Benny, our editor from BMWToday.de, discovered an interesting thing regarding the kidney grille of the new 2009 BMW 7 Series. Some of you might have already noticed a slightly different grille on some of the 7 Series models.
Here is the BMW 7 Series sporting 13 struts in each kidney:
And just a few days ago, we have seen a 7 Series with clearly smaller kidneys, 9 struts each.
Apparently, the 7 Series models that come equipped with the Night Vision System are the ones that are sporting the 9 struts kidneys. As you can see in the photo above, there is apparently a camera in the right kidney, which is part of the Night Vision System and serves as traffic detection and awarness.
In the past, I know many people have complained about the excessively large and not-so-good looking grille found in the new 7 Series, but judging from the photos above, to me it seems that the 13 struts kidneys are in a way more attractive. I’m wondering if people will base their decision on that when they will choose wether to install the Night Vision System.