BMW launches two new cars in India
The BMW 740i M Sport is launched in petrol variant and is produced at BMW plant, Chennai. The BMW i7 xDrive60 is imported as a completely built-up unit (CBU)
Hyderabad: Luxury carmaker BMW has launched two new cars in India, the seventh generation of BMW 7 Series, its flagship model and the first-ever, all-electric BMW i7. The BMW 740i M Sport is launched in petrol variant and is produced at BMW plant, Chennai. The BMW i7 xDrive60 is imported as a completely built-up unit (CBU). The cars can be booked at BMW India dealerships. Deliveries will commence from March 2023.The new BMW 740i M Sport is priced at Rs 1.7 croreand the first-ever BMW i7 xDrive60 is priced at Rs 1.95crore.
The 740i M is powered by three-litre six-cylinder engine that produces an output of 381 hp and a maximum torque of 520 Nm at 1,850 – 5,000 rpm. The car accelerates from 0 – 100 km / hr in just 5.4 seconds with a top speed of 250 Km/hr. Vikram Pawah, President, BMW India, said: "The seventh generation of the BMW 7 Series marks a turning point. It is a symbol of 'Forwardism' that continuously challenges the ordinary, a unique quality distinguishing those who shape what's next. But one thing hasn't changed - it is still the measure for all thing's luxury. The all-new 7 is the face of the new luxury class design language which stuns through its presence, progressiveness and emotion. The 7 once again reaffirms its status as an innovation leader and a pioneer of trailblazing digital experience. It is a statement, a piece of art – ensuring lasting fascination tomorrow and beyond."
The fifth generation BMW eDrive technology in the BMW i7 xDrive60 features a highly integrated drive unit within a single housing that is powered by an electric motor, single-speed transmission and power electronics. The car instantly accelerates from 0 to 100 km/hr in 4.7 seconds with a top speed of 240 km/hr. It produces an output of 544 hp and a maximum torque of 745 Nm. The extremely slim (110 mm) and high-voltage lithium-ion recyclable battery integrated in the floor has a net capacity of 101.7 kWh providing a range of up to 625 kms (WLTP). The car ensures fast and hassle-free charging. With a 195 kW DC charger it takes 34 minutes to charge from 10-80 per cent in (170 kms added range in 10 min), while the 22 kW AC charger takes about 5 hrs to charge from 0-100 per cent and it takes about 10.5 hours to charge with the 11 kW AC charger.
Commenting on the launch of the first-ever BMW i7, Pawah,said: "The first-ever BMW i7 is a true all-electric luxury sedan that clearly demonstrates how an exclusive driving experience can be combined with an unwavering commitment to sustainability. The i7 offers all-electric innovation, visionary design, and powerful driving dynamics so that you can make a striking impression everywhere you go. Built for the luminaries with next-level style and substance, it is undeniably alluring from the inside out."