2016 BMW 7 Series Rendered Again

Rumors | September 25th, 2014 by 8
10662205 703897196365007 4896590835533735303 o 750x500

As we get closer to the world debut (September 2015) and after seeing lots of test mules on the road, rendering artists are taking a …

As we get closer to the world debut (September 2015) and after seeing lots of test mules on the road, rendering artists are taking a stab at drawing the next generation 2016 BMW 7 Series.

After falling behind in sales compared to the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, BMW is going all-in with their flagship model. Not only the design will be sportier and sleeker, but the luxury sedan loses quite a bit of weight as well.

Earlier this year, we reported on BMW’s plans to launch a new rear-wheel drive platform by 2016. Dubbed “35up”, the new platform will debut alongside the next generation 7 Series.

10662205 703897196365007 4896590835533735303 o 750x422

The platform will be used for both rear-wheel drive and xDrive vehicles and mixes high-strength steel, aluminum and carbon fiber.

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 BMW 7 Series G11 is also rumored to have a system similar to the Mercedes’ Magic Body Control systems which detects and scans the road ahead so the adaptive suspension can be adjusted accordingly before driving through a pothole. The high-end sedan will come packed with goodies and gadgets.

World debut is scheduled for 2014 Frankfurt Auto Show in September 2015 with press photos being released sometimes next August.

BMWBLOG

NEWSLETTER