BMW 7 Series

Ex-Showroom Price

₹ 120,40,000 - ₹ 244,90,000
* Delhi. May vary.

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ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Engine Displacement 6592 cc
Transmission Type Automatic
Fuel Type Petrol
Maximum Power 610 HP @ 5250-6000 rpm
Maximum Torque 800 Nm @ 1500-5000 rpm
Engine Description BMW TwinTurbo 12 Cylinder Engine
Gearbox 8-Speed Steptronic Automatic Gearbox
No. of Cylinders 12
Bore x Stroke 89 x 80 mm
Driving Modes Yes (BMW Driving Experience Control) (Modes : Comfort, Comfort+, Sport, Sport+)
Drivetrain Rear-Wheel Drive (RWD)
CO2 emissions in g/km 314
Automatic Start/Stop Function
PERFORMANCE & MILEAGE
Mileage (ARAI) 7.8 kmpl
Top Speed (KMPH) 248
Mileage (City) 2 kmpl (approx.)
Mileage (Highway) 5 kmpl (approx.)
0-100 kmph 4.80 seconds
DIMENSIONS & WEIGHT
Overall Length 5219 mm
Overall Width 1902 mm
Overall Height 1481 mm
Wheelbase 3210 mm
Ground Clearance 152 mm
Kerb Weight 2250 kg
CAPACITY
Seating Capacity 4 (2 + 2)
Number of Seating Rows 2 Rows
Number of Doors 4 Doors
Fuel Tank Capacity 88 litres
BRAKES & SUSPENSION
Front Brakes Disc
Rear Brakes Disc
Brake Energy Regeneration
Front Suspension Rear Axle Air Suspension
Rear Suspension Double Joint Spring Strut Axle
Cornering Brake Control (CBC)
WHEELS & TYRES
Front Tyre 245/45 R19
Rear Tyre 275/40 R19
Alloy Wheels
Wheels 19" light alloy wheels Radial-spoke style 252, forged with mixed tyres
Tubeless Tyres
Runflat tyres with Runflat indicator Yes (With Reinforced Side Walls)
COMFORT & CONVENIENCE
Ashtray Yes (Smokers Package Extended)
Reading Lamp Yes (Front & Rear)
Steering Mounted Controls
Power Outlet Yes (12V) (4 Installed In Front & Rear)
Rear AC Vents
Remote Fuel Filler
Power tailgate
Air Conditioner Yes (Automatic, 4-Zone Climate Control, Separate Displays For Driver, Passenger & Rear Seat Occupants)
Rear Seat (Split) 40:20
Power Steering Yes (Optional - Integral Active Steering) (Servotronic Steering Assist)
Rear Defogger
Heat-reflecting windscreen Yes (Heat Protection Glazing)
Cruise Control Yes (With Braking Function & Speed Limiter)
Rain Sensing Wipers Yes (With Automatic Driving Lights)
Power Windows
Remote Boot Release
MID (Multi Information Display) Yes (Integrated iDrive Touch Dashboard With Signature Recognition, DVD Drive)
EXTERIOR FEATURES
Body Coloured Bumpers
Outside Rear-view Mirrors Yes (Foldable With Automatic Anti-Dazzle Function, Mirror Heating & Memory Function)
Headlight Washer
Tinted Glass
INTERIOR FEATURES
Leather Steering/Gear knob
Illuminated Door Sill Panels
Glove Box Cooling
Side Pillar Air Vents Yes (2 Outlets In The B Pillars)
Chrome Inside Rear View Mirror Yes (With Automatic Anti-Dazzle Function)
Child Seat Mounting Provisions Yes (ISOFIX Child Seat Mounting)
Rear Sunshade Yes (Electric Roller Sunblind For Rear Window)
Integrated Front Headrest Yes (Active Front Seat Headrests)
ACTIVE & PASSIVE SAFETY FEATURES
Collapsible Steering Column Yes (Steering Column Adjustment, Electric)
Front Seatbelt Pre-Tensioner Yes (Pyrotechnic Belt Tensioners At Front & Belt Force Limiters At Front & Rear Seats)
Warning Triangle
Adaptive Highbeam Assist (HSA) Yes (Auto High Beam Assistance)
Rear Seat Belts Yes (3-Point ELR)
Park Distance Control (PDC) Yes (Front & Rear)
Adaptive Damping System (ADS) Yes (Dynamic Damper Control With Infinite & Independent Damping)
Airbags Yes (Airbags For Driver & Front Passenger, Side Airbags For Driver & Front Passenger, Head Airbags Front & Rear) (Passenger Side Airbag Deactivation via Key)
Side Impact Protection System (SIPS)
Rear View Camera Yes (Surround View Cameras For Top View, Rear View & Side View)
Front Seat Belts Yes (3-Point ELR)
Crash Sensor
First-aid kit
Parking Sensors
Dynamic Stability Control (DSC)
BRAKING & TRACTION
Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD)
Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) Yes (With Dynamic Braking Lights)
Electronic Stability Program (ESP)
Traction Control Yes (Dynamic Traction Control)
Brake Assist
LOCKS & SECURITY
Engine Immobilizer Yes (Electronic Vehicle Immobilizer)
Anti-theft Alarm
Child-Protection Door Locks Yes (Mechanical Childproof Lock For Rear Doors)
Central Locking
INSTRUMENTATION
Trip Distance
Programmed Service Reminder Yes (BMW Condition Based Service) (Intelligent Maintenance System)
Parking Brake Indicator Yes (Electric Parking Brake With Auto HOLD Function)
Tachometer
LIGHTING
Xenon Headlamps
Front Fog Lights Yes (LED With Reflection Technique)
Darkness Sensing Headlamps
Interior Room Lamp Yes (Ambient Light Extended With Mood Lights)
ORVM Turn Indicators Yes (LED)
INFOTAINMENT
Music System Yes (Harman Kardon Surround System) (BMW Live, BMW Apps)
Number of Speakers 16 Loudspeakers
MP3 Playback
USB Compatibility
DVD Playback Yes (DVD Changer For 6 DVD's)
CD Player
Music System Hard Drive Yes (Integrated Hard Drive For Maps & Audio Files)
GPS Navigation System Yes (Professional Navigation System With 3D Maps)
Voice Recognition
Bluetooth Compatibility Yes (With Audio Streaming, Voice Control, Office Functions & Contact Photo Display)
Rear Seat Entertainment Yes (2 Tiltable 9.2 inches Screens, With DVD Drive, iDRive Touch Controller In Rear Armrest)
Glass Embedded Antenna Yes (Glass Sunroof, Electrical)
SEATS & UPHOLSTERY
Front Centre Armrest Yes (With Storage Compartment)
Electrically Adjustable Front Seats (Memory Package) Yes (Driver & Passenger)
Rear Seat Massage System Yes (Massage Function In Rear Seat Backrest With 12 Massage & 6 Rotation Balls)
Leather Seats Yes (Exclusive Leather Nappa Black / Ivory White / Oyster / Saddle Brown / Veneto Beige)
Rear Headrest (Adjustable) Yes (Electric Adjustment)
Lumbar Support Yes (For Driver & Front Passenger)
Folding Rear Seats
Rear Centre Armrest Yes (Foldable, With Storage Compartment)
Seat Back FoldableTables Yes (With Walknappa Worktop)
Driver Seat Adjustment Yes (Comfort Electric Seats For Driver, Passenger & Rear Seats)
OTHER SPECIFICATIONS
Body Type Sedan
Official Tagline Experience Driving Comfort Anew

BMW 7 Series Review

03 Oct, 2014 07:38 PM

Expert Review by Maxabout

Looking at the rising competition from cars like Audi A8 and Jaguar XJ, BMW has re-launched the upgraded version of its flagship car, 7-series. With this new car, BMW hopes for better results and aims to grab the majority of buyers. Will this car be able to do so? Let’s find out.

Exterior

At first sight, it’s hard to notice the exterior changes made to this car as it resembles a lot to its outgoing model in terms of visual appearance. There are only few minor changes which add freshness to this car. The new LED corona lights are the biggest change at its front which makes it look extremely sporty at night. The restyled front part grilles also look attractive and gel well with the new headlights of 7-series. The new air-inlets in its front bumper not only catch your attention but also improve the aerodynamics of the car. The elegantly designed extended bonnet of this car makes it look premium when seen from the front. The massive 19 inches alloy wheels and bulgy wheel arches add muscularity to this new car. The large doors indicate towards the actual length of this car. The back swept roof nicely merges into the boot of 7-series. BMW has opted for new set of tail lights for this car which look extremely sporty with a long chrome bar placed on its trunk.

Interior

The dual tone interiors of 7-series enlighten your mood as soon as you step inside this car. The wood and aluminium finishing inside this car goes well with its interior styling. The top quality of material and leather instantly grabs your attention and makes it feel up-market. The bucket seats occupy you comfortably and offer you optimum under thigh and back support. Five people can easily sit in this car with ample amount of shoulder and head room.

Comfort and Convenience

There are endless features in this car which enhances your comfort inside. The car has adjustable front seat, electric ORVMS, windows, keyless entry, contact less boot opening, rear centre armrest, rear AC, multi view instrument console and camera system etc.

Dashboard and Storage

The dual tone dashboard feels quite soft to touch and gives you the royal feel inside. The car comes integrated with a touch screen being placed just above its centre AC vents. The wood finishing separates this dashboard and adds premium touch to it. This dashboard also features an integrated glove box in its lower section. There are many cubby holes inside this car and its large door pockets also acts as storage space. The large boot capacity of this car can easily carry your heavy luggage on weekends.

Music System

The new 7-series comes equipped with Bang and Olufsen high end surround system with powerful 12 speakers. The optional rear seat entertainment also features separate 9.2inches touch screens at the back which can play radio/DVD and T.V and can be individually controlled. The car also features Bluetooth connectivity and navigation system. All audio and Bluetooth controls are also mounted on its steering wheel.

Engine and Gearbox

BMW offers 7-series with three different petrol engines and one diesel engine in India. The smallest petrol unit is the 2979cc 6cylinders engine with a maximum power and torque output of 320 bhp and 450 Nm arriving at 5800 rpm and 4500 rpm respectively. The second petrol unit is a more powerful 4395cc 8 cylinder engine with utmost power and torque output of 450 bhp and 650 Nm arriving at 5500 rpm and 4500 rpm respectively. The most powerful petrol engine in 7-series is a 6.0L, 12cylinders DOHC engine which pumps out a peak power of 544 bhp at 5250 rpm. The maximum torque output of this engine is of 750 Nm which ranges from 1500 rpm-5000 rpm. The only diesel motor in 7-series is a 3.0L 6-cylinders DOHC engine which generates a maximum power of 258 bhp at 4000 rpm. The maximum torque output of this liquid-cooled engine is of 560 Nm which starts arriving as early as 1500rpm. All these engines are now mated with a new eight speed automatic transmission.

Acceleration and Performance

With the help of new light-weight eight speed gearbox, the performance of all the engines of 7-series have improved significantly. Even, the diesel motor now takes only 6.5 seconds to reach 0-100km/hr. It’s a very refined engine which suffers no turbo lag. The 12cylinders engine now reaches 0-100km/hr in less than 4.6 seconds while the 8cylinders engine does the same in less than 4.8seconds. The 6cylinders engine reaches 0-100km/hr in less than 5.6seconds.

Mileage and Safety Features

The fuel efficiency of 6, 8 and 12cylinders petrol engine is 9km/ltr, 8km/ltr and 6-8km/ltr respectively. The diesel engine may return a mileage of around 9-10km/ltr. 7-series comes with safety features like ESP, traction control, 8dual stage air-bags and park assist system.

Suspension and Braking System

BMW 7-series comes with adjustable suspension system and ventilated disc brakes at its both ends. The braking system also features ABS with EBD and brake assist for precise braking at high speeds.

Ride and Handling

The wide and low stance of the car improves it aerodynamics and makes it extremely stable at high speeds. The soft suspension system adjusts brilliants and gives you comfortable rides. The light electric steering makes it easy for you to handle this car in city traffic. The stretched wheelbase of 3210 mm and wide tyres improves its cornering abilities and it handles brilliantly around corners. The braking system of 7-series always keeps this car under control and boosts your confidence while driving on highways.

Shades, Variants and Warranty

The four variants of 7-series are available in three new colors. BMW offers a warranty of 2 years/ unlimited kilometres on this car.

Verdict

This car has certainly got better than before and with new features and improved performance thanks to its new gearbox; we surely feel 7-series is back in race. The car certainly feels like a complete value for money car and now it will be interesting to see what changes this car will bring in its segment.

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