Upcoming 2016 BMW 7-Series Spied undergoing testing in Germany

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The upcoming 2016 BMW 7-Series has been caught again. The car has been spotted while undergoing testing in Germany.

Internally dubbed by BMW as the G11, this next gen 7-Series will be built on a lightweight platform with the use of carbon fiber, aluminium and steel.

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Dressed in heavy camouflage, the prototype appears to have an evolutionary design with proportions which are similar to the outgoing model. While the car is heavily camouflaged, the cars a prominent grille can be spotted. Also can be seen is an upward sweeping beltline and at the rear.

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The next 7-Series is expected to be as much as 200 kgs lighter than the current model. Engine options would include a 260 bhp four-cylinder, a 340 bhp six-cylinder engine and a 460 bhp V8 motor. It is being said that the car will also get a hybrid model towards the middle of its career. It is also being said that the 2016 BMW 7 Series will become the first generation of 7′er to get a M model. A M770i xDrive with a twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 is expected to be a part of the 7-Series line up. For the M770i, the engine will produce a max power of 475 bhp and 650 Nm of torque.

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The current gen model is offered in short and long wheelbase models, but the 2016 7-Series will may come with an Extra-Long Wheelbase version. The new extended model will be BMW’s response to the the long-wheelbase, ultra-luxury version of the next-generation Mercedes-Benz S-Class.

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Stay tuned to Motoroids for more dope on the upcoming 2016 BMW 7-Series.

Source : WCF

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