According to sources, BMW will celebrate its centenary year with a special version of its flagship 7 Series sedan. The limited-edition 7 Series model is due to appear late this year and will reportedly be “expensive” and have special finishes and features. The sources won’t elaborate on the details, but we expect to see a special paint job from the BMW Individual Program, along with leather and trim options that are also a first on a 7 Series. The limited edition 7 Series will be built in small numbers and shipped to each of BMW’s major markets.
BMW kicked off its 100th birthday celebration last month with the unveil of the BMW VISION NEXT 100 concept and will continue this year with three more concept cars for each brand.
BMW’s replacement of the much craved M7 – the M760Li – arrived two weeks ago at the New York Auto Show and is the Bavarians’ flagship model. It was engineered by the M Performance Automobile division – the subsidiary of the M division in charge of creating a series of niche models which are more fun to drive than the regular production cars, yet a bit more tamed and domesticated than the full-fledged M cars.
The special version 7 Series is likely to be built upon the M760Li configuration.[Source: Autocar]