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2017 BMW 7 Series Individual Black Ice Edition

2017 BMW 7 Series Individual Black Ice Edition

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.

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2012 BMW 7-Series Individual Pure Black Exclusive

2012 BMW 7-Series Individual Pure Black Exclusive

BMW’s long list of special edition, market-exclusive vehicles just got a little longer with the release of the uber-exclusive BMW 7-Series Individual Pure Black.

Limited to only 50 units, the 7-Series Individual Pure Black will only be sold in Russia and is based on the 750Li xDrive limo that carries a 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 engine with 407 horsepower under its hood.

More than just the powertrain, the 7-Sieres Individual Pure Black Exclusive differentiates itself with a Black Sapphire paint finish, bi-xenon headlights, a new set of 19" alloy wheels, and BMW’s ’Black Chrome’ exterior package for the grille, door surrounds, door handles, mirror casings, and exhaust pipes. Befitting the stature of the car and the prospective clients it will have, BMW dressed up the limo with piano black trim elements and an Alcantara roof lining.

They also put in electrically-adjusted seats with memory and massage function for the driver, four-zone automatic climate control, Bluetooth, HiFi Professional System, and Internet access via the BMW ConnectedDrive system.

Obviously, the car has been luxed up to a great degree. And as such, don’t expect a paltry price tag for the vehicle because one unit costs €123,301, which is around $162,000 based on current exchange rates.

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2010 BMW X6 Interceptor by Met-R

2010 BMW X6 Interceptor by Met-R

When it comes to Russians and their cars, you never know what will come next. The X6 Interceptor by Met Ru is no exception. The tuning kit is offered in two versions: a normal version priced at 297,000 rubles ($9,689) and a carbon fiber version, 397,000 rubles ($12,951); both being all about getting aggressive.

The Russian tuner added an aggressive front bumper with huge air intakes and kidney eyebrows derived from the 6-Series, expanded arches and sills, a new rear bumper, diffuser and vertical fog lamps. The car is topped off with huge BBS wheels.

The package was designed by Zaur Khalilov and was done using a 3D rendering software. And there is something the tuner would like to tell you: "Be individual, do not be afraid to take risks and enjoy the revolution." Interesting, no?

UPDATE 06/01/2010: Check out the new promo video made by Met-R for the new BMW X6 Interceptor! Just click on the picture above.

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BMW's strategy for Russia

BMW’s strategy for Russia

BMW plans to expand its business in Russia by opening more dealerships and boosting local production. Just like the Chinese market, demand for Beemers have increased in Russia, forcing the German Manufacturer to take necessary action. BMW is the third best selling premium brand in Russia behind Mercedes and Audi.

BMW Russia CEO Christian Kremer said the company would increase the number of dealers from 42 to 53 and increase local production by 40 percent to 6,300 cars a year.

" We need to be able to react in time to new market trends and be flexible enough to meet the requirements of Russian customers," Kremer said during a press conference in Moscow.

BMW has extended its production deal with local partner, Avtotor till 2010. The partnership began back in 1999 and it has been a flourishing one with 4,500 cars produced last year alone. The plant builds the popular X3, 3 series and 5 series cars.

According to figures from the Association of European Businesses in the Russian Federation (AEB), BMW sold 14,4008 cars in Russia in 2007, an increase of 55 percent from the previous year.

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