Arguably the most significant change between the outgoing BMW 7-Series and the recently revealed 2016 model is its brand new chassis and shell. If you’re interested in the underpinnings of a car as much as we are, then this video is perfect for you!
Drawing on the expertise the German firm has gained with its i3 and i8 models, the platform of the 2016 7-Series combines carbon fibre reinforced plastic with steel and lightweight aluminium. Thanks largely to this new architecture as well as further weight savings employed across the new 7-Series, it weighs 130 kg less than the outgoing model.
Interestingly, the underpinnings of the new 7-Series are created entirely with advanced robots with only a small handful of workers playing minor roles amidst all the technology.