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An enthusiast checks out the new G70 BMW 7-Series & shares his thoughts

The side profile is neat and is definitely the best angle to view the 7er from. Door handles are recessed and are similar to those on the iX SUV.

BHPian Arsenic recently shared this with other enthusiasts.

G70 BMW 7 Series walkaround:

The seventh-generation BMW 7 Series is available in India at a price of between Rs. 1.7 - 1.95 crore (ex-showroom)

Introduction:

The seventh-generation BMW 7 series, codenamed G70, made its debut globally in 2022, and was revealed in India in 7th January 2023. At launch, the 7er will be available with the petrol-powered 740i and electric i7 xDrive 60 powertrain options. The former gets power from an inline-six motor with an output of 380hp and 540nm mated to an 8-speed automatic, while the latter has a dual-motor setup producing 545hp and 745nm, with a 101.7kWh battery good for up to 625km of range. Apart from the powertrain, the i7 and 740i are completely alike. While units are imported as CBUs for now, according to a sales representative I met, later on BMW will be setting up CKD production for the 740i and a likely-to-arrive diesel-powered variant. The diesel variant of the new 7er will arrive later in 2023.

Exterior:

Front end has very bold styling, with a large blingy chrome grille and split headlamps. This is definitely the worst angle to look at the new 7er from, although the grille does look better on a nice single-tone colour like this than it does on a dual-tone colour:

Simple and flat rear end is much more pleasing to view. Behind the BMW logo is a washer for the backup camera. Tailgate is opened via a reasonably well concealed button on the rear:

Taillights get this cool detailing on the side:

Large 540L boot will gobble up your airport luggage with ease. The tailgate is quite heavy! Thankfully:...

…the tailgate can be closed electronically:

The side profile is neat and is definitely the best angle to view the 7er from. Door handles are recessed and are similar to those on the iX SUV:

20-inch ‘M aerodynamic’ alloy wheels are shod with 285/40 Pirelli P-Zero tyres:

Interior:

Front seats offer decent legroom, and you don’t sit too low. Three-spoke steering wheel uses decent quality materials:

14.9 inch touchscreen infotainment system runs BMW’s latest iDrive 8 software:

Large centre armrest houses a massive storage space underneath and is finished with high-quality leather:

The doorpad features a lovely metallic insert. Audio system is provided by Bowers and Wilkins:

The main highlight of the new 7er is the 31.3 inch Cinema 8K screen at the back, on which content can be streamed via Amazon Fire TV, as well as…

…the 5.5 inch touchscreens on the rear doors to control everything from the seat to the sunshades:

Rear seats are extremely comfortable and offer good legroom and under-thigh support. Middle floor hump isn’t too intrusive, so a 3rd passenger can be accommodated easily:

Centre armrest houses a storage space and cupholders. There are air vents present on the rear centre console as well as…

the B-pillars. Controls for the AC are on the rear console:

There is no visible door handle on the interior. Instead, press on this button on the doorpad to release the doors:

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