BMW is sharpening the profile of its flagship models in the luxury segment.
The new edition of the BMW 7 Series makes a clear statement of intent with its confident presence, elegance and innovative control/ operation, driver assistance and connectivity technology.
The new BMW 7 Series will be offered in two body variants, the longer of which translates its extra 14 centimetres of wheelbase into a similar onboard space gain for the rear-seat passengers (which is the only body variant SA will be getting).
The design refresh at the front end – which now rises 50 millimetres taller at its foremost point – plays a particularly prominent role in giving the new BMW 7 Series its powerful visual presence.
The new bonnet has more sharply cut contour lines and a larger BMW roundel.
The dominant force of the reworked front end is the BMW kidney grille, with its single-piece surround, which surface area has grown by some 40%.
Inside the new BMW 7 Series, generous levels of space, choice materials, harmoniously coordinated design details and exclusive workmanship combine to create a luxurious ambience refined in every respect.
The choice of power units for the new BMW 7 Series includes petrol and diesel engines with six, eight and 12 cylinders, as well as a new plug-in hybrid drive system.
Topping the range is the 6.6-litre V12 engine at the heart of the BMW M760Li xDrive, which produces 430kW.
The BMW 750Li xDrive features a newly developed V8 engine with 4.4-litre displacement and maximum output raised by 60kW to 390kW.
The plug-in hybrid variants of the new BMW 7 Series take all of the luxury sedan’s sporting prowess, passenger comfort and feel-good ambience and combines them with exceptionally high efficiency and the ability to offer a virtually silent, all-electric driving experience with zero local emissions.
Their plug-in hybrid system now employs a specially adapted six-cylinder inline petrol engine and a more advanced high-voltage battery.
As a result, the system can unleash a combined output of 290kW with the Driving Experience Control switch set to Sport mode.
The BMW 730Ld xDrive represents the entry into the new BMW 7 Series.
Local pricing will be available at bmw.co.za