Being a spy photographer these days has its benefits. For a relatively low cost investment, you can return high-quality and interesting shots of upcoming BMW models. But as any other job, it also comes with risks.
In the video below, a BMW engineers is test driving the upcoming 2016 BMW 7 Series long wheelbase and a spy photographer is chasing him to catch the car in all its glory.
At about 40 seconds in the video, we can see the BMW driver getting out of his right-hand drive G12 7 Series and comes towards the camera guy to order him to turn off the camera. The incident seems to get heated for a moment, but luckily it just remained at a a level of a verbal confrontation.
Interesting enough is also the fact that the new 7 Series is seen here towing a large trailer and it seems to do so at ease.
Next generation BMW 7 Series is shaping up to the be not the only the most technological advanced 7 Series ever, but also one of the lightest modern super luxury .
The G11/G12 BMW 7 Series will make use of modern materials with a lot of carbon fiber and BMW has promised the new 7 Series will set new luxury-class standards not only in terms of lightweight , but also in driving dynamics.
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.
Under the hood it will receive a wide array of six-cylinder, V8 and V12 , along with inline-six diesels. Also in the works is a plug-in hybrid gasoline-electric model. The same source says a new nine-speed ZF automatic transmission will be offered as standard, while rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive.
Here is the video: