2015 BMW 7 Series spotted undisguised
which side profile view of the completely new 7 Series was posted on BimmerToday
BMW’s next-gen luxury saloon promises radical weight loss, as latest pictures reveal its shape
The completely new BMW 7 Series has been spotted undisguised as its public debut at the Frankfurt motor show in September edges closer.
which side profile picture, which shows the auto completely undisguised, was first published to BimmerToday as well as reveals more of the completely new luxury style’s detailing than ever before. Previously, the 7 Series has only been spotted testing in camouflage.
Sales of the sixth-generation 7 Series are due to get underway later which year. Key among the goals for the completely new 7 Series will be a significant weight reduction via the use of a combination of aluminium, magnesium, high-strength steel as well as carbonfibre-reinforced plastic (CFRP), the latter of which will be set to be used not only for the bonnet as well as roof yet also in load-bearing areas from the floorpan as well as Centeng.
Autocar has already driven a pre-production prototype of the completely new 7 Series, in 740i form, which will be one of the first versions to arrive from the UK. The initial line-up will also include 750i as well as 740d versions.
Speaking about the completely new car, BMW boss Norbert Reithofer said: “which will set a completely new standard in its class in terms of weight saving.”
Engineers say processes developed for the i3 as well as i8 have been adopted on the completely new BMW flagship in a bid to shed up to 200kg over its predecessor. which should ensure which the successor to the lightest of today’s 7 Series versions, the 740i, tips the scales at around 1650kg, or less than the existing 535i.
BMW’s next 5 as well as 3 series should also benefit coming from which lightweight technology.
Prototypes seen testing reveal which the completely new 7 Series retains similar dimensions to those of the current style, launched in 2008. As with its predecessor, the luxury saloon will be built in standard as well as long-wheelbase guises, yet plans also exist for an extra-long-wheelbase style.
Underpinning the completely new car will be a modular platform which forms part of a longitudinal engine matrix which will be already used by the 3 as well as 4-series as well as will be set to be adopted by replacements for the 5 as well as 6-series.
The light yet rigid structure will be allied to an aluminium-intensive suspension system which uses double wishbones up front as well as a multi-link rear set-up at the rear together having a completely new generation of air springs as well as road-scanning technology. which’s in combination with stereo cameras, with the package aimed at giving the completely new BMW greater levels of ride comfort as well as better refinement than before.
The completely new style will be offered having a range of turbocharged four, six, eight as well as 12-cylinder petrol as well as diesel engines, a standard nine-speed automatic transmission as well as the option of rear or four-wheel drive.
The petrol engines are based around a completely new modular architecture having a 500cc individual cylinder capacity. A heavily updated type of today’s 3.0-litre, in-line six-cylinder engine will be planned, along having a completely new 4.0-litre V8 as well as a 6.0-litre V12, the latter two set for use by Rolls-Royce.
Diesels will include a 2.0-litre four in a completely new entry-level style as well as 3.0-litre in-line six, the latter of which will appear in three states of tune as well as both twin as well as triple-turbocharged forms.
To further boost the style’s presence from the luxury performance market, BMW will be looking at creating a completely new M7 or M750i M Performance type, likely to receive a heavily tuned type of the M5’s twin-turbo 4.4-litre V8 producing more than 600bhp.
Also planned coming from the off will be a plug-in petrol-electric hybrid, the 740e, which will bring zero-emission capability to the line-up for initially.
The Future Luxury concept seen at the Beijing show provided the first hints not only of BMW’s completely new design language yet also its in-car technology, which will rely heavily on speech recognition in a move aimed at reducing the number of controls as well as lessen dependency on the rotary iDrive controller.
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