BMW has taken its new 7-series (F01) to the Ring for some final tests before
its reported July 5th unveiling.
Here are images of both the standard and the long-wheelbase versions running in short succession on the track for some nice comparison shots.
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Its expected that the next generation BMW 7 Series (F01/F02) will come with turbo power. If true, BMW wouldn’t put the turbo in for efficiency, but rather for POWER. So expect to see a large displacement, big horsepower turbo engine under the hood of the car
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Here are the latest in photos of the BMW 7-Series F01 / F02 (long wheel base). Personally, I really love the proportions of this car!
According to BMW chief executive Norbert Reithofer in a pre-release of his interview with Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, the next generation 7 Series, which is coming out later this year, will get some sort of hybrid powertrain. The details of this powertrain are still in the air as far as we know, but we have a feeling it will be inline with what Lexus has been offering and will be decidedly weighted towards power. It should be a great addition to the BMW lineup and may be a signal of great … CONTINUED
This is a scoop. It looks like someone has snapped some photos of the upcoming F01 7-Series bumper and put them on ebay and is selling the bumper! Look at the size of those kidney grills
This is awesome. Here is a fully uncovered picture of the upcoming BMW 7-Series interior uncovered which looks to take an entirely new design strategy.
In order to keep up with the Jones’ BMW has had to think a bit outside the box. Our sources indicate that the transmission BMW will utilize takes up the same amount of space as the current 6 speeds and will not use additional components. This has been made possible by a completely new transmission concept. We have learned that it utilizes four planetary gear sets and five transmission clutches. Two transmission clutches are unlocked per gear, thus resulting in greater efficiency and a higher overall transmission ratio.
It is touted … CONTINUED
and now some photos of the upcoming BMW 7 series (F01) interior!
The BMW 7 Series unmasking continues!
Wow, stop the presses. Looks like someone at BMW screwed up and let the all new BMW 7-Series get photographed without any body cladding.
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 … CONTINUED
These brand new sketches seem to be inline with the media rumors that the next 7-series, which has been spied in heavy body clad form driving around germany, to follow many of the design themes of the recent BMW Concept CS. The car will share a similar face to that car, the body does remain more inline with the current 7-series, in order to maintain the optimum passenger comfort and visibility.