Expect a radical change from Bavaria’s revamped flagship.
On April 20, BMW will unveil the 7 Series (G70), which will be joined by an all-electric i7 competitor. In the meantime, prototypes are logging miles in final testing to iron out any last-minute problems. Several camouflaged automobiles were discovered testing internal combustion engines, some of which were linked with electric motors, as indicated by “hybrid” labels on the doors.
To address the elephant in the room, BMW’s already divisive split headlamp design will be implemented in the fullsize luxury car. The X7 makeover and production-ready XM will arrive soon, however this design will not be carried over to all subsequent models. Even though the prototypes still have numerous layers of camouflage, the front end appears a little crisper than before.
The new taillights, which appear to have a smaller profile, can also be seen. The 7er will debut a new quad exhaust system, which will most likely be reserved for the ICE version. The M760i is being decommissioned with an already teased Final V12 special edition, thus it won’t have a V12 under the hood. You’ll have to upgrade to a Rolls-Royce or a BMW Group twelve-cylinder car in the future. As of 2030, the Goodwood brand will be EV-only, hence RR will also ditch the powertrain.
Those white door handles are really stickers that have been placed on top of the real ones. Instead of poking out like before, the 7 Series will have flush handles, similar to those found on modern BMWs. Rather than sticking out as before, the 7 Series will adopt flush handles in the same vein as recent BMWs. Airflow is becoming more and more important as a smoother side profile improves efficiency, which is of particular importance for the i7 by unlocking a few extra miles of range.
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BMW has already shown off a large portion of the futuristic interior as part of the teaser marketing. The challenger to the Mercedes S-Class will use the iDrive 8 infotainment system, with a large 31-inch screen for rear passengers. A “Touch Interaction Bar,” which will take the form of a dashboard-mounted screen dedicated for the front passenger, will be standard equipment.
The BMW 7 Series will debut in 2023 with a new family of gasoline and diesel engines that have already been designed to meet Euro 7 standards. BMW is futureproofing its range-topping model’s ICEs to prevent incurring large fines for breaching emissions regulations, even though they won’t take effect until later this decade.
A plug-in hybrid derivative is also in the works, in addition to ICE-only versions and the i7. According to rumours, an M750e xDrive is in the works, with a power output of around 560 horsepower. We won’t be surprised if BMW reintroduces the 7 Series with four-cylinder engines in some countries where large-displacement engines are taxed heavily.
Everything will be unveiled in around three weeks, with a commercial debut scheduled for the end of 2022.
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