BMW India is all set to launch the next-generation BMW 7 Series and the first-ever BMW i7 electric vehicle in India tomorrow. The launch is going to take place at the automaker's latest Joytown event in Mumbai. Interestingly, the luxury automaker had already been making headlines with the launch of the much-awaited S 1000 RR motorcycle, the M340i facelift, and the XM hybrid SUV at the previous edition of BMW's Joytown music event, held in Delhi in December last year. Additionally, the carmaker is expected to unveil the new X1 at the event's Bengaluru edition on January 28, 2022. So, let's get into the details of what exactly can you expect from the models being launched tomorrow.
The 2023 BMW 7 Series has been spotted multiple times in India this year. The revamped sedan is anticipated to receive a completely new look thanks to split headlamps, a bigger kidney grille, new front and rear bumpers, new alloy wheels, and other design elements. The new BMW 7 Series for India is going to be available with three powertrain options. The model will be offered with a 3.0-litre in-line six-cylinder diesel with 295bhp, a 3.0-litre straight-six petrol with 375bhp, and a 4.4-litre twin-turbo V8 with 535bhp.
In India, the BMW 7 Series is expected to come in two petrol variants - the 740Li M Sport Edition and the 740Li BMW Individual M Sport Edition, as well as three diesel variants: the 730Ld DPE Signature, the 730Ld M Sport Edition, and the 730Ld BMW Individual M Sport Edition.
The BMW i7, on the other hand, is an all-electric variant of the 7 Series. It will be offered in the xDrive60 configuration, which includes a 101.7kWh battery pack. It has dual electric motors (one on each axle) that produce 536bhp of peak power and 745Nm of peak torque. The all-electric BMW i7 is going to have a range of 590-625 kilometres (WLTP Cycle) on a single charge and will be available with fast and standard charging.
The interior of the BMW 7 Series and i7 will include a 14.9-inch touchscreen infotainment system, a 12.3-inch fully digital instrument panel, 5.5-inch touchscreen displays positioned on the rear door handles, as well as a newly styled flat-bottom steering wheel. The main attraction, though, will be the 31-inch 8k theatre display mounted on the roof. BMW offers two electric vehicles in India as of now: the i4 sedan and the iX SUV. There are currently two trim levels for the BMW i4: the i4 eDrive40 Sport and the i4 eDrive40 M Sport.