New 2019 BMW 7-series facelift breaks cover: Massive kidney grille, more power, smarter tech!

The new BMW 7-series has just been revealed and the new model comes with some significant all-around changes compared to the outgoing model. The prime highlight of the new 7-series is that massive kidney grille up front. Here is what all new does the updated 7-series has on offer.

By: | Updated: January 17, 2019 11:22 AM
New BMW 7-series exterior New BMW 7-series exterior

The new 2019 BMW 7-series facelift has finally been revealed. The exterior images of the company's flagship sedan had leaked earlier that already gave an idea of how the new model will look like. The first thing that you will notice is the large kidney grille up front that also comes on the X7 SUV. The new grille is 40 percent larger than the one on the outgoing model. The front bumper has also been revised in order to give a fresher look. Moreover, the new 7-series get sleek headlamps and the same treatment continues for the tail lamps as well. At the rear, there is an LED strip that runs across the width of the boot lid and light up in sync with the Daytime Running Lights (DRLs). The new BMW 7-series will come in standard and long wheelbase versions and the length of the two has been extended by 22mm.

New BMW 7-series interiorsNew BMW 7-series interiors

The cabin of the new 2019 BMW 7-series also gets some improvements over the outgoing model. The car now gets a new instrument cluster, the same unit that is being offered on the new X7. The company claims the cabin of the new 7-series is now better insulated than before. Some standard features on the new 2019 BMW 7-series include in-built perfume, lane monitoring, wireless charging and more. The car now gets a Reversing Assistant, which is a part of the updated Parking Assistant function.

New BMW 7-series rearNew BMW 7-series rear

The car gets a new engine option in the form of a 6.6-litre V12 that is good for producing respective power and torque outputs of 592 bhp and 850 Nm. The said motor will power the top-of-the-line M760 trim. Furthermore, the 4.4-litre V8 engine now develops 516 bhp along with 750 Nm of torque. On the other hand, the diesel variants get a 3.0-litre inline six cylinder engine and these vary in power and torque outputs as per turbocharger configurations. The 730d and 730Ld with a single turbocharger develops respective power and torque outputs of 264 bhp and 620 Nm. On the other hand, the twin turbocharger helps in achieving an increased output of 320 bhp and 679 Nm. The most powerful diesel variants are the 750d xDrive and the long wheelbase 750Ld xDrive in which the quad turbocharger set up develops respective outputs of 398 bhp and 759 Nm.

New BMW 7-series rear entertainment package

There are also plug-in hybrid versions of the new BMW 7-series facelift namely the 745e, 745Le and the all-wheel-drive 745Le xDrive. In the said variants, the 3.0-litre, inline six-cylinder petrol engine produces combined power and torque outputs of  393 bhp and 599 Nm when coupled to an electric motor.

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