Alex Misoyannis • BMW has announced pricing and specs for the facelifted 2019 7 Series, ahead of its Australian launch in June. In addition to the LCI updates – Life Cycle Impulse, BMW speak for facelift – the entire range has been simplified and receives price cuts between $8,000 and $40,000. Opening the range is the sole diesel-powered variant, the 730d. Priced from $199,900 before on-road costs, the entry 7er is powered by a 3.0-litre turbocharged inline-six diesel engine sending 195kW of power and 620Nm of torque to the rear wheels through an eight-speed automatic. Standard equipment, even by entry-level standards, is plentiful. Highlights include the Design Pure Excellence styling pack, 19-inch alloy wheels, a 12.3-inch fully-digital instrument cluster, 10.25-inch central infotainment touchscreen running BMW’s iDrive OS 7.0 system, DAB+ digital radio, satellite navigation, a heads-up display and adaptive laser headlights. It also features LED taillights, Nappa leather seats, aluminium interior trim, adaptive air suspension, ambient LED interior lighting and four-zone climate control. There’s plenty of safety tech included, with the 730d getting adaptive cruise control with...