2016 Bmw 7-Series will weigh less than the current 5-Series

Article by Christian Andrei, on June 16, 2013

It’s not a secret that Bmw is currently working on the next-generation 7-Series to take on the newly developed 2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class, right? It appears that the new S-Class will have a fearless rival as development boss Herbert Diess call the next-generation 7-Series will be the most technically advanced car in Bmw’s history.

Set to make its debut in late 2015, the 2016 Bmw 7-Series will make its world debut at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show and will ditch the traditional steel monocoque construction in favor of a structure that uses a mix of steel, aluminum and carbon fiber. According to Autocar, the 2016 7-Series will undercut the 1900 kg kerb weight of the current model and even the 1670 kg of the current entry-level 5-Series.

Despite the massive weight loss, the new 7-Series will debut without any significant change in dimensions as it is expected to be 5010 mm long, 1815 mm wide and 1425 mm tall. Dubbed G11, the new 7-Series will be offered with a choice of six-cylinder, V8 and V12 petrol engines, six-cylinder in-line diesel units as well as a petrol-electric plug-in hybrid version.

Using a nine-speed ZF automatic gearbox as standard, the new car will be rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive. Bmw is also considering a 760 xDrive M Performance model to take on the 2014 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG, which will use an upgraded version of the twin-turbocharged 4.4-litre V8 petrol engine.

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