The G11 BMW 7 Series has been launched in Indonesia with prices beginning at 2.09 billion rupiah (RM637,230) for the “entry-level” 740Li Executive variant. Further up, the 740Li Pure Excellence retails for 2.5 billion rupiah (RM762,295). Indonesian motoring portal, AutonetMagz, reports that only two long wheelbase models were listed for local consumption at launch – technically the G12 7 Series, then.

For comparison purposes, the outgoing F01/F02 BMW 740Li carried a price tag of 2.03 billion rupiah (RM626,517), which indicates a price hike of about 60 million rupiah (RM18,526). The 730Li and 730Li Ultimate Edition models, on the other hand, were priced at 1.8 billion (RM555,497) and 2.4 billion rupiah (RM629,605), respectively.

Under the bonnet, both variants are powered by the same turbocharged 3.0 litre straight-six engine with 326 hp and 450 Nm of torque. Said mill is mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission with power going to the rear wheels – xDrive all-wheel drive is available on most variants except for the 740i models.


For the Indonesian market, the sixth-gen 7 Series is equipped with BMW’s Laserlight with Selective Beam technology, Welcome Light Carpet, Surround View with parallel Top View capabilities as well as the Active Kidney Grille system – the latter features retractable slats to complement the lower air intake flaps.

Inside, the 7 Series gets the latest iteration of the brand’s iDrive system as standard. On the G11/G12 7 Series, the iDrive 5.0 system one ups the competition by featuring gesture control while a Bowers & Wilkins surround sound system takes care of in-car entertainment. Elsewhere, the BMW 7 Series is also equipped with a panoramic glass roof and Touch Command – the latter includes a removable seven-inch tablet.

Also included as standard is the fancy new key fob with a built-in digital display, dubbed the Display Key. With said key fob, owners can access and control various features onboard the vehicle. Examples include turning on the parking lights and “scheduling” the climate control system to engaging the Remote Control Parking system – said feature allows owners to step out of the car and remotely guide the car into a tight parking lot.

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