Here is a single profile photo of the upcoming 7-series which shows both the standard 7 and the long wheelbase version.
It is true that over the years, the current 7-series went from ugly duckingling to pioneer, with many industry leaders eventually copying the infamous bangle-butt. But flattery aside, it is evident that BMW will not repeat that design language and is moving into a more flowing type of design.
Many industry reports have already signaled the front end design of the new 7-series will follow the BMW CS design presented in Shanghai, but now we get an idea of what the rest of the car will look like. It will retain the current 7-series form, in a smoothed out version. The pillars are relatively thinner and more sloped, the C-pillar appears … CONTINUED
motiv online-magazines photo tour of the BMW M3s on display at the Essen Motorshow 2007
The first prototypes of the next generation BMW 5-series aka F10 have hit the roads in Munich. While they are heavily armoured in order to hide the design details, the proportions of the cars are obviously pure BMW
Theres nothing that unexpected here, M3 face and body, combined with the E93s folding hardtop. Although some people have asked for a soft-top for the performance advantage, I dont think the new V8 engine will have any problem at all with the little extra weight of the hardtop. Whats more interesting to see is what kind of extra body reinforments are made to the car to handle the extra power and performance demands. We want a rigid car!
The controversially styled Hamann M3 bows at the Essen motorshow, the traditional stomping grounds for German tuners. Take a peek and judge for yourself.