The new BMW 7-Series adopts a more formal design language and emphasizes on more luxurious experience inside the cabin
When we first saw the 2019 BMW 7-Series, it looked like the BMW X7 SUV in the guise of a sedan. The Bavarian auto giant has finally revealed the car with major design changes. Well, this comes as part of the brand’s strategy. The new BMW 7-Series emphasizes the interior luxury and adopting a more formal design language. The styling lingo is similar to the upcoming BMW X7 flagship SUV. The new BMW 7-Series sedan India launch is expected to take place sometime during mid-2019 or in late 2019.
Speaking about the design, the front grille in the BMW 7-Series facelift appears 40% bigger than the outgoing model. This massive vertically slated kidney grille comes very much imposing and straight from the upcoming BMW X7 SUV. The almost flat face, sharp LED corona ring headlamps, sculpted bumper, bigger wheels and sleeker LED taillights are there. The taillights now come connected by a strip emphasizing the width of the luxury sedan.
The 2019 BMW 7-Series interior appears more appealing compared to the outgoing version. While the layout of the cabin is majorly unchanged, it gets more advanced technologies. The latest digital instrument cluster is borrowed from BMW 8-Series and BMW X7 SUV. The upcoming 7-Series sedan will arrive with bespoke features. The automaker claims, it gets better insulation, more luxurious leather upholstery. Also, there are features like wireless charging, in-built perfume, lane monitoring system etc.
The power source for the BMW 7-Series facelift is a new 6.0-litre V12 engine. This motor kicks out 592 bhp of peak power and 850 Nm of maximum torque. Also, there is a smaller 4.4-litre V8 engine. It is capable of churning out 516 bhp of power and 750 Nm of torque. Also, there will be a plug-in hybrid variant of the sedan. Transmission option includes an 8-speed automatic gearbox.