We’ve spied the next gen G11/G12 7 Series’ display gauges before, but here’s the closest look yet and it once again confirms a hybrid physical/digital multifunction display.
Physical semi-circles frame the speedometer, tachometer, fuel gauge and temperature gauge, while all other elements appear to be digital, including needles and numbers.
The gauges are colored red as the car is in Sport mode, so we expect that the display gauges overall look will change with the car’s current mode (Sport, Comfort, Eco Pro), much like that seen … CONTINUED
Unfortunate serious accident between a 7 Series G11/G12 prototype and a police van. A BMW factory test driver, driving a new 7er G1x prototype was involved in a crash Saturday morning. The 7er driver (42-year-old) hit a Polizei van (30-year-old) t-boned it and the Polizei van flipped over. Inside the Polizei van were three policeman. All parties involved escaped with only minor injuries.
The accident occurred on the B27a (Theodor-Heuss-Straße) in downtown Stuttgart – as several Polizei cars (&vans) were responding to robbery call … CONTINUED
Although the next generation G11/G12 7 Series (G11 = short wheelbase / G12 = long wheelbase) has already been seen in its entirety (photos below), we’ve yet to see a model wearing the M Sport package. Seen here is the 7 Series M Sport, or perhaps even the rumored M770i. BMW has previously shot down rumors of a M7 model.
The M Sport front bumper and side skirts sets this prototype apart from previously spotted 7 Series. If you look closely, you’ll also see quad … CONTINUED
Here it is, the first fully revealed next generation BMW 7 Series (G11)!
We show you more details and close ups of the G11 7 series.
The next generation 2016 7 Series (G11) has dropped some major camouflage, revealing its overall body styling.
The major styling components are now revealed – body lines, kidney grille shape and size, headlight and tail light shapes and yes, the hood cutline has indeed been moved back down to meet with the kidney grilles!
As usual, the next 7 Series will be a showcase for future BMW technologies, both in physical construction and its technology.
We recently showed you the first look at the production interior, which … CONTINUED
The G11 7 Series has now been spied out and about with a production-level interior. The biggest change that we can now see compared to the previous sighting is new iDrive software. The screen shows a never before seen iDrive menu and we now also see the climate control display and controller layout.
The next generation G11 7 Series shows off more of its lighting – laser headlights, LED headlights and some of its tail lights.
The next generation 7 Series is due next year and while prototypes have been spotted since early 2013, the interior has not been seen until now. The major interior changes seen so far are:
• Floating (non-integrated) iDrive screen
• Fully digital gauges
• Elevated control panel (shifter / iDrive knob) in center console
• Larger shifter
Our previous info on the G11 7 Series:
It’s no secret that BMW has been on the forefront of weight reduction in volume production vehicles. Starting with their tie-up SGL Group and development … CONTINUED
It’s no secret that BMW has been on the forefront of weight reduction in volume production vehicles. Starting with their tie-up SGL Group and development of the BMW i vehicles, they have been finding great use for carbon fibre in weight reduction. The key to this is carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP). While this highly touted material is being used in the BMW i vehicles, it has yet to make its way into a series production BMW, until now…
And so it makes sense that … CONTINUED
Its no secret that BMW has been on the forefront of weight reduction in volume production vehicles. Starting with their tie-up SGL Group and development of the BMW i vehicles, they have been finding great use for carbon fibre in weight reduction. The key to this is carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP). While this highly touted material is being used in the BMW i vehicles, it has yet to make its way into a series production BMW, until now…
And so it makes sense that … CONTINUED
Less than one year after the LCI facelift update for the current F01 7 Series, the next generation 2016 7 Series (chassis code G11) has just begun testing!
Carbon Fiber / Aluminum Construction
The most anticipated aspect of the G11 7 Series is that will feature the latest in BMW construction technology – namely, an exotic mix of CFRP (carbon fiber reinforced plastic) and aluminum which will be used heavily throughout the car’s key areas – platform, structure and body panels. The G11 will represent the first … CONTINUED
We’ve spied an advanced 7 Series LCI facelift prototype and it’s looking like the reveal is coming in the very near future.
The refreshed 7 Series’ biggest change will be to the front fascia. Full LED headlights will come to the 7 series for the first time, with the turn signal lights now integrated into the eyebrow. We can now also make out a more aggressive lower bumper, with more pronounced and longer splitter fins on the lower lip, in an overall look similar to the BMW … CONTINUED
The F01 7-series is due for a facelift and the prototypes continue to undergo public testing.
Expect the F01 7-series LCI (Life Cycle Impulse) to be unveiled next Spring. The biggest changes to be seen will be to the front fascia. Full LED headlights will come to the 7 series for the first time. Underneath the camouflage tape, the bumper directly underneath the headlights will transition to the lower part of the kidney grilles with a more pronounced ‘swoop’ line (not pictured in render). The lower bumper … CONTINUED
The F01 7-Series has been a real hit for BMW, but the company is not resting on its laurels. An LCI 7-Series has been planned for some time, and should be arriving to market in the near future. The overarching theme of this LCI (stands for Life Cycle Impulse — A facelift), is to ‘not fix it if it ain’t broke’. The changes are subtle on the whole and aim to freshen and not re-invent the look.
These series of spyphotos seem to confirm what was previously … CONTINUED
The ActiveHybrid 7 was just spotted in an attractive blue color with black wheels. Reports are that the very first Activehybrid 7-series cars will be delivered to celebrities, ahead of deliveries to public customers in the Spring. We could possibly be looking at one of these first cars to be delivered.
Pics courtesy of Christian Wimmer.
This BMW 7-series hybrid prototype test car arrived in Death Valley last night to begin hot weather testing, in what is likely one of the final phases of testing.
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