The all-new 2016 BMW 7-Series has officially be revealed at a special event organized in Munich, Germany. Adopting an evolutionary design, the flagship model from Bavaria is up to 130 kg lighter than the model it replaces and comes as standard with LED headlights while at an additional cost you will be able to order it with Laserlight headlights. It benefits from LED fog lights and has received L-shaped taillights along with a variety of alloy wheels ranging in sizes of 17 to 21 inches. It will be available in a longer wheelbase version which has been stretched by 14 cm compared to the standard version.
On the inside it gets Nappa or Dakota leather upholstery together with aluminum accents and a wood trim while the latest generation iDrive system comes with a touchscreen display and offers support for gesture control. An optional Executive Lounge package can be ordered on the 2016 BMW 7-Series Long Wheelbase and features ventilated and power rear seats with massage function together with a four-zone automatic climate control system. There’s also an Executive Lounge rear console encompassing cup holders, fold-out table and a 7-inch tablet.
Those who are willing to pay even more can get a Bowers & Wilkins Diamond surround sound system, Sky Lounge Panorama glass roof for the LWB model, along with an Ambient Air package that ionizes the air and then releases one of the eight available aromas.
In terms of engines, the 2016 BMW 7-Series is available with a V8 TwinPower Turbo 4.4-liter with 326 PS and 450 Nm in the 750i xDrive / 750 Li xDrive model. There’s also a 6-cylinder TwinPower Turbo 3.0-liter with 326 PS and 450 Nm for the 740i / 740 Li. Up next is a 6-cylidner TwinPower Turbo 3.0-liter rated at 265 PS and 620 Nm in the 730d / 730Ld / 730d xDrive / 730Ld xDrive.
A more interesting choice will be the 740e / 740Le / 740Le xDrive plug-in hybrid which mixes up a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder gasoline engine with an electric motor and a lithium-ion battery. It has a combined output of 326 PS and will consume just 2.1 liters / 100 km and can cover up to 40 km by running solely on electric power.