Upcoming 2016 BMW 7-Series Will Get an Extra Long Wheelbase Variant

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We have extensively reported about the upcoming 2016 BMW 7-Series. Codenamed G11, the new gen 7’er will likely debut in the year 2016.

The current gen model is offered in short and long wheelbase models, but now, according to a report by Bimmertoday, 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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A major market for such vehicles is likely to be China, with the Middle East being a secondary market.

The next 7′er 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 life cycle. 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.

BMW executives call the 2016 7- Series as being the most technically advanced car in BMW’s history. In an interview back in 2012, former BMW head of research and development, Dr. Klaus Draeger said “that carbon fiber will plan an important role in the development of the next generation 7 Series.”

The new 2016 7-Series features a mix of materials that allow for considerable weight loss. The roof, bonnet and bootlid will be made from CFRP.

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

 

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  • Satish says:

    Respecting your professinal Auto Journalism, can’t you speculate what that ‘extra’ may be when you already have old long wheelbase figures and features?

  • Rohan Patil says:

    That’s because the car is still 3 years away and no details have been surfaced. Usually that happens when the car is spotted on test. We will update you as soon as we get our hands on the details.

  • Satish says:

    Strange! The title says extra long wheelbase version. But nowhere mention in the details about the legth. Not even speculatuions.