire TV connected to a Bowers and Wilkins stereo system, executive lounge seating, and smartphone-style touchscreen control panels on the rear door.