BMW has unveiled its latest luxury line-up of the 7-Series with a considerable redesign, new engines, new plug-in hybrid option with adapted six-cylinder in-line petrol engine and upgraded high-voltage battery. System output in sport mode has also been increased to a maximum 290 kW. The electric range increased to 50 – 58 kilometres.
Its sophisticated chassis technology delivers exceptional balance between luxurious ride comfort and the dynamic flair for which BMW is renowned. The new 7-Series’ suspension is adaptive and comes standard, together with two-axle air suspension.
Appearance has been the 7-Series’ major talking point. The rear has been heavily revised with a greater level of intent conveyed by the larger exhaust pipe housings, the sleeker taillights, and the full-width chrome detailings.
Side-profile appears more balanced than the previous car – thanks to increased length and taller proportions at the head of the silhouette.
The supporting BMW badge has also grown in size, while the secondary grills and air-curtains at the base of the front bar ironically look more subtle than before.
Inside, the new interior appointments create refined, feel-good ambience and further enhance long-distance comfort. Exclusive Nappa leather upholstery with extended quilting, new fine wood interior trim strips and ambient highlight in smoked-glass look create harmoniously crafted luxury ambience. Leather steering wheel features optimised arrangement of multifunction buttons.
It also features re-positioned tray for wireless charging of mobile phones, BMW Touch Command with upgraded hardware and software, and rear-seat entertainment system with full-HD touchscreen display – to mention a few.
The car will go on sale in South Africa only with the long wheel base models (BMW 745Le xDrive, BMW 750Li xDrive, BMW M760Li xDrive and BMW 730Ld) during the second quarter of 2019.