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

Article by Christian A., 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.

The new BMW 7-Series has readied itself to confirm its place as the most pioneering sedan in the luxury sector. The BMW fleet’s flagship model range exemplifies sporty sophistication, polished powertrain tech, and well-appointed comfort, all in equal parts. Now, by taking a distinct move up as it relates to substantive products, the sedan is positioned to underscore its lead.

New LED lights, an updated interior with optimal soundproofing, decidedly enhanced drive comfort, a complete range of optional components and ultramodern safety tech integrate to produce a top-line in-vehicle experience. A range of either brand-new or improved driving systems, such as the most powerful six-cylinder in-line diesel engine and second-generation BMW ActiveHybrid 7, creates new functional and effectiveness benchmarks.

Design: Stylish posture, distinct component features, a memorable way to cover the road

The BMW 7-Series is among the best luxurious vehicles worldwide as they relate to artistic charm and ground-breaking technology. In the luxury sedan sector, this vehicle signifies the essence of sporty sophistication and a superior drive experience. The improved BMW 7-Series reconfirms its elegant stance and sporty expertise in 2012 through significant new design qualities at the front and at the back. Its proportions have been modified only slightly, but its 8-mm lowering in total height instils its arching lines with extra appearance and highlights the flawless balance of the vehicle's vibrant dimensions.

All-new head lamps hone the presence of the BMW 7-Series

At the front, the lengthy, wide bonnet of the BMW 7-Series bestows it a refined and sophisticated profile. The sharp shape lines of the bonnet attract your vision to the vertical new BMW kidney grille as they reach to the front. The grille's surrounding chrome is now bigger, a modification which – along with a new slat configuration (nine instead of 12 slats) – provides it more prominence and strengthens the car's stature on the road. With their stylish accenting strip and signature BMW corona rings, the new optional full-LED headlamps accent the unparalleled look of the BMW 7-Series.

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