Mid-life refresh of BMW’s flagship, the 7Series is here. Car that’s been a synonym of luxurious comfort and sporting poise in perfect harmony for a few decades. What signifies the 2013 BMW 7Series LCI are the small refreshments on the exterior and a lot of interior updates, alongside technological advancements under the hood.
Most prominent on the exterior are the new kidney grill, above it a set of brand new, full LED headlights are dominating the front fascia all giving the unmistakable appearance of the new 7series.
The new BMW 7 Series Sedan will hit the ground running in 2012 armed with new and comprehensively revised engines which are extremely economical and low on emissions and channel their power to the driven wheels through an intelligent eight-speed automatic transmission. Technology such as the Auto Start-Stop function, Brake Energy Regeneration and the second-generation Driving Experience Control switch with ECO PRO mode and coasting function pave the way for additional fuel saving.
Alongside the flagship BMW 760i with its 12-cylinder powerplant and the entry-level engine in the BMW 730i (not available in all markets), customers can choose from the new six-cylinder in-line engine powering the BMW 740i and the revised V8 petrol engine earmarked for the BMW 750i. The six-cylinder diesel engines in the BMW 730d and BMW 740d likewise offer drivers the combination of increased output and lower fuel consumption. Making its debut, meanwhile, is the new BMW 750d xDrive. Under its bonnet lies the new TwinPower Turbo six-cylinder diesel engine – the world’s most powerful diesel engine of its kind. Rounding off the range is the second-generation BMW ActiveHybrid 7 with a new six-cylinder in-line engine and significantly reduced emissions.
An impressive spread of chassis wizardry helps give the ride comfort of the BMW 7 Series Sedan a noticeable boost. Complementing the optimised chassis set-up – with modified rubber bearings and new dampers – and the self-levelling air suspension for the rear axle is the standard-fitted Electric Power Steering. State-of-the-art electronic control systems with likewise retuned software help to enhance the long-distance attributes of the BMW 7 Series Sedan and ensure that the new edition of the car makes travelling on board even more pleasurable – in terms of both dynamics and comfort.
Interior saw the most upgrades with new leather seats, optimized noise levels, rear seat entertainment package and sound system that will give you a real enjoyment on those long business hauls. With flawlessly executed design and top-class materials, BMW made sure that both the driver and rear seat passengers feel all the luxury and poise a BMW 7Series should bring.
The new 1,200-watt Bang & Olufsen High End Surround Sound System delivers unimpeachable sound quality. Its 16 speakers include an illuminated centre speaker which retracts almost fully into the instrument panel. Individual seats are also available as an option for the new model.
Highly modern, but yet restrained, that’s the best words the new BMW 7Series can be described with. We are sure wheel companies will have a field day with this gorgeous flagship since all the other aspects of it are done in a way that negates any other changes but in that department.