The next generation G11/G12 BMW 7 Series was spotted in Spain. The spy photos show us both the short and long wheelbase versions of the new BMW 7 Series which will launch in 2016.
BMW says the G11 BMW 7 Series will make use of modern materials with a lot of carbon fiber. The high-end limousine 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 previous 7 Series models.
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.
The 2016 BMW 7 Series will come with the latest and greatest gadgets from BMW R&D, including optional laser headlights.
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.