BMW India has started teasing the 2016 BMW 7-Series, hinting that the launch is on cards. The teaser image indicates the inclusion of laser-powered headlamps. Just so you know, the 2016 7-Series would be the second car after the Audi R8 LMX to come with laser headlamps in India. It is also being confirmed that the company's flagship sedan would be showcased at the 2016 Indian Auto Expo, alongside the next gen 2016 BMW X1.
BMW is expected to launch the petrol 740Li variant in India, owing to the fact that diesel cars in Delhi have been banned temporarily. The aforesaid variant would be powered by a 3.5L, 6-cylinder, twin turbo inline engine which would develop 326bhp of top power. It would be linked to an 8-speed ZF Steptronic automatic transmission. A diesel variant 730Ld would also be launched, which is more powerful than its predecessor. Powered by a 6-cylinder diesel powertrain, it now generates 265bhp, which is now 7bhp more than the preceding model. It is linked to the same 8-speed ZF automatic gearbox, while power being transmitted to the rear wheels.
For those wondering, the exterior styling of 2016 BMW 7-Series resembles a lot to the BMW Gran Lusso Concept. Some key styling elements being the bolder kidney grille with active cooling, LED foglamps, more chrome details, LED taillamps and dual exhaust tips. As indicated by the teaser image, the top-end variant could feature laser headlamps, while the other variants would flaunt LED headlamps. BMW would also held exclusive customer previews in the country for prospective customers for a closer look. BMW 7-Series would lock horns with the likes of Mercedes-Benz S-Class, Audi A8L, and Jaguar XJ.