- The updated 7 Series sedan is expected to break cover at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show.
- The first undisguised image reveals X7-inspired grille and sleek headlamps.
- BMW might bring the new 7 Series to India next year.
BMW 7 Series flagship sedan has been around since 2015. So it is the right time for a mid-life update and it was spotted testing on many occasions last year. Now, since the official debut is inching closer, an image of the 7 Series’ new fascia has surfaced on the internet which gives us an unconcealed look at the enormous chrome grille and stylishly sleek headlamps.
The front bumper design on the refreshed 7 Series takes its inspiration from the 2014 Vision Future Luxury Concept. Even the large multi-spoke alloy wheels are akin to the stately concept. The new BMW tradition dictates redesigning of the characteristic Kidney grille. As seen on the new X7, the new 7 Series’ grille too is upright and daunting and gets a chrome surround. However, while the massive grille looks at home on the gargantuan X7, we are unsure about how well it will gel on a sedan. The squared-off headlights also add a bit of aggression to the 7’s new styling and come fitted with BMW’s Laserlights.
However, given the recent spy shot appearance, there might be more than one choice for the bumper design on the new 7. This idea debuted on the new 3 Series, where BMW has given each variant differently styled bumpers. The cabin, on the other hand, is extremely likely to receive additional features compared to the current one with more advanced driver aids. The autonomous technology will also be updated to match its arch-rivals – the updated Mercedes-Benz S-Class and the new-gen Audi A8 L. The powertrain options, on the other hand, will remain unchanged. However, they will be tuned for slightly better emissions and fuel efficiency. Apart from that, BMW will also introduce a plug-in hybrid 745e with an additional electric driving range over the 740e.
The new 7 Series is likely to hit the streets sometime later this year. We expect the 7 Series facelift to arrive in India either in late-2019 or early next year as a part of BMW’s model offensive.