A selection of 2016 BMW 7-Series spy shots have been revealed as testing of the latest-generation 7-Series heats up. Two particular 7-Series prototypes were spied with one of them wearing the optional M-Package design kit.
When comparing the two 2016 BMW 7-Series test mules, the visual differences are immediately apparent. The car fitted with the M-Package design kit clearly sports a more aggressive front fascia with enlarged kidney grilles as well as more pronounced air intakes in the lower section of the bumper. The completed M-Package will also incorporate a selection of different wheels as well as redesigned side skirts and a different rear bumper and diffuser package.
Compared to the current 7-Series, the new one will feature an entirely new fascia alongside redesigned headlights which can be ordered with BMW’s new laserlight technology. 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, 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.