We bring you the first videos of the new 2019 BMW 7 Series Facelift. As the previously leaked photos have already clearly shown, the luxury sedan from Munich went through an unusually extensive facelift which grants it the “new BMW 7 Series” description.
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No matter from which perspective one looks at the 2019 BMW 7 Series, the exterior offers relevant changes from every angle. For the newly facelifted 7 Series, there are quite a few new changes to talk about. But none command our attention like the massive, gaping holes in its face. 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.
The grille has actually grown by 40 percent.
Another big change for the 7 Series is its “hockey stick” piece of trim, which is now more upright after the bend.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 LED, three-dimensional rear lights of the new BMW 7 Series are 1.4 inches slimmer than on the outgoing car. The integration of the light bar is actually quite seamless and looks really slick. The integrated exhaust tailpipes have broader chrome surrounds, while the three-dimensional rear lights of the new BMW 7 Series are around 35 millimeters slimmer than on the outgoing car.
Even under the redesigned bonnet, there are a number of changes with the facelift. While the offer in the diesel engines remains unchanged and continues to cover the 730d, 740d and 750d models, the gasoline powerplants have gone through revisions. So the base model in the U.S. is the BMW 740i, which will pack BMW’s ubiquitous but excellent B58 3.0 liter turbocharged inline-six, which makes 335 hp and 330 lb-ft. The BMW 750i xDrive gets the same new 4.4 liter twin-turbo V8 as the M850i, so it makes a very healthy 523 hp and 553 lb-ft. That 750i is capable of 0-60 mph in 3.9 seconds, which is seriously rapid, especially for a big luxury sedan.
The big dog 7 Series is the M760i xDrive, which packs a 6.6 liter twin-turbo V12 that produces a monstrous 600 hp and 627 lb-ft of torque. That’s enough to catapult the M760i from 0-60 mph in a flash, doing it in just 3.6 seconds. In Germany, the performance of the M760Li drops from 610 to 585 hp thanks to the integration of the Ottopartikel filter.
Replacing the BMW 740e is the new BMW 745e xDrive, which now has a 3.0 liter turbocharged I6 engine, rather than the old 2.0 liter four-pot. That new six-cylinder engine makes 280 hp and the electric motor paired to it makes 113 hp. Maximum total power output for the 745e is 389 hp and 442 lb-ft of torque, much more than the outgoing model. The sprint to 60 mph takes 4.9 seconds in the 745e.
Comparatively modest at first glance, there are some changes in the interior as well. The most important step is taken by the BMW 7 Series facelift in the area of infotainment, with the latest iDrive 7.0 and the Intelligent Personal Assistant. The new iDrive generation is easily recognizable by the more modern display, while the voice input now responds to activation through the customizable “Hey BMW” keyword.
The new BMW 7 Series will again be offered in two body variants, the longer of which translates its extra 14 centimetres of wheelbase into a similar on- board space gain for the rear-seat passengers. The standard 7 Series (5,120 mm) and its long-wheelbase twin (5,260 mm) are both 22 millimetres longer than their respective predecessors. The new model’s width (1,902 mm) and height (1,467 mm / long-wheelbase version: 1,479 mm) remain unchanged.
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