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.
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.