2013 BMW 7 Series on sale September
Revised BMW flagship saloon will go on sale next month
BMW’s revised version of the current 7 Series in its 2013 model year guise, will be going on sale in September. This is BMW’s best-selling saloon, and one of its best-selling cars, in the region and a very important car for the German manufacturer in this market.
Our man, Fraser Martin, has been all the way to Russia to drive it, and we’ll be bringing you his review very soon.
Improvements include making pneumatic rear axle suspension standard in all models which keeps the car riding at a constant height no matter what the conditions. New chassis components improve noise insulation and vibration. The big Seven also gets electric power steering.
There’s new, more supportive, seats up front and in the back the optional rear seat entertainment package comes with a new 9.2-inch flat screen monitor and now it gets a 1,200-watt Bang & Olufsen High End Surround Sound System with 16 speakers.
Engines have been revised, but the main difference to the drivetrain is the new eight-speed automatic transmission. Alongside the flagship BMW 760Li with its 12-cylinder powerplant, Middle East customers can also choose from the new six-cylinder in-line engine powering the BMW 740i and 730Li and the revised V8 petrol engine earmarked for the BMW 750i.
Commenting on the launch, Dr. Joerg Breuer, Managing Director, BMW Group Middle East, said: “The BMW 7 Series is our flagship of the range and has over the years continued to set new standards in the automotive industry in terms of luxury, design and innovation. The new model includes subtle but significant design and technology modifications that give the car a stronger presence and new levels of comfort, luxury and power. With the car arriving in the region this September, we have no doubt that the 7 Series will continue its successful journey as the leading sedan in the luxury segment and be a strong driving force behind future sales achievements.”