The interior of the next-generation 2016 BMW 7-Series has been spied for the very first time during testing at the Nurburgring.
What is immediately noticeable is just how similar the interior is to the 5-Series and 6-Series with it featuring a very similar dashboard design, as well as the same gauges and infotainment screen. Of course, this is simply a prototype meaning many of the interior features could change rather dramatically. Either way, it doesn’t look on the same level as the 2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class at this stage.
After all, the S-Class features two massive 12.3-inch monitors stretching across the dashboard with one acting as the gauge cluster and the other supporting the infotainment functions. It will be interesting to see if BMW adopts an electronic cluster for the production-spec 7-Series.
Not too long ago, BMW confirmed that the next-generation BMW 7-Series will utilise carbon fibre in its construction. Of course, the launch of the next 7-Series in 2015 will follow on from the i3 and i8 both of which utilise carbon fibre extensively. It is believed that the car will utilise a chassis combining both aluminium and carbon chassis which could aid in a drastic 204 kg weight reduction over the outgoing BMW 7-Series model.
Beneath the new lightweight body, a host of engines will be available for the new 7-Series. While manufacturers are indeed adopting smaller and smaller engines, expect engines ranging from 6-cylinders to V12s to still be available.
[Via World Car Fans]