G12 2016 BMW 7 Series Long Wheelbase Spotted

Spy Photos | August 19th, 2014 by 4
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The upcoming 2016 BMW 7 Series was spotted again. The spy photos show us the G12 long wheelbase versions of the new BMW 7 Series. …

The upcoming 2016 BMW 7 Series was spotted again.

The spy photos show us the G12 long wheelbase versions of the new BMW 7 Series.

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.

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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 savingsicon1: 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.

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The trunk lid looks to be different and up front the hood and grille appear to sit lower. 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.

Still above the long-wheelbase version, BMW is planing an extra-long wheelabase 7 Series XXL. The normal version of BMW 7 Series G11 and G12 will be presented at Frankfurt Auto Show in 2015.

[Source: Bimmertoday]

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