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2016 BMW 7 Series Spotted In France

Spy Photos | July 14th, 2014 by 7
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The sixth generation BMW 7 Series will be launched in 2016 and it was recently spotted in Southern France wearing the typical psychedelic camouflage. BMW …

The sixth generation BMW 7 Series will be launched in 2016 and it was recently spotted in Southern France wearing the typical psychedelic camouflage.

BMW CEO Dr. Norbert Reithofer recently confirmed that the G11 BMW 7 Series will make use of modern materials with a lot of carbon fiber. So the new BMW 7 Series will set new luxury-class standards not only in terms of lightweight construction, but also in driving dynamics.

With the new G11/G12 platform, BMW managed to shed some weight off the 7 Series.

2016 BMW 7 Series Spotted In France 2016 BMW 7 Series Spotted In France

The weight of the base 740i model is said to dramatically drop below the 1900kg kerb weight. The new 2016 BMW 7 Series features a mix of materials that allow for considerable weight savings: carbon fiber parts were added to the aluminum and steel used in today’s car. The roof, bonnet and bootlid are most likely to be made from CFRP.

While the current F01/F02 generation is offered with a short and long wheelbase, the new advanced G11 may come with an “extra-long” version.

2016 BMW 7 Series is the first BMW after the i8 to also get optional laser headlights.

Design wise, BMW is taking an evolutionary approach with the styling of its next 7 Series. The trunk lid looks to be different and up front the hood and grille appear to sit lower. The headlights2016 BMW 7 Series Spotted In France feature a more slicker design while the rear lights seem to be smaller in size. The C-pillar is also likely to be hiding a revised version of BMW’s signature Hofmeister kink.

Under the hood it will receive a wide array of six-cylinder, V8 and V12 mills, along with inline-six diesels. A hybrid version is expected to be launched as well.

[Source: GCF]

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  • David Johnson

    Recently in the Sierra Nevada, Spain, I saw several BMWs being tested (in their usual ‘camoflage’). I was intrigued by the trailers sometimes being used. They sounded as though they had some mechanical/electrical device running inside them. Any ideas what and why?

    • http://www.bmwblog.com Horatiu B.

      Any photos? Hard to tell otherwise

      • David Johnson

        Unfortunately no; they were about the size of a large trailer tent and had vents in the top. I was 5 cars behind one going down the mountain and it slowed to a steadyish 15/20 kph for several kilometres (no brake lights showed during this – don’t know if this is significant).

        • http://www.bmwblog.com Horatiu B.

          Hard to tell honestly.

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