Rendering: 2013 BMW 7 Series Facelift

Rumors | May 4th, 2012 by 24
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This fall BMW will unveil the facelifted version of the flagship model: the F01/F02 7 Series. The 2013 BMW 7 Series will go on sale …

This fall BMW will unveil the facelifted version of the flagship model: the F01/F02 7 Series. The 2013 BMW 7 Series will go on sale later this year and it brings significant updates inside and 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.

Inside, BMW will offer new trims and colors, along with a redesigned gauges cluster. The other significant change 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.

Rendering: 2013 BMW 7 Series Facelift

Further changes occur under the hood. 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 and and was unveiled at the Geneva Auto Show.

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.

Diesel engines are also being updated. The 730d and 740d models will output 258 and respectively 313 horsepower while providing better fuel consumption. No power upgrades are offered for the top model BMW 760i and its N74 twin-turbo V12.

Across the range, the 6-speed auto transmission will be replaced by the ZF 8-speed automatic.

Building atop the latest spy photos and rumors, German magazine AutoZeitung gives us a realistic rendering of the 7 Series LCI.

  • 123

    No, just no. The flagship car of BMW should not look like this.dsa

    • empower

      it wont dont worry. you call tell what model your looking from the front unlike audi

      • MVP22255 HIIIxx

         love your comment :) haha

    • Mateo

      don’t worry, every photoshpo is wrong! luckly :)

    • ted lim

      Ugly shit!

    • ted lim

      Ugly shit!

  • Anonymous

    The V12 is starting to look a little long in the tooth.  The 
    N55B30 is the single turbo, same as in the 3 series but with a higher output in this application?

    • Mateozunic

      that’s right, same engine is already in new 640i

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  • Giom

    Some of these photoshop jobs are just so wrong. Did this artist not look at the spy/camo shots? It is images like these that cause disappointment in lay people when the actual car is shown.

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  • wazon8

    That would be the most extended facefit BMW has ever made (or at least as far as I remember BMW has made) and for this very reason I don’t take it to be probable outcome of BMW’s designers work. Although the rendered car looks pretty good on its own, it can’t be BMW’s flagship, because its front end is too similar to F80′s front end. I hope BMW won’t follow Audi in making all their cars so similar to each other. 

  • bmw SUCKS

    http://www.wcoty.com/web/media_release.asp?release=81&year=2012Read and get silent, stupid bmw fans. And never again state that your rubbish bmw makes the most fuel-efficient engines in the world with their pathetic efficient dynamics. As long as there’s Mercedes-Benz, bmw will always be of the second choice.

  • bmw SUCKS

    http://www.wcoty.com/web/media_release.asp?release=81&year=2012Read and get silent, stupid bmw fans. And never again state that your rubbish bmw makes the most fuel-efficient engines in the world with their pathetic efficient dynamics. As long as there’s Mercedes-Benz, bmw will always be of the second choice.

    • Adam23

      MERCEDES SUCKS. There is no logical reason why anyone should buy a Mercedes unless you want to show off the 3-pointed badge. They are not the most luxurious. They are not the most reliable. They suck performance wise. They are overrated. Period.

      • bmw SUCKS

        Compare awards won by both brands and get silent, ignorant and typical silly bmw fan. Performance? Name a bmw that can come close to the SLS AMG. Fuel efficiency? Name a bmw that can come close to the award winning S250.Luxury? Name a bmw that can come close to the S-Class. Rubbish? It’s bmw!

    • Adam23

      MERCEDES SUCKS. There is no logical reason why anyone should buy a Mercedes unless you want to show off the 3-pointed badge. They are not the most luxurious. They are not the most reliable. They suck performance wise. They are overrated. Period.

  • Viper

    well that SUCKS!…..Im 100% sure it wont look like that , and by the way the 3er styling is beyond odd…
    why not upgrade the V12 engine? I mean nobody obviously cares about it because I think nobody buys it but still that engine could be used for a surprise bmw….which wont be coming anytime soon

  • edd

    anyone know if the xd is being offered in the US?

  • Ali BMW

    actually it’s unfortunate or improper face lift … tends to be the biggest copy of F30 sedan . i’m sorry BMW this is the first argument between us 

  • Ali BMW

    actually it’s unfortunate or improper face lift … tends to be the biggest copy of F30 sedan . i’m sorry BMW this is the first argument between us 

  • Soldierluke

    I just bought the 2012 740Li (yes that’s it behind my Dodge Ram), and I’m happy with the product I have. I’m so glad there will be no envy on my part for the 2013 model. Why take a beautiful machine and replace it with that. This is something BMW should have stuck to their guns on replacing their cars every 7years. With that messtipiece you look like you have an oversized 3series and it say’s “no luxury here just cool ass audi headlights.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=595891085 Matthew Khaghani

    Gay, why make it look like an inflated 3 series?

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