The interior of the next-generation BMW 7-Series has been spied during testing and as we suspected, it looks remarkably similar to the cabin of the outgoing 7-Series.

Unlike the current Mercedes-Benz S-Class which makes use of two large 12.3-inch screens for the gauge cluster and infotainment system, the following 7-Series prototype appears to have maintained traditional, analog gauges. As for the infotainment system, it can be found through a new screen mounted on top of the dashboard in a similar vein to how Mercedes-Benz has been mounting its COMAND system of late.

Elsewhere, we know that the 2016 BMW 7-Series will adopt a new chassis combining both aluminium and carbon fibre and could weigh 204 kg less than the outgoing platform. From a design standpoint, we do expect the new 7-Series to take design inspiration from the BMW Vision Future Luxury Concept unveiled at the Beijing Auto Show a few months ago.

Additionally, recent rumours have suggested that the next-generation BMW 7-Series will adopt the German marque’s new range of inline six-cylinder engines as part of BMWs new modular engine architecture. This new engine architecture includes three, four and six-cylinder powertrains both coming in petrol and diesel derivatives. These new engines are promising to not only be more refined than the current BMW engines on the market but will provide even more impressive performance capabilities.

[Via Top Speed]

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