The BMW 7 series LCi (facelift in common speak) was today unveiled at Jodhpur One World Retreat in presence of elite personalities like His Highness Maharaja Gaj Singh II of Jodhpur, cricketer Sachin Tendulkar, actress Dia Mirza, industrialist Pawan Munjal and socialite Suhel Seth. The event was also marked by an auction of Indian Treasures called “India Bazaar” with Industrialists Mukesh and Nita Ambani adding to the glitz. British singer Sting as a supporter of the foundation added his share of musical essence to the event.
Primarily an ocassion towards raising awareness for Indian Head Injury Foundation with a personal invite from His Highness Maharaja Gaj Singh II of Jodhpur, it seemed the right moment for BMW to showcase the new 7 series which was chosen as the luxury mobility partner for the event.
Addressing the distinguished gathering, Mr. Philipp von Sahr, President, BMW Group India said, “BMW is proud to be associated with His Highness Maharaja Gaj Singh II to support the Jodhpur One World Retreat and raise awareness for Indian Head Injury Foundation. This event is something very special: just like the new BMW 7 Series. As the flagship car from BMW, the new BMW 7 Series will maintain the tradition of being the most modern premium luxury sedan of our times.”
Exterior changes to the new BMW 7 series LCI (Life Cycle Impulse) include:-
(New car on left/old car on right)
Squarish xenon headlamps with LED corona rings and integrated 8 LED indicators.
The kidney grill now has wider spacing between slats reducing the number from the earlier 12 to 9.
A new front bumper with reworked air intake, horizontal chrome elements and Air-curtain technology.
LED blinkers from the side gills have been shifted to the RVMs.
A reworked rear bumper with integrated chrome strip.
The xDrive badge has been moved from the side to the rear.
The light and dark elements of the tail lights are now treated to differing shades of red.
Newly designed front seats
Individual rear comfort seats (standard on 760Li) – individually adjustable backrest angle, seat position, and head restraints.
Optional Rear Seat Entertainment Package includes iDrive controller and two 9.2″ screens.
Enhanced interior soundproofing
A new extended ambient lighting system including the footwell as well as the B-pillar with an option of 2 shades.
New chrome trims for the central dash and cup holder covers.
Engine configuration has still been kept under wraps.