This exclusive luxury sedan for the Russian market

BMW has released another special edition model, but again, it’s not headed to the U.S. Such a reality has become the norm for us even though it doesn’t get any easier to come to grips with. This time, the German automaker is rolling out a special edition 7 Series exclusively for the Russian market. The model goes by the name BMW 7 Series Individual Black Ice Edition, and as its name suggests, it’s dressed up in all layers and manners of black.

From a distance, the special edition 7 Series looks exactly like the kind of car that a Russian oligarch would own. The all-black look gives it business-like swag and the fact that it’s based on a 7 Series is another indication that Bimmer Russia is keen on rolling this out for the upper-echelon of Russia’s social class. In keeping with its identity, the 7er Black Ice carries plenty of exclusive features, not the least of which is the paint finish that was used in it. Apart from that, the luxury sedan also boasts of an aerodynamic kit from BMW M Sport, interior upgrades courtesy of BMW Individual, a new set of wheels, and enough of the automaker’s newest and most advanced tech features. And for vanity’s sake, there are also badges throughout the car denoting its “Black Ice” name. I suppose that at some point in the future, we’re going to get our turn and have more of these special edition models head to our soil. But now’s not our time yet, so the only thing we can do at this point is admire what other market is getting from Bimmer. And, in this case, it looks like the Russian market got itself a good one from the German automaker.

Continue after the jump to read more about the BMW 7 Series Individual Black Ice Edition.

What makes the BMW 7 Series Individual Ice Edition special

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There are a number of different things about this particular 7 Series special edition that make it “special”

There are a number of different things about this particular 7 Series special edition that make it “special” in my eyes. The first and most important of it is its color because it’s a one-off. That means that no other BMW model will get this specific shade. BMW calls it “Frosty Black Metallic,” which it created by covering the base layer of metallic paint with a special matte varnish. This process, or “paint technology,” as BMW puts it, creates transformative properties in the paint giving it a unique shine under specific lighting conditions. BMW didn’t say what those conditions are but I suppose we can take their word for it. They’ve been doing this a lot over the years and they at least get the benefit of the doubt in this regard.

The 7 Series SE also comes with a new set of 20-inch forged, V-spoke 649 wheels from BMW Individual.

Beyond the meticulous process of creating a one-off paint scheme for the 7 Series, BMW also gave the luxury sedan its patented M Sport package. Notice the double grille in the front? That’s part of the M Sport package. Same thing with the gloss black door handles and the gloss black boot lid. I suppose if BMW’s going to go to great lengths to create a one-off paint finish for a car, might as well use complementary pieces to make the whole thing shine as it did here. The 7 Series SE also comes with a new set of 20-inch forged, V-spoke 649 wheels from BMW Individual. This wheel setup is unique in it of itself because this particular set of wheels can only be paired with the M Sport body kit.

Now on to the tech side. Seeing as the 7 Series Individual Black Ice Edition is exclusive to the Russian market, BMW need not worry about US regulations pertaining to the use of laser headlamps. So the luxury sedan gets them. Also standard on the special edition sedan, among other things, are parking assist with a remote control module, a 360-degree vision system, and an Executive Drive Pro package with roadway scanning.

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The cabin itself is dressed up in Nappa Black leather trim to go with a BMW Individual trim that’s finished in Black Piano lacquer

Move to the interior, and you’ll be greeted by a continuation of the stealthy theme that Bimmer seems to have adopted for this SE. The cabin itself is dressed up in Nappa Black leather trim to go with a BMW Individual trim that’s finished in Black Piano lacquer. The upholstery also gets Anthracite Alcantara, and the whole black-on-black theme continues with the BMW badge sporting this color scheme. A “Black Ice” badging on the passenger dashboard is the cherry on top of this proverbial sundae.

BMW made no mention of how much the 7 Series Individual Black Ice Edition is going to cost. That said, we can at least point to the pricing of the standard 7 Series for reference, which in this case adds up to $84,000 for the base 740i model and $97,000 for the 750i. That means that with all the work BMW put into turning the 7 Series Individual Black Ice Edition into a true SE, it should cost somewhere in the $110,000 range, maybe even more. Not that it matters since we’re not getting it here in the US, but if any of our friends in Russia are interested in getting one, they better get their checkbooks ready. This special edition Bimmer isn’t going to come cheap.

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