Published on March 18th, 2019 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
BMW 7-Series Production Starts
BMW announces the start of mass productionof the BMW 7 Series facelift at the BMW Group Plant Dingolfing, Germany.
About three and a half years after thelaunch of the 6th generation, this top model has been carefullyrevised and will now have a more pronounced presence in the segment.
Redesigned, the front and rear offers thenew BMW 7 Series a unique expressive appearance. In front, the extendedradiator grille contrasts with thin headlights. The BMW 7 Series is easilyrecognizable as part of the new BMW luxury segment, using a compatible designlanguage with the BMW 8 Series and the BMW X7.
Rear design brings new accents:three-dimensional and thinner hinges rely entirely on LED technology.Underneath the chrome bar between the two stops, there is a 6 mm thin, luminousstrip that creates a discreet focus when the daytime lights are on and whichcreates a spectacular presence at night. There is also a special luminouseffect of the stops when the car is closed or open.
The BMW 7 Series will continue to beavailable in two body options, including the long wheelbase, which is 14cmlarger. In total, 80% of customers opt for this version, which gives more spacefor rear passengers.
The interior of the new BMW 7 Series Sedanis now available with leather with special stitching around the center console,the armrest, and the armrests integrated into the door trim. A new interiorinsert with fine wood is also available.
To further enhance the acoustic comfort,the side windows now come with an increased glass thickness.
For the first time for a BMW Group car, ahybrid plug-in system will be available with a 6-cylinder engine. The BMW 745eand 745Le , which has a 6-cylinder engine develops 286hp, is combined with anelectric motor of 113hp for a total power of 394hp.
The new BMW 7 Series facelift is also thefirst BMW Group to feature a 4th generation battery. The latestbattery cell technology offers the luxury sedan an electric range of up to 58kilometers, providing locally zero zero-driven driving. The battery packed inthe BMW 745e and 745Le is produced in Dingolfing.
Since the start of production of the firstgeneration BMW 7 Series in 1977 and up to now have been built over 1.9 millionunits. From the beginning, the global market has been crucial to the success ofthis luxury sedan. The BMW 7 Series is the number one model in terms of exportfrom the Bavarian plant.
Last year, over 90% of all produced unitswere exported abroad. The Chinese market plays a particularly important rolefor this model: in 2018, 44% of global sales were delivered to Chinesecustomers.