BMW Korea launches face-lifted 7 Series

By Cho Chung-un
  • Published : Jun 26, 2019 - 18:15
  • Updated : Jun 26, 2019 - 18:15

BMW Korea, importer and distributer of the German luxury car, on Wednesday unveiled its face-lifted 7 series, targeting customers in theirs 30s and 40s, younger than its rival Mercedes-Benz.

With its attractive kidney grille -- 50 percent larger than its predecessor -- the latest 7 series has deployed an L shape LED rear lamp and state-of-the-art drive assistant features to highlight its reputation as a high luxury sedan, the company said.

BMW 7 Series face-lift unveiled at a launching ceremony held in Seoul on Wednesday. (Yonhap)

The predecessor, the sixth-generation 7 Series, was unveiled in 2015. BMW has sold a total of 10,239 units so far, and around 2,000 units last year when the company implemented a nationwide recall after a series of BMW sedans caught fire.

Expressing confidence, the company said the BMW 7 Series will target younger customers. More than 30 percent of buyers of the 7 Series were those in their 30s and 40s and young CEOs prefer to drive by themselves, rather than taking the backseat.

The face-lifted BMW 7 Series is available in gasoline, diesel or plug-in hybrid versions. It is priced at between 140 million won ($120,000) and 230 million won.

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