BMW has silently launched the 740Li variant of the popular 7 series in India at a price of Rs 1.26 crore (ex showroom, New Delhi). BMW already has the 750 Li petrol variant and 730 Ld diesel variant in its portfolio in India. With the launch of the 740Li, BMW adds one more petrol variant to its 7 series portfolio in India.
BMW 740Li BMW had showcased the new generation 7 series at the Auto Expo 2016 in February with little details about the new 740Li variant and its tentative launch date in India. The new 740Li was launched in Europe earlier this year with the xDrive version. However, the new 740Li comes only in the Design Pure Excellence Signature trim.
BMW 740Li The new BMW 740Li variant is powered by a 2998cc, six-cylinder, petrol engine that churns out maximum power output of 326HP and maximum torque of 450NM, mated to an eight-speed Steptronic transmission. With a company claimed fuel efficiency of 12.5 km/litre, the new BMW 740Li can go from 0 to 100 km/h in just 5.2 seconds and a fuel tank of 78-litre. The 740Li has a top speed of 250km/h.
The BMW 7 Series, designed by Esther Mahlangu of South Africa, comes with a 20-inch BMW Individual light alloy wheels in V-spoke styling while the exterior bodywork is coated in BMW Individual Pure metal Silver.
The interior of the 740Li comes with full fine-grain Merino leather in Smoke White/Black, rear panelling of the seats, the upper and lower instrument panel as well as the door panels, including B pillars finished in fine-grain Merino leather. Moreover, the leather steering wheel of the 740Li comes with Piano finish Black and an Alcantara headliner in Smoke White.
BMW 740Li The BMW 740Li gets airbags for driver and passenger, side airbags for driver and passenger, head airbags for 1st and 2nd seat row, knee airbag for driver, three-point inertia-reel belts on all seats, integrated at the front with belt tightener and belt force limiter, crash sensors and tyre pressure indicator as standard. It also comes with Electric Power Steering (EPS) with Servotronic function and Integral Active Steering as optional feature.
BMW 740Li The BMW 740Li variant will come with a wheelbase of 3210mm and is 5238mm in length, 1902mm in width and 1485mm in height. It also has a ground clearance of 135mm.
BMW 740Li The new BMW 740Li will rival the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, Audi A8 and Jaguar XJ in India.