New generation 7 Series to weigh significantly less through carbon fiber and aluminium use.
The next generation 2016 BMW 7 Series is seen testing hard at the Nürburgring, Germany, and also accompanying it is the new Mercedes C63 AMG Estate.
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It is no secret that BMW are in the advanced stages of development of the new 7-er. In fact, a few prototypes with production ready headlights and taillights have been spotted in Europe already. BMW signaled that the end of the current 7 Series is near by announcing the 'Final Edition' of the 7 Series in Europe this week.
Engineers are reported to have used a high content of high-strength aluminium and carbon fiber in the construction of the new car which has led to weight savings of nearly 200 kg. Early reports speculate that the base 7 Series 740i model will weigh less than the current 5 Series 535i.
Powering the luxury sedan will be four-, six-, eight- and twelve-cylinder engines. BMW are indeed considering a base variant with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbocharged diesel engine, reports say.
Also read: BMW 7 Series Signature launched in India at INR 1.22 crores
From a design perspective, the new 7 Series is expected to borrow styling cues from the Vision Future Luxury Concept shown at the Beijing Motor Show this year.
Competitors: Mercedes S Class, Audi A8, Jaguar XJ
Expected Price: INR 1 crore upwards, ex-Showroom
Launch date: Early 2016 in Europe