Just yesterday, images of the latest-generation 2016 BMW 7-Series leaked online with the new car bringing along with it a thoroughly revised and refreshed look. Now further details about the new 7-Series have emerged with one of the luxury features really raising the eyebrows.
For starters, BMW Blog reports that the 2016 BMW 7-Series will be available with an optional leather engine cover. The intricacies of this unique engine cover remain unknown but it will inevitably be ordered by those looking for the ultimate expression of luxury beneath the bonnet.
Another key option set to debut with the latest 7-Series will be a large panorama glass roof similar to the one from the 2009 BMW Concept 5-Series Gran Turismo.
Other important technologies set to be found in the new BMW 7-Series will be a gesture-based navigation system, wireless charging for smartphones as well as laser headlights and an advanced B&W Audio System.
Beyond these elements, 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.
[Via BMW Blog]