BMW India has kick-started the year 2023 with a bang. The company has introduced its flagship luxury sedan with petrol and electric powertrain options. The all-new 2023 BMW i7 and the 7 Series have been launched in India at a starting price of Rs 1.70 crore, ex-showroom. Bookings for the same are now open and the deliveries will begin in March this year.
2023 BMW i7, 7 Series: Price in India
|Make and model||Price (ex-showroom)|
|BMW 740i M Sport||Rs 1.70 crore|
|BMW i7 xDrive60||Rs 1.95 crore|
The seventh-generation BMW 7 Series has been priced at Rs 1.70 crore, ex-showroom. Its diesel variant will be introduced later. The all-new BMW i7 is now the company’s flagship electric vehicle in India and it has been launched at Rs 1.95 crore, ex-showroom. While the ICE version will be locally produced at BMW Group Plant Chennai, the i7 will be imported to India as a CBU.
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2023 BMW i7: Battery, range and performance
The BMW i7 has been introduced in India in its top-spec xDrive 60 variant that gets two electric motors. It has a combined power output of 536.4 bhp and develops 745 Nm of torque. The i7 gets a 101.7 kWh battery pack and is WLTP certified to offer a range of up to 625 km per charge. It will rival the Mercedes-Benz EQS, Audi RS e-tron GT, Porsche Taycan, etc.
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2023 BMW 7 Series: Engine and gearbox
The BMW 7 Series gets a plethora of powertrain options abroad. However, the India-spec 740i M Sport variant features a 3.0-litre, inline-six-cylinder petrol engine that churns out 375.4 bhp and 520 Nm of peak torque. The engine comes mated to an 8-speed AT and it gets BMW’s xDrive AWD system as well. BMW’s flagship luxury sedan will rival the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, Audi A8, etc.
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Here’s what the company said:
Vikram Pawah, President, BMW Group 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 things luxury. 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.”
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