2013 BMW 7-Series facelift unveiled
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- 02:57 pm, May 25, 2012
The new 7-Series features revised engines, updated exterior and interior styling and more.
BMW has officially released pictures and full details of its facelifted flagship range. As for the design, the most obvious change to the exterior styling is in the shape of new LED headlamps distinguished by BMW’s signature corona rings. The minimalistic makeover also includes a new kidney grille with fewer slats, new wing mirror design with turn indicators and a redesigned front bumper. At the back, changes are kept minimalistic with only a new chrome strip on the bumper.
On the inside, owners will be treated with an updated iDrive system with 3D navigation, a 1,200-watt 16-speaker Bang and Olufsen sound system, slimmer front seats and extra sound-deadening in the B and C-pillars. For the back seat passengers, legroom has been improved and there’s a pair of new ‘floating’ 9.2-inch monitors in the headrests (standard only with the Rear Seat Entertainment pack.)
The engine range has been hugely revised too. A total of 7 engine options - 4 petrols and 3 diesels - will be offered with BMW’s 8-speed automatic gearbox as standard. In the Indian market however, we expect the 320PS, 3-litre, twin-turbo 6-cylinder petrol engine to power the 740i model and a 310PS, 3-litre, inline six-cylinder unit to power the 740d model.
The new 7 Series will go on sale in the US market somewhere around July and will head on to UK in September. The car is expected to hit our shores probably by the year-end.
First Published on 02:57 pm, May 25, 2012
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