Regulars here would remember that we reported in detail when it first emerged that BMW India plans to launch the 7 Series facelift in India. The car will officially enter our country tomorrow and safely expect us to report in detail once the car makes it to us.
The BMW 7 Series facelift has already been put on display in India at a charity event that was held some days back. The car was unveiled by the cricket maestro and BMW India’s brand ambassador Sachin Tendulkar.
The 7 Series LCi will be powered by the same 3 Litres-inline six turbo diesel motor that powers the outgoing model. The engine has a max power of 258 Bhp. For the 7 Series LCi, the engine will come mated to an eight speed automatic transmission instead of the 7 speed unit that is found in the pre-facelift car.
Following is a description of the exterior changes to the BMW 7 series LCI (Life Cycle Impulse):-
(New car on left/old car on right)
The car comes with revised xenon headlamps that have squarish LED corona rings and integrated 8 LED indicators.
The trademark kidney grill comes with wider spacing between slats thereby reducing the no. from 12 to 9.
One of the biggest changes is a revised front bumper that gets reworked air intake, horizontal chrome elements and Air-curtain technology. LED blinkers from the side gills have been shifted to the RVMs.
At the rear, the car gets a new rear bumper that has an integrated chrome strip. The light and dark elements of the tail lights are now treated to differing shades of red.
The car gets new design front seats. The LCi has Individual rear comfort seats, which are standard on 760Li. These seats have individually adjustable backrest angle, seat position, and head restraints.Other changes include- Introduction of optional Rear Seat Entertainment Package that 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 and new chrome trims for the central dash and cup holder covers.
Comparison Pics- Bimmerpost