2016 BMW 7-Series interior spied for the first time
2016 BMW 7-Series spy photo / SB-Medien
Should be introduced sometime next year
Our spies have managed to snap the first interior photos of the 2015 / 2016 BMW 7-Series.
Caught on the way to the Nürburgring, the pictures reveal the model will have an evolutionary interior that echoes the rest of the BMW lineup. This is tad disappointing but the car features leather seats, a freestanding infotainment system and a wide center console with a large iDrive controller. We can also see a three-spoke steering wheel and what appears to be a digital instrument cluster. Unfortunately, there’s still a lot of camouflage on the dashboard and doors but we can expect plenty of wood trim and metallic accents.
The exterior styling will also be conservative as BMW Chairman Norbert Reithofer has previously said he believes a “major design change” would be “wrong” for 7-Series customers. Despite this, the model will be significantly lighter than its predecessor as it will use a carbon fiber and aluminum chassis that could enable it to drop up to 450 lbs (204 kg).
Engine options will likely include the usual suspects but there have been rumors about an entry-level model with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine and an M770i xDrive with a twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 that develops 475 bhp (354 kW) and 480 lb-ft (650 Nm) of torque.