Head-turning BMW variants make debut

|     Hakim Hayat     |

BMW Asia and QAF Auto, the exclusive importer and distributor of BMW automobiles in Brunei Darussalam, on Saturday announced the availability of the first-ever BMW X7 and the new BMW 7 Series during a corporate preview and high tea session with heads of diplomatic missions in Brunei and its corporate partners.

The event at One Riverside in Jalan Gadong also saw the re-introduction of the BMW Preferred Partner Programme – which was first introduced in 2017.

General Manager of QAF Auto Sivakumar Krishnan in his opening remarks lauded the positive working relationship they have had with embassies and their corporate partners. He also shed more light on the two new BMW showcased variants, highlighting each car’s appeal for society leaders.

The BMW Preferred Partner Programme is designed to enhance the ownership experience of corporate customers by offering them exclusive services and benefits – including complimentary BMW Service Inclusive Plus package for up to five years or 100,000km, and complimentary one set of tyres.

Sivakumar said the programme offers peace of mind as customers are also entitled to the future value of the BMW vehicle purchased through the programme. The benefits are extended to all of the programme’s customers, including their company directors, spouses of the directors and employees.

General Manager of QAF Auto Sivakumar Krishnan, German Ambassador to Brunei Darussalam Peter Hermann Wolff and QAF Group CEO Albert Lau with the BMW X7
The BMW 7 Series. – PHOTOS: HAKIM HAYAT

Among those present at the event were German Ambassador to Brunei Darussalam Peter Hermann Wolff and representatives from different diplomatic missions.

QAF Auto said the first-ever BMW X7 pulled back the covers on a new definition of automotive luxury in the Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV) segment and is the newest and largest model in the BMW X line-up.

“Its outstanding powertrain and chassis technology, coupled with generous levels of space and advanced equipment deliver a luxurious driving experience at the highest level,”

QAF Auto added that the BMW X7 represents the next stage in the premium carmaker’s ongoing model offensive in the luxury segment.

“Its increased presence in the class and the systematic expansion of the BMW X model portfolio are among the key areas the BMW Group has identified.”

In Brunei, the first ever BMW X7 is offered with six seats as standard in Design Pure Excellence – and available with seven seats as an option. It will be available in the showroom from tomorrow.

In the new BMW 7 Series, QAF Auto said that the luxury sedan makes a clear statement of intent with its confident presence, sophisticated elegance and strikingly innovative control/operation, stingingly innovative technology.

The new BMW 7 Series in Brunei is offered in the long-wheelbase body variant in BMW 740Li Pure Excellency. The wheelbase length of 3,210mm promises all occupants, especially the rear-seat passengers, an abundance of space and opulence. At an overall length of 5,260mm, the luxury sedan is 22mm longer than its predecessor while the width and height remain unchanged.

The new BMW 740Li Pure Excellence will also be available in showrooms from tomorrow.