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Old 01-23-2021, 08:25 AM   #1
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Default Next-Generation BMW 7 Series Has Something Different Under The Hood

Those huge exhaust pipes are a dead giveaway.

BMW is currently working on the next-generation 7 Series, though it is still quite far away from an official reveal. The current 2021 BMW 7 Series is part of the G11/G12 generation that began in 2015, so we expect to see a new model in the coming years. We first spotted the future 7 Series testing back in March 2020, wearing the current model's body panels and some stickers denoting it as a fully electric vehicle. BMW was also seen testing a much more unique looking electric sedan, which is rumored to be called the i7.

CarBuzz has once again spotted the new-generation 7 Series, this time undergoing winter testing. There's another important difference too. BMW was seen with two test vehicles this time, one of which featured clearly visible exhaust ports.

The prototype wearing the black wheels has better-integrated exhaust tips, but our photographers confirmed that both of these models have a combustion engine under the hood. Our previous run-ins with the car have been the all-electric i7 variant, so this is our first tangible evidence that an ICE version is also in development. As for the mule with the silver wheels, those exhaust pipes are enlarged for testing purposes, so they will look much smaller in production guise.

Unfortunately, both models are still heavily camouflaged, so it isn't easy to see what this new model will look like. The headlights and taillights look completely different from anything BMW currently offers, though those could be there to fool us from seeing the final design.

BMW will offer the new 7 Series with a choice of gas, plug-in hybrid, and fully-electric powertrain options. We expect that the inline-six and V8 engines will remain, but there will no longer be a V12 option. The i7 is expected to arrive sporting a pair of electric motors generating 523 horsepower and a 100-kWh battery providing over 300 miles of driving range.

An official reveal is expected sometime in late 2022 or early 2023. It is unclear if the standard 7 Series and the electric i7 will debut simultaneously or separately.
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Old 01-24-2021, 06:20 PM   #2
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Bringing back the hideous trunk/rear fender combo. Neat.
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Old 06-22-2021, 04:39 PM   #3
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I had good laugh at this POV, mainly when he put the board out and legs up. Why? Don't know.. Pretty much sums it up. I always drive big ass Cars like an *******. I use to tell my old lady it's because I'm a driving Enthusiast, she would say no your immature grow up.. ahhh

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Old 06-22-2021, 04:58 PM   #4
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The new Mercedes S class likely has this already beat in both design and functionality.
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Old 01-03-2022, 09:48 AM   #5
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The next-generation BMW 7 Series will emerge in 2022 and here's what we know so far

The BMW 7 Series, one of the brandís most important models, will enter its seventh generation next year. Set to receive a striking redesign and a technology boost, the model will also be offered as a pure-electric car, dubbed i7, for the first time.

The new luxury flagship saloon is expected to use an updated version of the modular CLAR architecture found under the current 7 Series, as well as the majority of other BMWs offered with rear-wheel drive. The platform is very adaptable, however, allowing for its use in two of the brandís latest EVs (the iX and i4), allowing the new 7 to be offered in pure battery form too.

Our exclusive images give us an idea of what the new Mercedes S-Class rival could look like. BMW will introduce a distinctive new headlight design that moves the model away from its older saloons, such as the 5 Series. The current carís combined daytime running lights and main headlamps will be ditched in favour of split units, with the latter located down in the bumper.

As is customary on recent BMWs, the next 7 Series will feature huge kidney grilles, while the streamlined nose references the iX SUV. Buyers of the new luxury limo will also be able to choose between standard and long-wheelbase layouts.

The rear of the new 7 Series is a little more conventional, with changes including a taller, reshaped bootlid and new, slimmer tail-lights. Higher-spec models will also be fitted with a recessed twin-exit exhaust system thatís set into a diffuser.

BMW is yet to detail technical specifications for the 7 Series, or the electric i7 for that matter. We expect the model to continue to be offered with a range of four and six-cylinder engines utilising 48v mild-hybrid tech to improve efficiency. Diesel power will be offered, too, with BMW chairman Oliver Zipse confirming four different drive technologies will be available.

Itís probable that a V8 petrol engine will return for the 750i model, too, although emissions regulations have killed off the flagship V12, in Europe at least. As for plug-in hybrids, expect significant gains in electric range and overall efficiency.

The i7, which will rival the Mercedes EQS and Tesla Model S, will use the firmís fifth-generation eDrive technology, which is also found in the i4 and iX. In the latter, a battery size of 105kWh is offered, with an expected range target of 700km (425 miles).

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