- Visual changes will be headlined with updated front light clusters and a very big grille
- Self-driving assists will be top drawers in the new 7 Series
- No major changes expected in the engine line-up - slight efficiency and power boost expected across the range
The LCI version of BMW’s flagship offering – the 7-Series was recently seen at the Nurburgring race track in Germany. The prototype gave away a lot more details compared to last year.
The early facelift became necessary after the introduction of the all-new Audi A8, while the also-fresh 2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class has marked the three-pointed star's return to straight-six motors.
The visual changes delivered by the revamp will be quite significant with updated front light clusters and a very big grille giving the front a more dramatic approach. The massive styling cues we noticed on the X7 Concept iPerformance might just serve as inspiration for the production cues of the LCI-touched 7-Series. With BMW having kicked off testing for an autonomous 7-Series last year, you can expect fresh self-driving assists for the revamped model.
Given the fact that there won’t be major changes to the sheet metal, the German carmaker might be dropping the revamped 7-Series by 2019. Hence you shouldn't expect any breakthrough in the powertrain department, with the engineers probably set to bring slight efficiency and/or output boosts across the board.