Prior to the expected debut of the next-generation, 2016 BMW 7-Series at the Detroit Motor Show 2015, images of the new car completely uncovered have emerged providing us with a clear look at the new range-topping luxury sedan from BMW.
The car pictured is the BMW 730d and compared to the outgoing 7-Series, the new car is easy to distinguish. The front end has been completely revised with a new fascia and redesigned headlights with BMW’s new laserlight technology fitted.
The side lines have also been heavily revised while at the rear, the evolutionary new design becomes even more apparent. Sleek taillights can be found alongside a prominent chrome accent and slimlined chrome tailpipes. In the cabin, we can see that the 2016 BMW 7-Series will be very similar to the outgoing car and that it will feature traditional analog dials rather than a large LCD screen like used by the Mercedes-Benz S-Class for the gauge cluster.
Beyond the styling changes, 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. 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.