The upcoming 2016 BMW Series has been having a hard time staying away from inquisitive cameras. Following it’s full body reveal in January this year, along with a partly exposed interior (see gallery below), the full size sedan’s instrument console has now been completely revealed. The instrumentation looks and feels like a few analogue elements floating inside a digital realm.
For its next model year, BMW’s flagship sedan will be lighter all around, with construction constituting of carbon fiber reinforced plastic, magnesium, aluminum and high-strength steels. Styling will be evolutionary all around, with a sprinkling of Laser technology for the headlamps. Inside, there’ll be an improved iDrive system, a thoroughly redesigned cabin, a plethora of driving assistance features, gesture-based navigation, self-parking via key-fob, laser lights, the facility of wireless charging of smartphones inside the car, and a Bowers & Wilkins Audio System.
The revamped engine lineup could include four gasoline engines, one diesel and two hybrids. Most of those powerplants belong to the “B” series, the improved engine lineup that delivers more power and lower fuel consumption. A new 9-speed gearbox is also in the offing. The 2016 BMW 7 Series (G11- long wheelbase/G12- short wheelbase) will debut at the 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show in September.