BMW wishes to make its 7 Series flagship more memorable with its 2013 model. The web debut reveals that this model has got a minor exterior facelift, a comprehensively revamped interior and a new and upgraded engine variant. On the outside the sedan has got new updated lights with LEDs and the number of vertical slants on its grille has been reduced from previous 24 to 18. The interior has a multifunctional instrument display and a new entertainment package in the rear.
The revised engine of the car seems extremely economical and is a low emissions variant. This means that the engine will get an intelligent eight speed automatic transmission, along with start stop system, and the second generation driving experience control with the ECO PRO mode, further helping to economise the use of fuel. The twin turbo, 6 liter V12 unit engine, with a power and torque of 544Bhp and 750Nm, has been retained. The 4.4 liter V8 engine generates 450Bhp and 650Nm, while adding both power and fuel economy of 11kmpl.
The upgrades on the inside include resculpted front leather seats, updated iDrive control with floating screens for the rear seat entertainment package, a 1200 watt Bang and Olufsen sound system and an optional 9.2 inches rear mirror. Besides these, the look of the navigation system too has been changed; it has new menu and display, with a pie menu and 3D elements. Its attention assistant system lets the driver know when it’s time to rest, indicated with a coffee cup icon.
The car will be available for sale by the end of this summer and its price will be released close its launch. Its main competitor, the Mercedes S- class, too is preparing for a revamp, but, which one will more overpowering is yet to be seen.