2016 Auto Expo: BMW 7 Series starts at Rs 1.1 crores

  • Feb 04, 2016
What is it: BMW 7 Series
India launch: Launched
Price segment: Rs. 1.1 to 1.5 crores, ex-showroom Delhi
Main rival: Mercedes-Benz S-Class, Jaguar XJ, Audi A8 L
Engines: 3.0-litre turbocharged inline-six diesel engine

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The BMW 7 Series' strong suite is its long list of features that aren't heard of in the category. LED headlamps are so passé, the 7 Series uses laser beams to illuminate the path ahead. The lasers are not only extremely power efficient, they can, theoretically, last forever unless the chauffeur runs the car into something. Speaking of collision, the 7 Series can apply brakes to prevent collision if the driver fails to do so in time, which is a life saving feature. The BMW limo gets night vision that can detect other cars, animals, pedestrians and cyclists even if the surroundings are pitch-black.

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The car's keyfob is big too to match the big car and comes with a touchscreen. Using the touchscreen on the keyfob, the user can set the temperature of the car from afar. It can also be used to crawl the car in either direction to move it in and out of parking spot even if there's no one behind the wheel. The windshield itself turns into a screen with heads-up display projecting relevant information on it. All key info is displayed in the line of sight of the driver so that the eyes remain focused on the road. This isn't a new feature but the 7 Series sports the largest heads-up display in any car making it stand out of the crowd. The centre-mounted infotainment system can be controlled with waiving gestures without having to touch the screen at all; although touching is also an option but gestures will keep the screen grease-free.

The chassis extensively uses carbon-fibre-reinforced polymer for a strong, yet light, structure, which helps save over a 100 kilos.

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