Following last week’s teaser BMW now drops the official pictures and details of the new 7 Series luxury sedan. As befits a car of such high standards, the 2016 BMW 7 Series is packed with comfort, convenience, and technology features. It also comes with a rather interesting new design.
Before we talk about the design though, let’s quickly review some of the new advanced features that 7 Series drivers will be enjoying in the new model. The car comes with technologies such as Gesture Control, Wireless Charging and the standalone option of the Display Key, plus Active Kidney Grilles, Active Comfort Drive with Road Preview, iDrive 5.0, Night Vision, and a healthy dose of carbon fiber in its structure which results in a 190 pound weight saving compared to the previous generation.
Design-wise, the 2016 BMW 7 Series is hardly the prettiest car in the luxury saloon segment, but it does look a lot more dynamic than the car it replaces. The kidney grilles have massively grown in size and so have the headlights, while the bumpers now get a more sporty design. The rear view is dominated by sleek new tail lights which we like a lot, and the interior, though still very BMW-like, has a nice air of sport about it with a cool steering wheel design and clutter-free dashboard.
2016 BMW 7 Series will launch with two models initially, the 740i and a 750i xDrive. The former has a six-cylinder in-line 3.0 liter unit with 320 hp while the latter features a 4.4 liter twin-turbo V8 pumping out 445 hp. The Europeans will also get two diesel models of 730d and 740d with 265 hp and 320 hp respectively. Later on, BMW will launch the 740e xDrive plug-in hybrid with 330 hp and the ability to do over 130 mpg.