The spy photographer from Auto Forum CZ spotted the upcoming 2013 BMW 7 Series facelift.
We usually start our analysis with the exterior design, but this time, let’s have a look inside. For the first time, we have the opportunity to see redesigned gauges that will be offered in the facelifted 7er. The other significant change, not shown in these spy shots, is the introduction of a new iDrive system. While the overall concept behind the iDrive remains unchanged, the main addition to the system is a touchpad surface placed on top of iDrive knob. The touchpad, similar to the Audi system, will allow the driver and passenger to easily enter numbers and characters through gestures without looking at the system.
Moving outside the car, the F01 and F02 7er LCI models will feature full LED headlights that were redesigned to look sleeker and are smaller in size. Hidden underneath the camouflage is a new eyebrow which now hosts the turn signal indicator. The taillights remained unchanged but are slightly darker in color than the current model.
All 7 Series LCI models will get the signal indicator integrated into the side mirrors.
BMW will introduce a new model in the 7 Series family. The 750xd will have the same 3 liter tri-turbo diesel engine as seen in the recently unveiled M550d, X5 M50d and X6 M50d. The engine produces 381 horsepower.
The U.S. entry-level model, the 740i will change its engine to the N55B30 which produces 320 horsepower. The 750i will now use the N63B44TU powerplant that produces 450 horsepower. BMW 760i remains the top model in the lineup.
The facelfited BMW 7 Series will go on sale this July and we believe BMW will unveil the 7 Series LCI at the upcoming Beijing Motor Show.
Rendering by Auto Motor und Sport