India-bound 2016 BMW 7 Series side profile leaked – Spied

Anjan

Anjan Ravi,

I’m a true-blooded petrolhead. Hope you enjoy our news stories, launch coverages, motorshow coverages and test drive reports.

Will debut a new six-cylinder petrol engine.

Post a private unveiling of the next generation 2016 BMW 7 Series in the United States, BimmerToday has published this revealing image showing the side of the S Class competitor.

2016 BMW 7 Series side leaked
The new 7-er is lighter by 130 kg.

Overall weight of the new 7-er has come down by 130 kg owing to two developments: extensive use of carbon-fibre-reinforced plastic (CFRP) in the structure of the passenger cell and new generation engines. BMW says that it has adopted similar CFRP technology as the one used on the flagship BMW i8, leading to higher torsional rigidity and strength.

A new six-cylinder in-line petrol engine with TwinPower Turbo technology will make its debut on the new 7 Series which is codenamed G11 (G12 for the long wheelbase version). While the 7 Series will continue with an 8-speed gearbox, engineers have “further developed” this transmission, predictably for smoother and more efficient shifts.

The new Mercedes S Class may have a reason to worry as the 2016 7 Series will feature a two-axle air suspension with automatic self-leveling as part of the standard kit. Further, electronically controlled dampers and an electromechanically-driven Dynamic Drive roll stabilization system would set new benchmarks for driving dynamics in the luxury segment, claims BMW.

2016 BMW 7 Series touchscreen iDrive
The new 7-er will debut BMW’s touchscreen iDrive system.

The new 7 Series will debut BMW’s touchscreen iDrive system, which is also equipped with gesture control. A 3D sensor detects hand movements, through which the user can adjust the volume, accept or reject calls or even set a custom function.

Even as rivals Mercedes and Audi claim to be developing self-driving cars, or even partly autonomous vehicles, the forthcoming 7 Series may shift the limelight to BMW as it will be the world’s first series-produced car with remote control parking. Without anyone at the wheel, the new 7-er can manoeuvre itself into parking spaces and garages. Using a newly-developed BMW display key, the driver can make the sedan exit a parking space fully automatically as well.

Also read: New BMW X6 to launch in India next

The 2016 7 Series is expected to be unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show come September 2015. It is certain to launch in India next year, with BMW choosing to continue assembling it at their Chennai plant by way of CKD kits with increased localization.

BMW Vision Future Luxury Concept – Image Gallery (unrelated)

[Source – BimmerToday]

Contribute to IAB
Submit Spyshots & get Bragging rights! Click Here
Custom Mods on your ride? Get it featured on IAB Submit

BMW 7 Series News & Updates

BMW 7 Series Edition 40 Jahre at IAA 2017

BMW 7 Series Edition 40 Jahre showcased at IAA 2017 – Live

BMW Individual M760Li inspired by Nautor's Swan rear individual seats

BMW Individual M760Li inspired by Nautor’s Swan showcased at IAA 2017 – Live

BMW 7 Series M760Li xDrive V12 Excellence front second image at BIMS 2017

BMW 7 Series M760Li launched in India at INR 2.27 Cr

2017 BMW 7 Series M-Sport (730 Ld) featured image Review

2017 BMW 7 Series M-Sport (730 Ld) – Review

BMW Individual M760Li THE NEXT 100 YEARS Edition press image

BMW Individual M760Li THE NEXT 100 YEARS Edition coming to India

BMW 7 Series 730Ld MSport front three quarters left side at 2016 Thai Motor Expo

BMW 730Ld M Sport, BMW X1 MSport, BMW M4 GTS – Thai Motor Expo Live