Search CarGuide.PH

March 27, 2023

All-New 2023 BMW 7 Series Launches In The Philippines With Prices Starting At P 8.990M

BMW is moving its flagship luxury sedan, the 7 Series, into an age shaped by sustainability and digitalization. With that, the all-new model, codenamed G70, aims to push comfort and experience to new, forward-thinking ways.

The all-new BMW 7 Series is available with engine choices: a hybrid 3.0-liter turbocharged 6-cylinder, and for the first time ever, a dual electric motor setup. The former, found in the BMW 735i Pure Excellence mates the 3.0-liter TwinPower Turbo engine with a 48-volt mild hybrid system. This produces 286 horsepower and 425 Nm of torque. It uses the tried-and-tested 8-speed automatic. Meanwhile, in the first-ever i7, the xDrive60 system produces a combined output of 544 horsepower and 745 Nm of torque. The all-electric drive also helps achieve a maximum cruising range of up to 625 kilometers on a single charge.

Fitted as standard on both models is the adaptive two-axle air suspension with self-leveling as well as adaptive suspension with electronically controlled dampers.

The all-new 7 Series takes on BMW’s new design direction characterized by the split headlamp design. The top part serves as the DRLs and signal lights, while the lower part (low- and high-beams) only become visible when switched on. Adaptive LED headlights are standard, and frame the vertically prominent front-end with a larger and illuminated kidney grille. The doors on the i7 also feature power actuation for both closing and opening.

The rest of the 7 Series is decidedly clean and monolithic in its design. It features virtually flush-fitted side windows with invisible seals, while a pattern graphic embedded in the rear section of windows add some privacy to the occupants inside. 19-inch light alloy wheels with double-spoke 903 style come with the 735i Pure Excellence, while the i7 xDrive60 has 21-inch aerodynamic 910 multicolor Dark Gray polished buff mixed wheels.

Inside, the 7 Series further reduces the number of physical controls in favor of touch screen-based ones. The centerpiece is the BMW Interaction Bar which combines the controls for the ventilation, hazard lights, and the opening of the glove compartment. When not in use, it has a crystalline surface structure that’s backlit. From there, it gets a new curved display—12.3-inch for the instrument cluster and 14.9-inch for the infotainment—canted towards the driver. The steering wheel itself is new in a two-spoke, flat-bottomed style. Meanwhile, each door gets a 5.5-inch color display that allows the passengers to control the audio, climate, and sunshades.

The 7 Series has multi-contoured seats finished in Veganza on the 735i Pure Excellence and Merino on the i7 xDrive60, and this gives passengers extensive adjustments plus ventilation and heating. The i7 furthers the rear passenger comfort with the Executive Lounge package that allows the seats to be reclined up to 42.5 degrees. Passengers, whether in the i7 or 735i, can enjoy the Bower & Wilkins Surround Sound system, four-zone automatic climate control with new slot-type vents and a fixed panoramic glass roof.

Both the 735i Pure Excellence and i7 come with a host of driver assist technology. The former boasts of Cruise Control with braking function, Active Guard (autonomous emergency braking), Active Protection (driver attention warning), and Crash Sensor. Meanwhile, the i7 furthers that with lane departure warning, keep assist, lane change assist, and emergency stop assistant. Both models have active park distance control and automatic parking with reversing assist.

As was the case with all its predecessors, the new BMW 7 Series will be built at BMW Group Plant Dingolfing in Germany.

The BMW 735i Pure Excellence is priced at P 8,990,000, while the BMW i7 xDrive60 retails for P 10,390,000. Both come with a 5-year BMW factory warranty, but the BMW i7 comes bundled with an 8-year high-voltage battery warranty, a 6-year complimentary BMW Service, and a Gen 3 Wallbox that offers a charging rate of up to 11 kilowatts.


  1. touch screens on doors, these are some of the stuff that should never trickle down to other cars

  2. Too much tech. Feels like it will not age well...

    1. Kinda like all the chinese cars

    2. chinese cars should not be patronized in the philippines

  3. Saw one in person today. Very imposing but one of the ugliest front fascia I've ever seen in a car.


Feel free to comment or share your views. Comments that are derogatory and/or spam will not be tolerated. We reserve the right to moderate and/or remove comments.