BMW teases 2017 7 Series [Video]
The next 7 will debut online on June 10th.
BMW has published a short teaser video that previews the all-new 2017 7 Series.
The teaser video reveals previous little about BMW's next big sedan, but earlier official spy shots confirm the 7 will feature an evolutionary design with LED headlights that stretch into the kidney grille and L-shaped tail lamps connected by a thin bar of chrome trim out back. The sedan's silhouette and dimensions will not change significantly, and the next 7 will be more of a careful evolution of its predecessor than a revolution.
More significant changes will be found under the skin, where the 7 will weigh up to 290 pounds less than the outgoing model thanks to a brand new modular platform made from lightweight materials. Additionally, the 7 will inaugurate the next generation of BMW's infotainment system, which will feature gesture recognition software, and it will earn the honor of being the world's first car with remote-controlled parking technology.
Mechanically, BMW's next flagship will be available with a brand new straight-six engine that was inaugurated by the 2016 340i. Moving up, buyers looking for more grunt will be able to select a V8 engine rated at about 460 horsepower, and the range-topping model will use a 600-horsepower 6.6-liter V12 designed with input from Rolls-Royce. Rear-wheel drive an automatic transmission will come standard, and all-wheel drive will be offered at an extra cost.
Stay tuned, the 2017 BMW 7 Series will be introduced online on June 10th and it will greet the public for the first time next September at the Frankfurt Motor Show. U.S. deliveries are scheduled to kick off next fall.