BMW is all set to launch the new 7 Series facelift and the all-new X7 SUV in India on July 25 this year. On the design front, the new 7 Series facelift will get a massive kidney grille, sleek headlights and has even gained muscle along with the fenders. However, the profile looks almost similar to the outgoing model and there have been subtle changes in the design at the rear.
The new 7 Series facelift will get a range of engine options including a new 6.0-litre, V12 motor that produces 592 bhp and 850 Nm of peak torque. Also, there will be a 4.4-litre, V8 motor which churns out 516 bhp (up 78 bhp) and 750 Nm of peak torque (100 Nm up).
Another engine option BMW7 Series facelift has the 740L which will now be a plug-in hybrid variant. It will get the same 3.0-liter, in-line six-cylinder engine that churns out 276 bhp and 450 Nm of peak torque. The new 7 Series facelift will also be coupled with an electric motor which will add 111 horses more taking the combined power output to 384 bhp.
Coming to BMW X7, it will be the new flagship SUV for the automaker. Visually, the new X7 will have a massive kidney grille, slim LED headlamps and muscular bumper with wheel arches. Petrol engine options on the new BMW X7 include the 3.0-litre, in-line six-cylinder petrol that churns out 335 bhp. A 4.4-litre, twin-turbo V8 petrol mills out 456 bhp.
Also, there will be a 3.0-litre six-cylinder diesel which produces 256 bhp, along with a more powerful 400 bhp version. According to the NDTV’s carandbike, a plug-in hybrid version and M badged model is also in the works. All the engines are mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission and get all-wheel drive as standard. The system does come with the option to send power only to the rear wheels, while you get BMW's Dynamic Handling Package and the Off-Road Package.
On the competition front, the BMW X7 will be up against Mercedes-Benz GLS, Range Rover Sport and the Audi Q7.