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2019 BMW 7-Series arrives in India for testing

Written by Nizam Shaikh

The 2019 BMW 7-Series was showcased by the German luxury car manufacturer BMW in Shanghai, China. The 2019 7-Series has now made its way to India and was recently spotted on a flatbed truck being transported in camouflaged front and rear section, where most of the changes have likely to be taken place.

The 2019 BMW 7-Series is the 7th generation BMW 7-Series car and it features the signature BMW kidney grille design which now has the largest grille produced by BMW, even larger than the grille on the BMW X7. It has sleeker than before BMW Laser Light headlights which can illuminate the road to up to 560 metres on high-beam. The front bumper has chrome accented lower air dam with a vertical intake on the outer edges. The alloy wheels come in 19-inch, 20-inch and 21-inch options with different styling and colours. The BMW 7-Series now comes with thick acoustic glass on the front, sides and rear windows for better noise insulation. Like the headlights, the tail lights are now sleeker by 35mm and run through the full width of the car along with a chrome trim. The rear bumper has a large chrome exhaust trim which also takes to the full width of the car.

The interior of the BMW 7-Series gets a new steering wheel design, a 12.3-inch fully digital instrument console and a 10.25-inch central infotainment display. The 7-Series comes equipped with BMW Live Cockpit Professional with BMW Operating System 7.0 and driver assistance system. It also has an intelligent personal assistant who comes live when you say ‘Hey BMW’. The rear seats are offered with twin 10-inch displays with touchscreen functionality.

The 2019 BMW 7-Series is expected to be powered by the same engines as before for the Indian market. The 730Ld with a 3-litre diesel producing 262 HP of power and 620 Nm of torque. While the 740Li petrol with a 3-litre engine which produces 322 HP of power and 450 Nm of torque. Both the engines are mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission sending its power to the rear wheels.

The new 2019 BMW 7-Series is 22 mmlonger than its predecessor and measures 5,120mm (standard wheelbase), 5,260mm (long wheelbase) in length, 1,920mm in width, 1,467mm (SWB) / 1,479mm (LWB) in height.

The 2019 BMW 7-Series is expected to have prices starting from INR 1.3 crore ex-showroom and is expected to launch ahead of the festive season this year. The 2019 BMW 7-Series will compete with Mercedes S-Class, Audi A8, Jaguar XJL and the likes.