LEAKED: First Official Images BMW 7 Series Facelift

7-series | January 15th, 2019 by 19
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With exactly 12 hours before its official unveil, the first “official” images of the BMW 7 Series Facelift have just been leaked. It has been …

With exactly 12 hours before its official unveil, the first “official” images of the BMW 7 Series Facelift have just been leaked. It has been a terrible week for the BMW Communications team with all the 7 Series leaks with the refreshed luxury limousine being one of the most leaked models in the recent history. It all started last week with an image from a private VIP event, followed by BMW’s own “release” of the 7 Series and now, the official press photos, courtesy of Carscoops.

The images below are a just a small subset of the 7 Series LCI gallery, so we will refrain from posting the entire gallery. The videos, photos and technical details are to be released at 5AM EST when BMW will unveil the 7 Series in Shanghai.

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The new 7 Series LCI (Life Cycle Impulse, which means refresh in BMW-speak) essentially steals its Kidney Grille design from its older, and much larger, sibling, the BMW X7. Because of that, the grilles are larger than what we’re used to on a BMW, and it will certainly take some time to get accustomed to them. Protruding outward from those massive nostrils on either side are two slender headlights that look comically small compared to the grilles. Inside those new headlights, a new halo design gives the 7er a fresh look.

Flanking the lower front air intake are two angular vents where larger air intakes used to be. What’s interesting about them is that their almost the exact same ones seen on the old BMW Vision Luxury Future Concept from a few years ago.

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Another big change for the 7 Series is its “hockey stick” piece of trim, which is now more upright after the bend. So it looks less like a hockey stick and more like an Allen Wrench. Still, it looks better and more sophisticated. The vent of it is still functional as well.

Out back, the Big 7 gets new taillights that look similar to those found on the new 8 Series, which are now connected via a light bar. The integration of the light bar is actually quite seamless and looks really slick.

The model shown here is the V8-powered 750i with the standard package which is less aggressive than the M Sport Pack or the M760Li model. We also get to see the optional Laser Lights which help increase the beam range.

That’s it for now, but stay tuned for an extensive coverage by our team at BMWBLOG.


19 responses to “LEAKED: First Official Images BMW 7 Series Facelift”

  1. Chuck Fickens says:

    Nice! Looks more masculine and handsome, especially with the new lights.

  2. tom299 says:

    Looks so much more well thought-out than the G20 3-series.

  3. CfAuto says:

    In my opinion the non- msport model looks more appropriate for this car. This is how it should looked when it was released 4 years ago.

  4. Ivo Markov says:

    Went the A8 way with the tail lights

  5. mod9 says:

    That bumper doesn’t work for me.

    Would love to see more pictures but so far I am not feeling the overall look.

    I like parts of the car, especially the rear. The grille is, at this stage, is like a nightmare to me- right in my face like a bully.

    That was probably the designers’ idea on conception, ie, to make it stand out and bold.

    Time will tell if I eventually fall in love with it.

  6. Giom says:

    This is fantastic… It finally looks the part!

  7. Muhammad Iqbal Kamil says:

    why dont it use crystal like gear knob?

  8. Shaun Saal says:

    This is what it should have looked like from the beginning. This has presence. Weldone on a great facelift BMW.

    Now lets hope the designers get it right 1st time around with the next gen 7.

    • Alexander S says:

      That’s what I’m talking about! Why they didn’t make it like that from the beginning? G11 when it came out was the most boring looking car from the big three.

  9. Alexander S says:

    Super!! This is how it should look 4 years ago! The only disappointment is interior. I know that this is only LCI but they could change gear knob at least.

  10. Dailybimmer says:

    I think the kidney grill from the 3 series would look fantastic on next gen 7. Just make the next 7 a bigger G20.

  11. Icebreakerr says:

    love it

  12. sals says:

    These really are quite amazing. Somehow this design solves the wrist-strain problem I have experienced with conventionally designed scrapers. The small bumpy end is great for making a first pass on the rimey-kind of ice that is so hard to remove. Then you can use the wide part to expend the cleared lines into a fully cleared windshield.
    Link: https://amzn.to/2M7L290

  13. Icebreakerr says:

    M sport looks good too

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