A spy video of the 2016 BMW 7 Series while testing in winter conditions.
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The new G11 BMW 7 Series will debut in 2016 and the heavy camouflage already reveals some details of the final design. The corner of the kidney grille hides the sensors for assistance system that monitor the area in front of the vehicle to make your ride more comfortable and safer. Similar to to F15 BMW X5, there is also a small camera in the web between the kidneys.
Clearly visible is the new designed area around the interior mirror, because here comes a future dual-camera system. Rumors are that the laser lights seen in the BMW i8 will also come to the new G11 7 Series.
With the new G11/G12 platform, BMW managed to shed some weight off the 7 Series. The weight of the base 740i model is said to dramatically drop below the 1900kg kerb weight. The new 2016 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.
While the current F01/F02 generation is offered with a short and long wheelbase, the new advanced G11 may come with an “extra-long” version.