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Facelifted BMW 7 Series in display at BMW Welt

7-series | July 4th, 2012 by 4
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New photos of the facelifted BMW 7 Series emerge from Germany. The revised flagship goes on sale this summer and to showcase its latest updates, …

New photos of the facelifted BMW 7 Series emerge from Germany. The revised flagship goes on sale this summer and to showcase its latest updates, BMW displayed a 750Li xDrive model at the BMW Welt in Munich.

Both the F01 and F02 models are going through the lifecycle refresh delivering some new features and updated design. One of the biggest exterior changes that immediately stand out are the new “squarish” LED corona lights with an LED turn signal indicator placed in the headlight. Each headlight contains eight LEDs.

While the previous model featured a kidney grille with 9 and 12 slats, based on the Night Vision Camera option, the facelifted 7 comes now with a single configuration of 9 slats. More chrome is now embedded in the fascia with two bars in the front apron that give the flagship model a more aggressive look. As with all the newest BMW models, the turn signals are now part of the housing of side mirrors. At the back, chrome stripes connect reflectors. The tailights’ shape remains unchanged while featuring a darker red color.

Inside there is a new 3D MMI system that brings out a refreshed design with a new CPU that renders the information faster than before. The map feature now displays 3D city models for selected cities. Other interior changes include new trim and leather, a redesigned instrument cluster with LCD gauges and a rear-seat entertainment system with tablets. The multifunctional instrument display is a freely programmable cockpit display that introduces a new dimension to driver information. Enhanced Black Panel technology opens completely new possibilities for the display of information. With the aid of the Driving Experience Control function, the COMFORT, ECO PRO and SPORT modes can be clearly visually differentiated from one another on the instrument cluster.

The 7 Series offerings start with the730d, an inline six-cylinder engine developing 258 hp with a fuel consumption of only 5.6 liters per 100 kilometers. Above the “entry-level diesel” sit two other exciting diesel variants: twin-turbo 740d with 313 hp and 5.7 liters per 100 kilometers, and the new, innovative tri-turbo 750D with 381 hp and fuel consumption of 6.4 liters.

Customers looking for a gasoline engine may select between three variants, starting with the based six-cylinder 740i, followed by the the twin-turbo V8 750i and 760i with twelve cylinders to choose from. The 320 hp BMW 740i uses the N55 unit, while the 750i comes with the new N63 version with 450 hp.

First customers will take their delivery of their LCI 7 Series this month.

[Photos: BimmerToday]

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