THE NEW BMW SERIES 7 HAS HAD A FACELIFT AND ITS BIG, BOLD & BEAUTIFUL!
BMW have teased new images for their new updated 7 Series flagship model and the one thing that stands out most is its imposing new grille.
The new exterior design of the luxury sedan showcases its prestige and status
more vividly than ever.The automaker says the new kidney grille is a massive 40% larger than the one fitted to the outgoing model but there's a reason why. The grille teams up with the slimmer headlights to create a stylistically appealing contrast and add a new strand to the character of BMW’s luxury-class models.
The modified rear apron adopts the design language of the air intake trim at the front of the car. The integrated exhaust tailpipes have broader chrome surrounds, while the three-dimensional rear lights of the new BMW 7 Series are around 35 millimeters slimmer than on the outgoing car and cut a sophisticated, precise figure. Their LED light sources are positioned behind red and black surfaces arranged to emphasis their L-shaped contour. Other new features include a sharply defined and very slim light strip (it measures just six millimeters in width) sited below the chrome bar, which extends across the full width of the tailgate and connects the rear lights with one other.
Inside the new BMW 7 Series, generous levels of space, choice materials, harmoniously coordinated design details and exclusive workmanship combine to create a luxurious ambiance refined in every respect. Exclusive Nappa leather with extended quilting has been added to the options list. The three dimensional surface structure – encompassing large expanses of the front and rear seat cushions and backrests, the armrests integrated in the door trim and the centre console – gives the interior an expressive feel. New to the range of optional interior trim strips are the fine wood variants American Oak Dark with metal inlay and Poplar Grain Metallic Grey high-gloss.
A stand-out feature of the newly designed standard leather steering wheel is
the modified arrangement of the multifunction buttons.
The new BMW 7 Series will also get a range of engine options including a new 6.0-liter, V12 motor which churns out 592 bhp and 850 Nm of peak torque and will make its way under the hood of the top-end M760 variant. Then there is the 4.4-liter, V8 motor which produces 516 bhp (up 78 bhp) and 750 Nm of peak torque (100 Nm up) and propels the car to 100 kmph in 3.9 seconds.
The 745e xDrive has a plug-in hybrid 389 HP inline six-cylinder with a 12.0 kWh battery. That combo will accelerate you to 60 mph in just 4.9 seconds, but if that's not fast enough, there's also a 523 HP V8 on the 750i xDrive or a 600-horsepower twin-turbo V12 on the 760i.
The updated 7 will be available from the second quarter of 2019 (long wheel base derivatives only; 745Le, 750Li xDrive, M760Li xDrive & 730Ld).