Owner Drives BMW SUV From Noida To Meerut During Lockdown To “Buy Vegetables”

by Kshitij Rawat | 11/05/2020
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To prevent the general populace from the ongoing pandemic, a nationwide lockout has been imposed in India. Still, there are people who are out on streets, disregarding the lockdown, like the owner of BMW X7 here

With the nationwide lockout extended once again, there are a few people who are desperate to go out. Although this is extremely dangerous and puts everyone at risk, there are plenty of violators amongst us. The cops are busy issuing challans, seizing vehicles, and arresting culprits, but we have new cases of people breaking the law and order popping up every day.  Here, we have news of another offender, driving around in his swanky BMW X7.

BMW X7 lockdown violator

Recently, a young man from Noida ventured out on the streets in his BMW luxury SUV, and seeing the empty streets, decided to go on a long joyride. From Noida, he went all the way to Meerut, driving nearly 100 km in one direction. At Begumpul Chowk, police saw the speeding car and flagged him down. Upon questioning, the young man told the police that he was out for buying vegetable and medicines. Unconvinced, the police fined him but decided to not impound the vehicle.

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The vehicle in question is a BMW X7 xDrive40i M Sport. It has a 3.0-litre, turbocharged, inline-6 petrol engine, with 335 PS and 450 Nm of maximum power and peak torque, respectively. An 8-speed automatic gearbox sends power to all four wheels. This is the most expensive variant of the X7, with an ex-showroom price of Rs. 1.06 crore. For the Indian market, the X7 gets another engine option, a 3.0-litre turbo-diesel. In the international markets, you can also get a 4.4-litre twin-turbo V8 petrol and a 3.0-litre quad-turbo diesel.

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The X7 is BMW’s new flagship SUV. It is a large-size SUV, upwards of 5.1 metres in length, 2 metres in width, and 1.8 metres in height. For maximum comfort, the car gets air-suspension. It is also available with three-row seating as standard, with a passenger capacity of six or seven occupants. The direct competitors to the BMW X7 include Mercedes GLS, Land Rover Range Rover, Audi Q7, and Volvo XC90.

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