New Spy Photos: 2013 BMW 7 Series Facelift

Spy Photos | April 1st, 2012 by 16
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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 …

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.

New Spy Photos: 2013 BMW 7 Series Facelift

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.

New Spy Photos: 2013 BMW 7 Series Facelift

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

New Spy Photos: 2013 BMW 7 Series Facelift

[Source: AutoForum ]

  • yasa

    The grill is still way too large. Keep it understated, please. 

  • Mateo

    whole car is too big

    • Anonymous

      That is the point of the 7 series…

      • http://www.facebook.com/rtcalo Ricky Calo

         Exactly!! Big grills, big power, big body, big price!!! Still looking good though!!

        • Mateo

          that’s what i’m talking about, it’s big and it should have big grill. 7er always had big grill

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  • Giom

    Mateo, dude, your such a stoodge!

    That render from AMuS, really guys, copying a f30 lower bumper part onto the new 7 and calls it a render?

  • Anonymous

    What’s new about the 
    N63B44TU?  I couldn’t find anything online about it.  

    • FlashG

       S63B44 is the X5M / X6M motor. The S63B44TU is the M5 motor. The major difference being the introduction of thottleless valvetronic induction control. I assume the N63B44TU is adding valvetronic to the existing N63B44. Should improve throttle control and turbo integration, lessening turbo lag further and improving fuel economy.

      • Anonymous

        That’s my assumption too.  It’ll be interesting to see what it’s new 0-60mph and mpg are with the 8-speed and valvetronic integration.  The 550i gets 17/25mpg with the 8-speed and 0-60 in 5.0, compared to the 750i’s 15/22mpg and 5.1 0-60 with the 6-speed. 

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  • LaMa

    a whole lot better then anything bungle ever coughed up. 

  • auaq

     Something is not right about those speedometer and the rpm gauge. Are they going for the audi style?

    • Danielrivera993

      oh god! i hope not, they look hideous

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