The 7 Series from BMW was always their crown jewel being the car which offered the most amount of luxury, technology and power. The 2016 BMW 7-Series is going to be more of a facelift than anything else. The model will get changes to the exterior design and a few changes inside the cabin. The engines as well as the transmission options are expected to remain the same. Just like before, the BMW 7-Series 2016 will also be available in a long wheelbase option which should meet the demands of even the most picky customers.
2016 BMW 7-Series redesign
The exterior of the 2016 BMW 7-Series will also change quite a bit. The front end is going to be changed with something more similar to the newer 5 Series than the older 7 Series while at the back it will take influences from the current 6 Series for a smoother and more mature look. On the interior things are going to be quite impressive as well and that’s because the BMW 7-Series 2016 was developed in cooperation with Rolls Royce. This means it is going to be the most luxurious BMW car so far. The standard features will include some great reclining seats, automatic seat heating and ventilation, satellite navigation, satellite radio as well as a few other gadgets like one of the best audio systems in the business.
BMW 7-Series 2016 specs
Speaking of engines, the BMW 7-Series 2016 will receive a few different options, all of them being as fuel efficient as they can be. The base model will get a 3.0-liter 6-inline diesel which has three turbochargers on it and it should only be available in the European market. Thanks to them, it can provide around 385 horsepower and 400 lb-ft of torque which is roughly the same amount as some V8’s out there. The engine is unbelievably smooth and thanks to the sequential turbos, it doesn’t have any real lag. A 2016 BMW 7-Series hybrid will also be available but this can only provide 310 horsepower with the help of a 3.0-liter inline-6 and an electric motor. The US market will get a diesel which for a car in this class is quite a novelty. The top of the range will remain the 544 horsepower aspirated 6.0-liter V12. All of these will come as standard with an 8-speed automatic and rear-wheel-drive or the optional all-wheel-drive system.
2016 BMW 7-Series release date and price
We don’t know for sure the 2016 BMW 7-Series release date but it seems to be getting closer since BMW is releasing more and more information about the upcoming model. A real release date might be at the end of 2015. The base price is expected to remain unchanged, so expect around $70,000 to $75,000 for a base model while the top of the range BMW 7-Series 2016 with V12 engine is likely to fetch more than $120,000.