We bring you India exclusive pictures of the upcoming 2016 BMW 7 Series spied testing in Europe. The camouflaged 7 Series (codename G11) has been clicked intimately and it seems like the car has shed some camouflage from its previous spotting.
The changes include a new bumper at the front, larger kidney grilles, headlights with sharp features and the shoulder line seems getting a little blunt past the rear doors. At the back, a chrome strip now connects the LED tail lamps and might as well continue its imprint on the cluster with twin exhaust pipes neatly integrated into the new rear bumper.
The new car is expected to be lighter by about 200kg over its predecessor and will also get new six-cylinder petrol and diesel engines along with a plug-in hybrid version.
The engine range is expected to start with a turbocharged 2.0-litre, four-cylinder petrol engine generating 260hp with the 740i and 740Li getting turbocharged six-cylinder engines producing upto 330bhp. The more powerful 750i and 750Li will be powered by the eight cylinder range with outputs of around 460bhp. Whereas the top-spec 760i and 760Li will be powered by the 6.6-litre V12 mill that also does duty in some Rolls-Royce vehicles churning out close to 600bhp.
The diesels might continue to be available with the 730d, 740d and the 750d with an output of 375bhp and 740Nm of torque. Additionally, there will also be a plug-in hybrid version fitted with a 9-speed automatic gearbox and BMW’s famous xDrive all-wheel-drive system.
There is no official word on its unveiling yet, but there are rumours that the new (G11) 7 Series will be unveiled at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show.
Expect the new 7 Series to hit our market within six months of its global launch, in which case an India launch is possible by late 2016. Also, we can expect BMW to unveil the car at the 2016 Auto Expo.