Another unique project emerges from Abu Dhabi. The local BMW dealer has just published their own photos of a 2019 BMW 7 Series Facelift with the Austin Yellow color. The vibrant yellow paint made a name for itself when it first debuted years ago on the new M4 Coupe and has since been seen on other BMW models as well. It was even featured on a one-of-a-kind M2 Coupe, likely the only one in the world with a BMW Individual touch.
Now, the very same shade returns on the bold and aggressive 7 Series Facelift. The model shown here is the 730Li powered by a relatively a small engine – a 2.0 liter four-cylinder gasoline powerplant which can be found in other BMW models, like the 530i and even the 330i. The unit produces 255 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque, sent to the rear wheels by the ZF 8-speed automatic transmission. Despite the heft of the 7 Series and the small displacement under the hood, the standard spring is still impressive – 6.3 seconds.
Inside, the car also gets another special treatment with a combination between brown leather and wood trim on the dashboard and console.
As seen here, the new grille design stands out even more than usual. That massive kidney is surrounded by a new single-piece trim, which makes two kidney grilles look like one gigantic grille. The grille has actually grown by 40 percent. 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.
Another big change for the 7 Series is its “hockey stick” piece of trim, which is now more upright after the bend. 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 LED, three-dimensional rear lights of the new BMW 7 Series are 1.4 inches slimmer than on the outgoing car.
The new BMW 7 Series is offered in two body variants, the longer of which translates its extra 14 centimeters 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.