BMW Adds 740Li DPE to its India Lineup

What is it?- BMW 740Li (Petrol 7-Series)

How much does it cost?- Rs 1.26 Crores (ex-showroom, Delhi)

What’s Special about it?- First petrol 7-Series to be locally assembled

Competition- Jaguar XJL, Mercedes-Benz S400, and Audi A8L 60 TFSI

BMW has added a petrol variant to its 7-Series lineup- the 740Li Design Excellence Signature. The German automaker is adamant on adding petrol variant across the range after feeling the heat of diesel ban in Delhi. This new 740Li, which is also the first petrol 7-Series to be locally assembled in India comes with a price tag of Rs 1.26 crore (ex-showroom, Delhi). Some other 7-Series trims that are assembled in India are 730Ld M Sport, 730Ld DPE, and 730Ld DPE Signature.


Powering the 740Li Design Pure Excellence Signature is a 3.0-litre Turbocharged inline-six cylinder petrol engine that dishes out 326PS of power and 450Nm of torque. The engine comes mated to an automatic eight-speed steptronic gearbox. This setup is capable of impressive acceleration- 0 to 100kmph in just 5.6 seconds. Apart from being fast, the company claims that it can deliver 12.5kmpl of fuel efficiency in mixed cycle.


What separetes it from the regular 740Li ? Well, that will be the Design Pure Excellence package that comes with chrome kidney grille with grey struts, chrome inserts in the rear bumper, black brake callipers, and chrome-finish exhaust tips.


Not to forget, auto start-stop, dynamic damper control with infinite and independent damping, active air stream front grille, brake energy regeneration, and patented carbon core construction. Some of the safety features that comes along are front, side and head airbags, dynamic stability control, Cornering Brake Control, and Dynamic Traction Control.


The interiors are loaded with luxuries like ambient lighting, BMW Gesture Control, massage seats, 4-zone automatic climate control, and BMW touch command tablet. The 740Li Design Pure Excellence Signature can be had in 4 different shade- Black Sapphire, Imperial Blue Brilliant Effect, Mineral White and Cashmere Silver. The 740Li DPE Signature can be a good option for a customer who wants a petrol 7-Series with all the creature comforts but at a lesser price that the CBU (Completly-built-unit) imported 750Li DPE or 750Li M Sport.

Watch the Official Video of latest 7-Series-

Also See: BMW X3 and X5 launched with Petrol engines

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Siddharth has always been passionate about Cars and Bikes. He was the kind of kid that always had the latest Auto magazine in his school bag. He had this dream- to become a professional racecar driver. Finally, in 2012 he found himself racing as a rookie driver in the Polo R Cup national racing championship. Over time he had to readjust the sail and get into automotive journalism to continue enjoying machines on wheels.

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