We have been reporting in detail about the 2016 BMW 7-Series. Now, a test mule of the upcoming car has been caught doing the rounds at the legendary Nurburgring race circuit.
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. According to BMW Chairman Norbert Reithofer, the next gen 2016 7-Series will set an “example in terms of weight reduction.” The car will boast an “intelligent composite construction” which is going to encompass carbon fiber and aluminum.
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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 prominent grille can be clearly seen.
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 at a later stage. 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.
While the current gen model is offered in short and long wheelbase models, the 2016 7-Series will be offered 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 W222 Mercedes-Benz S-Class.
Stay tuned to Motoroids for more dope on the 2016 BMW 7-Series.
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