BMW India is all set to roll out the 2013 BMW 7-Series Facelift into the Indian market today at the an event that is scheduled to get underway in just a little while.
Stlying wise, the facelifted model has revived new LED headlights with revised Corona rings, revised bumper and a new kidney grille with 9 slats each instead of the current 12. The side profile sees the inclusion of mirror mounted turn blinkers and reduced height (by 8mm), thanks to the new suspension setup. The tailgate has subtle design changes too – like the darker shade of red for the taillights and a chrome strip that connects the bumper-mounted reflectors.
Inside the refreshed 7-series is a new instrumentation console which now features a large TFT screen instead of conventional dials. The instrumentation changes colours and graphics as per the selected driving mode – speaking of which, the refreshed 7-series now gets the Eco Pro mode, automatic start stop system and brake energy regeneration. The car’s cabin also features a new 1200-watt Bang and Olufsen audio system.
The new 7-series also brings a revised line-up of engines. The 730d and the 740d (not sold in India yet) get a new state of tune that provides more power and lesser fuel consumption. The 740Li petrol gets the revised 4.0-litre engine with the twin-scroll turbocharger while the 750Li gets a refreshed V8. The flagship 760Li remains unchanged. Another notable addition to the line-up is the 750d xDrive which gets a tri-turbo inline-six-cylinder diesel engine from the M550d – that puts out 381 PS of power and 740 Nm of torque. It is mated to an all-wheel-drive system. It will be interesting to see if BMW brings this variant to India to take on the Audi A8 quattro line-up.
Stay tuned to OnCars.in, as we bring you all the action live from the event venue.
– And the launch event of the 2013 BMW 7-Series has begun!
– The stage has been set. Here's the first live image from the launch venue.
– Mr Abhay Dange on the dias; advising to keep cell phones on the silent mode!
– Mr Philipp von Sahr, president of BMW India now addressing the press conference.
– Right at the start of the launch function, we have the prices of all the four trim levels of the 2013 BMW 7-Series Facelift.
2013 BMW 7-Series 730Ld – Rs 92.2 lakh
2013 BMW 7-Series 740Li – Rs 1.12 crore
2013 BMW 7-Series 750Li – Rs 1.29 crore
2013 BMW 7-Series 760Li – Rs 1.73 crore
(All prices are ex-showroom, pan-India.)
– Mr Philipp von Sahr continues his speed on the stage.
– BMW India wants to be the leading luxury carmaker with 'delighted customers'.
– From 2013 BMW will focus on sustainable growth in India.
– All the price decisions have been made with profitability and sales volume in focus says, BMW India.
– BMW wants to strengthen the distinctiveness of their brand in India.
– BMW is always at the forefront of new ideas, says Mr Sahr.
– The BMW 7-Series is a leader in luxury, performance and style.
– The BMW 7-Series is the best that the carmaker has to offer!
– With the BMW 7-Series now ready for the second half of its 5th gen life cycle, is now ready for India.
– And the 2013 BMW 7-Series Facelift bows into the Indian market!
– With that the launch function has now concluded. Head over to this page, to read all about the 2013 BMW 7-Series Facelift.